Despite the introduction of impressive safety features, rules, regulations and guidance for motorists and for workplaces, accidents happen. In most cases accidents happen for a reason and could actually have been prevented. They happen because someone did something that they should not have done e.g. driving too fast. They also happen because someone did not do something that they should have done e.g. not cleaning a floor properly. Some of the safety elements of motoring and work places are examined below.
Accidents happen on the roads.
Accident researchers and car designers have worked tirelessly to try and ensure that our roads are as safe as possible. Of course, there is very little that can be done if people insist on driving negligently. This is where the personal injury compensation system comes in. Where accidents happen and people who are not at fault are injured; they can make a claim for compensation from the person who was at fault. This can be done by contacting a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline (endorsed by Esther Rantzen). These days it only takes 30 seconds to find out whether your claim for compensation is likely to be successful or not. There are even highly trained advisors who will help you through it. You can also take it over the internet. Also, it is very likely that your claim will be handled entirely over the telephone as it is rare for claims to be heard in court. You will have a medical assessment report of you injuries prepared by a medical expert during one local appointment
Accidents happen at work
Workplaces used to be very dangerous places. Dangerous machines were not guarded. Safe systems of work were not in place. Chemicals were not handled or stored properly. Today, there is extensive health and safety legislation and guidance to protect workers yet accidents happen. Why is this? In many cases it is because guidance has not been followed or because methods of working have been introduced without the proper assessments and training. You should be safe at work and if you have been injured it is only right that you should be able to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline will be able to allocate you a personal injury lawyer who is an expert in workplace accidents. They will do this without you having to make any upfront payment. This is called a no win no fee* payment arrangement. You even have three years to make your claim. Workplace accidents do not just happen between 9am and 5pm, that’s why Accident Advice Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You will not find out exactly how much compensation you are awarded until the claim is resolved.