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Personal Injury Claims – What can you claim for?

Personal Injury Claims – What can you claim for?

It is important to be aware of the fact that you or your loved one may be able to claim for personal injuries sustained in an accident that were caused by somebody else’s fault. It is absolutely vital to bring such claim within three years of the accident as otherwise you will lose your right to claim.  The term “personal injury” itself covers a wide range of physical as well as psychological injuries. This article will cover the most common personal injury claims.

Road Traffic Accident

If you have been involved in a Road Traffic Accident sustaining physical and/or psychological injuries and it was no fault of your own, you can make a personal injury claim. In these circumstances you will be compensated for injuries you have sustained as a result of the other party’s breach of duty of care.

You may also recover any financial losses that have been incurred directly as a result of the accident. This normally includes past losses such as prescription charges, loss of earnings, the cost of repairing/ replacing your vehicle and etc. It may also include future losses – eg future loss of earnings, treatments etc.

You do not have to necessarily be the driver of the vehicle in order to make a personal injury claim. Passengers of a car, cyclists and pedestrians can also claim for the injuries sustained in a Road Traffic Accident.

Accidents at work

Your employer has a duty to take reasonable care to ensure your safety at work. This just means that employers are legally bound to make the work place and operating systems as safe as possible. You are also entitled to training that ensures your awareness of how to use the requisite equipment in a safe manner.

You may find that after your accident, your employer has put in place changes to avoid the same accident occurring again.  This may be useful evidence to support your claim.

Slips, trips and falls

It is commonly presumed that slips, trips and falls only cause minor injuries such as cuts and bruising. However, in actual fact many of the accidents results in far more serious injuries, such as fractures, back pain and neck and/or head injuries.

It is vital that you do not feel embarrassed about the fact that you have fallen but take an action instead. In law, occupiers of the premises have a legal duty to ensure that the premises are safe for you to use them for the purposes you are allowed to use them. For example, your local Council has to ensure that the pavements and roads are safe to use.

Here at Swain and Co, Solicitors offer free advice in an approachable manner. If we consider that your claim has reasonable prospects of success, we can offer to fund your claim using a “No Win No Fee” arrangement where it is guaranteed that if you do not win an award of compensation, there will be no fee, giving you peace of mind right from the beginning of your claim.

Swain & Co Solicitors feel strongly that it is important to protect their client’s legal rights and give them the quickest and most efficient service throughout their case.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury following an Accident, the Personal Injury Team at Swain & Co will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call us today on 02392 483322 to ensure that you are fairly represented.

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