There are different accident types for which you might use accident injury lawyers in Rock
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to speak to accident injury lawyers in Rock about making a personal injury claim. There are many different types of accident that could have happened to you, but they can be split into five main categories.
Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are the most common of accidents and happen to many people in the UK every day. This category encompasses a huge scope of accidents from the embarrassing fall in the street to the fatal fall from height. These types of accidents, as well as any other type, can have life changing effects, not just for the victims, but for those close to them as well.
Work related accidents and illnesses
Although all employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work, there are still an enormous amount of work related accidents that happen every day in the UK. Some industries such as construction, not only have more accidents than most, it is still producing more industrial illnesses than most, relating back to the days when it used asbestos. As asbestos related diseases can take up to 40 years to develop, new cases are still being reported every week.
Road traffic accidents
Over the last few years and great deal of time and money has been spent trying to improve the safety on UK roads, and it appears to be working. The annual decline is very small, but the number of accidents involving serious injury or death has dropped dramatically since the 1980’s when the average annual deaths on the roads was 5500, to lasts years total of 1754. The amount of traffic using the highways has increased significantly over the same period, so put into perspective, the reduction is really quite amazing.
Injury claims can be made for violent crimes. Initially they should be against the assailant, if you know who it is. If not, or the assailant does not have the means to pay the compensation, the claim is referred to the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority, a government-funded body who administer the scheme to make sure victims do not lose out because the villain had not been caught.
Basically, any accident that does not fit into any of the above belongs here. Accidents such as defective products that cause you harm, holiday accidents, animal attacks, sporting injuries and property in disrepair claims. Every accident you can think of will fit somewhere and be eligible for a claim if you were injured in it through no fault of your own.
Making a claim with accident injury lawyers in Rock
Accident injury lawyers in Rock at Accident Advice Helpline are the best law firm to make your personal injury claim. Over 15 years’ experience of making claims has meant many thousands of victims have had the compensation they deserved, no matter what type of accident they were in.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) and speak to a friendly advisor if you have any queries about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: David Brown