If you look at a map of Scotland, look over to the western side of the mainland and you may just see a small area by the name of Inverclyde. Inver is present in the names of many Scottish places, and it means ‘the mouth of’. In this case, of course, it is at the mouth of the Clyde. This is a council area and it is positioned in Renfrewshire. Personal injury claims in Inverclyde do occur, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, very few residents find themselves making such claims.
A personal injury in this case is one that is caused by another person through an accident of some sort. This could mean a simple slip, trip or fall where the road or pavement was not kept in proper order by the local council. Fortunately, the majority of roads and pavements across Scotland are regularly checked and kept in excellent condition. But there are other reasons why such a claim might arise, too.
What else could potentially occur?
Accidents at work are also uncommon, but that does not mean they never occur. Work-based accidents should be minimal because of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which lays down a set of requirements and regulations that all employers must adhere to. If they are negligent and this causes an accident, one or more workers may be injured as a result.
Another type of accident might be a road accident. Pedestrians, drivers and cyclists could all potentially find themselves involved in accidents that seem to happen out of nowhere. If we had time to avoid them, we would do – but this is not always possible.
What steps should you take if you do suffer injuries in an accident?
Getting the details of the other people involved would be a very good idea indeed. Sometimes the police may be called and they will take charge of the situation. You should get medical treatment for any injuries you end up sustaining during the incident, whatever happened.
You can then find out more about personal injury claims in Inverclyde by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Our free enquiry line is available on 0800 689 0500, or alternatively you can try the free online test that takes mere seconds to complete. Why not get started now to see if a claim could be a possibility?
Date Published: 9th August 2014