Farms, warehouses and construction sites can be very dangerous places to work, you should be careful all of the time if you are employed in any of them. More serious accidents and deaths happen in these three industries than any others, although great strides have been made in their health and safety over the last two decades.
Accidents at work are not the only way innocent victims are injured though. The most common of the 3 million accidents that happen every year in the UK are slip, trip and fall accidents, followed by road traffic accidents of which many thousands happen every week.
For example, a Reigate and Banstead car accident can be the fault of a driver’s lack of concentration, because of a driver’s speed or maybe a driver being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The main point is that if you are injured in a Reigate and Banstead car accident, an accident at work, a slip, trip and fall accident or any other type of accident, and it was caused by someone else, you could be entitled to compensation.
Your entitlement if you are in a Reigate and Banstead car accident
At Accident Advice Helpline we have been assisting victims with their personal injury compensations claims for over 14 years, and the first thing we have to make sure is that they fit the criteria for making a claim. This is the law of the land, just like your entitlement to compensation is. The law says that:
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else
- You must have sustained injuries in the accident
- The injuries must have needed medical attention
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
There are some exceptions to the three year rule, but these can all be explained to you by the friendly and helpful advisers who man our helpline. You can contact them on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and they will provide you with all the information you need about making a personal injury claim. Their advice is free of any obligation, and they will not put you under any pressure to make a claim because that choice has to be your own.
‘No win, no fee’ services
It is only since April 2000 that the conditional fee arrangement has been used for personal injury claims. Before that, no matter what the law said, only the wealthy could afford to make claims, because of the hefty legal bills that could be produced for an unsuccessful claim.
This agreement, which is better known as ‘no win, no fee’, changed that situation because with it you do not have to produce finance before making a claim. No money is needed to start the claim, or if the claim is lost, so suddenly making a claim was an option available to every innocent victim.
An estimate of your compensation
One of the first things most victims ask is how much they will be awarded. In the early stages of your claim no one can be certain of this because there are so many different things that can affect the award. But on our website we have a 30-second test which will give you an estimate of the amount, just so you know whether to expect a few hundred or many thousands of pounds.
Date Published: 13th June 2014