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    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim jargon buster: Tort


    Any legal case usually includes terminology and jargon, which may be unfamiliar to the layperson. If you’re thinking about claiming compensation for an accident at work, but you’ve been left mystified by legal terms, Accident Advice Helpline is there to assist you.

    What does tort mean?

    Tort is a legal term, which is defined by The Oxford English Dictionary as a ‘wrongful act or an infringement of a right’.

    Torts are wrongful doings, which give grounds for punishment for the person who is responsible for the act and compensation and relief for the party, which was injured or harmed as a result of the action.

    The primary aim of tort law is to protect the public and their rights and deter others from carrying out the same actions.

    Under tort law, if you’ve been injured by another person or a result of negligence on someone else’s part, you should be compensated and they should be punished or reprimanded.

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    What can I do if I’ve been injured at work?

    If you’ve been injured at work and you believe you have grounds to claim work accident compensation, there are various routes you can go down.

    It is advisable to seek advice from a solicitor with experience in handling personal injury claims and work injury compensation claims.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team is well-equipped to deal with a broad spectrum of compensation cases, and boasts over 15 years’ experience in the personal injury claims sector.

    By working with a law firm, you get the benefit of expert advice and you can enjoy a much simpler claims process, as the lawyers do all the leg work and gather the necessary information needed for your case. Many of our claims are settled without clients having to set foot inside a court room.

    At the time of the incident, it is beneficial to collect information about your claim, such as the date, time and location of the work accident, the contact details of anyone who witnessed the incident and any medical reports you have following assessment of your workplace injuries.

    If you think you may have a valid case for work injury compensation, and the work accident happened within the last three years, call our 24-hour Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Alternatively, take the quick and easy 30-second eligibility test online to help determine if your work accident compensation case is likely to be successful.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: SM Content

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