Did you suffer injuries from an accident that was not your fault? Here are some examples of the most regularly occurring accidents your accident lawyer in Cherwell is asked about all the time.
Accidents at work
Health and Safety at work is governed by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and accident reporting procedures and statistics are on the RIDDOR section of their site. This stands for Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. Under the law, an employer is responsible for providing a safe environment for employees, and also to provide adequate protection against hazardous conditions or substances. If the employer has failed in any way, an employee injured as a consequence may have a valid claim.
Work-related illnesses or injuries such as Repetitive Strain Injury, Vibration White Finger, various kinds of lung disease, or breaking or straining a bone, muscle or tendon, may also be a basis for making a claim.
Faulty goods and equipment
Injuries from faulty or badly-maintained equipment can happen at work, or they could arise from a defective product, in which case the retailer or distributor could be liable.
Road traffic accidents
Passengers, pedestrians and other road users, for example, cyclists and motor cyclists are able to claim compensation if other drivers or other parties were liable for the accident. In complex incidents, partial blame may be apportioned if many road users were involved. The police must be called if anyone is injured in a road accident, and they will write a police report that your accident lawyer in Cherwell will need to see.
Medical negligence and dentistry
These cases are always complex, and assessed on an individual basis, but if you feel you have suffered injuries as a result of treatment or interventions, you should consider calling us for initial advice.
What do I do in the first instance?
Before you have a detailed discussion with an accident lawyer in Cherwell, you can contact the advisors at Accident Advice Helpline to see if you qualify to claim, and to put you in touch with the right legal expert. Call us from your mobile, on 0333 500 0993, or contact us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline.
Help from an accident lawyer in Cherwell
We recommend that you read our testimonials from accident victims, who have had similar experiences to yours, and who have won much-needed cash to help them through their recovery. Our patron, Esther Rantzen, encourages you to claim, since seven out of ten people in the UK either do not know they have the right to claim, or fail to proceed, for some reason. Watch her video and let her explain in her own words, why she thinks you should claim. You have three years (in the majority of claims) to get started, but don’t keep putting it off. Do it now. We’re waiting to hear from you.
Would you like an adviser to contact you? Text “CLAIM365” to 88010 and we’ll call you back.
Date Published: 6th November 2014