There is a large number of ways that a personal injury compensation claim can arise, and there are specialist personal injury solicitors in the UK for each different type of claim.
Different areas that personal injury solicitors can specialise in include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents in the workplace
Road traffic accidents
Road traffic accidents have produced some of the largest personal injury compensation claims in the UK, including several that have resulted in compensation awards over £1 million. Dealing with claims arising out of road traffic accidents requires good knowledge of the motoring laws.
Slips, trip and falls
Because there are so many slips, trips and falls in the UK, there are a number of legal precedents that have been set. These include precedents that determine under which circumstances someone can be held liable if an accident results from their failure to maintain a pavement.
Specialist personal injury solicitors in the UK dealing with slip, trip and fall claims need to keep abreast of these developments.
Accidents in the workplace
Workplaces are covered by specific regulations that govern their health and safety, and a breach of these regulations can mean that if somebody is injured as a result of the breach, they are automatically entitled to compensation.
Also, when making a claim for a workplace injury the documentation held by the employer will be an important piece of the evidence in the compensation claim. Often, the documentation – or lack of documentation – can make the difference between winning and losing. Specialist personal injury solicitors in the UK dealing with accidents in the workplace need to know about the health and safety regulations and how they apply to personal injury compensation claims.
Medical negligence compensation claims are slightly different to conventional personal injury compensation claims.
The three-year time limit runs from the date the injured person realised they were injured and became aware that their injury had been caused by medical negligence. Also, a medical negligence compensation claim often involves expert witnesses.
Because of this, medical negligence specialist personal injury solicitors in the UK should be used for medical negligence compensation claims.
Finding specialist personal injury solicitors in the UK
Accident Advice Helpline has over 200 no win, no fee solicitors specialising in all types of compensation claim. They have been helping people make compensation claims for over ten years and their patron is consumer rights champion and TV presenter Esther Rantzen.
You compensation claim will be allocated to a solicitor who specialises in the sort of compensation claim that applies to the accident that caused your injury.To find out whether you have a valid claim for compensation, you can take the unique 30-second online test at Accident Advice Helpline website.
Accident Advice Helpline also has a helpdesk that you can call free of charge on 0800 689 0500 – or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss your claim. The service is manned by friendly and professional staff and is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: 23rd June 2013
Author: David Brown