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Four common types of accident claims

 

If you are injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may find yourself being entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is to recover your losses, such as when you are unable to work, as well as for damages to yourself or your possessions.

If you are injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may find yourself being entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is to recover your losses, such as when you are unable to work, as well as for damages to yourself or your possessions.

But, in what situations are you able to claim compensation for your injuries? This is something that many people are unaware of, and not having the knowledge is one of the key things that put many people off contacting an injury lawyer to discuss their accident in more detail.

With this in mind, below are five of the most common types of accident claims made currently in the UK:

Accident at work claims

Although you make think your work environment is safe, hazards present themselves all of the time in the workplace. Of course, some locations see accidents more frequently than others – with factories and building sites being more risky than offices for example. However, nowhere is completely without its risks.

Your employer has a duty of care to ensure you are working in a safe environment without the risk of injury. They must ensure you have received full health and safety training and given you the appropriate tools to complete your job safely. If this is not the case and you are injured while carrying out the duties of your work, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation against the employer.

Road accident claims

The roads are a congested and dangerous place to be, and while you may believe that you are a very safe driver, or have a car with the very best protective technology, unfortunately there are many other drivers who do not take the same levels of care when on the road.

It’s in these non-fault accidents where you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Your claim will be made against the driver who has caused the accident, and will allow you to recover your losses for the damage to the car, plus for any injury and subsequent pain you are suffering.

Medical negligence claims

The health system in the UK is, fortunately, at a very high standard and our medical professionals are well qualified to perform all sorts of complex procedures. However, these are occasions when things can go wrong, resulting in devastating injuries for the victims.

Medical staff have a duty of care to ensure you are kept safe during your time in hospital, meaning a legal obligation to perform their duties to the desired result. If this does not happen and you are left with an injury or condition as a result of a medical procedure or medication been given to you, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Slip or trip accident claims

These are one of the most commonly claimed-for accidents due to the sheer number of hazards that we face just by stepping outside the door every day. Whether it’s tripping over an uneven pavement, or slipping over on a wet floor in the local supermarket, you need to consider whether someone else is liable for the injuries they have caused you.

If the person or organisation responsible for the area where you have suffered your accident have not taken responsibility by ensuring they have provided a safe environment for members of the public then they will be deemed responsible. This means that you will be entitled to make a compensation claim against them.

Don’t suffer if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. For more information about these claims, and the many other types of accident claims you can make visit injurylawyers4u.co.uk.

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