Is making a near miss claim possible?
Regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and endorsed by consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline have been working since 2000 to bring compensation to thousands of victims who have been injured through no fault of their own, in accidents in public areas, on the roads, in the workplace and more.
Anyone who has been hurt during the last three years as a result of an accident which was not their fault, can start personal injury claims proceedings.
Personal injury claims can be made by victims of injuries or illnesses sustained in any accident that wasn’t their fault. Here are some examples.
- An accident at work, which can include claims for repetitive strain injury, construction or industrial injuries, industrial deafness and vibration white finger;
- A trip, slip or fall in a public place, for example on an uneven pavement or a slippery surface which has not been clearly identified by those responsible;
- A road traffic accident, where you can claim compensation if you have been injured as the driver or passenger of a vehicle, as a pedestrian or as a cyclist; or
- As a result of medical negligence, including clinical, dental and surgical malpractice.
What is a near miss claim?
A near miss claim would be classified as a claim for financial compensation following an event in which an injury almost occurred – a “near miss.” Whilst experiencing such an event can undoubtedly be extremely traumatic, it is not usually possible to make a near miss claim. In order for a person to be eligible for financial compensation, an accident or incident which has caused injury or illness must have actually taken place.
Why do people make personal injury claims?
An injury or illness sustained as the result of an accident can have far-reaching consequences which can put emotional and financial pressure on your life. Medical treatments for physical or psychological injuries may require you having to take time off work, which could therefore result in a loss of earnings in your household. The opportunity to take some steps to alleviate some of the financial burden which may follow an accident is one of the main reasons people make personal injury claims.Open Claim Calculator
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Unfortunately, we cannot process a near miss claim. However, if you have been he victim of an accident which has left you injured or ill, then we can guide you through the complete personal injury claims process. Our helpline is free and available 24/7. Our team of advisers will provide our best in-house solicitor to deal with your claim, who will ensure that you are paid the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
All of our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so there are no fees to pay upfront. Take our 30-second compensation calculator test to find out whether or not you may be entitled to receive compensation, or call us directly on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.