Claiming for compensation: the 3 most common cases for solicitors in Peebles
Every accident is different and the injuries can range from a bruised knee to broken limbs, brain trauma or worse. In any case, it is unpleasant and the consequences can be for life. But it doesn’t have to be all bad news. If you get injured and it’s not your fault you can claim for compensation, which will help you cover your injury related expenses as well as any loss of earnings.
Here are the three most common cases in which people claim for compensation and all you need to know about them:
Slips, trips and falls
Generally if you slip or trip and fall, there is a great chance you twist your ankle, hurt your knee badly or suffer a hip injury. There is also a chance of head trauma which can lead to serious complications.
In case you trip on an uneven pavement and hurt yourself in a public place, public liability insurance of the organisation responsible will cover your claim. If you need solicitors in Peebles to help you with your claim for compensation, contact them to learn how you can get reimbursed for somebody else’s negligence.
Road traffic accidents
When you’re involved in a road traffic accident and it hasn’t been caused by you, it is your right to seek compensation. Although it is difficult to stay focused after you’ve been through something like this, it is very important to remember to collect the details of all parties involved in the accident.
Another thing you need to do in order to better support your claim later is seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t think you’ve been injured badly, a medical professional will be able to tell you for sure if you are, as well as what further treatment you might need. To make sure you don’t miss anything, find out exactly what you should do after a road traffic accident by contacting our solicitors in Peebles.
Accidents at work
Contrary to popular belief, not all accidents happen quickly. Some injuries develop with time and continuous use of specific equipment. For example, if you operate vibrating hand-held machines for a living, you might develop vibration white finger.
This injury usually affects the muscles, blood vessels, joints and others, which are important for the proper functioning of the arm. The results can be anything from discoloration in the fingers to tingling sensations.
Of course, other accidents happen much more quickly and if you’re a construction worker for example, the risk grows significantly bigger.
Many people don’t claim compensation for accidents at work because they are afraid that they might get fired. However, when you claim compensation for such an accident, it is not your employer who has to pay but his insurance company so you have nothing to worry about.
If you live around Peebles, and you need help making a claim for compensation for any type of accident, contact solicitors in Peebles now. You can also call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to reach the 24/7 helpline. If you prefer to be contacted by someone, simply text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: David Brown