Personal injuries can occur due to accidents across a whole range of scenarios. From road traffic accidents to accidents at work, medical negligence to holiday accidents, accident trends can sometimes be identified to help reduce the number of incidents in an area.
What are accident trends?
Accident trends are specific waves of accidents that may occur. For example, there may be a trend of falls from height on construction sites, or asbestos-related illness from old work buildings. By recognising these accident trends, there is an opportunity to introduce measures to help prevent the trend continuing. These measures may include:
- Stricter health and safety regulations;
- Increased levels of training; and
- More thorough and frequent maintenance checks.
Accident trends may be monitored by a local authority, the Health and Safety Executive or even on a local level by your employers. Whoever identifies the trends, the most important thing is that measures are taken to prevent these types of accidents in the future.
What accident types are eligible for compensation?
Many types of accidents may be eligible for compensation, as long as it was caused by another person’s negligence. From reckless drivers to negligent employers and local authorities, if someone else was to blame for your accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This is best checked by using a tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator, which will also give you an estimation of how much you may be able to claim.
The injuries that you may suffer from following an accident could include:
- Head or neck injuries;
- Brain injuries;
- Spinal injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Muscles sprains, strains and tears;
- Ligament injuries;
- Groin strain;
- Foot injuries; and
- Wrist injuries.
The list is extensive and almost limitless: your injury type and severity will be very much personal to you and the circumstances which caused your accident.
How to make a claim
To make a claim, you should find the help of a reputable law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. We have over fifteen years of experience at our disposal, meaning you benefit from our expertise and professionalism – all on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To progress your claim with Accident Advice Helpline, simply get in touch and we will guide you the rest of the way. We have many contact options, including our helpline, available on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and our short online claim form.
Once you have made contact, our highly trained advisors will guide you throughout the claims process and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. After providing the details of your case, you will be matched to one of our solicitors based on past expertise. In most cases, you claim can be handled via the telephone with no need to attend court.
Date Published: 16th May 2013
Author: Sharon Parry