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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

    Common accident claims

    However common accident claims are becoming these days, they are still a stressful experience for most people. It is quite understandable to want to help that stress by finding out as much as possible about accident claims before you start the whole process yourself.

    A large and established law firm like Accident Advice Helpline are in a perfect position to provide that sort of information as we deal with thousands of claims every year. We provide a package of legal services for those who have been injured in accidents that were not their own fault. Here are some examples of the common accident claims that we deal with..

    Road traffic accidents

    Car-on-car collisions are very common and occur frequently at junctions or when cars are emerging from parking spaces and side-turnings. Other common accident claims involving cars is the rear end shunt. This is when one car hits the rear of another, sometimes stationary, car. The person driving the car that was moving is at fault. We have all seen this type of accident happen in slow-moving lines of traffic and at the approach to roundabouts.

    Collisions between cars and motorcycles are also common and sadly it is usually the motorcyclist that is most seriously injured. It is also true that in most, but not all cases, it is the car driver that was at fault. Junctions are a particularly hazardous location for motorcyclists as cars pull out directly into their path because they did not see them approaching.

    Bicycle and car collisions are very common as well and take place most often in city centres where there is a busy mix of bicycles and cars on crowded roads. Again, it is the cyclist that is normally hurt more seriously.

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    Workplace accidents

    When we think about workplace accidents we may think about heavy machinery, dangerous equipment and chemicals. In fact, the most common accident claims from workplaces involve slips, trips and falls and manual handling injuries.

    Slips, trips and falls are self-explanatory. They are most likely to happen where workplaces are poorly organised and cluttered. This is avoided by having appropriate systems of receiving and storing goods. The catering industry also gives rise to many claims for slips, trips and falls because of the nature of the work and of the workplace – for example, a commercial kitchen.

    Manual handling injuries happen when workers are moving something, or somebody, from one place to another. Back injuries are the most common type of injury in manual handling accidents. Injuries are avoided by planning the lifting task properly and by providing the correct lifting equipment where required. Construction sites are the location of common accident claims involving working at a height. In some ways, this is to be expected as a lot of workers are operating at great heights, constructing and repairing buildings. However, accidents are not inevitable and most are highly preventable if safe systems of work are devised and introduced.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline for help with common accident claims

    Call Accident Advice Helpline now for some free legal advice on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 23rd June 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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