If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be considering making a claim for compensation to cover the costs of your injuries. However, you will need to be certain that the accident that occurred was not your fault, and you were not to blame for it occurring. So how can you be sure that you were not ultimately responsible for an accident occurring?
Accidents and Accountability
The people who are responsible for the area in which the accident occurred are legally obligated to make sure the area is safe – usually this would be your employer if the accident happened at work, or otherwise the person in control of the premises. This includes putting up appropriate signage around hazards, making sure you are adequately trained for any work you undertake, making people in the area aware of health and safety regulations, and so on.
If, for example, the workplace you are in required you to wear special protective equipment in order to work there, and you were not wearing the appropriate protective gear and were injured as a result, it is very unlikely you would be able to claim.
This is because you were required to wear equipment designed to minimise hazards to your health and chose not to. However, if you were wearing protective equipment but the equipment was faulty, or you were not trained how to use it properly, and were injured as a result, it may be ruled that the accident was not your fault, and you could claim compensation through an injury claim in Dumfries and Galloway.
If you received injuries in an accident and someone else was to blame for causing the accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Dumfries and Galloway to receive compensation for your injuries.
Our 30 second test will let you see at a glance if you’re entitled to claim based on your circumstances. The 30 second test is available on the Accident Advice Helpine website at no extra cost to you; all you need to do are answer some simple questions about your accident, and our compensation calculator will provide you with advice as well as a free compensation estimate in under a minute!
Call Accident Advice Helpline for an injury claim in Dumfries and Galloway
If you’re still unsure, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call today, and discuss the circumstances of your accident with us? By talking with one of our friendly, professional advisors, you may be able to find out whether you’re entitled to claim compensation with an injury claim in Dumfries and Galloway.
We have over ten years’ experience in helping people claim compensation, and have in-house solicitors who specialise in the technicalities in personal injury law so you don’t have to worry.
Call 0800 689 0500 free from a landline phone, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling via your mobile. Our lines are open all day, every day, and there’s no obligation when you call whatsoever.
Date Published: 18th October 2014
Author: David Brown