Road traffic accidents (RTA) are the most common cause of accidental injury and you are entitled to claim compensation if you are injured in an RTA where someone else is at fault.
If the driver of another vehicle is responsible for a crash in which you are injured, or you are a passenger in a vehicle where the driver is to blame for a road traffic accident, you can make a compensation claim. If you are a pedestrian or riding a bicycle and you are hit by a vehicle whose driver caused the accident, you can also make a road traffic accident compensation claim.
Every employer is required by law to provide a safe, hazard-free working environment to avoid accidents in the workplace. Employees injured in the course of their employment may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have been injured as a result of inadequate equipment, unsafe systems or dangerous working practices you can make a claim. If you have been exposed to dangerous materials or have suffered as a result of any breach of the Health & Safety legislation, you can make a claim.
Local authorities are responsible for ensuring roads, pavements and public areas are kept safe. Owners of shops, pubs, restaurants are responsible for the safety of their premises. All can be held responsible for accidents that they could have prevented.
If you have slipped on a spillage in a supermarket, tripped or caught your foot in a pothole in the road, or fallen over something left in the wrong place, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Victims of serious crimes of violence, including sexual and physical assaults, are entitled to claim compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
If you have been attacked and have witnesses to prove that you were an innocent victim of assault, you could be entitled to compensation. Even if the attacker cannot be identified or located, you can make a claim for compensation under the Scheme.
Unfortunately, many people experience medical or clinical negligence after putting their trust in the medical professionals. Even worse is that fact that some will just suffer in silence, and accept that things were just meant to go wrong. Don’t let yourself become one of the people who never claim the clinical negligence compensation that they are legally entitled to.
If you or a member of your family is suffering from an injury or a disability caused by clinical negligence, our specialist solicitors will help you claim the compensation that you are deserve.
Accidents can have a huge effect on someone’s life. They happen in some strange and unique circumstances, in an endless variety of ways. Find information on accident types not covered elsewhere on our site here.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault then it is your legal right to seek compensation.