If you have suffered broken ribs as the result of an accident you may be entitled to claim compensation. However, before proceeding further you are strongly advised to seek broken ribs accident advice from an experienced legal professional.
To be eligible for compensation you should not have been wholly responsible for the accident that led to your injury. It has to be shown that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or failure to meet a duty of care.
What causes broken ribs accidents?
Typically, broken ribs are sustained in road traffic or workplace accidents or in a trip or fall. In any of these cases someone else must have been responsible for your misfortune. For example, in a road traffic incident it could have been the negligence of another road user. In the workplace, you could have suffered your broken ribs because your employer did not comply with the relevant health and safety regulations. Finally, in an accident involving a trip or fall your local council may have been remiss in ensuring the pavement was properly maintained.
Whatever the reason for your injury it is advisable to seek legal advice. Because making a claim for personal injury can be a complex legal process it makes sense that you seek advice from a personal injury law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline we have a staff experienced in dealing with the full range of personal injury claims, including seeking compensation for clients who have sustained broken ribs. We will determine whether you have grounds for making a claim and if so, who was liable. Even if there are doubts surrounding who was at fault, including whether you were in any way to blame for the accident, it is still worthwhile contacting us to discuss the case with you.
Our advice for anyone involved in a broken ribs accident is to see your doctor as soon as possible. His or her report will detail your injuries, including any complications, such as a pierced lung. This medical report could prove crucial when the claim is made and play a major part determining the size of any compensation awarded.
It is essential that you also provide us with as much information as possible about the accident. This should include the names and contacts of anyone who witnessed the accident. If available we will also try to access CCTV footage of the incident.
If the police investigated the accident, which should have been the case if it was a road traffic incident, you should provide us with the name and service number of the investigating officer. If your injury was suffered at work the incident should have been logged in the company’s accident book; another source of useful evidence.
You need have no concerns about facing a legal bill for seeking broken ribs accident advice from Accident Advice Helpline. We operate a system whereby you do not have to pay any fees to have us instigate proceedings on your behalf. We aim to make it possible for anyone, regardless of their personal financial situation, to claim the compensation they deserve for injuries caused to them through no fault of their own.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 10, 2013
Author: David Brown