From accidents at work to injuries caused by faulty products, if you have been injured through no fault of your own then you may be able to make a claim against the negligent party for compensation.
Compensation claims do vary according to the type of injury that you suffer, and those injuries that require lengthy time off work and have had to pay for ongoing care and rehabilitation or even for modifications to be made to the home then you could be entitled to a large sum. Compensation is awarded by the courts, or may be agreed as an early settlement between both parties, and it is meant as a form of recompense for any reasonable loss you have endured and for the pain and injuries that you suffered as a result of the accident.
You have the right to feel safe when at work, and it is your employer’s duty to ensure that every care has been taken to meet required safety standards. As well as ensuring that the buildings and any machinery and equipment are kept in a safe working order, this also means that you are able to conduct your daily duties without the fear of becoming ill or suffering long term illness as a result of your work. Mesothelioma, industrial deafness, and respiratory problems caused by working around chemicals are some of the types of industrial illness claim that might be brought against an employer.
Road traffic accidents are another common root of personal injuries. Whether you were a passenger or non-fault driver, or even if you were cycling, on a motorbike, or a pedestrian, if another driver or road user was guilty of causing the accident, then you may be able to claim reasonable losses as compensation from that party.
Sporting injuries, medical negligence claims, and faulty product claims are other common personal injury cases. Regardless of the reason or type of accident that you have suffered, if negligence belongs to another party and you can prove that this is the case, then you have the right to seek compensation from the other party. An expert solicitor will be able to help determine how much compensation you should be entitled to, and will help to build and formulate your case.
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Some professions are naturally more risky than others, but it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that every precaution has been taken to ensure your safety. If it can be proven that your employer failed in their duty of care, and you suffered an injury as a result of this negligence, then you may be able to claim loss of earnings and other losses as part of a personal injury compensation claim.
Cosmetic surgery can help improve self-esteem and confidence, and it has become an increasingly popular choice for many people over recent years. However, the cosmetic surgery industry is not as well regulated or carefully managed as the general surgical and medical fields, and while most people will have a trouble free experience every time, there are instances where negligence on the part of the surgeon, a nurse, a cosmetic implant manufacturer, or a cosmetic surgery clinic can make mistakes leading to injury or illness on the part of the patient.
If you are injured as a result of a violent crime, then you have the right to claim criminal injury compensation to cover the expenses and losses that you suffer as a result. If the violent crime occurred while you were at work, then you may be able to claim from your employer. However, failing this, you can claim directly from the guilty party or to claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Whenever we purchase products from a shop or other company, we expect them to be fit for purpose, and we also expect them to be safe for use. Companies and manufacturers invest large sums of money, in most cases, to ensure quality control and to provide a perfectly safe product to the end consumer, but this isn’t always the case.
Hearing loss caused by loud working conditions is typically referred to as industrial deafness. In cases where it can be proven to the courts that your employer did not take action to prevent a known risk of hearing loss, you can claim compensation to cover medical expenses, lost earnings, and any other expenses associated with the case.
Industrial diseases are, unfortunately, more commonplace than many people think. If you have developed an illnesses or disease as a result of coming into contact with a harmful substance or material pursuant to your work, then you should contact a professional personal injury solicitor to see if you could claim compensation from your former employer.
In most cases, when we visit a hospital or healthcare provider in the UK, we receive the very highest possible standard of care. Unfortunately, however, there are some instances where this isn’t the case. If you have suffered injury or illness as a result of poor quality and negligent medical care or treatment, then you should be able to claim medical negligence compensation to cover your losses.
While whiplash is the most common form of injury that is associated with road traffic injuries, there are many other injuries that you could suffer if you are involved in a road traffic accident. Whether as a passenger of driver, cyclist or rider, or even as a pedestrian, and whether the accident was in the UK or abroad, you may be able to submit a compensation claim against the other party, or their insurer.
While seemingly innocuous, slips and trips can lead to serious injuries with debilitating effects. You may be forced to miss time off work, and you may suffer long-term or even permanent damage as a result. If you have suffered a trip in the workplace, in a public place, or even on private property, then it may be possible for you to be able to claim compensation from the party that was liable.
Regardless of the type of sport you partake in, there are some inherent dangers and risks. Even seemingly mundane sports and activities like jogging can lead to muscular and skeletal complaints, while some sports allow tackling and contact to be made. As such, we must accept that there is some danger of physical injury that may arise as a result of partaking in sports. However, while some injuries are acceptable, those that are caused by another person’s negligence are less acceptable, and if you suffer any form of loss as a direct result of your injuries, then you have a right to claim compensation from that person.
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