I haven’t seen a doctor or been to hospital. Can I still claim injury compensation?

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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 settlement.

To provide this proof, any person who is injured in an accident that was not their fault will usually go to hospital or see their GP so that medical evidence can support a claim, but what if you haven’t yet been to your GP or seen a doctor to report your injury and get treatment?

First, could you still go to your GP?

If your injury symptoms are ongoing, it is not too late to attend your GP to discuss your injuries and get things recorded on your medical records. It is important that you advise your GP about the cause of the injuries so that this is also recorded.

If you have recovered from your injuries, there may be little point in attending your GP surgery as there will be nothing for your GP to see or examine that will enable them to confirm your injury. However, you never know – underlying signs may still be present to the trained eye so it’s always best to get a professional opinion and pay a visit to the doctor.

The role of medical records

Medical records are used to support a claim as they prove the extent of an injury. They will describe the injuries that a person has presented to their GP or hospital after an accident. They will also confirm what medical treatment the injured party has required, whether they have recovered or if treatment is ongoing.

The contents of medical records enable a solicitor to form an evaluation of how much a claimant’s settlement for their injuries ought to be. They will also be used during the claims process for an assessment of the claimant’s injuries. To enable this, someone making a claim for personal injury compensation will provide their solicitor legal authority to access their medical records and provide the same to a specialist medical expert to use during any medical assessments made in the process of pursuing their claim.

Claiming if you haven’t had any medical treatment

If you have not had any medical treatment for the injuries you have sustained, you can still make a claim for injury compensation. For obvious reasons, not having medical evidence to support your claim will make the prospects of succeeding a little harder, but not having had medical treatment doesn’t in itself mean that you cannot claim injury compensation. There may well be other ways of proving that you were in the accident, and that the injuries you claim to have suffered from could reasonably be linked to it.

If the details of your accident have been reported to the right people, entered in to an accident book or – in the case of a road traffic accident compensation claim – to a car insurance provider, there will at least be some evidence for your solicitor to work with. If you haven’t done this already, don’t worry, we can help you claim even if there is no existing record.

In addition, you may have had to take time off work as a result of the injury, in which case your employer may be able to provide some kind of evidence in support of this. You could also collect witness testimonies from people present at the time of your accident. If you were injured at work and are concerned about your relationship with your employer, have a read of your legal rights in this kind of situation.

Self medicating your injuries

Rightly or wrongly, many people who have suffered an injury that could form a claim for personal injury compensation choose to self-medicate. This is where people opt to use pain relief purchased from a pharmacy, or get a partner or friend to apply ointments or massage, for example. In the case of injuries such as whiplash, most people realise that the best medicine is time and rest and often don’t go to their GP as they think that there isn’t much that their doctor can do. Whilst this isn’t completely true, as doctors can refer people to physiotherapy or other treatment providers, there is little a GP or doctor can do to alleviate many soft tissue injuries.

One of the real benefits of claiming injury compensation is that it can help you get access to the right kind of rehabilitation treatments and therefore may help you to recover more quickly. Even if you have not seen your GP or been to a hospital to get treatment for an injury, we would advise that you still pursue your claim for injury compensation.

Seek professional advice to see if you can claim successfully

Seeing a doctor or visiting a hospital at the earliest opportunity is always the best bet, regardless of making a claim for injury compensation. However, don’t let the fact that you haven’t had any medical treatment stop you from contacting us to discuss your accident, injuries and the merits or otherwise of making a claim for injury compensation.

At Direct2Compensation, your enquiry will be met with a sympathetic ear and we can advise you how best to proceed. In most cases we’ll arrange for a specialist injury compensation solicitor to speak with you and give you advice about the strength or weakness of any claim you may wish to bring. We are experts in handling claims and may well be able to get compensation for you, even if you have self-medicated or not seen a medical professional.

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  1. Marie

    I had a car accident some months ago a car went into the drivers side of my car in which I did slightly hurt my neck and shoulder suffered back ache . I just took over counter medication I didn’t go to doctors as it was lock down at the time good Friday no surgery’s we’re open due only for emergency’s only at the time . I had a mobile doctor called me to examine my injury I did have shoulder problem the accident agrivated it I’m worried there think it’s a pre exsitjng problem and I won’t have a claim as they want my medical record from my gp not the mobile video link doctor

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    • Ian Morris

      The pre-existing injury should not prevent you from pursuing a claim and the reasons you cite for not having attended your GP or Hospital at the time of the incident are fair and reasonable.

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  2. Michelle Young

    My daughter had an accident with me in the car. They crashed into the back wheel and it lifted the car a little and pushed it to the left. The other car then drove off, but we got their registration. However, the other car is now there saying that there was no accident! I was injured but couldn’t go to Doctors because of covid, but they’re saying that there’s no damage to the car or no witnesses. What can we do?

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    • Ian Morris

      If there is no damage to your vehicle and no witnesses/dash camera footage, it is likely to be impossible to succeed with a claim for personal injury compensation. In this case, the lack of Doctor attendance is not a problem, but the defendant insurers will simply maintain that there has been no collision. As you cannot provide evidence of damage to your vehicle and no evidence to prove that the other car was damaged, there is little you can do.

      Have you spoken to the Police about this incident?

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  3. Iris

    I was pregnant at 36 years and never got to see any midwife or any GP till i was 12 to 13 weeks when I was going for dating scan. Only to be told the baby stopped growing from 7weeks. And I went through horrible pain. All my consultation was done on phone so. Which I think they should have seen me no matter what from the start of the pregnancy because of my age. Do I stand the chance of claim in this situation?

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    • Ian Morris

      It is not possible to be certain as to whether or not you have a claim in this situation, but given the clearly traumatic situation, this is something that should be discussed with a clinical negligence specialist. If you would like to get this matter considered by a clinical negligence specialist, please email us at justice@direct2compensation.co.uk regarding the matter, letting us know when and where this happened along with your contact details and we’ll have someone review this and advise you directly.

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  4. Paul

    Hi I have a couple of questions.

    Can I claim osteopath expenses in a car accident that was not my fault?

    Do doctors send you to a practitioner or can I seek one myself and still be able to claim the expenses in a claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The cost of rehabilitation therapies can usually be recovered by way of the special damages element of a claimants compensation settlement. However, they can only be recovered with the agreement of the defendant and usually that would only come if a medical expert had made a recommendation for such treatments in their report. A medical expert would be instructed by a claimant Solicitor to provide a report for their use in the claims process. In the case that a claimant had already obtained treatment prior to a medical experts report, the cost could be recovered if the medical expert agreed that such treatment was suitable and would have been beneficial.

      In most cases, so long as the therapy provider is a qualified specialist, the claimant should be able to select their preferred provider.

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  5. Marie

    I bought a bike for my son that was set up by the company I bought the bike from and the wheel came off and he fell on the rd , his brother was behind him so saw what happened and car s had to stop as he was in the middle of the rd when it happens crossing he didn’t need treatment as it was just soft tissue damage to his side he fell on but he was quite shook up , good job it wasn’t on a main rd and happened but it was on a rd on my estate where we live which isn’t too busy thank god. Could this lead to a claim , he suffers with arthritis and autistic too so has effected him body and mind

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    • Ian Morris

      Much will depend on how long after the cycle was purchased and first used that the incident happened. If the bike was in its first use or was within a week or so of purchase, it may be possible to succeed with a claim. Have you reported the injury to the company in question?

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  6. Michelle

    Hi

    In February of this year 2020, as I was coming out of my house someone at a speed reversed into the front of my car, me and my children where in pure shock. The driver accepted liability but I have had to wait nearly 8 months to get this sorted, due to Covid. The whole experience of watching (and the waiting for this to be resolved) of the man write my car off has left me with terrible anxiety and emotional stress.
    Can I make a claim about this?

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    • Ian Morris

      You are unlikely to be able to claim anything for the fact that covid has caused a delay in the processing of the claim for your vehicle. However, you may have a valid claim for emotional trauma caused by the incident.

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  7. Claudia Holder

    I tripped over a stepping stone slab (Path) in the garden of an Air BnB property that I was staying at last week for a trip away. The slab doesn’t sit flush with the level of the ground and the grass was over grown which disguised the depth of the slab. The fall was so bad that I came crashing down and sprained my ankle so bad that the tendon was popping out which resulted in me not being able to put any weight on it for over 24 hours. I didn’t go to the hospital (although was sure I needed to) as my partner had said that he had done the same thing to his own ankle years before and the hospital advised the only thing that can be done for this injury is rest! After 24 hours had passed I was able to hobble about so believed that rest was clearly the best thing for it. It is improving each day but it is still a little swollen and the large bruise is still evident. It is still sore to move and clicks when I try moving in circles so A little concerned that there may now be long term damage. There was no accident book as it was at an air bnb private property and I didn’t report it at the time but we did mention it to the host on the check out day to which he mentioned he had seen me on crutches… I have also reported it to air bnb yesterday on my review.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Did you obtain any photographs of the raised slab that caused you to sustain injury? If so, can you email that to us at justice@direct2compensation.co.uk so that we can further advise you as to a potential claim for compensation.

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      • Claudia

        Hi Ian,

        Yes, I have just forwarded the pictures across.

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        • Ian Morris

          We have received the images and will respond accordingly.

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  8. Sal

    Had a accident few months ago while stationary a vehicle reversed into me. I have only just started a claim for personal injury. Do I have to sign a medical consent form if I did not visit my GP and self medicated with over the counter pain relief? I don’t wish to disclose all my medical history to solicitors, they will have access to it once I’ve signed. Where do I stand with this?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You will need to disclose your medical notes for the simple purpose of proving that you were not already suffering from the injury you are attempting to claim for. If you are claiming for a neck injury, but your medical notes show that you have been undergoing treatment for a neck injury for the past few years or months, the defendant wouldn’t be liable for the full extent of your injuries. However, if you hadn’t already had such treatment and no record of any such injury, you could hold the defendant fully liable.

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  9. jayne

    i had head injury from fight in a pub but i told hospital i had done it myself at home i dint want any repreconsions can i still claim

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Unfortunately, your Hospital records will count against any claim and will prevent you from succeeding should you pursue such action.

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  10. Romanie

    Hi,
    The ceiling in a sunbed shop collapsed while I was in a sunbed. The event was recorded in a book in the shop. I have no medical records as I did not go to the doctors about this as it was a minor injury and more stress-related.

    They have offered me a small first offer. I have been advised that if I did not want to accept the first offer then they would need to look into medical records but of course, I have none and I have already told them that.

    If I say no to the first offer and they “look into medical records” could they then take back the first offer?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If you have not been to the Doctors, that should not be a problem or prevent you from making a claim – so long as you haven’t stated that you have had medical treatment. If you do feel that the initial offer is too low and doesn’t adequately compensate you, you could try to reach an agreement with them – perhaps including an element of damages for some counselling or perhaps agree to undergo a medical assessment as that could see them agree to an increased settlement.

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  11. Shannon

    9 days ago I fell from a two story window having had a few drinks and losing my balance. An ambulance was called took me to the hospital but once outside they claimed I was over reacting and sent me home without having a doctor in the hospital check me over. I have emailed my doctor pictures of my injuries on my feet and she has referred me to the orthopaedics in a and e for tomorrow for an emergency x ray as she believes my feet are broken in different parts. Am I eligible for compensation?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Your only right to claim compensation would be for the cause of your injuries and if the cause of those injuries can be attributed to negligence. You mention having consumed some alcoholic beverages and that this caused you to lose your balance. As things stand, there is no obvious party against whom you could pursue a claim.

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  12. Marcus

    Hi I was involved in a crash on Wednesday. The guy went into the back of my sister car. We’re both suffering with whiplash symptoms plus my thumb Achilles are hurting. My sister is same but it’s her arm . We haven’t had medical treatment and can’t see doctor due to covid19 we’ve reported it to police and insurance company were do we stand to make a claim ? Do we need medical treatment or would we have enough evidence to proceed without thanks
    Marcus bates

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The current situation regarding Covid-19 is making access to non-urgent health care harder and many people injured in accidents will have to carefully consider whether their symptoms require Hospital or GP treatment. Of course, it is always ‘better’ if an injury or injuries are noted by and treated by a medical professional, but in the circumstances you describe, the lack of medical attention at this stage is not a problem. You could consider calling NHS 111 to discuss your pain and see what they recommend. Alternatively, you can request a telephone consultation with your GP. Again, we would recommend doing so if possible.

      We can certainly help you both pursue claims for personal injury compensation and would like the opportunity to speak with you to explain how we can help and what our specialist Solicitors can do for you. Please call us on 01225430285 or if you prefer, you can ask us to call you or you can make further contact with me directly via email to: justice@direct2compensation.co.uk

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  13. Ben

    Hi.
    I was involved in a non fault accident a week before Christmas Dec 2019. I was on my way home form work and I had to stop due to parked cars to allow traffic coming the other way. It was raining quite heavily. A car drove into the back of me whilst I was stationary. The driver admitted fault and claim etc all went through. We didn’t call the police at the time, I haven’t since but don’t know if he did.
    I was in shock at the time and had stiffness/discomfort in my back but didn’t feel it warranted medical attention. As it was Christmas I was off work more than normal so was able to move/rest as needed. When I returned to work full time (sedentary desk role) I realised i was struggling to sit at the desk as had pain in my lower back. I had access to occupational health and saw the physio who did some push therapy and gave me stretches to do that have helped. Would it be worth me pursuing a claim. Do I need to find out if he reported it to the police?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The lack of police involvement in the kind of collision you describe is not an issue in terms of pursuit of a claim for personal injury compensation and we would be very happy to help you make your claim.

      In situations such as the one you describe, the Police would only attend the scene if there was a serious injury or if the highway was obstructed. As both parties appear to have acted in a cooperative manner and were able to then leave the scene, the Police would not have attended.

      If you would like to pursue a claim, we would be happy to help you and would just need an initial 5 minutes on the phone with you (please call us on 01225430285) to obtain some basic personal details, accident date, location and vehicle registration details for both parties. If you would rather, you can ask us to call you and we’ll be in touch to explain our No Win No Fee service and link you with a specialist Solicitor able to pursue your claim.

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  14. Jaclyn

    Hi
    I had a burn on my forearm due to my head chef walking past me with a hot pan and he didn’t say anything I put under cold water and was fine then it oozed now it has scarred I didn’t seek medical advice as I didn’t think it was that bad can I claim compensation.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You can pursue a burn injury claim without having had medical attention. Of course, it is always easier if medical records can substantiate an injury, but it doesn’t prevent a claim from proceeding if no such records exist.

      In your situation, did you report the accident at work? Was it recorded in an accident book or witnessed by any other colleagues?

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      • Jaclyn

        Hi no it wasn’t witnessed by anyone or put in a accident book as there isn’t one.
        Also went to the manager nothing ethier

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        • Ian Morris

          Ok, thank you for updating us on that. Our Solicitors are happy to run your claim.

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  15. Alexander

    I work in a large distribution centre where I drive small and large forklift trucks. Last night at 3am, a colleague drove his forklift truck into my parked forklift truck. It jolted me forwards quite hard and I have now got pain in my lower back and shoulder blades. I reported it as the lower back pain was instant and the accident was logged. CCTV cameras showing my version of events to be correct.

    I have not been to hospital or the doctor yet. I have messaged my manager to tell him that I feel stiffer waking up this morning than on leaving work last night. He told me to do some stretches and have a walk and that I should be fine! What should I do? I’m not in agony but in a bit of pain.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Obviously, only you know whether or not you are fit to work and whilst your Manager may have appeared to be asking you to work, you could view it that they were just being optimistic and hoping that you could attend. If you can’t work, take a few days off and rest in the hope that you soon recover. However, if you are able to work without worsening the injury then do so.

      Given your description of the accident in which you were injured we feel that you have a very good claim for personal injury compensation. It would appear that you have sustained soft tissue injuries akin to whiplash, commonly associated with vehicle collisions and we would be very happy to help you make a claim against the employers insurance for the pain and discomfort caused to you by the injuries you have sustained. If you do go to work, it won’t prevent you from making a claim. However, if you can’t work or you lose income as a result of the injuries, that would be recovered on top of injury compensation by our Solicitors during the claims process.

      Please call us on 01225430285 or if you prefer, email us at justice@direct2compensation.co.uk or you can ask us to call you if you prefer. You may have concerns about making a claim for compensation against an employer. This is understandable. Our team can explain your rights after an accident at work, help you to understand how the process works and put your mind at rest regarding any concerns you may have.

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  16. gemma

    i was involved in a accident a few days ago where a van tried to over take me and had to swerve to avoid a head on collision with a car coming the opposite way which resulted in him swerving into me and hitting the side of my car , he then attempted to flee the scene , iv’e since had discomfort and stiffness across the back on the neck and spine , iv’e not seeked medical help due the corona virus meaning doctors and a&e are for emergencies only and been self medicating , would i still be able to make a injury claim through my insurers?

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    • Ian Morris

      The lack of medical treatment at this stage would have no real impact on the outcome of any claim and your reasons for not having attended A&E or your GP surgery are completely understandable. However, it would be a wise move to make a telephone appointment with a GP to discuss your accident and your symptoms caused by the collision. This way a GP can note that you have reported injuries – which could provide important medical evidence at a later stage – and also prescribe you sufficiently strong pain relief to collect from a pharmacy.

      You can certainly pursue a claim for compensation for the injuries caused to you in this accident. Whilst you could choose to use the legal firm that your insurers contract to act for their clients, you also have a right to seek specialist independent representation at no ‘extra’ cost than if you instructed the insurers Solicitors to act for you.

      Our Solicitors would be very happy to pursue your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. They are experts in their field and will ensure that your injuries are fully appreciated and understood and that your claim is given the best chance of success with the maximum possible settlement obtained for you.

      Please call our team on 01225430285 or you can ask us to call you at a time that suits you. We can help you to ensure that your rights are upheld and get your claim for compensation started.

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  17. Phillip

    I went to pay for fuel at Tescos and opened the door to the kiosk to pay and walked nose first into a partially lowered roller door. The guy said you need to come to the outside to pay and yet there were no barriers infront of main door and door was unlocked to allow entry. I was counting money as I walked in so they said I wasn’t paying attention and should’ve seen the “night pay” area open. Only bruising to forehead and cut on nose but no medical treatment sort

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The lack of medical treatment would not prevent a claim, but may make proving the extent of an injury a little harder. We would still be happy to further consider the merits of your particular case with a view to pursuing a claim for compensation if our specialist Solicitors felt that it was valid to do so.

      If you would like to take this further and find out if you can make a claim, either ask us to call you when it suits you , or you can call us on 01225430285.

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  18. Jennifer Oswalt

    my 10 year old daughter slipped on a freshly mopped floor at McDonald’s back in December no wet floor signs or warnings she slipped and kind of lost her breath at first because she fell on her stomach/rib cage we made a accident report but later she said she felt better and I knew she was ok physically mentally however I think she gets scared about going there the insurance company has asked me to give a recorded statement but I said I wanted to get advice first it was definitely negligence on their part but they will investigate that after I give a statement?

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    • Ian Morris

      Insurers will always investigate – that is their job and to be fair, it is important that they do in order to reach the outcome you would want. You have nothing to fear in giving an honest statement to the insurers regarding the incident and what happened.

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  19. Patricia

    I have been burnt on my foot from a man hole at work .
    I walked over This man hole where smoke from the under neath scolded my foot . I now have a burn mark. I reported this as an incident at work but didn’t seek medical advice. I have taken the necessary pictures . Would I be able to claim compensation as these manhole shouldn’t have big holes at the side with steam coming out of them! I didn’t need time off work but my leg is currently burnt.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      There should not be the risk of burn injuries from steam coming through the floor in any workplace – certainly not without the employer providing specific personal protective equipment.

      We would like to further investigate this incident for you with a view to helping you make a claim for compensation.

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  20. Bernadette

    My husband was driving down a main road about 7.30am on his way to work when a young lady pulled out of a side road and crashed straight into his van , at the time he was a bit shocked and only got the ladies first name and mobile number , lucky as it happens he phoned me and I said I’m glad he was ok and the girl was , I couldn’t believe he didn’t get the reg but he said he wasn’t thinking .. I phoned the number and luckily she gave me all her details and she was unsured etc her insurance company accepted full liability , that evening just a my husband was about to eat his dinner he got a sudden severe pain down the right side of his face and let such a roar and went out of the room holding his face for about ten minutes , we never connected the accident with this pain he said it was like he had bit something in his dinner ( it was pie potato and carrots) nothing hard anyway later a freind who was a nurse said it could have something to do with the accident as the van was so badly damaged it was wrote off , my husband said he was fine the next day and it was nothing ( he went to work, he’s not into getting compensation for nothing but I would like if he had a check up to check that pain was nothing serious, he roared for ten minutes , I don’t think that was normal and he didn’t bite his lip tongue or anything, the next day I did tell admiral what had happened ( the girls insurers ) and they said see how he is and they will be in touch , do you think he should still go to the doctors in case it is to do with the car crash

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    • Ian Morris

      Although the pain incident you mention was clearly upsetting and your husband was in obvious pain, the fact that the pain lasted just 10 minutes or so would indicate that he is not sufficiently seriously injured to enable him to make a claim for personal injury compensation. However, there is a risk that this incident could indicate that there is an injury or a condition that could return or worsen and to that end, we would strongly recommend that he discuss the pain he felt and the road traffic accident he was in earlier that day with his GP to ensure that a record of the problem is made. Should the symptoms then return or worsen, it would be possible to recover compensation for the injury if the GP is happy to link the two.

      Given that the vehicle in which your Husband was travelling was a write-off, there is every chance that he was caused injury and if so, he most certainly can make a claim.

      He can choose to claim directly with the insurers and their legal partner or choose to instruct a specialist independent expert firm such as ourselves. Of course, we would recommend that he instruct an independent firm rather than go with the insurers for many reasons.

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  21. Fulya

    I’ve recently been involved in a pool incident in which I slipped in pool changing rooms and really badly damaged my left hip which is now bruised. My phone also cracked at the incident. No wet signs were up and as part of their duties the floors in changing rooms should always be kept moderately dry or if not dry then signs should be present. I filled in an incident form at the scene and I am looking to see a doctor tomorrow for my hip as it still hurts a little. I did contact 111 for my genital as the floors were so dirty I felt as if the pool got contaminated and felt quite uncomfortable around my genitals and so called 111 and they referred me to a clinic for the following day but I did not attend as I preferred going to Pharmacy as a quicker alternative. I have made it clear to them that I will be making a claim against them and received a call and a email from their solicitor today to say that they will be further investigating the issue and to provide details on my solicitor if I have one. I’m just wondering if I should get a solicitor for my claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      If you are going to make a claim, we would always recommend that you do so with the benefit of having a specialist Solicitor instructed to act for you. Whilst you don’t need to have a Solicitor, having a specialist represent you means that you can be certain that your legal rights and best interests will be upheld.

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  22. Chelcie

    My newborn son has a really bad heart problem. He is only 3 weeks old and the Doctors in Bristol Hospital have said the heart condition should have been picked up in my scans when I was pregnant with him. The left side of his heart stopped growing when I was 12 weeks pregnant and he is now fighting to stay alive. He is due to have surgery on Monday.

    I want to know if I can do something about this as they should have identified this issue when I had my 20 weeks scan with him and something may have been done to reduce the risk he now faces.

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    • Ian Morris

      You may be able to make a claim for clinical negligence compensation. However, we do not handle such claims due to the very specific specialist skills needed to pursue such matters. We recommend that you make an online search for a clinical negligence specialist Solicitor and discuss this with them.

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  23. David

    I sliced the tips of my fingers on the door handle of a taxi when I was closing it after I got out. Although the cuts to my finger tips aren’t seriously deep to have stitches and I haven’t seen medical attention as yet, could I put a claim against the taxi company for my injury?

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    • Ian Morris

      It would appear that whilst sore, your injuries are unlikely to be sufficiently serious to make a claim against the taxi company.

      The injuries to your fingers would need to have been reported and recorded by the taxi company at the time of the incident should any claim be considered further.

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  24. Jaclyn

    I suffered a burn at work caused by a hot oven tray and the Head Chef. There was no accident book to report the accident or my injury and neither was there any first aid equipment dress it in the first aid box. Fortunately, the burn hasn’t gone septic. I am hoping it doesn’t leave a scar but it is still quite red and this was 4 weeks ago. Can I claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Given the nature of the injury and cause there is certainly a valid point in pursuing a burn injury at work claim. We would like to assist you in making a claim for compensation. Please call us on 01225430285 so that we can discuss this further with you and take your claim forward.

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  25. Lisa

    I was about to reverse to straighten up in my space on a car park when the man in the space behind me began to reverse. I watched and expected him to stop but he didn’t and smashed into the back of my car. I was stationary at the time and have a witness from another car to prove it. The man said I was reversing too but this is untrue. I visited a A&E the day after with shoulder and neck pain and a dead feeling in my right arm. I only took the mans phone number and took a picture of his registration number and the damage to his car. Do I have a valid claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      You do have a valid claim, but the witness is likely to be key in whether or not you are able to prove your innocence and hold the 3rd party liable. Have you reported the incident to your vehicle insurers? You should do so, but we would recommend that you don’t instruct their legal team on the personal injury element of the claim. Whilst you would expect us to say that, we would recommend seeking the services of a specialist personal injury Solicitor to act for you – one independent of your insurers and one of your choosing. Whether that be with our Solicitors or elsewhere, it is our view that you would receive a better service if you took that course of action.

      If you would like us to help you make your claim for compensation, please call our team on 01225430285. We’ll be able to explain the No Win No Fee system we use, how the claim is funded and your rights and obligations. Alternatively, let us know if you would prefer us to call you. You can ask us to call you at a time that suits you if you prefer.

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  26. Lee

    Hello
    Had a car accident on the 5/12/19, was driving on the motorway when I hit an HGV tyre/ wheel in the middle lane at 70 mph. Did see a lorry on the hard shoulder. But I didn’t stop I came off at the next exit. Didn’t know what to do as I’ve never hit a tyre b4. Rang insurance, highways agency to tell them what’s gone on, my car rote off.
    I’ve suffered injuries to my neck and back, I believe the motorway police was called and it’s all been logged the highway have said, but for some reason I can’t get the 3rd party details for data protection. Also spoken to the highways agency about cctv they have got it but they say the camara are crap ( there words) and it was too dark. So I’m left with a broken car and injured.
    Thanks

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Unfortunately, it is unlikely that you would be able to succeed with a claim for compensation in the scenario you describe. Whilst the wheel in the middle lane of the Motorway was clearly the cause of your accident and injuries, it is not necessarily the case that there is negligence at play here. The wheel is likely to have come off the lorry in the few moments before you came across it. As such, the emergency services would not have had time to reach the scene of the incident and remove the hazard.

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  27. Carl

    I bumped into the back of a car on a roundabout after they already committed to joining. The collision was around 4/5mph maximum.
    The other party kept apologising and confessed to a similar accident currently pending on insurance, and undergoing physio for it. 4 weeks later they are claiming and there was no damage to thier car. I can only assume it’s a injury related claim. Surely they are too late or in the wrong for driving when in such a fragile condition for a claim to be made?
    Everything about it screams crash for cash

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      As the person who has gone in to the rear of another car, you will be the at fault party. Driving laws require that the vehicle behind is always far enough behind to be able to stop and avoid collision, no matter what the car ahead is doing.

      However, whilst you may be at fault for the incident, it does not mean that you or your insurers have to admit liability for any injuries sustained. In road traffic accident claims where the speed of impact is regarded as low (usually 10mph or less), it is known as a ‘Low Velocity Impact’ or LVI. There is conflicting evidence with regards to whether soft tissue injuries can be caused in low speed vehicle collisions. Some evidence states that whiplash and other similar soft tissue injuries associated with road traffic accidents can be caused at minimal speeds, whilst other evidence shows that it cannot. As such, many insurers vigorously defend any claim for personal injury compensation in accidents that are deemed to be an LVI matter.

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  28. Luke

    I was in a car crash where a van went into the back of me and forced me into the back of another van. Initially I said I felt fine and the police didn’t come out because no one was injured but once the adrenaline had worn off I realised I’ve badly hurt my neck, shoulder, knee and foot. I went to hospital and they said I had a badly sprained neck and didn’t do any further tests despite me being in pain. I’m now anxious about driving and the doctor has upped my antidepressant dosage up because of the stress the accident has caused me. How much evidence is needed for a claim and realistically how much compensation would I likely receive taking into consideration the driver of the van that went into the back of me admitted liability?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The medical evidence needed to pursue a claim is already in place in your claim. You have attended Hospital so a record of injury is made. During the claims process, a specialist Solicitor would ensure that a medical expert is instructed to assess you and write a detailed report regarding the injuries you sustained – both physical and also the anxiety and trauma side of things too. With regards to your anxiety when driving, you should ensure that you discuss this with your GP and have that noted on your medical records.

      It is not possible to give you a value of your claim and we would be lying if we were to quote a figure at this stage. The reason for that is that we do not know the severity of your injury, what long term implications it may have or how long it will take you to recover. These are the kind of things that an expert medical report will confirm and it is at that stage that an appropriate value range can be applied to your case.

      You certainly appear to have a strong claim and we would like to help you in your pursuit of the compensation that you are entitled to. Our specialist Solicitors would ensure that all of your injuries were appropriately considered and that any loss of income or incurred costs caused by the accident were also recovered.

      To pursue your claim, please call our team on 01225430285. Alternatively, if you would prefer us to call you. Simply let us know when you would like us to contact you.

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  29. Adam

    I injured my back at work and was unable to work for 9 days in total. my back still causes me pain 4 wks on, i haven’t been to the doctor as i know there is nothing apart from rest that can be done. i had some 7m length aluminium profiles fall down on me at work injuring me. it was put in the accident book by my manager in which he stated i had injured my back and it was caused due to a lack of support bracket to hold the profiles up straight and stop them from falling. There is no support at all in this area but there is in other parts of the factory, there is also electrical cable and an airline running around the base of the profiles and across the floor. i have photos of this and of what the profiles are like with no safety measures in place (the ones that fell down on me) and where there is safety measures in place. I was paid 5 days sick pay but lost 9 days in total. i was off for 6 days originally but went back to work, i worked 4 days but was in pain again and had a further 3 days off. it also affected my sleeping which in turn affected my night epilepsy leaving me with migraines due to a lack of sleep through my back pain and discomfort. i also had deductions taken from my work bonus because of the time i had off.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The failure of the employer to provide the support brackets and the other safety failings you mention indicate that you have a valid claim for personal injury compensation and that your claim enquiry should be presented to one of the members of our specialist personal injury Solicitor panel for detailed consideration and for you to get the expert advice that you need.

      Our Solicitors could pursue a claim for you that would (if successful) see you recover compensation for the injury to your back, the exacerbation of your epilepsy condition, your lack of sleep and to recover all lost income and incurred costs caused by the incident.

      Please call us on 01225430285 or if you prefer, you can start your claim online.

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  30. jordan

    Hi, I work in a warehouse and a few weeks ago a box came flying down the belt at speed and i didn’t notice till the last second, so to block it I moved my hand and it bent my little finger right back. I didn’t seek immediate attention but few weeks later it seems to be hurting and twitching randomly. At the time it was just badly bruised and swollen. The box that hit my hand was overweight and not the correct shape to be where it was when it came down.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If the incident at work was reported at the time and the weight of the box being too heavy was also noted, it may be possible to pursue a claim for compensation.

      If the incident was not reported at the time and there is no evidence to confirm that the box in question was overweight, it is unlikely to be possible to succeed with a claim.

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  31. janet

    I was injured at work in my right shoulder. A heavy pan fell on top of me. An accident report was made right away after injury, except I never sought medical attention due to my pregnancy during time of injury. I couldn’t get an x-ray or medication because of the pregnancy which is why I decided not to go to the Doctors. After 3 months post giving birth, I got treatment for the injured shoulder. It is about to be two years since the injury was sustained and I still feel pain where I got injured. I no longer work for the company that I was at at the time of injury.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The scenario you describe indicates that you have a valid claim for compensation against your former employer for the injury you sustained. The fact that you didn’t seek immediate medical attention can be explained by your pregnancy and as such, that would not be an issue in you making a claim.

      We would like to help you make your claim so invite you to call us on 01225430285 or use our website to send us your contact details and we will call you.

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  32. Ken

    Hello, I recently purchased a plastic bottle of Heinz mayonaise product from my local supermarket, upon opening the seal some of the contents erupted with such force it went into my left eye and nose causing temporary blindness and pain for about 3 hours. I did not seek medical advice at the time, I just washed it out as best as I could and took pain killers. Upon retaining my vision, I also noticed the sauce was splashed all over my kitchen units and onto the ceiling.

    I have contacted the manufacturer who suggested it may have fermented, they are sending me a postage paid box to return it and advised me to remove it from my house and put in the garage.

    What (if any) chances are there for me to make a claim against the manufacturer? I know there are other bottles of the same product, which have the same issue on the supermarket shelf as it can be identified by the bottle being hard and the seal bulging.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Whilst the product may be faulty, it is unlikely that your injury or the mess caused would be seen as severe enough to enable a Solicitor to get involved in any claim.

      In this situation, it is best to liaise directly with the manufacturer and reach a settlement with them to cover the distress caused and your time in cleaning the mess up.

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  33. Sam

    I was in a car crash when In work as I’m a car sales executive, the guy who hit us was a hit and run. I had a painful shoulder but never went to the doctors. Can I still claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      As long as the accident was reported to the police and noted with your employer, you would still be able to make a claim via the Motor Insurers Bureau ‘untraced driver’ scheme. This scheme is set up to compensate the victims of uninsured or ‘hit and run’ drivers.

      You can make such a claim with our specialist Solicitors or directly to the MIB via their website.

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  34. Kim

    Today whilst at work I ran into a council house garden (which I visit every week) a customer. It was raining really heavy hence why I was running. I knew there was scaffolding up at the side of the house as it had been there for 2 weeks but today as I ran in towards the side door I hit a metal bar that was not there before. It nearly knocked me out, my nose was pouring blood and is very bruised. My employer sent me home but i’ve not been to seek any medical advice. Is it worth trying to claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      To make a claim in this situation, you would need some evidence of the bar – a photograph would be ideal. A bar at head height or in a location that could be a hazard should be clearly marked with high viz markers or protective padding.

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  35. Terry

    I fell on some carrots on the floor in Asda yesterday and have some discomfort around my hip. I only had a hip replacement in January 2019, I have not seen a doctor but been taking pain killers that I had from my hip replacement. I made sure that I entered the fall in Asda’s accident book.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If the injury is anything more than a short-term bruise (something you’ll know within 10 days to 2 weeks post accident), you could look in to claiming compensation. For some more info you could check out our article on supermarket accident claims.

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  36. Sarah

    I suffered a scald/burn to my hand at work 2 weeks ago and it still hasn’t gone in the accident book.It happened at 11am and was still expected to work until the end of my shift at 4pm,they did however let me leave at 3pm. I didn’t go to the doctors because I thought it was too late and nothing could be done. I did seek advice from the pharmacist and I am treating myself at home. I have photos of my injury from the day it happened and as it’s progressed but because it’s wasn’t recorded in the accident book or I didn’t visit my GP can I still claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The lack of GP attendance is not too much of an issue, but it would be sensible to make an appointment – even at this stage – in order to have the injury properly checked and noted on your medical records. The lack of an accident report by your employer is poor by them. You should make your own written report and send it to the employer by email and advise that you have previously attempted to record the matter in their accident book without success.

      You can still pursue a workplace burn injury claim, but before we can advise as to whether or not the claim is likely to succeed, we would need to know more about the accident that lead to the injury, how the burn was caused and what work you do.

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  37. Robert

    I’m a gas engineer and have recently pursued a claim against Severn Trent after I fell down a man hole off a public road whilst doing my job. In the fall I hurt my shin quite badly and the drain spun and impacted my knee which I know struggle with, especially in my work as a fitter.

    I tried to claim as my company said it was a very serious matter as it was in a public place but they sent my application off for just lack of earnings for three days and new clothing which was all I wanted they denied it and said that it wasn’t there responsibility!

    I never went to hospital as I’m self-employed and have other people that work for me. Could you help? I have supporting emails, videos & pictures etc.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      We may well be able to help you with a claim. You mention having supporting video footage, photographs and emails. It would help us greatly if you could forward them to us for consideration so that we can advise you further and seek assistance from our specialist Solicitors for you.

      Please email your items to: justice@direct2compensation.co.uk along with your telephone number and a brief description of your accident, including the date. We’ll then be able to review the information and get back to you in more detail.

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  38. wendelin

    I was rear ended at a red light on June 1st I didn’t go to the doctor but I told the insurance company I was sore and achy today is the 21st of June my shoulder and lower back have a catching pain and my neck is drawing tension to the point of headaches. What can I do?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You should make a GP appointment at the earliest opportunity in order to have your injury symptoms noted and treated. Regardless of whether or not you have yet seen a GP, you can start a claim for personal injury compensation and given your description of the incident, you have a valid claim and are likely to succeed.

      Please call us on 01225430285 so that we can help you start a No Win No Fee claim for compensation. We are used to speaking with people in your situation who have been self-medicating for a period of a few weeks after an accident and it is not uncommon for people to not initially appreciate the severity or longevity of an injury sustained. Our Solicitors will have no problem with the fact that you have not yet seen a GP.

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  39. Esin

    My friend just got injured in a road accident. He had injuries on leg and head. But his visa is going to expire in next 10 days. How he will get compensation and how he will extend his visa?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Your friend can pursue a claim for compensation whether or not he is within the UK – as long as he was injured in the UK and has the appropriate information (vehicle details, registration numbers etc) and has received medical attention, he can pursue a claim with us.

      Please ask him to contact us urgently on 01225430285 so that we can discuss his claim and attempt to get this matter up and running before he has to leave the country if he is unable to extend his stay.

      Regarding the extension of any visa, this is not something we can advise on and would strongly suggest that your friend makes contact with the relevant authorities regarding this matter.

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  40. Craig

    I hurt my back over 2 years ago at work, it was recorded in the accident book, I never went to the doctors, over the last couple of years the back pain has got worse resulting in emergency spinal surgery 3 weeks ago leaving me with potentially life changing side effects. Can I still make a claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Yes, you can still make a claim and the accident book entry made at the time of your initial injury will help to prove that you were injured at work. Whilst you legally can still pursue a claim for the injuries suffered, you do need to be aware that the lack of medical treatment at the time will be something that a defendant insurers will use against you in terms of establishing the appropriate value of the claim. The likely issue you’ll face is that the defendant will argue that there is no supporting evidence to prove that the injury you suffered at work over 2 years ago was fully responsible for your need of emergency spinal surgery. That said, you should not let that issue stop you from instructing our specialist Solicitors to investigate this claim for you.

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  41. Claire

    Hi I had a fall a week today outside my apartment block and it was captured on camera to which I had the management to burn to a usb. I’ve really hurt my knee. I didn’t go to the doctor or hospital I applied ice and took paracetamol every day. I thought resting it would help it heal but it’s still painful so I’m asking is it worth claiming?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The lack of Hospital/Doctor attendance at this stage is not a problem as many people would opt to self medicate in the first few days/week or so after an accident whilst evaluating the severity of the injuries sustained.

      You ask whether or not it is worth making a claim. In terms of injuries, yes, it would appear that your injury is ‘bad’ enough to warrant that. However, before we can advise as to whether or not you can hold someone liable, we need to see know what caused you to fall? If you slipped on a substance and there were no warning signs, you can claim. If you tripped due to a disrepaired pavement or other tripping hazard, you can claim – but before we could advise on the claim, we would need to see photographs of whatever caused you to trip.

      Please send your CCTV footage and supporting photographs to us at: justice@direct2compensation.co.uk

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  42. Tracy

    My friend crashed her car it hit another car and tipped over on to my side , I couldn’t get out but eventually got out through her window.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      As a passenger in a road traffic accident, you have a right to make a claim if you are injured in the accident. The claim will be made against the insurers of whichever vehicle is found to be the ‘fault’ party in the accident.

      To claim we’ll need the vehicle registration details of the at fault party and the information about the location of the accident, date and time etc and details of your injuries.

      Please use the ‘start a claim’ page of our website to make further contact. We work with some great specialist road traffic accident Solicitors and can help you claim compensation on a No Win No Fee basis.

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    • Shell

      Hi, I was a passenger in a car accident where it was not our fault and have had hip and shoulder pain since. I’m 38 weeks pregnant so went to my midwife and the baby if fine. Is seeing the midwife enough evidence or does it need to be a doctor? As I’m pregnant I all ready know I can take little to know painkillers so thought the midwife was the best place to check the baby was ok. Also as I’m on maternity leave so I wont have “loss of earnings” as it were so is there any point in claiming?

      Reply
      • Ian Morris

        There is absolutely a worthy reason and point in claiming compensation. Given your current situation, if you have ongoing back/shoulder/hip pain post delivery of the baby, it will make an already demanding job (being a new Mother) even harder for you and that could well be reflected in your compensation.

        Please use the ‘start a claim’ page of our website to take this further.

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  43. Steve

    Today at work a customer reversed his van into me . It’s a 1 way system so he was totally at fault. It’s all on camera. I was only saved because I got my hand up just in time . I was hit that hard his back doors was dented. Causing bruised knuckle and a swollen hand. It’s all documented by security. I don’t want to go doctors for a bruised and swollen hand. They have all his details. What should I do now?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      As long as you have the drivers details (vehicle registration), you can pursue a claim for compensation with us and we can help you with this on a No Win No Fee basis.

      Whilst you don’t have to attend your GP or go to Hospital to pursue a claim, without having medical evidence of your injuries, it can make it harder to prove the extent of pain and injury.

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      • Steve

        It happened Saturday and apart from a swollen hand really i was OK. On Monday I felt a few more pains but today I went to work when to bottom of my neck and back started hurting. ( my job involves lifting) an my hand swelled up again. I’m not going work in morning I’m going to try see my GP. The security have his reg, details and company he works for . The security at the time was a 1st aid and saw the instant swelling

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  44. Monika

    I was at work on Friday and had an accident when I slipped in the changing room on the floor. I banged my head against the wall and was injured. I was given first aid at work and wrote in an accident book with also a photograph. My work sent me to the Hospital, but I didn’t go and returned to work the next day.

    I went to my GP on the Monday as I had started to feel pain my head. The GP saw me and noted my injuries, but today I have had to go to Hospital because I have been feeling bad. Can I claim or not?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Importantly, you have recorded your accident within the workplace accident book and you have also received medical treatment for your injuries. Whilst we are not Doctors, it would appear that you have symptoms of concussion, which would be expected after a heavy blow to the head as you have suffered. Therefore, the correct steps have been taken to allow you to further look in to making a claim for compensation.

      Of course, we need to understand more about your accident and why you slipped in order to further assess your prospects of succeeding with a claim for compensation, but as you were injured in a slipping accident, if we can identify that the floor of the changing room was slippery due to it being wet or a substance was upon it with no hazard warning sign, you are likely to succeed with a claim.

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  45. David

    Work as a flt driver in a busy warehouse, doing my job getting palates down a opu driver goes behind me hitting my left knee with his cages, very painful suffer from bad arthritis in my knees. Put in the accident book also took statement from me and other person, can not afford to take time off work do not get any sick pay. Am I entitled to any compensation, not been to hospital or doctors yet?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You may well have a valid claim for compensation after the injury you describe to your knee in this accident at work. It is good to see that the incident has been recorded within the accident book as this will help to provide evidence in the future should you opt to pursue a claim for compensation.

      It would be sensible to seek medical attention from your GP or Hospital regarding the knee injury so that the details of the injury are known. To start your claim, use the online option on our website or call us on 01225430285.

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  46. Jens

    Hi, i got injured at work some months ago, I reported the matter to the company am working, i saw my gp, did medical records and sent to piab. Now after two months and almost getting healed my employee sent me to their insurance company doctor(ime), in discussion he realised I didn’t attend the physiotherapist. I told him i am still in off work sick and still have time to see physiotherapy because my gp gave me some options including physiotherapy, massage at home and light exercises. We did his report and he kept talking about that I should see the physiotherapy as soon as possible! I am going to see my gp again next week! Can this affect my case because of physiotherapy only? thanks.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The lack of physiotherapy attendance should not cause any material damage to any claim you are, or will be making. The key thing is that your accident was reported and you have received medical treatment and been advised by your GP.

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      • Jens

        Oh thank you Mr Morris.
        Looking forward to hear from them strongly.

        Cheers

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    • Victoria

      I injured my leg at work when I slipped and fell from a set of flight steps that moved during use, and despite several attempts it has not been entered into the accident book. I didn’t received medical attention for it until three months after the accident, as I believed it to be a simple sprain. It is, in fact, a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and requires surgery, for which there is a 5 month minimum recovery period. I have no witnesses to the actual fall itself, but a few members of staff heard me cry out and had to help me stand when I couldn’t manage it on my own. I have been in pain and limping for the past 7 months, although I have had little time off as my manager told me that more than 6 days off in a rolling 6 month period can be cause for dismissal. Do I have a claim?

      Reply
      • Ian Morris

        We would like to discuss your accident with you to gain a better understanding of the ‘flight steps’ you mention and what you were doing when you fell.

        If the steps are not supposed to move, but did, you may have grounds to make a claim for your ligament injuries. Given the difficulty you have had in making an accident book entry, it would be wise to write to your employer to provide your own report and request that they enter a copy in to their accident reporting system. You could send them such a letter by special delivery and retain a copy (along with proof of postage and receipt) for your records.

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  47. Julian Addis

    I had a car accident in which I was not at fault, I suffered what I believed to be whiplash but two weeks later I am free from pain. I have been told by my solicitor I no longer have a case and they have now closed down my claim. Is this correct?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      It would appear that you have managed to avoid serious injury in the car accident you mention – which is clearly a good thing.

      In a claim for personal injury compensation, the claimant must be able to demonstrate that their injury is sufficiently severe to warrant instructing a specialist personal injury Solicitor to act on a No Win No Fee basis. Whilst there is no prescribed length of time that an injury must be present to become sufficiently severe, one would normally expect someone to suffer from pain or discomfort for a period of 4 weeks or more.

      As you appear to have recovered after 2 weeks, it may well be that you are not sufficiently seriously injured and that your Solicitor could not act for you.

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  48. Bradley

    I was working at Tesco around 14 months ago, someone went into the back of me on a fortlift truck (their fault) . I suffered with a minor back injury and was sent home from work. I did not receive medical attention but incident was wrote in the accident book. Could I still make a claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Yes, you could still seek to pursue a claim. The lack of medical evidence to support your claim could be a problem, so it would be wise to see your GP regarding any ongoing symptoms – if they are still present – and make sure that they are aware that the injury was caused in an accident at work 14 months ago.

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  49. Jane

    I was involved in an accident 12 months ago that was non fault I still have an open personal injury claim. Two weeks ago another drive hit the rear end of my car. Symptoms seemed to have worsened. Is it worth Persuing or will it affect my current claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      It would not effect your current claim to make a further claim for the 2nd accident. However, you would have to disclose the first incident and injury in the 2nd claim as you would only be able to claim for the exacerbation of the injuries sustained (of course, any new injuries that were not previously present could form part of the claim).

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  50. Danielle

    Hi. I was leaving my sisters new home last Saturday evening, and when I stepped off the curb to get to my car I fell down a pothole/dip in the road and badly grazed my knee and it’s still hurting now 5 days later. I couldn’t see the dip as the shadow from the car was covering it. I have photos of it: Do you think I have a claim please? And should I go to seek medical advice to help with my claim? I have just been taking pain killers but it’s not improving.
    Thank you

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    • Ian Morris

      You should certainly seek medical attention regarding your injury as should a claim then follow, you’ll need medical evidence to support your claim for compensation.

      Whether or not you have a valid claim for tripping accident compensation will depend on the nature of the pothole and cause of your fall. To this end, it would help if we could view your photographs and consider whether or not the pothole will lead to a valid claim for tripping accident compensation. Please forward your photographs to us at justice@direct2compensation.co.uk making mention of your comment on our website, in order that we can review the same and advise you in more detail.

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  51. Janis

    if I not have a GP and I was only at the hospital doctor can I still claim injury compensation?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Yes, if you have attended a Hospital it would not matter whether or not you have a GP. If you have been injured and wish to make a claim, please contact us to take this further.

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  52. Chloe

    I was hit by a car on predestian crossing November 2018 have minor injuries from the accident, I attended hospital on day it happened can I still make a cliam

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You are entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation with regards to the injuries and losses you incurred as a result of the accident in November 2018. UK law allows you a period of 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim, so you are well inside the legal claim period.

      To pursue your claim, you’ll need the vehicle registration details. If the vehicle didn’t stop and you don’t know who the driver was, as long as you reported the accident to the Police, you’ll be able to make a claim.

      Please call us on 01225430285 so that we can help you pursue your claim for compensation. Alternatively, please use the ‘start a claim’ page of our website to make your claim.

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  53. Shatora

    I was in a hit a run accident Monday, I haven’t seen a doctor yet because yesterday I received a call that my father had passed away. I had to drop everything and be with my family. I woke up today and it has been hard to move my neck and my lower back, and I’ve had a constant headache. Is it too late to file a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      No, it is not too late to pursue a claim for compensation. UK Law allows those injured by hit and run drivers the right to pursue a claim via the Motor Insurers Bureau ‘untraced driver’ scheme. Any claim must be made within 3 years, but it is always wise to make the claim at the earliest opportunity. You should make sure that the details of the hit and run accident are reported to the Police and your own vehicle insurers (if you were in a car at the time) and then contact us so that we can hand your claim to one of our specialist Solicitors to pursue for you on a No Win No Fee basis.

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  54. Jennifer

    I was in a rear end accident in April 2018. As a result, my neck and back are progressively getting worse. I thought I was sleeping wrong or using the wrong pillow. I just thought it would get better. I’m seeing my doctor this week. If it turns out I have a herniated disc (Which is what I’m afraid of) would I have a personal injury claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      As you were involved in a road traffic accident where your vehicle was hit from behind, it is likely that the impact of the collision would have caused you injury. Whilst the injury you sustained may have initially felt minor and Of course, the force of the collision will be relevant and it would need to have been a relatively big impact to cause a serious injury such as a herniated disc. That said, whatever diagnosis your Doctor makes regarding the injury you have sustained in the road traffic collision in April 2018, you can certainly pursue a claim for compensation.

      It is important that you make sure that you ask the GP to link your injury back to the car accident and if you have not suffered any other physical trauma in the period between then and now, it should not be difficult for your GP to make that connection.

      To pursue a claim for personal injury compensation after being injured in a road traffic accident, you simply need to be the non-fault party (which if you were hit from behind should be easy to demonstrate) and the vehicle registration details of the cars involved. To start your claim for personal injury compensation with us, simply call us on 01225430285 or if you prefer, use the ‘start a claim’ page of our website to get the ball rolling.

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  55. Mark

    I had an electric shock from a welder at work (270 volts) the earth cable was live (in theory, this is impossible). The accident has been recorded in the accident book and the welding set checked and proven to have been improperly maintained, I have seen a doctor and am ok in health form but still have muscle aches and pains. Is this something I could claim for?

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    • Ian Morris

      Injuries associated with electric shock incidents can cause ongoing symptoms and discomfort. Given the scenario you have described, I am of the view that you have a valid claim for compensation with strong prospects of success. The fact that the welding equipment has been examined and found to have been improperly maintained indicates employer negligence and is likely to enable you to succeed with a claim for compensation.

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  56. Jane

    I was slightly injured in a collision in the hospital car park, I was pregnant with twins and the steering wheel connected with my stomach on impact. I was admitted to hospital the same day for an emergency C section but this had nothing to do with the collision. My stomach was sore from the impact of the steering wheel. I also have a lower back problem that I am getting treatment for but not sure if this was because of the impact. The other driver was at fault and admitted full liability.

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    • Ian Morris

      We would be very happy to investigate a possible claim for compensation for you. If you were the non-fault party, it is likely that your lower back pain can be attributed to the collision and could be claimed for. If you would like to take this further with us, please use the ‘start a claim’ page of our site and we’ll call you to discuss this further with you.

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  57. Bridget Perkins

    I was at a neighbour’s house and they was cutting a tree down that fell down and hit me on the top of my head knocking me to the ground… However I didn’t seek medical attention but I still wish to seek injury compensation… Is that possible?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Yes, it is possible but the lack of medical evidence to support your claim will make it less than straightforward.

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  58. Daniel Cooper

    Hello, I had a work accident 4 months ago, I work in a busy aluminium foundry and got burned at the back of my neck. I was filling up a metal pot with scrap metal and then suddenly it spitted all over me. I was wearing my ppe, but that didn’t covered my neck. I didn’t go to my gp. But I took pictures of the wound. The accident was treated by a first aider and is written in the accident book. Do I have a chance to claim for this accident?

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    • Ian Morris

      Given your description of the incident, you may well have a valid claim for personal injury compensation. Although you were wearing the required PPE, it is possible that the PPE provided was not sufficient and this could be seen as employer negligence.

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  59. Jacqueline minte

    I was a patient in saint James hospital in Ireland last year when another patient punch me in the head for no reason, I had a witness, the police was call to the hospital and took a statement from me and the hospital put the patron on the next plane to Brunel. I had a head injury was sick lots of times, I still have nightmares, I was in hospital because I had bipolar I had a witness to say what happen, seen my head injury, I keep forgetting things and get lots of headaches.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Whether or not you can pursue a claim for compensation will depend on whether or not any regulations or laws regarding safety have been breached. As you were injured in Ireland, you will need to speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer working in the Irish legal system.

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  60. Sharon

    Hi I had an accident yesterday on the DLR railway the train jolted the floor was wet and I slipped over and wacked my head on the train door. The DLR guy took all the details and paramedics came but they said if I went to the hospital they wouldnt do anything. Today though I feel dizzy and really in pain with my ribs leg etc i spoke to my gp who said i have concussion whiplash etc. Do I still need to go to hospital or can I claim without a hospital report?

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    • Ian Morris

      If you have been to the GP, you do not need to also then attend a Hospital as the required medical evidence needed to support any claim for compensation will already be in place – supported by an Ambulance service report that would confirm attendance with you at the scene. It is good that the details of your accident were recorded by a DLR representative as this strengthens the evidence that would be needed to give you any chance of success with a claim.

      As the floor was wet and the wet caused you to slip, you may have a valid claim for compensation. We would like to investigate this further for you and invite you to use the ‘start a claim’ page on our website or call us on 01225430285.

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  61. Ian Morris

    It is interesting to see how things work in other legal jurisdictions. In the UK, which is where Direct2Compensation operates, any successful claim for personal injury compensation will enable the claimant to also recover their lost income and incurred costs caused by the accident on top of any settlement awarded for personal injury.

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  62. Rachel

    I was in a car crash last week where a man crashed into the side of my car where my airbags came out. I was so shuck over it and stressed of ringing insurance companies and I thought my constant headache and shoulder pain was from the stress and shock of losing my car, is it too late to seek medical attention and do I have a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      It is definitely not too late to seek medical attention for the injuries cause to you and you can certainly still make a claim. We would be very happy to help you pursue your claim even before you seek medical attention. It is not uncommon for people to self-medicate in the first week or two after an accident in the hope that symptoms will ease.

      We work with expert specialist Road Traffic Accident compensation Solicitors and can ensure that you get the very best chance of succeeding with your claim.

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  63. Sam

    My son was In a minor traffic accident with his dad, the solicitor is insisting on having his medical records but he didn’t attend the gp, why are they so adamant they need his medical history?
    Thank you

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    • Ian Morris

      They may require the medical records in order to prove that your Son was not already receiving medical treatment for any injury or damage that may be relevant to his claim.

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  64. Rachel

    I tripped on a pothole pavement and cut my knees and hands. I did not go to the doctors as they healed within a week and I self medicated. I have photos of the injury, pot hole and witnesses. I’ve contacted the council who deny liability. Can a lodge a claim form without medical evidence?

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    • Ian Morris

      You can make a claim for pothole and pavement trips without having had any medical treatment. However, in your case if the injuries have healed within a week, you may not have sufficient damages to enable a claim.

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  65. Jo

    I have been waiting for TUI to compensate me for an accident that happened in hotel grounds in October 2017, where a trail of cooking oil was spilt by worker outside reception area, I have been assigned a claim handler, who I’ve never been able to speak to, even though I was told in writing that I would have a direct line for, I am still waiting and am now taking them to court through Money Claim Online, I’m really unsure if I’m just wasting my time and money, as I have a report from rep, but was advised by the reception at hotel that doctor would only come out and see me if I was bleeding, I had banged my head badly but was not bleeding. Do I have a strong enough case?

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    • Ian Morris

      It would appear that you have a valid claim against TUI in this matter as they would have a vicarious liability for any negligent actions within the accommodation that they had placed you in.

      As with all matters relating to a claim for compensation, you may find that you get better results by instructing a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor to act for you. To that end, it may be worthwhile making further contact with us if you would like to speak to a specialist Solicitor regarding your situation. They would be able to offer some advice and if they felt it the right thing to do so, take on your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

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  66. Delyth

    I was walking in my local town and stepped on a loose paving slab, it caused me to twist my ankle and I fell forward heavily. I managed to protect myself from hitting my head as I put my hands out. I went to the hospital with ankle pain, had an X-ray but need to go back after swelling subsides. Few days after my neck and shoulders were painful along with mild knee discomfort. I didn’t log the neck and shoulder and knee pain when in hospital due to my ankle being very painful. My son has photos and video of the loose slab and I’ve now got cctv footage from 2 shops of my fall. With regards to my neck shoulder knee pain do these need to be logged to make a claim? Can I only claim for the ankle? Or will I be able to claim for every pain I’ve sustained even though only ankle was logged in hospital? Thanks

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    • Ian Morris

      It is not uncommon for some symptoms to develop 48-72 hours post accident, especially soft tissue injuries such as those you describe to your neck and shoulders. Clearly, when you fell your ankle injury was immediately apparent and obvious and it is understandable that you would have been completely focused on that when discussing the incident with Hospital staff. With regards to the upper body injuries that have since developed, it is likely to be ‘whiplash’ related given the mechanics of your fall. You should of course make a GP appointment to discuss these symptoms and ensure that you advise your GP that they developed as a result of your fall.

      It is good that you have photographs and video of the loose paving slab as that could provide important evidence to support any claim that may follow. We would certainly like to view these images and video footage and assist you to pursue a claim for tripping accident compensation.

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  67. Dominique

    Me and my two children were passengers in a car accident on 28/02/18. I had my children checked by a doctor at our local walk-in centre. We suffered days later with bad backs, necks and headaches for a while. I am still having problems with back pain. We used pain relief from the pharmacy and rest to recover. I haven’t been complaining to gp about my back and choose to get on with it. I did put a claim in with a solicitors on the day but i’m having a few issues with them. What can I do about my claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      If you are unhappy with your current Solicitors, you do have the right to switch your claim to a new specialist Solicitor with the expertise you need. However, before you do so, you should exhaust all other avenues with your existing Solicitor. To this end, you should make a formal complaint to them if you are not happy with them and allow them an opportunity to resolve your concerns. If they fail to do so, you should then contact us to so that we can look further in to this for you.

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  68. John

    If I am deemed to be at fault, even though I dispute this, can I still make a claim for soft tissue injuries from my own insurers?

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    • Ian Morris

      If the insurers have found you to be 100% liable, you will not be able to recover any damages. However, if you are only partially liable – say 50%, you could pursue a claim for 50% of the damages.

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  69. Maggie

    On July 31 2018 i slipped and fell on some ice cream at Smiths grocery store. The floor is cement so it was a hard fall. Im 64 yrs old, my knee hurts a lot and also continue having headaches. I haven’t been to a Doctor. The manager saw what happened and ran to help me up. Took me back to his office to fill out paper work, very concerned about my well being. I was very emotional. The insurance investigator kept telling me that she couldn’t get hold of the store video. So I contacted the store manager. All of a sudden she contacted me that she had the video. Its Oct 1 2018. Should I pursue the claim. Thank you. Maggie

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    • Ian Morris

      Given the nature of your fall and the cause of your slipping accident, we would recommend that you do pursue a claim for compensation in this matter. We would also strongly advise you to instruct a specialist personal injury compensation Solicitor – such as Direct2Compensation as you need to have quality representation and good advice to ensure that your claim has the best prospect of succeeding in this matter.

      If you haven’t already instructed a specialist Solicitor to act for you, why not use our ‘start a claim’ page to allow us to help you pursue this claim?

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  70. Angela

    I was injured on an aircraft when someone pulled a bag out of the overhead lockers which fell onto my head. My head was knocked forward and for a few minutes I was unable to hear. I was concussed and had a stiff neck for the next 3 days but didn’t see a doctor. Do I have a claim? Angela

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    • Ian Morris

      Sadly, I do not think you would succeed with a claim for compensation against the airline in this matter. Your injury was not caused by the actions of the airline, but by a careless passenger not taking appropriate care when removing their bag. As such, I can’t see how liability would attach to the airline.

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  71. Amy

    Hi, I was involved in a car crash 3 days ago which wasn’t my fault and sustained bruising to my sternum and many other bruises to my body as a direct result of the crash (bruises where the seatbelt was etc)- as I didn’t think the doctors could do anything, I haven’t gone but do I need to go to the doctors in order for my visit to go on my records to provide evidence of the injuries sustained by the crash?

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    • Ian Morris

      You do not ‘have’ to attend a GP or Hospital in order to pursue a claim for compensation after a car accident (or any other kind of accident) but as you may imagine, having your injuries professionally noted by a qualified medical practitioner will provide excellent evidence when it comes to settling a claim.

      In order to form a fair and appropriate value range for a compensation settlement, the full extent of any injuries must be demonstrable. Therefore, if you have medical records evidence to support your claim, it will help your Solicitor ensure that your claim value is appropriately taken in to account.

      It is not too late to attend the GP even though a few days may have passed since your accident and we would recommend that you make an appointment at the earliest opportunity.

      We would be very keen to speak with you to assist you with the pursuit of a claim for compensation in this matter. Please call us on 01225430285 so that we can answer any questions you may have and help you get your No Win No Fee claim started today.

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  72. James Watson

    My partner had an accident at work around 2 months back. She was pulling a cage of milk when one of the wheels got caught and the cage fell on her and crushed her leg which left her with bad bruising up her shin and thigh and a sore knee. The problem is, although she took a couple of days off afterwards to heal, she never actually visited a doctor for her injuries and went back to work as she couldn’t afford to rest any longer than that. She has since been getting sporadic pain behind her knee and is beginning to think it may be from the accident at work. There was an accident report filled out at the time and several witnesses who even helped lift the cage from on top of her. Is she eligible for compensation and would it affect her employment with this company?

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    • Ian Morris

      Your partner should make a Doctors appointment at the earliest opportunity. When seeing the GP it is important that she reports the cause of the injury and ongoing symptoms being the cage falling on her. It is good that an accident report book was completed and having witnesses will give her a good prospect of succeeding should she choose to make a claim for compensation.

      In this matter, a claim for compensation could succeed if it can be shown that there is an issue with the floor surface that is likely to cause cage wheels to be ‘jammed’ or caught up. With that in mind, we would like to know more about what happened and further advise about any possible claim for compensation.

      Many people have concerns about claiming against their employer and worry that by making a claim for compensation, they will lose their job. This is a myth as it is a legal right for any person injured in an accident that was not their fault to make a claim for compensation. In cases of accident at work compensation claims, any claim is made against the employers employer liability insurance and does not directly impact on the workplace.

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  73. James Strutton

    Hi I bent my fingers back at work picking up a gas cylinder. It was in July I didn’t go to doctors as I thought It would get better, it has not but no obvious signs of injury . I put it in the accident book but have since left the company .

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    • Ian Morris

      The fact that you have since left the employer is irrelevant and would have no bearing on any future claim you were to make. It is good that the injuries you sustained at work were recorded in an accident book as that provides some evidence as to what happened. Clearly, it would be wise to go to the GP and have the ongoing symptoms reviewed and noted.

      If you think that the injury could have been avoided if the employer had taken some additional action – such as training, provision of gloves or other tools, then there is a possibility of making a claim for the injuries to your fingers.

      If you would like to discuss this matter with us to find out more, please call us on 01225430285.

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  74. Liam Browne

    I had an accident at work involving getting my glove caught on a rotating metal bar on one of the machines. The other two machines at the workplace had protective plastic casing this one didn’t but that got changed the day after the accident. I sprained my wrist and had to go to the hospital to check for no further damage, this was 6 months ago, I visited my gp 3 months ago and earlier this week as pain at the gym and lifting still occurs. I have photos of the machine with no protective casing on and a copy of the accident book report. How strong is this claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      This sounds like a very strong claim to me and something our specialist accident at work Solicitors would like to pursue with a strong prospect of succeeding.

      If you would like to make a claim for this accident at work, we would like to help – please call us on 01225430285 or use our ‘start a claim’ page so that we can call you.

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  75. Emily

    Hello, I was in a car crash three weeks ago which wasn’t the drivers fault. I was in the passenger, I didn’t go to the doctors as I was too scared of what they would say and if they could do much but I’m still suffering back pains now. Is there still chance of going to the doctors and explaining I suffer anxiety and I was taking paracetamol but the pain still isn’t going?

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    • Ian Morris

      Self-medicating is acceptable in the first period post accident such as the initial 3-4 weeks as it is reasonable to hope the symptoms will ease and the use of over the counter medication such as ibuprofen to ease the pain is an acceptable way to reduce pain and discomfort. However, in the interests of any claim you should make a Doctors appointment to ensure that the details of your injuries are properly recorded and you could also discuss any anxiety or psychological injuries affected by the accident.

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  76. Jackie

    Hi My husband was hit front driver side and spun on way to work ( last Sept 2017), car was a right off and the driver of the other vehicle ( delivery driver) admitted liability at scene. Hubby was happy to walk away , other drivers insurance covered car. Since then hubby collapsed in work in Jan taken from work in ambulance to emergency , no one knows reason ( putting it down to sudden vertigo which he never had before), and has developed neck pain, has had xrays and been to GP and been given pain killers and anti inflammatories but I’m convinced its from car crash. We have pics and all details etc…. should he seek legal advise? is it too late….

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    • Ian Morris

      It is not too late to further investigate whether the ongoing health issues he is having post accident can be directly linked to the road traffic accident in September 2017 and this is something our specialist Road Traffic Accident Solicitors would gladly investigate for him.

      Either you or your Husband can call us on 01225430285 for further advice. The initial call would see us taking some basic information (vehicle registrations, location of accident and insurance ref if available) and then passing the details to the right specialist Solicitor who would then discuss the matter with you in greater detail and begin the process of seeking expert medical opinion.

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  77. Andy

    Hi, I’m seeking advice on making a claim. I was in an accident in school last year in my engineering classroom which the teacher was not present. I had injured my hand quite seriously with a pillar drill.
    Whilst changing the drill bit a colleague of mine had turned it on leading to my accident. I was treated by the school and didn’t go to visit my doctor. I would like to know if I am still eligible to make a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      Was your accident recorded within an accident book or incident reporting system at the school? If so, you could still look to pursue a claim. You can call us on 01225430285 to discuss this further.

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  78. Donata

    Hi, just wondering to get some advice. I had a Puva treatment for psoriasis on my palms and feet’s, which involves a UV light in hospital and it states it can get sunburn which is normal. Few weeks ago I mentioned to my nurse that after the treatment on my feets I was in pain as it was blisters and I could hardly walk so they stopped the treatment for few weeks and had a discussion with the doctor to continue on a lowest dose as it’s from beginning. Last Friday I had the lowest dose on my palms and feets and completely ruined my both hands so I needed to go to A&E the following morning. So I’m on sick leave at least for a week as they think it should clear within 7-10 days. Never experienced that sort of pain and as it’s on my both hands I hardly could even brush my hair. Thanks

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    • Ian Morris

      The scenario you describe could give an indication of medical negligence. As such, have you considered making a claim?

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  79. Daniella

    Hi. I was a passenger in an accident on the 25th June. Somebody in a company car pulled out on us and we went into the back of them. They admitted fault at the scene but are now denying it over insurance. It wasn’t a major crash but it did cause me some back pain, which I am still suffering now. I haven’t seen my doctor yet but will be going within this week or next. I didn’t originally go because I am in the early stages of pregnancy and didn’t want to cause any hassle for anybody if the back pain was due to pregnancy. The pain is still ongoing and quite severe now and I’m certain it’s not due to my pregnancy. Can I still make a claim from this accident or is it too late because I haven’t yet seen my doctor?

    Thanks

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    • Ian Morris

      Yes, you can still make a claim for compensation. It would be wise to now go to the Doctors and advise them of the accident and what symptoms you’ve had since the incident.

      To pursue a claim in this case, we would need the vehicle registration details for both parties. If you would like our help with a No Win No Fee claim for compensation, please use our ‘start a claim’ page or call us on 01225430285.

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  80. Sabrina

    We were out for dinner at a Carvery. My 3 year old tripped and fell (I am not 100% sure how it happened) and ended up with his tooth going through his lip. Waiting staff were watching and saw what happened, but when I asked them for help and a first aid kit none of them did anything to help and they simply told me to go in the bathroom to clean him up as they had no first aider here.

    Surely by law they should of had a first aid kit or someone to help? I cleaned the blood up and took him to hospital for treatment where had stitches in his lip.

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    • Ian Morris

      As things stand, it would not be possible to pursue a claim against the Carvery as you cannot identify any hazard or defect that caused your Son to trip and fall. As such, it is not possible to prove negligence on the part of the restaurant and their insurers would simply point out that no defect or hazard has been identified.

      Moving on to the lack of 1st aid trained staff and a 1st aid kit, it is something you would expect to have available in such an establishment – particularly a restaurant where it is foreseeable that people could sustain laceration or burn injuries whilst working there.

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  81. Ioana

    Hi

    Can you please advise what should I do after I fell in a drain hole. When I fell, half of my leg (up to the knee) was inside the drainer which is on the road. I was crossing the street to the car park where I work. There are no any zebra crossings or safe passage on that particular street.

    When I fell, a car just missed me and I was lucky because someone behind me ran and helped me to get out of the way. I was lucky as the driver saw me and managed to change direction to miss me.

    My knee and ankle were hurt and I had lots of bruises on my legs and the muscles an ligaments were injured. It is so painful, but after an X-ray, I found that nothing was broken.

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    • Ian Morris

      We would like to speak with you further about your accident in order to advise whether or not you have a valid claim for tripping accident compensation. On face value, it would appear that you should pursue a claim further and we would like to investigate this with you.

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  82. Jeff Rodgers

    I went to the ER because of a shoulder injury that occurred from a bike accident – I fell from the bike. An ambulance took me to the ER and I then had to sit in waiting room for 4.5 hours and they had a shift change during that time. Suddenly, Security guards approached me and asked me to go outside to talk, but I said that I just wanted to see a Doctor so I refused. Then three big security guys showed up and slammed me to the floor – I was screaming in pain, but they cuffed me and took me out through the doors. The Security guys really hurt my shoulder and seemed to be picking me up to intentional hurt me. They called the Police and said they wanted me charged with trespassing. The Police said they can’t do that cause I was seeking medical treatment and they ended up taken me to another Hospital where they found I had a Grade 3 ac shoulder separation. I’m seeking a lawyer can you help?

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    • Ian Morris

      In the UK, such action by the Hospital security staff would most likely be seen as criminal assault. Did you speak to the Police to see what their view was of the way you were treated?

      In UK law, if you are injured as the result of a criminal assault, you can seek to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which is a tax payer funded government scheme that provides a route to compensation for those injured by assault. There could also be an option to sue the Health Authority responsible for the Hospital with regards to professional negligence by their security.

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  83. Kirsty

    Hi whilst staying at a UK holiday park chalet style apartment with big heavy patio sliding doors, we had just arrived I put my 9month old lay on the floor to play with his toys safely whilst I was unpacking his things into a cupboard, my daughter has gone to leave the chalet she has slid the door a few inches when she shouted me to say the door was stuck IV turnerld and looked and the door was off at the top, Iv immediately screamed and ran for my son,and as IV swooshed him to one side out of the way the door has fell and hit my head and trapped my hand my daughters hand also got trapped and injured, my son managed to get away with just a bruise on his knee where he his oxygen regulated when I swooshed him out of harm’s way if I would have been a second longer he would have no doubt in my mind been crushed to death, I have pictures, the maintenance man who came to fit it said the runner had gone on the bottom and replaced it.. do we have a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      We should definitely place the details of this accident to our specialist Solicitors. We couldn’t at this stage state for certain whether or not you would succeed with your claims, but it is clear that there is sufficient information within your description of the incident to warrant making a claim for compensation – both for yourself and your daughter. It sounds as if your Son was extremely fortunate and managed to avoid injury.

      To successfully defend this claim, the holiday company will have to demonstrate that they carry out adequate maintenance inspections to each chalet and that the doors and sliding mechanisms of the chalet in which you were injured (particularly the door that caused your injury) had been recently checked and inspected. It is unlikely that they will be able to defend such a claim.

      We would very much like to put your claims to our Solicitors and allow them to advise you and pursue your claims on a No Win No Fee basis.

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  84. Stacey

    Hello, Mother had a fall on ice at a supermarket and had minor knee and buttock injuries. Said supermarket has accepted liability and their insurers would like her to attend an independent medical as well as allow consent for medical records. Mother does not wish to be poked and prodded by someone she does not know and does not wish to give consent to accessing her medical notes. Where do I go from her to help with her claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      The reason that the insurers dealing with this claim have requested that she provides medical records and has an assessment is to enable them to make sure that your Mother is not attempting to claim for a pre-existing condition and in order that they can form a proper valuation of the injury and subsequent settlement offer.

      Your Mother needs to appreciate that she will not be ‘poked’ or ‘prodded’ but will see a specialist Doctor, usually a GP with expertise in the area relevant to her injury who will see her, with sight of her medical records. The specialist Doctor will discuss the accident, the initial symptoms and ongoing discomfort or pain and will carry out a brief assessment of your Mother – mostly with regards to the mobility and stability of the affected areas – and then write a report for the Insurers that will contain a confirmation of the injuries sustained, whether or not a full recovery has been made and if not, whether a full recovery will be made in time.

      It is from this vital medical evidence that a fair valuation can be reached on the claim. If your Mother refuses to attend such a medical, the insurers will most likely offer an extremely low settlement and your Mother would have no grounds to demand more.

      This issue is one of the main reasons why you should hire a personal injury Solicitor to represent you during a claim. A specialist Solicitor would have been able to discuss this with your Mother and give her the understanding and confidence to trust in the claims process and attend any medical.

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  85. Emma Thompson-Hill

    I was in a car accident this morning and suffered with back pain straight away, however I haven’t been to the drs. If I go tomorrow or later on in the week will I still be able to make a claim? The pain has got worse as the day has gone on.

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    • Ian Morris

      You can certainly make a claim for car accident compensation with us, even if you do not go to the Doctors immediately or within the first few days. It is common for people who have been in a car accident to not immediately go to the Doctors or a Hospital for a variety of reasons including shock or the loss of use of their vehicle due to the damage caused in the accident. Many people who are injured in a car accident notice immediate discomfort but want to give themselves a little time to see whether their pains increase or begin to subside. Of course, if serious injuries are obviously present, medical treatment will be sought urgently, but with soft tissue injuries such as whiplash and those commonly sustained in a road traffic accident, the symptoms and discomfort often begin to show a few hours after the incident. Sadly there is no magic pill or cream that will remove the symptoms of back pain or whiplash caused in a car accident but it is important to make sure that you do see your GP and get your injuries recorded and assessed by a medical professional.

      The most important thing to do is to make sure that you have a full record of the details of any vehicles involved – particularly the registration numbers of the cars, the location of the accident and date and time of the collision. This information is vital evidence that will support your claim for compensation.

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  86. Ian Morris

    Unfortunately, the strict law of limitation only allows a maximum period of 3 years from the date of an accident or 3 years from the date of diagnosis of a work related health condition in which you can make a claim for compensation.

    With this in mind, we believe you are statute barred and therefore unable to take any action against your former employer.

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  87. Hazel Smith

    I was going with a family member/ friend and my son to the grocery store on 10/29/2017 in the process of going we get into an accident, she was in the right & the person was in the wrong. Not thinking at the time in a panic son suffered a wound across his forehead & I’ve been having migraines but haven’t been to Dr. There’s a police report stating my son injuries plus they were under the same insurance company how can I go by filing a claim? Or can I file a claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      It is often the case that someone will self-medicate for a while after an accident, especially a car accident where there is no obvious immediate trauma. In your case, it would be wise to now seek the attention of your Doctor and discuss your headaches and the recent road traffic collision with them.
      You can certainly file a claim for car accident compensation and should seek the services of a specialist Solicitor like Direct2Compensation to act for you.

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  88. Kawsar

    I have been involved in a bus accident which collided with a car but carried on driving and picking up speed and going to oncoming lane and hitting other cars and not trying to stop causing everyone to think it was a terror attack and press the emergency button to jump off but the buttons did not work during this i hurt my knee and my neck but it isn’t severe pain it is pain that i can sleep off with couple paracetamol but i still feel traumatised from the even and there is video footage of the bus hitting cars and carrying on driving and i have proof that i was in the bus even tho i didn’t sustain critical damage can i still claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You can certainly claim compensation for bus and coach accidents and we have expert staff here ready to help you do just that.

      It would be wise to see your GP in order to get the injury to your knee and the damage to your neck checked and recorded as this will give you important medical evidence to support your claim later on during the claims process.

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  89. Barry Preston

    I had an accident in February but because of commitments I had I couldn’t actually go to the doctor’s til a week later. I sustained neck and shoulder injury and also my thumb on my left-hand was jarred in the steering wheel. I consulted my niece who is a nurse and she told me to put ice in a towel and put it on my hand and also take ibuprofen and buy a support which I did. When I went to the doctor’s my hand wasn’t hurting as much as in the beginning but I still had the hand support on it. I told him I had been self medicating and he told me to continue with this however he only recorded the injury to my neck and shoulder. Again I went away on holiday and this was ruined as I couldn’t use my left hand and do the things we had planned on return I went to see a physiotherapist who thought they may have been a hairline fracture to my hand sent me back to my doctor’s and asked for an x-ray I have since had acupuncture and injections to my hand I have consulted a solicitor and he told me as there is a break in between going to the doctor initially and then seeing the physiotherapist and the lack of mention by my doctor initially he tells me I will not be able to claim for the hand injury can you please advise? thank you.

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    • Ian Morris

      Medical evidence is vital in a claim for personal injury compensation in terms of being able to ensure that a full and fair settlement valuation is reached when the claim is finally settled. Medical evidence in the form of Doctors records and details of any treatments will be used in conjunction with a medical experts report and it is from this that the extent of the injury element of the settlement value will be reached.

      The lack of any record on your medical notes relating to the thumb/hand injury could well cause you difficulty in demonstrating that any injury you had with regards to that part of your body is linked to the accident in February. As you can probably imagine, a defendant insurer will immediately pick up on the fact that you didn’t present with any hand injury problems (in terms of medical notes) at the time of your first Doctors appointment and that it was only a while later and after a Holiday. Rightly or wrongly, the defendant insurer will likely allege that the thumb/hand injury was caused at a different time.

      With this in mind, it maybe worth returning to see your Doctor to explain the situation and see if they can remember offering you the verbal advice to continue with your self-medication of the injury. If they do and are willing to state the same, then that could open up your access to claiming damages for the thumb injury as well as the neck and shoulder damage.

      Your Solicitor can also seek to put forward an offer to settle the thumb/wrist injury without any medical evidence alongside settling your claim for the shoulder and neck injuries on the basis of a medical report.

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  90. nessa

    I slipped down wet stairs at work not long ago, whilst the cleaner was cleaning and he was the only one who saw my fall and was in shock as it was pretty nasty. When I slipped, I immediately got up as I was in shock, embarrassed and didn’t think I was too injured and then proceeded to start my shift.

    I did notify my manager as soon as possible but as I was still in shock, I wasn’t able to explain what happened properly and this was overlooked and not recorded as an accident.

    2 hours into my shift and I begin to feel immense pain in my neck, lower back, elbow and upper body and have bruises on my hand. I then notify another floor manager of what had happened and that I need to seek medical help asap. She then notified the manager that I reported it to first and he lodged it in the accident book, that I signed.

    From what I recall I don’t remember seeing a ‘caution’ sign as i was going down the stairs (before my accident) as I’m not exactly looking to slip when I go to work. However as I went up the stairs (after my accident) I noticed it then.

    The same day I went to my GP who stated it was soft tissue injury and has given me pain killers and also told me to rest.

    My manager looked at CCTV, but where I fell has no CCTV cover and my only witness is the cleaner.

    Do I have a claim for injury?

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    • Ian Morris

      There is certainly sufficient in your description of your slipping accident to give rise to pursuing a claim for compensation against the employer.

      In an ideal world, you would have reported the accident immediately and noted the lack of hazard signs, but clearly, when you fall heavily and are embarrassed and in pain, you don’t always think straight.

      We would be happy to pursue this claim further for you and see what defence your employer and their insurers can mount.

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  91. David Marshall

    Hi i was standing waiting to cross the road standing on the pavement when a transit van mounted the pavement and ran right over my foot. I also hit my head and chin on the side of the van and received some bruising to my chin and cuts to both my hands. I received hospital treatment for my injuries, the tendons on my foot my were was badly swollen I now using crutches with difficulty and I’ve been told to rest it for 2-3 weeks so the swelling can go down.

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    • Ian Morris

      The road traffic accident you mention sounds very nasty and given that you were a pedestrian injured by a van hitting you whilst on the pavement, I would anticipate that any claim you wished to make for compensation would have strong prospects of success.

      If you have the details of the vehicle that hit you, our specialist Solicitors can run a standard No Win No Fee claim for you via the insurance portal and pursue the insurers of said van. If you do not know the details of the vehicle – if it was a hit and run for example – we can still assist with a No Win No Fee claim. This would however be pursued via the Motor Insurers Bureau uninsured or untraced driver claims scheme.

      Your injuries sound painful and the value of your claim would certainly make it worthwhile you pursuing this further. You would pay nothing whatsoever should your claim fail and you’d stand to benefit from a considerable compensation settlement if you were to succeed.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

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  92. felicity

    I had an injury while I was giving birth. The hospital has hidden my patient file. What can I do?

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    • Ian Morris

      I am sorry to hear of your situation. In the UK, patients have a legal right to access their hospital/medical records and this can be enforced legally if the patient is denied access.

      If you think that the injury you sustained was by way of negligence rather than just an unfortunate natural incident, you could investigate your prospects of a clinical negligence claim. Clinical Negligence is a very specialised area of personal injury law and as such, I would recommend that you seek the assistance of a specialist in this area if you wish to take such an enquiry further.

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  93. Nicole & Jonathan

    Myself and my partner were involved in a car accident on Friday 2nd June, we were hit from behind by a 4×4 whilst in traffic, the driver stopped and admitted liability straight away, he has asked that we deal with the damage to the car privately which we are in the process of giving him the chance to pay for this before we go through the insurance.

    immediately after the incident myself and my partner felt pain in our necks and suffered headaches for the rest of the day. Since the incident we have both has sore backs/ necks, we have been taking pain killers for this.

    Can we make a claim ?

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    • Ian Morris

      Thank you for your question. This is a nice and easy one to answer in that yes, you are both fully entitled to pursue a claim for compensation as a result of the injuries you sustained in the car accident last Friday.

      It does not matter (at this stage) if you have not yet seen a GP or been to an NHS clinic for treatment regarding the injuries, but it would be a good idea to present for medical treatment at some stage. Of course, the only way you can pursue a claim for injury compensation for the symptoms you describe (which sounds like typical road traffic accident soft tissue injuries such as whiplash etc) would be by instructing a No Win No Fee solicitor to act for you. This would see you having to pursue a claim against the 3rd party drivers insurance.

      I appreciate that you are allowing the 3rd party driver the chance to pay for your vehicle damage personally, most likely as they wish to protect their No Claims Bonus or Insurance Premiums. Of course, if you opt to pursue a claim for the injuries their insurers will be aware and as such, his desire to pay for your vehicle repairs may be reduced.

      That said, there is no need for you to place concerns as to his situation ahead of your own needs or injuries. Claiming compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident can assist in more ways than simply receiving a financial settlement for the injuries or losses sustained. If you win your claim (and on the basis of what you have said, there is every chance that you would succeed), you can claim compensation for the injuries, recover any costs or expenses and also look to access rehabilitation therapies (physiotherapy, osteopathy etc) at the cost of the 3rd party and this has been proven to greatly increase recovery times.

      We’d love to assist you with a claim for compensation and have some of the best Road Traffic Accident compensation solicitors working for our clients.

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  94. Nadine

    Last year I was on a bus on my way to work I was sat at front of the bus where the single seat is with the glass, it had been raining most of that morning and previous night so roads were a little slippy, the driver had drove towards some traffic lights and car in front didn’t put it’s hazard/break lights on in enough time for the driver to see that she was stopping. Anyways he ended up trying to break as quickly as possible and we crashed into the back of her and as that happened my face smacked of the glass in front of the seat and really hurt my cheek bone and mouth to the point of having headaches. I had a little whiplash but did not seek medical help as I know whiplash isn’t really treated and couldn’t afford the time off work to go could I still claim for being injured without seeking medical help?

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    • Ian Morris

      A claimant does not have to have sought medical treatment for their injuries in order to succeed with a claim for personal injury compensation, but as you will appreciate, having medical evidence such as Doctors records in place does help a Solicitor when it comes to demonstrating the severity of an injury.

      In your case, you can still look to pursue a claim for compensation for the injuries you sustained and this is something we would be happy to assist you with.

      The strength of your case will rest on a few different factors, but one of them will be proving that you were on the bus at the time of the collision. Hopefully the bus driver took your details at the time or you subsequently contacted the bus company to report the details of the accident and any physical injuries you were suffering from? Our article on bus accident claims goes into more detail.

      We look forward to assisting you.

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  95. Lauren Johnson

    Hi,

    I’m currently 27 weeks pregnant and work as an administrator for a large utilities company. Yesterday I was left alone in the office again as one colleague was off sick and my managers were away at meetings when a filing cabinet full of files dropped onto my foot.
    I had to go and find someone to help as the rest of my company all work 4-5 offices down the corridor and are on different contracts to me.
    I filled in the accident book and went home after feeling quite shook up at the fact that it could’ve hit my belly.
    The filing cabinet is unstable and has been put together wrong, something that my managers are aware of!
    Also in my expectant mothers risk assessment it clearly states if I am to be left alone in the office someone should be checking in me on regularly, this has never happened once.

    Do I have grounds to claim?

    Thank you,

    Lauren

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    • Ian Morris

      Lauren

      Thank you for visiting our website and submitting a contact enquiry request as well as stating what happened to you.

      As you know, we have now spoken with you and submitted your claim to our specialist Solicitors.

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  96. Gail Longley

    I work in a shopping centre, I was collecting food waste in buckets from Frankie& Benny’s. They had bags of rubbish and cardboard boxes in their walkway to their firedoors. I was carrying two full buckets of waste food out and got my foot caught in the rubbish that was left there. I fell and hurt my wrist and knee. Security have my fall on tape and my team leader as pictures of the bags of rubbish and boxes left there. I had an icepack applied to my wrist by a firstaider at work but didn’t notice the bruise on my knee until I took my trousers off at home. Work also as a picture of my knee. Don’t really know if I can make a claim or not, hope you can advise.

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    • Ian Morris

      Gail

      Given the description you have provided of your accident, our view is that you most definitely have a viable claim for compensation here. Leaving rubbish in an area that staff need to walk through is creating a hazard in the workplace. As such, when you have then caught your foot in the litter and been caused to fall and sustain injury, the employer responsible for allowing the rubbish to be in that area is then responsible for your injuries. This was a completely avoidable accident and should not have happened. Leaving rubbish littering a working area is inexcusable and simply creates a foreseeable risk of injury to people trying to go about their work.

      We would be very keen to pursue this claim for you Gail. Please call me on 01225430285 or email me your number (justice@direct2compensation.co.uk) and we’ll then be able to help you understand your rights and how the claims process works.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

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  97. Emma Hopkins

    Hi, I had an accident on Friday (today is Monday) as another driver drove into the back of me as I was stationary waiting to turn right into a car park. The driver admitted responsibility for the accident and apologised, my car had a scratch on it and at the time myself & my car passengers felt fine but since Sunday evening my left shoulder and my neck/back have been hurting me really bad , I tried today on several occasions to call my gp but the line was very busy , I am ringing again tomorrow to get an appointment as I need it to be looked at. Me and the other driver didn’t exchange insurance details or anything although I did make a note of the registration number and make & model of the other drivers car, and I thought that would be the end of it but since getting this trouble with my shoulder & neck I’m wondering if I have a claim ? I personally think it’s a bad case of whiplash but will wait for my gp to confirm that.
    Thanks for your help

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    • Ian Morris

      What you describe, is very much in keeping with a vast majority of our claimants who have been involved in accidents like yours. When people have car accidents like yours, they often feel fine at the time and don’t feel any symptoms of injury at all. However, with whiplash related injuries, it is often the case that symptoms start to present 24-48 hours later and in the way you describe – painful shoulders, upper back and soreness in the neck area.

      You have done the right thing in terms of taking a note of the registration number of the 3rd party vehicle. Of course, you may wish to inform your insurers about the damage to your car and they can then deal with that. I would however, keep any injury claim separate – your insurers can handle this, but experience shows us that claimants get a better outcome when using a specialist injury compensation solicitor to manage such matters.

      We would be very happy to help you make a claim for whiplash compensation as a result of this road traffic accident. We could also do the same for any of the passengers – if they are suffering in a similar way to yourself.

      May I suggest that you call us on 01225430285 so that we can discuss this in detail, explain the claims process and help you get this up and running.

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  98. Blaine Carline

    Hi. I was in a car accident 2 weeks ago in my works van, a woman drove out of a junction I was passing and hit the side of the van at about 30-40 mph. I was quite shook up at the time and felt no injuries, up until recently. I’m getting pain in my back especially in the mornings and evenings but haven’t seen a doctor yet. I’ve been self medicating just to take the edge off so its more comfortable to go to work. I’m going to the doctors asap and wondered if I’m in a position to make some sort of claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      You can definitely pursue a claim for compensation here. The fact that you have self-medicated for 2 weeks is totally understandable and something we are used to seeing. The common symptoms from Road Traffic Accidents such as yours often don’t appear for a few days after the accident and then become steadily worse before they become better.

      You should go to the GP as soon as possible, but don’t delay making your claim for compensation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  99. Ross Little

    Hi, I was at Homebase when I picked up a paving slab that was on a rack ‘at head height’. The slab crumbled and a large piece crashed onto my head narrowly missing my young daughter who was standing beside me. I was left with a bump and some reddening to my head and face. I was left in pain and shock. The accident was recorded in the stores accident report book and I took photos of my injuries. However I did not attend the doctors, I just self medicated with paracetamol and Ibuprofen. I already had a couple of days off from work due to annual leave booked and in place so I didn’t need to take any time off sick from my employment.
    I have a copy of the accident report and photos of the injury.
    The incident occurred in July 2015, it is now February 2017. Can I still claim and is it likely to succeed?
    Thank you

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    • Ian Morris

      From what you have said, I think you’d have every chance of succeeding with a claim for compensation on this one. Although you have self-medicated and not seen a GP, the accident book entry you made at the time plus the supporting photographs you have will prove matters.

      As your accident happened in July 2015, you have until July 2018 to pursue the claim. Whilst there is still plenty of time left, I would recommend that you don’t leave it much longer.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

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  100. Jessica

    I was in a car accident on the 23/08/16, women hit me from behind while I was sitting in traffic. Wasn’t going very fast about 5 miles but then she drove off. I got her number plate and she accepted responsibility and I have just had the bump fixed. I was asked at the time if me or any of my passengers received any injury. I answered no; but since about a week after the accident I have slowly been getting a pain in my shoulder and back which gets worse of an evening; someone advised it could be whiplash. Can I still put in a claim a month after accident when I already said there was no injury? As you can see I am writing this message at 2.45am as struggling to sleep. I have not seen a doctor and have been self medicating as I have not had the time due to my son having lots of hospital appointments and CT scans unrelated to the accident and I am also my mums full time carer.

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    • Ian Morris

      Jessica

      Hi, thank you for sharing your road traffic accident story. What you state is a common occurrence when it comes to injuries manifesting themselves after a Road Traffic Accident in that it is often the case that the symptoms that come from injuries such as whiplash develop in the days and weeks after the initial incident that caused them.

      What is key here is that you reported the accident to your insurers and have had your damaged vehicle repaired. This confirms that there was a collision and that the collision was of sufficient force to damage your vehicle and therefore cause you injury. We would be very happy to assist you with a claim for whiplash injury compensation and have some really expert solicitors who can help you with this. Another benefit of claiming whiplash compensation is that we may well be able to obtain some really good rehabilitation therapies for you. You can read more about the rehabilitation therapies you can expect to receive when claiming whiplash compensation by clicking here.

      Given that the person who caused this accident has already admitted liability, it should be a straight forward matter to succeed with your claim and we have every confidence that our specialist whiplash solicitors would settle your claim in your favour.

      We look forward to helping you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  101. Loretta Gibson

    I was sitting in my car at a convenience store, this lady pulled up by the newspaper stand. She gets out of her vehicle to purchase a newspaper. She forgot to put her vehicle completely in park after getting out of the vehicle. The vehicle starts rolling towards me and it strikes my driver’s side door. She finally gets in her vehicle and pulls the vehicle back. She comes over and ask if I’m alright. I was very shooken up and was crying and shaking I also had a panic attack at the time of the accident. I had called the lady I work for and told her I had been in an accident.

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    • Ian Morris

      Loretta

      The situation you describe would certainly leave good grounds to make a claim for whiplash injury car accident compensation. Whilst you were in a stationary vehicle and hit by an unmanned vehicle rolling by means of gravity, there is known scientific and medical evidence to support the fact that such an accident scenario can caused both physical and emotional injury.

      At Direct2Compensation, we’ve made many such successful claims for our clients.

      I wish you all the best and hope that we are able to help you too.

      Ian

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  102. Sarah

    Hi my two year old son tripped on raised flags in front path, i had pointed out in past to council that the path is full of trip hazards who have failed to fix them as i rent council house, i have pics of his head of his really nasty bump. I’ve contacted council who have not yet bothered to reply! Do i have chance of claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      Sarah

      I am sorry to hear about your Son’s accident. We would certainly be willing to look in to pursuing a no win no fee claim for your son. Your Son has been injured after tripping on the raised edge of a flagstone on a council owned footpath. Therefore, he may well have a strong claim for compensation against the local authority in question. As you have previously reported the raised flagstones as a hazard to the council and they have failed to inspect or repair them, the claim will succeed if we can demonstrate that the flagstones are sufficiently raised with a tripping hazard that can be shown as dangerous. Claims for tripping accident compensation will succeed when a tripping hazard is 2.5cm or 1 inch in height/depth and when they have been in situ for 6 months or longer.

      To find out more about whether a claim for tripping accident compensation will succeed, please look at this article

      You mention that you have taken photographs of the injuries to your Son’s head. I would also suggest that you take some photographs of the raised flagstones before they are repaired or removed. Whilst taking such photographs, it would help to take a close up of the edge of the slab that your Son tripped on and place a tape measure or a 50p coin against the edge to give a measurement of the exposed edge of the hazard. Even if the edge is below 2.5cm or 1 inch, you can still succeed with a claim if it can be shown that the council were aware that the flagstones were hazardous and a young child, elderly person or someone with a disability used the pathway and would therefore need as safe a surface as possible.

      Please get in contact with us so that we can discuss this with you.
      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  103. chris thorley

    i had accident at work but didn’t go to hospital i was carrying 105 kg window unit with another person, but should i have been carrying that weight i’m sure the unit was above that weight. it’s cut my nose and top lip and twisted my ankle.

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    • Ian Morris

      Chris

      Hi, I am sorry to read that you have been injured in an accident at work. On the basis of what you have said, it would seem that your employer will have some questions to answer here. My initial view (although I must add that we would need to speak with you in greater detail to find out more about the situation to confirm this initial view) is that your employer may well be liable in terms of employer negligence regarding their obligations to protect your health and safety whilst at work. To this end, we would be happy to help you pursue a No Win No Fee claim for compensation against them.

      A weight of 105KGs is above the safe carrying weight for 2 people and as such, if your employer is expecting you to lift and move such items without adequate assistance, they are likely to be liable for any accident you have whilst attempting to carry out such a task. Your employer should be providing trolleys or hoists to items of such a weight. Has your employer provided any manual handling/safe lifting training to you or your colleagues? You mention that you have not been to Hospital and whilst it would be a good idea to seek medical treatment and ensure that your injuries are recorded on your medical records, it is not the be all and end all when it comes to making a claim for compensation after an accident at work. The most important thing you should do is to make sure that your employer has recorded the details of your accident within an accident book or incident report log. You can ask them to do this now even if the accident happened a few weeks or even months ago. Take a look at what to do if they refuse to record the details or deny you access to an accident book.

      We would very much like to speak with you to find out more about your situation and be in a position to properly assess the prospects of succeeding if any claim were to be pursued.

      We look forward to helping you with your claim for accident at work compensation.

      Regards

      Ian

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  104. Fiona

    Do I have to let the company know I am putting a claim in against them?

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    • Ian Morris

      Fiona

      Hi, good question! Many people are really concerned about making a personal injury compensation claim against the company that they work for as they feel worried that they will be treated poorly for doing so.

      However, you are under no obligation at all to discuss any aspect of claiming compensation with your employer as you can request that they direct any queries or correspondence about any claim you make directly to your specialist Solicitor. Of course, someone at your workplace will be aware that a claim has been made as they will have to put their side of the story forwards – whether they choose to deny employer liability and defend the claim against them or accept liability and enter in to negotiations to settle the claim. However, the people that are aware must not discuss this matter with the general workforce, your colleagues or anyone unrelated to the handling of such matters.

      If you haven’t already made your claim, we’d be more than happy to help you and investigate this for you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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