If you have been involved in an accident in the last three years it is hardly going to matter to you whether the incident occurred ‘by accident’ or ‘on accident’ but you may be interested to learn a little about these turns of expression.
On accident or by accident
Research suggests that it tends to be younger speakers and speakers of US English who use the term ‘on accident’. English (UK and Australian) speakers prefer the term ‘by accident’. Both expressions have apparently been around forever so it is not possible just to suggest ‘on accident’ is lazy speech. It appears that ‘on accident’ is often confused as the opposite of the term on purpose and this may well be where the mix up occurred originally.
Are you in need of Compensation Advice?
Regardless of whether your personal injuries stem from an incident that was by accident or on accident, we at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you!
You can claim compensation for any accidents you may have had that were somebody else’s fault. If you have had an injury by accident or on accident in the last three years that was not your fault then you really should think about making a claim. You may have had a road traffic accident, a slip, a trip or a fall, been the victim of medical negligence or be suffering from industrial disease or been one of the many poor unfortunates who had accidents at work. No matter where you had the accident and whether it was by accident or on accident you should talk to us at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll give you our expert assistance.
Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline is an advice and compensation provider specialising in personal injury compensation for the accidents you may have had by accident or on accident, over the last three years. We are an experienced provider who can offer you the best advice possible for your situation. Dame Esther Rantzen, our patron, recommends us for advice that has happened on accident.
How do I find out whether I can make a claim for compensation?
Have a look on this webpage and locate our unique 30-second test. Quickly taking the test will show you whether you are able to make a claim for compensation. All you have to do then is give us a ring on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and we will put you through to one of our friendly and helpful professionals who can offer you some initial advice. They will then pass your case on to one of our inhouse expert lawyers who work for us. Between the advisor and the legal expert we will offer you the best service we can.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Category: Personal injury claims