Television adverts would have us believing that all compensation claims arise from someone falling off a ladder while working or falling in a public place. They are always seen to be sat at home nursing broken limbs. The truth behind compensation claims is that the range of accidents for which claims can be made is much more diverse than that.
If you have suffered an accident and want to make a compensation claim in Walsall, local solicitors will be able to discuss with you whether your accident could result in a successful claim. But before you approach one, here are some types of accident with which compensation claim providers deal on a daily basis.
Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are of course a very common cause of compensation claims being made. The important thing to remember about this type of accident is that you cannot just have fallen — your fall must have been a result of someone else’s negligence. If this can be proved, then you will have every chance of making a claim against them
Accidents at work
Accidents at work are also common. Employers are bound by law to provide a safe working environment and carry out regular risk assessments. If you have an accident at work or become ill through your working environment, then you are entitled to compensation.
Accidents at work should always be followed by an accident report being filed, so if you do suffer a mishap make sure this is filled in. Accidents at work are governed by slightly different criteria to standard personal injury claims, so be prepared to have a more complex process if you begin a claim.
Road traffic accidents
Road traffic accidents are one of the biggest causes of compensation claims in the UK and can result in the most serious injuries. They range from minor incidents to major traumas, and whether you are the driver, passenger, pedestrian or another road user, you are entitled to make a compensation claim as long as the accident was not your fault.
One of the most important things to do when you have suffered an accident is to get advice. If you are considering making a compensation claim in Walsall, the local area will have a wide range of legal firms who will be able to help you and deciding who to use can be a challenge. Fortunately, help is at hand.
Accident Advice Helpline are a national company who are in existence purely to help people to pursue compensation claims. We offer no-obligation advice via our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We have over 15 years’ experience in the compensation claim field and work alongside around 200 solicitors. They can assess your chances of making a claim and even give you a guide as to what your payout may be should you be successful. If you are uncertain as to which route to take with your claim, call us today.