Injuries and accidents are quite common. They can happen anywhere, anytime and with anyone. Another thing that is common about personal injuries is that if it happened due to another person’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to seek personal injury compensation.
There are a number of causes of injuries and accidents. Common causes include:
– negligent act
– faulty equipment or product
– unforeseen circumstances
Whether you have suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence or as a result of a defective product, it is important that you seek medical attention. If you receive prompt medical attention, you will have better chances of making full recovery quickly. Another thing is that you will be able to get your injuries documented which can be quite helpful when it comes to making a compensation claim.
If it can be established that you got involved in an accident because someone else had been negligent, you must consider seeking legal advice. There are many different types of personal injuries and accidents that can give rise to potential injury claims. Common types of injury claims include the following:
Road Accident Claims
There are many different types of road accidents for which a compensation claim can be made. For example, you can make a claim if you had been involved in an accident as a driver, pedestrian, motorbike rider, cyclist, passenger or even as a motorcycle pillion. Some of the common causes of road accidents include driver error, drunken driving, mechanical failure, cell phone use, distractions and poor road conditions.
Work Accident Claims
Accidents at the workplace are quite common. In the UK, the majority of work accidents happen within the construction industry. But, other industries such as manufacturing, engineering, transportation and warehousing also considered as some of the dangerous industries to work in. Although not very common, but work accidents also take place in offices, schools and factories.
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence occurs when a patient is harmed whilst receiving care or treatment in a hospital, clinic or medical establishment. Medical negligence claims can stem from surgical errors, anaesthetic awareness, birth injuries to mother or baby, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, etc.
Public Liability Claims
Any person who has suffered injuries on a public property may be entitled to claim compensation. Occupiers of premises and properties which are open to the general public have a duty of care and that is to protect the health and safety of members of the public whilst on their property. This includes public places such as parks, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and car parks.