Who qualifies for an injury claim in Little Gaddesden?
Any victim of a non-fault injury – by which someone else has caused the accident or incident or failed to provide a safe environment – is entitled to make an injury claim.
Accidents at work
All employers carry Employers’ Liability Insurance, designed to cover their employees if they are harmed at work. Accidents at work also include long-term deterioration of health and such debilitating conditions arising from the work environment. Typical cases are lung damage suffered by miners, asbestosis, Vibration White Finger (VWF) resulting in numbness of the extremities from operating heavy machinery over years and similar conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the body that oversees safety conditions at work and can offer a great deal of information about what dangers different industries present.
Road traffic accidents
A victim of a road traffic accident (RTA), where the injury was caused by the other driver (or a third party) or by the same driver if the victim was a passenger, usually claims against the motor insurance policy, whichever is applicable in the case. Most claims arise from RTAs which have been attended by the police, and a police report will be required as part of the evidence.
The majority of these claims are made against the NHS, although this category includes private clinics, dental procedures and plastic surgery.
Slips, trips and falls
This is the umbrella term for an accident in a public place, or a private site used by the general public, for which a body or company is responsible for the safety of the people using it. Broken and sprained limbs suffered in the street for example, from a loose drain cover or wobbly kerb stone are usually the responsibility of the local authority.
Accident Advice Helpline
So when the victim of the non-fault accident suspects they may have a claim, they can check the validity of their potential claim on our site. Anyone wishing to make an injury claim in Little Gaddesden can first check their claim is eligible and then use the personal injury calculator to find out how much their claim could be worth if an accident solicitor takes their case and wins. To find out more he can call our professional advisers on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 or text “CLAIM365” to 88010 and someone will call back. Should a victim wish to start his claim, we can recommend a suitable solicitor to present an injury claim in Little Gaddesden. All our legal partners work on a no win, no fee basis so there is nothing to pay up front.
Date Published: 26th October 2013
Author: David Brown