Despite health and safety initiatives having even more scope into the world of employment and some campaigns to try and reduce the number of accidents that occur in the UK, sadly, millions of people are injured each year,
Often people are injured due to their own actions. However, a significant percentage of people suffer severe injury through no fault of their own.
If you are injured as a result of negligence or careless from another, then you could be entitled to take legal action and obtain compensation. Regardless of the extent of your injury, we believe that no one should be injured through no fault of their own. Many people are injured but are unsure whether or not they can obtain compensation, however, we have compiled a list of the most common types of accidents and what you need to make a claim.
Naturally, accidents often occur where people spend the most amount of time and sadly, road traffic accidents are one of the most common types in the UK. Due to the high speeds often involved in such accidents, the impact of a road traffic accident can often be quite severe. Common injuries as a result of an accident on the road can be whiplash, serious head injuries, broken or loss of limbs, brain damage or fractures and lasting damage. Vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists or pedestrians. Regardless of how careful you are on the road, there is always the chance that you could be injured by someone else being reckless or careless when on the road.
Accidents are common in public places with many hazards resulting in slips, trips and falls, This can range from slips on ice or even on the unmarked wet floor. If someone should have taken reasonable action to warn you on a potential accident but failed to do so, then you could be entitled to make a claim.
Your employer has a duty of care to you and all members of staff. Despite this, however, many employers fail to provide proper safety equipment or adhere to the correct health and safety standards. As a result, many workers are injured by using machinery or objects they are not trained with, trip over hazards that are incorrectly stored or have objects fall or hurt them. Sadly, accidents in the workplace are one of the most common, and avoidable, accidents if an employer would simply take care.
Regardless of how you suffered an injury, whether it was in the workplace or on the road, you will need to provide some evidence to make a personal injury claim. At Lawford Kidd, our team of solicitors will need to know the basic details of the incident, such as where, when, how and who was responsible for your injuries. Our team may also require details of the extent of your injury and more information about the accident. This could include providing contact details of witnesses, photographic evidence, witness statements and even a medical report.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, our team of personal injury experts can get you the compensation you deserve. To find out whether you can make a claim, or to begin proceedings, contact us today using our online contact form.