How do I know if an accident was someone else’s fault? It’s thankfully very rare that someone would intentionally cause an injury to someone else – but accidents caused by negligence are far more common. Whether you’ve been shunted from behind in a car, injured by a malfunctioning appliance or fallen badly on a trip hazard, your rights to compensation […]
What type of accident can I claim compensation for? As with any claim, the strength of your case will depend on the nature of the accident. If you’re a window-cleaner who’s fallen off your ladder on a house-call, for example, there would be little to build a case around. This changes if you’re a subcontractor working on a site operated […]
Claiming for loss of earnings Injuries come in various forms – as do valid claims. It might be that an accident has stopped you from working for a few days or weeks. Alternatively, your situation might be serious enough to prevent you from doing your job for months, years, or even indefinitely. Whatever your circumstances, and whatever type of injury […]
I’ve had an accident at work. What now? By law, UK employers have a duty of care to their employees. This means that while you’re at work, your employer is required to: provide you with regular training to carry out your job (this includes training you in the safe use of necessary equipment) take reasonable steps to keep you free […]
0 How to claim injury compensation if you have not been to hospital or seen your GP due to coronavirus
How to document your injuries When someone has sustained an injury, they seek medical attention to ensure appropriate treatment and that, if relevant, good pain relief medication can be obtained. In terms of claims for personal injury compensation, when a claimant has attended their GP, or visited an A&E Department of a Hospital for treatment of their injuries, important medical […]
I was injured at work, what are my rights? You have the same legal rights whether you have been injured in an accident at work, are suffering from a work-related illness, or a condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome, for example. It is important for you to understand your rights so that you can confidently manage your recovery and working […]
Slipping accidents can obviously take place anywhere, but to claim compensation you need to prove that responsibility for the accident lies with a third party rather than yourself. Shops, restaurants, libraries and business establishments, for example, all have a responsibility to ensure people’s safety. If they fail to do so and accidents occur as a result, they can be found to have been negligent and liable to compensate the injured party.
What is an accident book? An accident book provides an employer, business or venue an official means of recording incidents and injuries. Anyone who has suffered a personal injury on their premises has the right to request that the details of their accident and injuries are reported and recorded. The details recorded in an accident book can prove to be […]
The outcome of making a claim for personal injury compensation often depends on whether or not you can help your solicitor present a strong claim. To give you the best possible chance of succeeding, your claim needs to be supported by the right kind of evidence that will enable you and your solicitor to prove liability and therefore obtain a […]
When someone is injured in an accident at work, employers have certain responsibilities that they are obliged to follow. One of these requirements is to ensure that details of any incident, no matter how minor, are recorded within an accident book or accident recording system. In cases of serious injuries, the employer also has a responsibility to report the accident […]
531 When an accident aggravates a pre-existing injury or health issue, how does it affect your claim for compensation?
In most cases, when someone has an accident that leads to them suffering a personal injury, it is a new injury, a new health problem and a new issue for the injured person to cope with. For some, a pre-existing health condition is affected. Whether it’s an injury that had been suffered in the claimant’s past or an ongoing health […]
A question that often arises when a temporary or agency employed person makes an enquiry regarding personal injury compensation, is whether or not they have the same rights as a full-time or contracted staff member if they are injured in an accident at work. In simple terms, the answer is yes, an agency or temporary worker does have the same […]
Every company that employs staff is responsible for their health and safety whilst they are working. Whether this in the workplace or out on site, your employer should take the necessary steps to ensure that you are working in a safe environment. Health and safety laws are there to be followed to avoid accidents or injuries. If an employer does […]
In most compensation claims following an accident at work, a solicitor knows who to address the claim to as the company will still be in business and operating at the same place. However, if a claim is delayed it can lead to problems. If you left a company after an accident at work and didn’t pursue your claim for months, the company […]
For the majority of personal injury compensation claims, it is usually easy enough to see who is liable. In cases such as car accidents where one car crashes in to the rear of another stationary vehicle, it is easy to apportion blame and therefore workout who will be the liable party when it comes to making a claim for compensation. In […]
303 Why claimants have a legal requirement to contribute 25% of any compensation settlement towards their costs should they win their claim
Prior to the 31st March 2013, claimants pursuing claims for personal injury compensation on a no win no fee basis retained 100% of any settlement awarded to them with no deductions, and paid nothing if they lost their claim. At that time, the system obliged 3rd party insurers to fully cover their legal costs and insurance costs as well as […]
Employers have responsibilities when one of their staff members is injured in an accident at work. Regardless of the accident specifics or severity of injury, all employers should have a pre-planned policy that is published, known of by key staff members and put in to place whenever the worst happens and a staff member has an accident in the workplace. […]
In the vast majority of personal injury compensation claims, claimants report high levels of satisfaction with the service they receive from their claims management company or the specialist solicitor they have instructed to run their claim. We work hard to ensure that our solicitors are able to settle the majority of claims for personal injury compensation quickly and in our […]
We are regularly asked this question about sick pay and statutory sick pay (SSP) by people who have had an accident at work, and are unable to work for a while due to their injuries. In such circumstances, most employers will stop paying the injured worker their usual salary and instead place them on to SSP. The difference between the average […]
Some people are not convinced that they would be able to get compensation for the injuries that they sustained as a result of somebody else’s negligence. However, if they spoke to a specialist solicitor, they would say there is a chance of winning their case provided there is enough evidence to prove that the accident was somebody else’s fault. In […]
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