You would be forgiven for thinking that all personal injury compensation claims are made as a direct result of people slipping over on a wet floor in a public place, or from being involved in a road traffic accident. After all, we’ve all seen the adverts and these are the most commonplace injuries and accident types, aren’t they?
However, you can make a compensation claim in Ruthin for a wide variety of accidents and incidents, as personal injury and illness can happen in a number of different circumstances.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 13 years of experience in dealing with compensation claims and our in house solicitors are used to handling every single type of accident/injury imaginable. Below is a brief description of some of the most common claims we deal with.
Road Traffic Accidents
It’s a common misconception that you have to have been the driver of a vehicle to make a compensation claim in Ruthin if you were involved in a road traffic accident. This is not the case. You might be entitled to make a claim if you were the driver or passenger in any vehicle involved in an accident, or if you were a pedestrian, motorcyclist or a pedal cyclist and the accident in question was a direct result of someone else’s fault or negligence.
The accident could have been someone else’s fault if they were not paying due care and attention, were speeding, failed to brake properly, ignored traffic signals or signs and so on. Your injuries may range from the relatively minor in terms of cuts and bruises, to whiplash or the more severe end of the spectrum including loss of limb(s) and paralysis.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Many people think that having a trip is a very minor thing, and not worth making a compensation claim in Ruthin for. However, if you have tripped over a raised paving slab, or a poorly maintained walk way and you land awkwardly it is possible that you might end up in A&E with a broken wrist, or an even more serious injury.
If you trip in a public space and someone else is to be blame – to take our earlier example, because they have failed to properly maintain a walk way and therefore have compromised your safety – then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim Ruthin.
Accidents at Work
All employers have a duty of care to their employees, this means that legally speaking, they have to provide a safe working environment for their staff. The injury you suffer could be as a result of slipping over some spilt water that someone forgot to mark with a “wet floor sign”, or it could be as a result of faulty machinery. You might even suffer an illness as a result of something that happened at work, for example a typist with repetitive strain injury or perhaps something more serious like an asbestos related disease.
Contact us Today
To find out if you are eligible to make a compensation claim in Ruthin, call us on our 24/7 freephone number 0800 689 0500