There are three places called Normanby in England, and three others with the name Normanby followed by a suffix, such as Normanby by Stow. There are two in Yorkshire and one in Lincolnshire. If you live in any of them, you might have had an accident and had a whiplash injury near Normanby.
Did you have a whiplash injury in Normanby?
You may have visited the country park that surrounds Normanby Hall, and perhaps you banged your head on a branch when you were ambling through the park. This might have resulted in a nasty whiplash injury in Normanby Country Park. However, it would have been entirely your fault, so this is one whiplash injury in Normanby that you wouldn’t be able to make a personal injury compensation claim for.
In order to make a claim for an injury sustained in any kind of accident, you must be able to prove that it wasn’t your fault, but that another person was to blame.
Accidents at work
If you have an accident at work you should report it to the person responsible for logging accidents in the accident book. Ensure that all the details are described and that the names and contact details of witnesses are also logged. You should also have immediate medical treatment for your injury.
Your employer or a designated representative should report the accident to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who will investigate the circumstances of the accident. If you believe that your accident will not be reported to the HSE, you can do this yourself.
Your employer has a legal duty to protect your health and safety while you are at work. Thorough risk assessments should be carried out before any new job is started in order to minimise the risk of accidents. Failure to comply with the health and safety regulations would mean that you could be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer. He or she would not pay the claim directly, as employers have public liability insurance which covers any claims made.
The HSE are concerned that not all accidents in workplaces are reported to them and they also believe that the number of days people take off work after an injury are not adequately reported either. Reporting accidents to the HSE is important if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in any type of accident which you can prove was not your fault, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about any aspect of your potential personal injury compensation claim. You can call us at any time that suits you on one of our freephone numbers, as the lines will be open as always. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now and find out how we may be able to help you.