Alan slipped on the cooking oil on the kitchen floor of the restaurant he worked in and landed awkwardly when crashing on the ground, spraining his ankle, breaking his wrist and suffering several cuts on his arm from the smashed plates of food that he had been carrying. As a result of his work-related injuries, the fact the accident was not his fault and his being out of work for two months after the incident, Alan was able to claim work accident compensation.
Slips trips and falls in the workplace
Lucy slipped on a wet landing at the work’s office block and fell down one flight of concrete steps, banging her head in the process. She was left with severe concussion and a broken finger, leaving her unable to work for a month.
As the company failed to provide the cleaner with suitable wet floor signage, they were forced to pay Lucy work injury compensation.
A car coming from Jim’s left-hand side failed to give way to its right and pulled straight out in front of him on a mini-roundabout, leaving Jim with no time to stop. The car crash left Jim with bad whiplash and a written-off car.
As the car accident was not Jim’s fault and he was left without a car and could not work for two weeks, Jim was able to claim for road traffic accident compensation.
Travel accident compensation
The Jones family was in Spain for their annual family holiday when they all came down with food poisoning from the hotel’s food which they had eaten for lunch, leaving them all ill and bedridden for their entire holiday.
As the hotel had failed to check whether the chicken they had served was cooked properly, the Jones family was eligible to claim for travel accident compensation and therefore reclaim the money they had wasted on their ruined holiday.
Bicycle injury compensation
Dean was riding his bicycle to work when a HGV failed to indicate left at a junction. Dean, who was travelling at around 15 mph, had no time to stop and collided with the HGV, breaking both his arms and splitting his head open.
The bicycle accident, which was not his fault and left him unable to work for four-and-a-half months, was a major inconvenience for him. But after speaking with Accident Advice Helpline, he soon found that he qualified to claim for bicycle injury compensation.
Date Published: October 3, 2013
Author: David Brown