When it comes to making Neath personal injury claims one of the most important things that needs to be taken into consideration is who is responsible, or liable, for your accident in the first place.
A personal injury claims solicitor from Accident Advice Helpline will need to discuss this with you in order to know who to make a claim against. The evidence that it is possible to gather will determine whether or not your claim is likely to be a success.
There are many ways in which an individual may be found to be liable for an accident, and all of them depend on the situation in which your accident occurred in the first place.
Claiming for road traffic accidents
Many of the Neath personal injury claims we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline involve road traffic accidents or collisions. In turn, these can be caused as a result of a number of events.
If you have been involved in an RTA with another road user it may be that the third party is liable for the accident. If they did something to put you and other road users in harm then they will be found to be liable. For example, if a third party driver was under the influenced of a substance which impaired their ability to make decisions or drive safely, and an accident was caused as a result, then they would be regarded as being responsible and therefore liable.
If road works were being undertaken and these were not conducted appropriately with suitable warning signs to warn other road users and an accident occurs, then whoever is in charge of the road works or safety on the site could be regarded as being liable. This is even the case if the road works caused another individual to hit your car – the driver of the vehicle may have caused the accident, but it was the actions of someone else that caused that driver to take the action they did. As you can see, it all depends on context.
Claiming for accidents at work
Equally, Neath personal injury claims that result from accidents occurring in the work place may well end up being the responsibility of your employer. Employers are charged with a duty of care to all employees, which is designed to ensure that they are kept safe at all times. Or as far as is practicable.
If an employer is found to have failed in this duty by perhaps not taking the necessary steps, or going far enough to make sure the steps were taken, then they could be found to be liable.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to make Neath personal injury claims
The best thing for you to do when it comes to making a claim for compensation is speak to a Neath personal injury claims solicitor. We will be able to provide you with specific advice based on your individual case. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on: 0800 689 0500. Or dial: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown