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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

    Health and Safety News

    Prison van collision leaves woman injured

    By David Brown on October 8, 2014

    Prison van collision leaves woman injured

    Michelle Mace suffered a broken arm in a prison van collision, when her Fiat Punto, in which she and her husband were travelling, was struck by a Serco van on 14th September 2014. The 26-year-old mum of four was driving her Punto when the van struck them on the roundabout at Nethermayne. Mrs Mace said, “The children should have been in the car, but my mum offered to have them. We were very lucky. If my baby was in the car seat, he would have had no chance.”

    Mrs Mace was taken to A & E after the prison van collision, along with a prisoner from the van, who had suffered minor neck injuries. She suffered severe whiplash and a fractured arm, and will need at least a month off work to recover – her car has also been written off.

    A Serco spokesman declined to comment on where the prisoners were coming from and what charges they were facing. Serco’s partnership director, David Holdsworth, said, “One prisoner suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital, escorted by two custody officers, whilst the other prisoners were taken to court as planned in another van. At no point were the public at risk.”

    Have you been injured in a road traffic accident?

    If your vehicle has been involved in a collision with another car or van, how do you know who is to blame for the accident? If you’re struck by a van travelling for work purposes, as in the story above, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation, if it can be proven that the driver was not paying attention. They may have been distracted by their mobile phone, speeding or just not paying attention to the road and other vehicles. The amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on your pain and suffering, any loss of earnings caused by time off work due to your injuries, and the cost of any medical treatment or care related to your injuries.

    Claiming compensation after a road traffic accident

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident; we’ll normally be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim. We have helped hundreds of people just like you claim compensation for road traffic accidents; if someone else was to blame, we’ll get you the compensation you deserve. There are no upfront fees to pay, as all our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, and it’s free to call our helpline. So whether you’re ready to make a claim or just need some advice, in confidence and with no obligation to claim, call us today.

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    Date Published: October 8, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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