Articles about Injury Claims in the UK
The content of the articles below relating to injury claims in the UK is intended to be for general information only and not a substitute for seeking legal advice which is specific to your personal situation from a UK injury claims solicitor.
Compensation Claims Advice on Personal Injury Procedures
How Much is My Claim Worth?
One of the most frequently questions asked by clients is How Much is My Claim Worth? No two claims for compensation in the UK are the same – even when the injuries sustained are identical – however a general guide is provided by our Injury Claim Calculator.
One factor that may affect how much compensation you receive is contributory negligence. The term is most commonly used in relation to the contribution you make to your injuries by your own lack of care, but can also relate to injury claims against multiple liable parties.
Advice about Compensation Claims for Personal Injuries
Personal Injury Compensation
Making a claim for personal injury compensation can be complicated and involve a lot of work to ensure you receive the maximum possible settlement for your injuries. Understanding the procedures and potential pitfalls will enable your claim to be resolved more efficiently.
Children’s Injury Claims
There are different procedures to follow when making childrens injury claims, and the fact that your child has sustained an injury due to somebody else´s carelessness can often intensify the process for claiming compensation – especially when the parents have been injured in the same accident.
Back Injury Compensation
Because much of a person´s nervous system is channelled through the spine, a claim for back injury compensation has to pay careful attention to the effect a back injury has on your quality of life, your ability to work and the potential for future health issues.
Spinal Injury Compensation
The same can be said about claims for spinal injury compensation considering that the spinal cord is the communications highway between the brain and the rest of your body. Long periods of rehabilitation may be required before you make a complete recovery from a spinal injury.
Shoulder Injury Compensation
Because your shoulder is the most versatile joint of the body, you tend to notice a loss of function here more than anywhere else. Claims for shoulder injury compensation can originate from many different scenarios – and each should injury claim will be assessed on its own merits.
Pub Accident Compensation
Proving liability in a pub accident compensation claim can be a delicate matter if you have sustained an injury at your local or in a pub frequented by friends. Spilled liquids and food can often create hazardous floor surfaces – not only for customers, but for pub staff too.
Knee Injury Compensation
Even the most minor knee injuries can be responsible for keeping you immobile for long periods of time and, especially when surgery is required, a knee injury compensation settlement should reflect the psychological factors that can affect a knee injury victim.
School Injury Compensation
When you child goes to school, a parent temporarily passes over the care of their child to the educational institution. When there is a breach in that duty of care, and the child suffers an injury as a result, a parent may be entitled to claim school injury compensation on behalf of their child.
Brain Injury Compensation
A brain injury does not necessarily need to result in catastrophic damage before you are entitled to claim brain injury compensation. A solicitor will also investigate the likelihood of a secondary brain injury manifesting in seemingly unconnected symptoms.
Leg Injury Compensation
Claims for leg injury compensation can encompass any injury from a twisted ankle to a faulty hip replacement. Frequently, the incapacity which has resulted from a leg injury can contribute as much to a settlement of compensation for a leg injury as the injury itself.
Ankle Injury Compensation
Ligament damage sustained in ankle injuries can take as long to heal as a broken bone. A solicitor will take care to ensure an ankle injury compensation claim takes account of the length of time you may be immobile and the income you may lose as a result.
Ligament Injury Compensation
Ligaments are the soft tissues which provide support to many of the joints in the body. A claim for ligament injury compensation not only has to reflect the pain you experience when a ligament is damaged, but a potentially long rehabilitation period before you are fully able to use the joint again.
Personal Injury Compensation Claim
Wherever an accident has occurred or whatever part of your body has been injured, to be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim, you must have sustained an injury or loss due the negligence of somebody who owed you a duty of care.
Medical and Hospital Negligence Articles
Hospital Negligence Claims
The National Health Service is under-funded and over-stretched, but this should not deter you from making hospital negligence claims when you or somebody close to you has suffered an injury due to a poor professional performance while in the hospital’s care.
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence claims can originate from outside the hospital as well as within. Any avoidable injury which is caused by a medical practitioner’s lack of skill can be grounds for a claim, and this applies to dentists, plastic surgeons and chiropractors as much as it does to doctors and nurses.
Workplace Injury Articles
Farm Accident Claims
A farm is an unpredictable work environment, and farm accident claims occur more frequently than you may imagine. The requirement to prove that negligence has occurred still exists and your employment status may also influence the level of compensation you receive.
Forklift Accident Claims
Injuries from forklifts can often be due to poor training, a lack of supervision or inadequate maintenance of the machine. Even when forklift accidents are not directly attributable to the negligence of your employer, you are still entitled to make forklift accident claims when you have sustained an injury at work.
Handling Accident Compensation
Workplace manual handling injuries can happen to anybody in any professional and irrespective of their level of fitness. Handling accident compensation should not only reflect the pain you experience at the time of the injury, but account for any ongoing health issues you experience due to your employer´s negligence.
Machinery Accident Compensation
A machinery injury at work can result in short term incapacity or a serious life-long health issue. You need expert advice when claiming machinery accident compensation after you or a loved one has been injured in a machine accident for which you were not to blame.
Vibration White Finger Injury Compensation
The over-use of vibrating tools and machinery can lead to a condition known as vibration white finger. This painful condition can result in a loss of dexterity over a period of time, and vibration white finger injury compensation should include the impact this makes to your quality of life.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Injury Compensation
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is also caused by prolonged use of vibrating tools and machinery, and has been classified as an industrial disease since the 1970s. To ensure that all the consequences of this condition are acknowledged in a claim for hand arm vibration syndrome injury compensation you should always use the services of an experienced solicitor who is familiar with the symptoms of the injury.
Hearing Injury Compensation
The Health and Safety Executive estimate that more than a million workers are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in the workplace. Should you start to experience a difficulty in hearing, have you doctor refer you to an audiologist and then speak with a solicitor about making a hearing injury compensation claim.
Road Traffic Accident Articles
Motorbike Accident Claims
Despite the misconceptions of some drivers about the risks taken by motorcyclists, the law makes no distinction between motorbike accident claims and those made by any other road user. However, motorcyclists will find any compensation settlements reduced if they fail to wear a crash helmet.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
As with claims for compensation following road traffic accidents, pedestrian accident claims have to demonstrate that there was a negligent party and that an injury was sustained. A near-miss or close shave is not sufficient grounds to claim – no matter how negligent a driver may have been.
Bus Accident Claims
Bus accident claims for compensation can be made against a negligent road user when a second vehicle is responsible for causing a collision in which you sustain an injury or against the bus company if you are injured due to the lack of care with which the driver operates their bus.
Whiplash Injury Claims
WWhiplash injury claims are among the most common personal injury claim made in the UK each year. However, no two claims are identical, which is why you should always discuss the consequences of your whiplash injury and the impact they have made to your quality of life with an experienced solicitor.
Whiplash Injury Compensation
As whiplash injuries can take days or weeks to manifest, it is always in your best interests to seek a medical examination as soon as possible after you have been in a car accident. Thereafter, speak with a solicitor to determine your entitlement to whiplash injury compensation.
Traffic Accident Compensation
Driver error accounts for the majority of road traffic accidents each year in which a personal injury is sustained. In these cases, you are entitled to claim traffic accident compensation for the pain and suffering you experience during the accident and the financial implications thereafter.
Taxi Accident Compensation
There are many different scenarios in which you may be eligible to make a claim for taxi accident compensation – as a pedestrian, a passenger in the taxi or another road user. However, it may not always be the taxi driver who is liable for your injuries, and you should always seek legal advice.
Crush Injury Claim
A crush injury claim can originate in any circumstance – on the roads, at work, in a place of public access – and is just one example of a claim answer we have given in the past which does not fall into any of our pre-defined categories. Please do not feel that you have to categorise your question in order to request our assistance.
Do I Need a Solicitor to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
Strictly speaking, you are not required to have a solicitor to make a personal injury claim. There are other channels available which will provide help and advice, but ultimately a solicitor is involved somewhere in many different types of claim. By discussing your personal injury claim directly with a solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity, you will be assured of the best advice from the beginning of your claim.
Most Popular Questions and Answers
- Do I need a solicitor to make a personal injury claim?
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- What is the time limit for injury compensation claims in the United Kingdom?
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