Accidents come in many shapes and sizes, but they’re all relevant if they are caused by another individual and have brought injury or illness to you, through no fault of your own. You’re eligible for compensation on any accident within the last three years which wasn’t your fault, as a direct result of another’s negligence, whether that be a business or an individual.
Here are some of the most common accidents which can occur and what you need to do in order to claim. For all the below occurrences, it’s important to speak to a trained advisor at The Compensation Experts to best guide you through the claim process.
Slips, Trips and Falls
This can occur anywhere, at any time, whether within the workplace, in a public street, or even abroad. Wherever it occurs, you still have the right to make a claim if the slip, trip or fall was not your fault. If an individual fails to maintain the upkeep of a particular environment, even a simple trip can have devastating repercussions for the wounded party if it causes severe injuries.
In order to claim compensation for this type of accident, you need to be able to prove that your fall was a direct result of neglect on another’s part; for example, a slippy floor in a work kitchen, obstacles left in public spaces which you have tripped over, or carpet which has come loose in a public place and become a hazard. Once you have the necessary proof, claim proceedings can begin and you will be eligible to receive compensation.
Road Traffic Accident
With such a heavy flow of traffic, these types of accidents are inevitable, and often through no fault of your own. If you are involved in a road traffic accident – whether as a driver, pedestrian, cyclist or passenger on public transport – and are not at fault, you are eligible for a claim. In certain circumstances, you may also be able to claim even if you were partly at fault. This may be the case, for example, if a situation occurs where you made a mistake, but another driver made a bigger one and is the majority perpetrator.
If a road traffic accident leaves you with permanent damage and therefore a permanent loss of income if you are unable to work, a compensation claim can incorporate any losses you will have in the foreseeable future.
A working factory environment is still a risk, even with the proper health and safety procedures implemented, due to the chance of human error and the failure of machinery. Whether you’re a factory worker or just a visitor to the site, you will be eligible for compensation. If you have not been given the proper training during your work in a factory, or the proper equipment to use during the course of your work, such as Personal Protective Equipment, these are just some of the reasons you can make a claim.
For any advice on common accident claims, contact the team at The Compensation Experts today.