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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

    Accident claim in Gorseinon

    A friend of mine was recently involved in a dance floor based accident in which he broke his ankle. To add insult to injury his employers are putting him on minimum wages for the duration of his time off work. As such, he’s going to be facing some serious financial issues as he tries to get the treatment he needs and if he decides to claim for compensation. For this reason, I thought I’d use this opportunity to look at some of the difficult decisions confronting anyone when they look into making an accident claim in Gorseinon.

    Making an accident claim in Gorseinon

    Because his injury is keeping him off his feet for several months, and since his employers have decided to be rotters and make sure he’s only on a small fraction of his wages, we thought we’d look at whether compensation was appropriate.

    What happened in this instance was that he tried to get up from a table, the chair slipped as it was bearing his weight and he took a tumble. It was the kind of accident that commonly happens when people have been drinking heavily, although in his case he was on the orange juice all night as he was the designated driver.

    So can he claim?

    Let’s start by trying to decide whose fault it may have been. The responsibility for ensuring his safety during his time on the site was down to the company that runs the club. If the accident was caused as a result of something they had overlooked there would be a very strong possibility that they would have to pay out compensation, but the difficulty is in proving it.

    He can lean on evidence from witnesses at the scene and there may well be some video footage, but this is simply a case of deciding whether or not the accident was his fault, if it could be said to have been simply one of those things that happen or if the club owners had got something wrong.

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    Making a claim

    In order to win a case, he will have to prove to the court that the club owners made a mistake and this can be the tricky bit. When you go to court, the onus of proof is on you as the claimant, and if it ends up being nothing more than a case of your word against theirs then sadly you will not be able to make a claim for anything. However, if you do have the evidence to back you up then there is every chance that this particular accident claim in Gorseinon might prove successful. However, it’s impossible to be certain which is why we work on the basis of no-win, no-fee*. If you don’t win your case you won’t have to pay.

    If you’re looking for an accident claim in Gorseinon, give us a call to find out how we can help you out on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Alternatively, you could peruse this website in more detail for more information.

    Date Published: 16th September 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.