What do we mean when we refer to a no-fault pelvis injury claim? Basically this refers to a claim that might be made for compensation following a pelvis injury of some kind. More importantly, for such a claim to be a possibility, there needs to be proof that the accident was caused by another individual. This person does not necessarily need to have been present when the injury occurred.
For example, let’s say you were at work and you fell from a gantry while working at height. In doing so, you broke your pelvis and had to spend several days in hospital. You may have been off work for some time afterwards as well. If it can be proven that your employer was negligent in not making the working area safe and not protecting you while you worked, this could lead to a compensation claim being made.
Other accident types
Pelvic injuries can potentially occur in a variety of ways. For example, a crush injury might happen if you were in a car accident, or you were hit by a car while crossing the road. People can also suffer such injuries by getting trapped, perhaps between a fork lift truck and a wall, for example. Other injuries such as these can occur in falls, as we have discovered already.
The pelvis has an important job to do, as it helps to protect the many organs in that part of the body. Moreover, if you were to break your pelvis, it may be some time before you could be up and around again. As you can imagine, this may severely impact your way of life.
What can you do?
If you have experienced this situation, you may consider the possibility of whether or not you could claim any compensation for your injuries, your experience and any associated costs that might be involved. It might be easier than you may initially think to learn the answers.
The first step is to take the online test we have provided for you on the Accident Advice Helpline website. This will ensure you can get some fast answers. You could also simply call 0800 689 0500 at no charge to learn more about your own situation, and whether a no-fault pelvis injury claim could be worked out in your favour. Learn more today and don’t leave it a moment longer.
Date Published: 5th March 2014
Author: David Brown