Ask any personal injury lawyer which types of claim they see the most of, and they will inevitably reel off the same list of claims. There are some types of accidents which happen more frequently than others, and as we all know from watching the personal injury adverts on the television, slips, trips and falls are a common type of claim that many people will make, whether they’ve suffered a fall at work or in a public place.
The most common personal injury claims
Here are some of the most common personal injury claims in the UK:
- Road accidents
- Clinical or medical negligence
- Accidents at work
- Dangerous or faulty products
- Disease or illness contracted at work
Road accidents are by far the most common reason for people to claim, as if you are injured as a result of someone else’s careless driving, this could have a huge impact on your life. Road accident injuries range from minor whiplash, cuts and bruises to severe injuries and even death. Even injuries to your back, neck or knee could have long-term implications for quality of life and your ability to work, and some people never recover fully from a road accident.
Claiming for compensation
Many people feel nervous or guilty about claiming for compensation, whether they’ve suffered medical negligence or been injured in an accident involving dangerous machinery at work. There’s no need to feel nervous, as most personal injury claims are settled out of court, and remember you’re claiming against the other person’s insurance – your employer or the public place where you had your accident will be insured in the event that a claim is made.
How we can help
One way to put your mind at ease when claiming for personal injury compensation is to hire a reliable, professional personal injury lawyer. You need someone you can trust, and Accident Advice Helpline is accredited not only by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) but also by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard. Our patron is Esther Rantzen, TV personality and UK consumer champion, and with more than 13 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, you know you’re in safe hands.
Call our freephone advice line today on 0800 689 0500 – we’re open 24/7 and can help you to get the ball rolling on your claim, or simply offer confidential, no-obligation advice. With a 100% no win, no fee* service, what have you got to lose?
Date Published: December 22, 2013
Author: David Brown