The term personal Injury covers a broad range of injuries and accidents. You can be involved in a road traffic accident involving a car, bus, lorry, motorbike, bicycle or as a pedestrian. You can sustain a whiplash injury or far more severe injuries. You could slip or trip on the pavement or have an accident at work. You could sustain physical or psychological injuries. The effects of the accident could be short or long term. :-
These accidents unfortunately are very common. However they mostly occur with clients in cars and due to all the safety aspects with modern cars the majority of clients involved in road traffic accidents sustain whiplash injuries of varying degrees of severity.
A whiplash causing 1-3 months of pain would achieve around £1000-£1500 in general, pain and suffering damages, whereas a 18- 24 month whiplash may achieve £2000-£5500 damages.
Accidents at work are mostly due to health and safety failures by the employer. It is the employers duty and obligation to ensure a safe working environment. An employee should not go to work and be injured.
However an employee has a duty to be aware of their own health and safety and report any hazards to their employer. The employer has a duty to carry out risk assessments to ensure a safe environment for employees.
Our solicitors are experts in the field of health and safety and advise clients on very complex accidents at work.
Trips causing injuries can happen anywhere. The most common place for these types of accidents are pavements and roads. This is often due to the poor maintenance of these areas causing potholes and cracked and broken areas.
Slips are often in supermarkets, shops and restaurants due to spillage’s or fruit dropping to the floor.
If you are involved in a crime and you are the innocent victim, and you sustain an injury, you may be entitled to compensation paid by the government. These claims can take quite some time to deal with and can be quite complex in nature with lots of rules and regulations. Our solicitors can guide you through these claims and achieve you a successful outcome whereby you may be compensated for your injuries sustained due to the criminal act of another party.