The list of potential Exeter injuries is endless — you could write a book on them and still not include them all. Here we will give you information about some of the more common Exeter injuries.
Exeter injury caused by a road traffic accident
The most common Exeter injury caused by a road traffic accident is whiplash, something that has become a bit of a joke these days. In reality, genuine whiplash is very painful at the least, and can be life changing at its worst. The problem with it is that there is no way of diagnosing it, apart from telling your GP the symptoms and that you were recently involved in an accident. They will probably then say that you have whiplash. Not all cases are genuine — it is estimated that the false whiplash claims add £90 a year to motor insurance premiums in the UK.
Exeter injury caused by a fall
Slips, trips and falls in a public place are one of the most common of all accidents and affect large numbers of victims in the UK every year. To fall over on the pavement might sound quite minor, but the results can be devastating. Common injuries include broken limbs, cuts and bruises that leave scars (which are particularly distressing if they are to the face) or maybe a head injury. The fall could be from a great height because of a broken railing, or you could slip and end up in the road in the path of oncoming vehicles.
Exeter injury in the workplace
Your employer has a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their staff while they are in the workplace, and in fairness most employers do just that. However, no matter how careful you and your boss may be, accidents will happen. The main difference with the workplace is that they are not always one-off accidents; the injury can be caused by ongoing factors, such as:
- Repetitive strain injury through excessive use of a particular part of the body;
- Vibration white finger caused by excessive vibration in the machinery you are using; or
- An industrial illness caused by exposure to gasses or chemicals that in small doses might be no problem, but over a longer term can have a drastic effect on your health.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped many thousands of people with their personal injury compensation claims for more types of accidents than you can imagine. Every accident is different, as are the consequences — a broken leg to one person will be the end of the world, whereas to another it will seem minor.
Whichever type of person you are, and whatever your injury from whatever accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. Contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and we will discuss the case with you. If you do have a case, we can then put the wheels in motion for your compensation claim.