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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim jargon buster: Breach


    As part of the service with Accident Advice Helpline, you can expect the claim process to be made as transparent and as straightforward as possible. That’s one of the reasons why we publish handy guides, so that our potential clients can easily access straightforward information on exactly how the claim process works.

    What does a breach mean?

    A breach in legal terms is fairly similar to its meaning in everyday English; it simply translates as failing to act upon or observe a regulation, law, agreement or code of conduct.

    In the context of personal injury claims, it usually refers to the conditions of a contract being broken and may give rise to a number of legal remedies such as damages or specific performance.

    Damages or specific performance simply refers to financial remuneration for a wrong suffered  or to carry out a deed which was requested as part of a contract.

    Employment law and public liability claims

    When used in relation to personal injury claims, a breach usually refers to the written or implied duty of care an employer or business owner is expected to provide his or her employees and the general public. This is typically to prevent an accident at work or in public.

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    In the nexus between an employer and employee this will generally take the form of a written employment contract. This also compels the employer to comply with legislation governing health & safety in the workplace.

    In the cases of members of the public, this will usually be an implied duty of care by adherence to the above legislation, so customers don’t suffer a slip, trip or fall for example, when using facilities of any kind.

    Claiming compensation in the wake of an accident

    Have you been injured as the result of slipping, tripping or falling or perhaps a work-related injury? You could be entitled to claim compensation if this happened within the last three years, and if it wasn’t your fault.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. You can talk in confidence to one of our highly-trained advisers who will talk you through the claim process and can tell you how much compensation you could be entitled to.

    Please be aware, however, that a claim for compensation depends on a variety of circumstances and can be difficult to assess exactly over the phone. Any amounts quoted are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout, if any, for compensation.

    Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisers.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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