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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

    Public injury case studies where a claim was won

    Public injury case studies show that personal injury claims following many different types of accident can indeed be successful. Here are some public injury case studies where claims were won. Public injury case studies The following two case studies were published by the (Ireland): Case 1: A college student left with visible residual scars on his face after….

    Fire case studies where a claim was won

    In the past, fire case studies show that it is possible to claim for injuries or illnesses sustained as a result of fires, which occurred as a result of another person’s negligence. Fire accidents can occur at home, in public places, and in workplaces. If you’ve been injured as a result of accidents at work….

    Case Study: 2003 Chancery Lane tube derailment

    On January 25th 2003, a Central Line train derailed at Chancery Lane, injuring 32 people and causing chaos on the London Underground. The train had around 500 passengers on board, and the last four cars of the eight-car train were derailed. None of the passengers were seriously injured, and of the 32 that had suffered….

    Case study: MS Herald of Free Enterprise

    For those old enough to remember, 6th March 1987 was the day the MS Herald of Free Enterprise sank. This was a ferry operated by Townsend Thoresen and was due to sail between Zeebrugge in Belgium to Dover, England. The ferry was designed to carry both cars and passengers, and was known as a roll-on,….

    Who’s liable for an accident at a public swimming pool?

    It’s normal to worry about the safety of your children, especially when they are using facilities such as a public swimming pool, where a nasty slip, trip or fall could occur. When it comes to determining liability, it is not a simple black and white process as to who is at fault. In this article….

    How does the claim process work?

    For many people who’ve been injured as the result of an accident, the claim process can at first seem quite daunting. With the expert and professional help of Accident Advice Helpline, it doesn’t have to be so. We aim to make the claim process as transparent and efficient as possible. By explaining exactly how the….

    Case study: Most ridiculous claims ever

    Compensation is designed to provide people who have genuinely suffered through no fault of their own with a financial payout. People often say that we live in a compensation culture, but not all claims are upheld, and ridiculous claims are generally thrown out at the first opportunity. Legal firms, such as Accident Advice Helpline, strive….

    Is there a particular amount I should claim for?

    Making an accident claim whether it is an accident at work or a travel claim can often be confusing and stressful. There are so many costs and fees to take into consideration that it is difficult knowing what to claim for and how much to ask for in compensation. Although your lawyer should decide this….

    Left behind on diving tour in Cairns, Australia

    In May 2008, a British couple was left to float helplessly in shark-infested waters off Whitsunday Islands, Australia, for 19 hours after being abandoned by their diving tour in Cairns. The incident The couple, who were part of a 20-strong party of passengers participating in a diving trip from Airlie Beach to Bait Reef, were dragged….

    Case study: Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

    Train accidents are much less common than road traffic accidents, but when they happen, injuries tend to be more severe and the number of casualties is often very high. One example of a severe train accident is the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. Case study: The Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia On May 12th 2015, a passenger….

    Case study: Lamma Island ferry collision

    When heading out on a trip of a lifetime, the last thing on your mind is the expectation that you will need to claim travel accident compensation on your return. Unfortunately, accidents abroad do occur, with the Lamma ferry collision of 2012 proving that even the holiday of your lifetime can quickly transform into your very….

    What kind of culture underpins the UK compensation industry

    You often see leaflets or receive phone calls about claiming for accidents at work or road accidents and you hear about the UK’s ‘compensation culture’ in the news, but have we really become obsessed with making a claim and does compensation play an important role in society today? The compensation culture There has been large-scale….

    Deaths at a South Korean music concert 2014

    In 2014, nine people were seriously injured and 16 others were killed when a ventilation grate collapsed at the Seoul venue of a girl band’s concert. Among the major country catastrophes of 2014, these deaths at a South Korean music concert were reported worldwide. What happened The concert, which was attended by approximately 700 people,….

    Case study: Costa Concordia cruise disaster 2012

    Most people have some memory of the Costa Concordia cruise disaster that occurred in 2012. The sinking of a cruise ship is exceptionally rare, but on 13th January 2012, this is exactly what happened to the Costa Concordia. The ship had not adhered to the route she should have stuck to, and the deviation led….

    Celebrity falls: Madonna and more

    At the 2015 Brit Awards, the nation took a sharp intake of breath as music icon, Madonna suffered a heavy fall on stage when she got her Armani cape caught during a dance move. The incident went viral and showed that it’s not just normal people who suffer slips, trips and falls; celebrities are prone….

    Cyclist collision in Altrincham causes death

    Every time you travel on the roads, there is a risk of road traffic accidents. Even if you’re not driving a car, accidents can happen. In January 2015, a woman was killed after falling off her bike when she hit a pedestrian in Altrincham. Case study: Cyclist collision On the January 2 2015, Greater Manchester Police appealed for….

    Nearly 30 people in hospital following M4 crash

    On January 24th 2015, 28 people were taken to hospital following a severe M4 crash, near Cardiff. The impact of the road traffic accident, which involved an M4 crash on both sides of the road, forced police to close the motorway between junctions 33 and 34. Six vehicles and a small coach were involved in the crash…..

    Two fatal collisions bring Exeter to a standstill

    On January 27 2015, Exeter became gridlocked after two fatal road traffic accidents brought traffic to a standstill. Two separate fatal collisions were to blame for the source of the gridlock. Paramedics were called to Exhibition Way, Pinhoe where a man was pronounce dead at the scene. A woman was then killed on the M5 northbound….

    Dorchester headteacher killed after cycling crash

    At the beginning of January 2015, a 46 year old husband and father of three children sustained fatal injuries in a cycling crash in his home town, Dorchester. The incident Apparently, Paul Miller, a head teacher of a St Andrew’s Primary School in Yetminster, was hit by a car while cycling home along the B3147 after work. The….

    Slayer bassist incurs whiplash-induced spinal problems

    The bassist from Slayer, Tom Araya, sustained spinal injuries induced by whiplash, but not in the way you imagine them to be sustained. Normally whiplash is sustained from a car crash or road traffic accident, however, this case was somewhat more unique than a simple driver injury. How did the bassist sustain whiplash if not from….

    Moloko singer incurs whiplash-induced eye injury

    Irish Moloko vocalist, Róisín Murphy, sustained severe damage to her eye socket while on stage during a tour of Russia in 2007. She apparently cracked her head on a chair while headbanging, causing the eye injury in the process. After receiving emergency treatment at a Russian hospital, she was flown to the UK to undergo surgery…..

    Megadeth guitarist suffers stenosis via headbanging

    Rocking the stage in front of audiences of thousands of people may seem like the ultimate job, but being a rock star has its hazards. As with every job, playing on stage on a regular basis carries a risk of accidents at work and Megadeth guitarist, Dave Mustaine, knows the dangers of the industry all too….

    Malvern crash leaves elderly cyclist hospitalised

    On Saturday 3 January 2015, a cyclist in his 70s was rushed to hospital following a Malvern crash. The patient was taken by paramedics to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, with a serious head injury. Unfortunately, suffering a personal injury from a road accident is a risk all cyclists have to be aware of. The Royal….

    Evanescence guitarist incurs whiplash-induced stroke

    Whiplash is a condition that is normally associated with road traffic accidents. Whiplash occurs when the neck suffers a violent movement forwards, backwards or to the side. Did you know, however, that whiplash can occur in other ways and can lead to other injuries? In this case we take a look at Terry Balsamo, the….

    Case study: Cyclist hospitalised after A1077 crash

    Cycling accidents can have serious consequences, as was seen in the following case, when a cyclist was airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious injuries in an A1077 crash with a car. The incident While exact circumstances of this road traffic accident are not yet known, it appears that on 25 January 2015, the cyclist was knocked off….

    Case study: Cyclist cheats serious injury in Bicester

    Thousands of people complete the school run or the morning commute to work by bike and while this is an environmentally friendly and healthy way to get around, there are risks. Statistics show that the risk of road traffic accidents increases when cyclists are involved and 19,000 cyclists are injured every year on UK roads….

    How much do repetitive strain injuries cost the UK each year?

    According to TUC and Health & Safety Executive statistics, approximately 500,000 British workers report repetitive strain injuries every year. Regarded as one of the most common injuries at work, repetitive strain injury (RSI) is responsible for a staggering 5.4 million lost working days per year. Around six workers will leave work due to this work….

    Railway station experiences numerous slipping accidents on ramped concourse

    Slips and falls in public can cause any number of personal injuries, ranging from minor scrapes, grazes, bumps and bruises to serious ligament damage, dislocations and even bone breaks. The owners and management teams of public places have legal obligations towards the safety of the public who use or visit the areas and therefore must….

    South Derbyshire-based inspector reprimands ignorant restaurant

    In 2012 a top Derby restaurant was dubbed ‘dirty’ following a visit from a hygiene inspector. The venue featured in a story in the Derby Telegraph and was once crowned the best in Derby. But the restaurant was given a hygiene score of one out of five, proving that its owners –and others like them–….

    Kitchen worker fractures skull after “wholly preventable” catering slip

    If you are working in a commercial kitchen, you need to be aware at all times of potential hazards in order to avoid an accident at work. However, your manager also has a duty of care to make sure health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times to prevent a nasty accident at….

    UK biscuit company assesses slip prevention in the workplace

    Slips, trips and falls are major causes of accident at work claims. It’s important to follow a strict health and safety code in order to reduce the chances of slipping, tripping and falling in the workplace. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline examines the case study of a UK biscuit company that assessed its slip….

    Supermarket fined after employee slipped in hot oil

    All employers have a legal responsibility to minimise the risk of accidents at work. Although incidents due to human error are, unfortunately, inevitable, all necessary precautions and procedures should be implemented to ensure that the employees’ health and safety is assured. Sadly, sometimes organisations get it wrong, as the Health and Safety Executive highlighted in….

    HSE inspector slips on dust in machinery workshop

    According to a case study released by the Health & Safety Executive, the risk of being injured by slipping as a result of machining dust contaminating factory floors was highlighted after a HSE inspector slipped on a workshop floor covered in such dust. While the inspector was fortunately not injured by his slipping accident, it….

    Pub/restaurant chain’s floor resurfaced

    Accidents at work can be enormously damaging in a physical, mental and financial sense. It is of little surprise, therefore, that employers try to minimise both the likelihood of work accidents occurring and the severity of their consequences. The biggest cause of work accidents A classic example of workplace accidents to be avoided is slips and….

    Fast food employee fries arm in 360 degree oil

    Accidents at work are sometimes inevitable, but often, there is a clear cause and the case study of a young employee who suffered extreme burns as a result of a slip at work shows just how damaging a lack of respect for health and safety guidelines can be. Work accidents: The case of the fast….

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