It is often tempting to think of personal injury law in one giant sweep, but that isn’t always the case. So, when you’re looking for injury solicitors in Teddington, here are some of the things you should consider.
How were you injured
You can claim for virtually any accident as long as it fulfils simple criteria such as:
- It happened within the last three years.
- It wasn’t your fault.
- You required medical treatment.
However, most claims tend to fall into the following categories: road traffic accidents, slips, trips or falls, and accidents in the workplace. Each of these, while following the basic rules, will have their own nuances which are worth knowing. In this piece we’re going to look at each one of them in turn.
Accidents in the workplace
When you work somewhere your employer is responsible for providing a comfortable and safe environment in which you can work. If he or she falls down on this for any reason then they could be liable to a compensation claim.
They should take a risk assessment of the environment and take measures to stop any one off accidents as well as degenerative conditions such as repetitive strain injury and industrial deafness that can commonly affect workers.
They should also take out employer’s liability insurance which covers any accidents that might happen to their employees while on the premises.
Every year there are thousands of shunts on the roads and more often than not one party will be to blame. By law we’re all required to carry third party car insurance which covers us for any damage or injuries we inflict on other road users. If you are hit by another driver you will be making a claim against their insurance.
Slips, trips or falls
If you’re in a public place and are hurt because something has not been done which should have been, then you will be eligible to claim compensation from the body that was responsible for that place. It could be the local authority if it was in the street or it could also be a shop owner if it happens in a store.
Finding injury solicitors in Teddington
With all these different types of accidents, the most important thing to get control of is the evidence. The more information you have at your disposal, then the stronger your case will be when the time comes.
For this reason it is very helpful to your case to speak to a member of our team and find out more about the lay of the land before you start making a claim. Then and only then should you start finding injury solicitors in Teddington to help with the case.
For more information about how we can find injury solicitors in Teddington who can help you out, call us up on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.