Many people who call our helpline ask about the types of accident we deal with. They understand that claiming compensation is a big step, and want to make sure they have access to solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour and around the area, to help them make a successful claim.
We deal with a range of accident types, so let’s take a look at what they are and how a claim may be influenced by their circumstances.
Claiming for an accident at work with Accident Advice Helpline
Accidents that happen at work can be particularly traumatic given that all employers have a duty of care to their employees. Knowing the person that was negligent, or being involved with their organisation, makes the situation all the more upsetting.
Some people even feel reluctant to claim against their employer, either for reasons of loyalty or because they feel that their fellow employees’ jobs will be at risk by claiming compensation.
This is not the case, however, as your employer is legally obliged to have liability insurance in place to cover events such as these. It is the insurer that pays out, not your employer, as will be explained by your solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour.
The seriousness of workplace accidents generally depend on the industry. Construction has one of the highest accident rates in the UK, with many injuries being particularly serious. Trips and falls in the workplace are common regardless of the type of work you do, with offices and supermarkets being the location of numerous accidents of this type.
Accidents on the road
Unsurprisingly, we deal with thousands of road traffic accidents each year, with injuries ranging from a single bump to the head, to full loss of mobility due to leg trauma. Sometimes this happens because of a motorway pile-up, or maybe a driver lost concentration for a moment and collided with your car.
Claims against the negligent party are often backed up by witnesses in cases of motorway accidents, which can make your claim more straightforward if they agree with your version of events.
Slips, trips and fall claims using personal injury solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour
People often slip or trip on the public pavement due to loose or uneven flags. In cases such as these, it may be the local council that is negligent in failing to maintain the pavement. Accidents on public transport are also common, with passengers falling over due to the recklessness of their driver.
If you want to find out whether you could claim for your accident, call our professional advisors now on freephone 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). We will take a few details about your accident and injuries, and let you know immediately if you have a valid claim.