Which Accidents Can You Claim Compensation For?
Unless they’ve been through the process, many people are unfamiliar with making a compensation claim in Sanderstead: they may not be aware of the process for making a claim or even which accidents they have the right to seek recompense for.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 13 years’ experience seeking compensation claim in Sanderstead for clients just like you and a 30 second test could be enough to tell you whether your claim is likely to be successful. All cases are pursued on a No Win, No Fee* basis and you may not even have to attend court to make your claim.
If you’re unsure as to whether an accident might be covered by compensation claim in Sanderstead, the list below has been put together to give an idea:
Although they’re commonly known as Car Accidents, the actual Police term is “Road Traffic Collision”. If you have been the passenger in a car which was involved in a collision or you were the driver in an incident which was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may have the right to seek a compensation claim in Sanderstead.
In addition, if you were a pedestrian hit by a vehicle, a cyclist involved in a collision with a motor vehicle or you were driving and forced to swerve and subsequently hit something because of a loose animal or a person walking or running out into the road then you are classed as being injured due to the fault of another person.
Compensation Claim in Sanderstead for Trips and Falls
As one of the most common types of accident, trips or falls can occur anywhere. Whether you tripped on an obstacle which should not have been there (such as a box left lying in the floor), fell on a wet surface which was not properly signposted or marked, or an uneven pavement surface or flagstone caused you to lose balance, the pain of your injury is in direct relation to the negligence or carelessness of someone else and therefore, you have the right to make a claim.
Accidents at Work
Even in the case that your job is classed as being relatively “safe” accidents can happen. Your employer has a legal obligation to care for the safety and security of every employee whilst they are working in their environment and this means that should an accident occur as a result of your employer failing in this duty of care then you have the right to make a claim. Obviously, there are some work environments which carry a larger risk than others, such as the Armed Forces, but even in this case, your employer has to maintain their duty of care, and if they don’t and you have an accident or injury as a result then they may be found negligent.
Accidents in Public Buildings
From shopping centres to university buildings and hospitals, the duty of care is on the building owner or manager to ensure the safety of all visitors at all times.
Date Published: 9th August 2013
Author: David Brown