If you have been injured in an accident in the UK in the last three years, you may not even realise that you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Many people suffer from food poisoning after a meal out or break their ankle after slipping on a wet floor in a shop and don’t automatically assume that they are going to be able to make a personal injury claim. Yet if somebody else’s negligence has led to your accident, that’s exactly what you should be able to do. Accident Advice Helpline is here to offer advice on accidents and by calling our UK accident helpline (it’s free to call), you can find out whether you are eligible to claim compensation, provided it has been three years or less since you were injured.
Why might you need to call our UK accident helpline?
Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of people across the UK claim compensation for a wide range of different types of accidents and injuries; we have seen it all before. It may be that you are one of the 186,209 people who were injured in a road traffic accident in the UK last year, or perhaps you’ve been unlucky enough to be injured in a public place – for example maybe you slipped on a wet floor at your local swimming pool in the changing rooms and suffered a back injury. You could be eligible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries, from minor injuries such as whiplash and broken bones right through to life-changing spinal injuries and head injuries sustained after a fall from height. Our UK accident helpline is here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, but also to answer any questions that you have about making a claim for personal injury compensation.
Have you been injured in an accident at work?
When you go to work each day, the last thing you expect is that you’ll be injured – and it’s actually your employer’s responsibility to keep you safe at work. If they have breached health and safety regulations, failed to carry out risk assessments or been negligent, and you have been injured as a result, then you could call our UK accident helpline. According to the Labour Force Survey for 2015/16, 122,000 people were injured in manual handling accidents at work, whilst a further 37,000 suffered injuries after a fall from height and 119,000 were injured after a slip, trip or fall. Your employer could be held liable if you are injured, and you don’t need to worry about losing your job or any repercussions if you decide to make a claim. There are laws in place to protect you, and your employer will have liability insurance in place that is designed to pay out in the event of a claim by an employee.
What if you’ve been injured in another country?
You may even have been injured whilst on holiday abroad, and you can call our UK accident helpline once you’re back in the UK to find out more about making a claim for personal injury compensation. If you have had an accident on a package holiday that was booked through a tour operator in the UK, you should find you’re eligible to claim compensation for your injuries and you may even be able to claim compensation for your ruined holiday, too. A slip or trip by the pool, an accident on a tour bus or even a nasty chlorine burn from the pool at your hotel could all attract a personal injury settlement that could help you to get over the fact that your summer holiday didn’t go according to plan.
Who is to blame for your accident?
It’s not always immediately obvious who is at fault for an accident, and even if you’re unsure, a quick call to our UK accident helpline will help to clarify things. Our personal injury lawyers have over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation, which means that we can apply this expertise to your claim. It may be that your employer is to blame for an accident at work, and if you have been injured in a vehicle collision, the other driver is at fault. But if you slip on a grape in a supermarket, for example, who is at fault? This actually happened to a shopper at a supermarket in the UK, who was awarded £10,500 in damages, after the supermarket was held liable and issues with cleanliness were discovered at the store. So even if you’re unsure who is to blame after your accident, you could still make a successful personal injury claim.
Should you claim compensation for your injuries?
When you call Accident Advice Helpline, you’ll find that our UK accident helpline staff offer no-obligation advice, so there is no pressure to proceed with a claim, if that’s not what you decide to do. Whether or not you should claim compensation for your injuries is an entirely personal decision, but there have been cases where people have failed to make a claim simply because they didn’t realise it was possible. For example, did you know that you could claim compensation if you suffer from food poisoning after a meal out? The restaurant, pub or takeaway in question could be held liable for your illness if poor food hygiene was to blame.
The best way to find out if you have a viable claim is simply to call our helpline for advice on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and speak to one of our expert advisors. It’s free to call from a landline and all advice is offered in confidence – plus we never charge any upfront fees for our services, as all our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. However you have been injured, why not get in touch with us today to see how we can help you; you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by finding out more about making a personal injury claim.