It is estimated that over 3 million accidents happen every year in the UK, and that equates to more than 13,000 accidents every week. People do not usually intend to cause accidents, in fact if they did, they would no longer be an accident.
All its takes is someone to be careless, reckless or negligent and an accident will happen, and unfortunately, quite often innocent victims are injured in them, through no fault of their own.
British law says that anyone injured in an accident that was not their fault, is entitled to compensation for the suffering and hardship they have been caused. For residents of Three Rivers, for example, the easiest way to get this is to make a no win no fee* injury compensation in Three Rivers claim.
The accidents someone else can cause
There is no end to the accidents that can be caused by someone else, but some of the more common ones are:
- Road traffic accidents – most of these are caused by driver error, often because of a lack of concentration. A few seconds looking the wrong way is all it needs to cause an accident, and innocent people to be injured.
- Accidents at work – employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. Failing to do so can result in a compensation claim being made against them, as well as prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive.
- Slips, trips and falls – as the most common of all accidents, these can happen anywhere and at any time. They can be much more serious than people realise, often causing very severe injuries, and sometimes being the cause of a victim losing their life.
- Industrial illnesses and diseases – these are something else that employers should be safeguarding their staff from. They can take several years to manifest themselves, so to claim for an industrial illness, you have three years from the date of diagnosis.
Claiming no win no fee* injury compensation in Three Rivers for the injuries someone else caused
If the accident you were injured in happened no more than three years ago, and your injuries needed medical attention, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Injuries, even minor ones, can turn your life inside out, and cause you to have to pay costs that were totally unplanned for. If you have lost time from work, you budget could already be stretched, and these extra expenses just put you under even more strain.
At Accident Advice Helpline, apart from claiming for your injuries and how they have affected your life, we will reclaim any costs and losses that are injury related. Every area of your situation will be examined, so that you get a fair deal for your circumstances.
To find out more about how we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile.
Date Published: 16th March 2015
Author: David Brown