Am I eligible to make an Accident Claim?
Do you suspect that you are an accident victim? There are thousands of accident victims each year in the UK alone. If you suspect that you could be one of them, don't wait until it is too late to find out. The first step to a successful accident claim is looking into the matter right away.
If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of someone's negligence or intentional harm, you are an accident victim. Remember, a personal injury includes physical, emotional and mental suffering. Does this sound like you? If so, you are eligible to make an accident claim and should seek an injury lawyer right away.
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Are you still wondering whether your specific situation calls for an accident claim? Here are three of the most common accident claim types. If you fall under one of these categories, don't wait to seek the compensation you deserve.
1. Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents can be minor or they can be life-threatening. Consider two traffic accident cases. One woman is the passenger in a traffic accident while the other woman is the driver. The passenger ends up with a minor case of whiplash while the driver faces paralysis from the waist down. Both women are entitled to compensation if the accident was not their fault.
2. Work Accidents
158,000 work accidents are reported each year in the UK. Many other work accidents go unrecognized and unreported. Whether a delivery driver pulls a muscle carrying a box or a factory worker severs a finger, an accident claim can be filed. No matter how big or small, accidents in the workplace are serious and should be compensated accordingly.
3. Medical Negligence Accidents
Great measures are taken to ensure medical procedures and medical care are top quality. Despite best efforts, accidents happen in the medical field all the time. From unclean equipment to wrong site accidents, medical negligence is a grave issue. Did your nurse infect you with an illness when she didn't wash her hands? Did your doctor botch a routine surgery? If so, you should seek compensation.
Traffic, work and medical negligence accidents are common occurrences. They could happen to anyone and if one of them has happened to you, now is the time to do something about it. Remember, regardless of whether or not your injury seems serious to you, double check with medical and legal professionals.
Accident Claims News
A man from Blackley who was knocked down by a car in Manchester City Centre six years ago has been awarded compensation of over £2m in recognition of the injuries he suffered.
Sophie Collins of east Oxford is now a 22-year-old woman, but when she was 11-years-old she was involved in a car accident which left her with severe brain damage. It was the negligent treatment she received at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, however, that led to the damage and prompted her family to launch a claim for compensation.
A large pile up which took place on the A249 has led to calls for safety measures including overhead lighting and speed restrictions, after more than 130 vehicles crashed into each other in foggy conditions.
The figures for the amount of money which Cambridgeshire County Council has spent dealing with the problem of pot holes have been released, and they present an illuminating picture. The numbers in question date from April 2012 to April 2013 and they look at the number of compensation claims made with regards to potholes and, more importantly, the amount of money actually paid out.
Figures just released have revealed the amount paid out by councils in the UK in compensation to students who had been hurt or injured whilst at school.