While accidents are an inevitable part of everyday life, a great many of them are easily prevented when the correct precautions are taken. However, if somebody fails to follow or enforce these, their negligence can result in somebody else coming to serious harm. If you, a friend or a relative have suffered due to somebody else’s negligence, it is only fair that you should seek the justice you deserve by submitting a claim for accident compensation.
It’s best to begin proceedings as soon as possible after the accident, but you can rest assured that this is far from a complicated process. An experienced, reliable and knowledgeable compensation claims solicitor will do their best to put you at ease, taking you through the claims procedure step by step and thus helping you get the time you need to recover from your ordeal.
Accidents in the Workplace
Although adhering to health and safety regulations should be top priority for both employers and employees alike, a single moment of negligence can result in an accident that leads to the victim suffering for months, years or even a lifetime. With this in mind, it’s understandable that some people choose to take their workplace accident grievances to court.
Workplace accidents can happen in a number of different workplaces, including:
- Building sites
However, this list is far from exhaustive, and indeed it is possible for an accident to happen in any working environment. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an accident or injury in the workplace, consulting an expert compensation lawyer is the best way to find out exactly what you are entitled to.
Whether your injury came about as a result of a lack of sufficient protective clothing, faulty or poorly maintained machinery or generally unsafe working conditions, after speaking to one of our solicitors you could be on your way to getting not only a settlement fee but also the assurance that your employer will have to ensure steps are taken to prevent a repeat in the future.
Accidents While Out and About
Of course, accidents can happen anywhere, not just at work. For example, many injuries result as a result of trips on poorly maintained pavements or due to a lack of adequate warning signs being placed in the vicinity of wet floors or maintenance works. Suffering a serious injury whilst on holiday abroad can be a very traumatic experience, and dealing with overseas organisations is often a daunting prospect.
Seeking advice from our professional advisers can provide a means to seek recompense for these injuries, and this provides claimants with the peace of mind they need whilst they recuperate or the financial support for ongoing care needs.
Accidents on the Road
Serious accidents on the road are, sadly, a major cause of death and life changing injuries – and often through no fault of those affected. Whether due to drivers under the influence, joy-riders or a lapse of concentration, the consequences can be devastating for the victims and their families.
Whilst this can lead to prosecution for those at fault, the future needs of those who have been injured may require a significant sum of money with which the majority of people will require support. Being able to claim monetary compensation brings the reassurance that this support is available.
Accidents Involving Minors
The safety of our children is of course paramount, both in the home and out and about. No matter the precautions parents take, however, there are always risks and accidents can and do happen. The consequences of a serious injury to a minor can have a deep and lasting impact upon families for years, or even a lifetime.
Many children may require continuing support, including:
- Surgical procedures
- Physiotherapy & long-term rehabilitation
- Psychological counselling
- Adaptations to the home
- Financial support & physical care continuing into adulthood
When a family has their lives shattered by a sudden and tragic accident, a claim for compensation does not remove the emotional pain but it can provide hope for better care and a brighter future for their children.
How to Make a Claim
Our experienced team of solicitors are ready to help guide you through the process of initiating a claim. If you have suffered an injury and need advice, please contact us and we will do our best to you the support you need.