Over 3 million accidents happen in the UK every year, most of them being slips trips and falls. This is a common way to sustain soft tissue injuries, a whiplash injury in Bridgend not being unusual. Most people think that falling over is very minor, and generally victims just get up and walk away, more embarrassed than anything else. But if you happen to fall awkwardly, and perhaps knock you head as you go down, it is very easy to sustain some nasty injuries – a whiplash injury in Bridgend being one of them.
Injuries scenarios in a slip, trip or fall
The consequences of some of these accidents can be very serious. Here are just some of the scenarios that could happen:
- You could slip on a spillage on a factory floor and be thrown into moving machinery – the possible results do not bear thinking about
- You could trip on an uneven paving slab and be thrown into the path of oncoming traffic – lets hope the vehicles can stop before they hit you
- You could fall down some stairs that have a broken handrail – if you are lucky you will be near the bottom before you fall
These sorts of accidents happens every day, and sometimes the victims are lucky to survive them. Some of the victims might sustain injuries like the whiplash, others could have brain injuries that would change their lives (and those of their families) forever.
What if someone else caused the accident?
If the accident that caused the injuries was the fault of someone else, the victim is therefore entitled to claim compensation for the suffering caused – as well as for any extra expenses incurred because of the accident.
Only 3 out of 10 victims exercise this legal right, when really all victims of accidents caused by someone else should claim what they are entitled to.
Are there companies that can help make a claim?
There are two main types of companies that can help victims to make a personal injury claim – claim management companies and law firms. Claim management companies can act as a middleman and do most things a law firm can do, but they cannot act as your solicitor and they cannot represent you in court.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can do whatever is needed with regard to your claim, and have the expertise and knowledge to see it through to the end – with the best chance of it being successful.
We endeavor to make the whole process as quick and easy as possible. Contact us today on our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123.