Who is responsible for your accident?
We are told from a young age that we must take responsibility for our actions. For the most part we manage to do this. However, there are some instances where something happens that is not our fault, and someone else is ultimately responsible. This is the case when it comes to making accident and injury claims in Southampton.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident that someone else has caused then they should take responsibility for it and be held accountable. This is a legal right, and it is this right that entitles you to seek financial compensation for the injuries incurred.
The question then becomes if you were not responsible for your accident occurring, who was?
Making accident and injury claims in Southampton
It may well be the case that you are not sure who is liable for your accident, all you are sure of is that it is not yourself. This is where the team at Accident Advice Helpline can help. By calling us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) we can talk through the details of your accident with you. We will then be able to give you no obligation advice to help you understand who could be responsible for your accident.
For example, if you have been injured at work then there is a chance that your employer will be held accountable. This is because all employers have a duty of care to their team members and staff to make sure that they are kept as safe as possible whilst at work. This means providing them with the right training, personal protection equipment and a generally safe working environment. Any failings on this part could result in claims being made.
Your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will be able to look at the facts of the case and ascertain whether your employer had a legal duty to ensure your safety, and if they failed in this regard. This will then provide you with the grounds to seek compensation against them.
Once you know that you want to go ahead with your claim then your solicitor will handle all of the paperwork and correspondence on your behalf. In the vast majority of cases claims can be settled over the phone so there is no need for you to attend court and be further inconvenience.
To find out how much you could claim, call us today or take our 30 second test.
Date Published: 6th May 2015
Author: David Brown