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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 responsibility

    Do you need information about accident responsibility?

    We are probably aware that we can claim for a non-fault accident and that we can secure compensation for our injuries and for money that we have lost because we are injured. Some of us also understand that this is achieved by contacting a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline and that they have a team of personal injury lawyers who will help to handle our case. Accident responsibility is an essential aspect of a compensation claim.

    However, not everyone will understand what accident responsibility actually means.

    Was the accident definitely not my fault?

    This is something that is sorted out by carefully looking at the circumstances that led up to the accident. Some cases are clear cut. For example, if you were stationary in your car waiting to pull out at a junction and a car drove into the back of you then it is clear you won’t have accident responsibility.

    There was no way that you could have avoided the accident. Under these circumstances you can contact Accident Advice Helpline and they will help you make a claim for compensation. They will help you compile a detailed description of your injuries and of how they are affecting your normal daily life. They will also help you itemise all the money that you have lost because you have been injured. Finally at the end of the claim you will find out how much money you have been awarded.

    Was my workplace accident due to someone else’s negligence?

    In the workplace it can be a little more complicated to show who was at fault. The workplace accident personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are experts at doing this. They will help you to show whose actions or inactions led to the accident. Here are some of the workplace health and safety precautions that are designed to prevent workplace accidents happening.

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    • Health and safety policies
    • Risk assessments
    • Training
    • Supervision
    • Personal protective clothing

    Employers should risk assess all of the tasks that employees undertake. This allows them to identify all the potential hazards that can occur. Then they are supposed to introduce procedures to minimise (or remove) the risk of those hazards occurring. The procedures are very likely to include training and supervision – training should be continuous and topped up as new equipment and work tasks are introduced.

    The safety procedures may also include personal protective equipment such as gloves, eye safety goggles and hard hats. Employees should be provided with these and shown how to use them properly.

    Can you claim if you have no accident responsibility?

    If you have been injured in a workplace accident that was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation. The best plan is to ring Accident Advice Helpline and talk to the highly trained, professional advisers. They will be able to allocate you a personal injury lawyer with expertise in exactly your category of workplace accident. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 13th July 2013

    Author: Sharon Parry

    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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