What are the majority of compensation claims for?
It is difficult to answer what the majority of compensation claims are made for as there are just so many different kinds.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we help people with a wide variety of compensation claims, for example:
- Accidents as a result of road traffic collisions
- Injuries at work
- Industrial disease claims
- Accidents in public places
- Road Traffic Collisions
Arguably the most common type of compensation claims involve road traffic collisions. With so many people driving and taking to the roads on push bikes there is obviously going to be an increase in the number of accidents and injuries occurring.
When something tragic like a road traffic collision takes place it is common for the injured party to try and seek compensation for the injuries they have sustained. This is when they tend to turn to a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
This is because they know that the AAH has a lot of experience of compensation claims in this field. We can help:
- Drivers of the vehicles involved in an road traffic collision (assuming the accident was not your fault)
- Passengers (it does not matter if you were the passenger in the vehicle which caused the accident, or the passenger in another vehicle)
- Other innocent road users
Other, more specialised, types of compensation claims that Accident Advice Helpline can assist with involve clinical negligence cases.
These can take a wide variety of forms including:
- Misdiagnosis of a condition (for example, passing a broken bone off as a simple strain which means it was not treated correctly)
- Failure to diagnose a condition correctly
- Providing the wrong form of treatment (this could be a doctor prescribing the wrong medication, perhaps ignoring that a patient is known to have an allergy to a particular type of medicine, providing the wrong amount of a drug or in the case of a pharmacist incorrectly dispensing a drug)
- Not providing sufficient information to gain informed consent from a patient prior to a procedure
- Errors made during surgery (both elective or emergency)
- Dental errors
- Cosmetic surgery errors
- Anaesthetic errors
- Birth defects
While this is a highly specialised area which requires a great deal of information and knowledge, Accident Advice Helpline are still able to assist as we have a dedicated team of specialists who work with us. Therefore, if you employ the services of a member of our team, you can be assured that you are getting the very best there is to offer in terms of legal advice, care and attention.
Making a Claim
In order to make a claim you will need to establish if you are eligible to do so. You can do this quickly and easily by taking out 30 second test, which you will find on our website. Simply answer the questions and we can let you know immediately if you could make a claim.