Most of us will have the occasional accident during our lifetime. In most cases, the injuries we receive will be mild, and we may even get away with nothing but a bruised ego. However, in some instances, we may be involved in an accident that was not our fault. Someone else may be inattentive, negligent or fail to follow health and safety rules in the workplace. Any kind of negligence may lead to you being eligible for compensation if an incident results in you being injured.
It doesn’t matter how minor those injuries are, either. Many people decide not to claim for mild whiplash they receive in a car accident, for instance. Others may not realise they could claim for bruising caused when they slipped over on a wet patch on a shop floor, even though there were no warning signs indicating the wet patch was even there.
Was someone else negligent?
This is the most important question that must be answered if you are to make a claim. It is not enough for you to be completely innocent in the situation. You must be able to prove a third party was at fault for causing the accident.
This may mean another driver wasn’t paying proper attention and drove into you, whether you were on a bike, in another car or even walking across the road on a crossing at the time. It might also mean you were injured at work because your employer did not provide safety guards on the machinery, or did not train you properly. These are just examples, and thankfully they are all rare. However, things can go wrong anytime, as we all know.
Are you eligible for compensation?
You can find out if you are by calling Accident Advice Helpline now. We have been answering that question for thousands of callers for over 16 years, and now we can provide an answer for you as well.
When you call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, you can speak with a trained advisor who will take you through your situation so they can get the pertinent information they need. If you can make a claim and you are eligible for compensation, one of our expert personal injury lawyers will proceed with your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis if you decide to go ahead.
Date Published: February 7, 2017
Author: Rob Steen