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Our large staff of solicitors, who specialise in every area of personal injury law, are pleased to have represented many thousands of people in their compensation claims. During our work we are regularly asked the same questions by our clients so we thought it would be useful to publish a list of these questions which you will find below.

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What Personal Injury Questions Can I Ask?

If you or somebody close to you has suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to negligence of somebody who owed you a duty of care, you should be eligible to claim personal injury compensation – irrespective of the nature of your injury or how your injury occurred.

We have listed below a selection of scenarios in which it might be possible to make claims for injury compensation, and there is also a video about personal injury claims that you might wish to review, or you are welcome to browse through some our most commonly asked questions.

The list of potential personal injury claims is not exhaustive, and it is likely that there are many accident and injury scenarios we have overlooked. Consequently please do not hesitate to contact us if you believe you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.

Injury Compensation Claims for Car Accidents

The most common claims questions we receive relate to injury compensation claims for car accidents due to the unfortunate frequency at which they occur. Most compensation claims for injuries in car accidents are resolved quickly and satisfactorily; however there are circumstances in which complex litigation is required in order for an appropriate settlement to be obtained, for example:

  • When you are injured by a negligent driver who is uninsured
  • When you are injured due to a fault in the road
  • When the negligent party denies liability for your whiplash injuries
  • When you are injured in an accident from which the negligent party has left the scene
  • When you are a passenger in a car who is injured due to the negligence of the driver you are travelling with

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents at Work

Most employers make genuine efforts to protect the health and safety of their employees, but there are circumstances when foreseeable accidents occur which result in avoidable and devastating injury. The benefit of using a personal injury claims solicitor in these circumstances comes when insurance companies attempt to make an offer of compensation which is inappropriate to the nature of your injuries, particularly in circumstances such as:

  • When you are injured in a fall from height at work
  • When you have sustained occupational dermatitis at work
  • When you are injured at work due to manual handling or lifting
  • When a third-party or faulty product is responsible for an injury at work
  • When a claim for injury compensation at work is contested by an employer

 Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents in a Factory

Injury compensation claims for accidents in a factory tend to result in higher settlements of compensation due to the more severe nature of injuries sustained in a factory environment. It is essential that any settlement of factory injury compensation accounts for the long-term effects of an injury, especially in cases where:

  • You have sustained an injury in a factory due to faulty machinery
  • You have been injured due to being struck by a moving vehicle
  • You have been burned due to contact with a harmful substance
  • You have contracted an occupational illness from working in a factory
  • You have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos in a factory

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents in an Office

Injury compensation claims for accidents in an office are more common that you may have considered. More than 8,000 injuries due to slips, trips and falls were reported to the HSE last year, and other scenarios in which it may be possible to claim injury compensation for an office accident include:

  • When you have developed a repetitive strain injury working in an office
  • When you have received an electric shock due to faulty office equipment
  • When you have been injured due to carrying office stationary or equipment
  • When you have been struck and injured by an object falling from height
  • When you have over-exerted yourself stretching you equipment stored in an office stockroom

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents in Public Places

Injury compensation claims for accidents in public places often come under the category of public liability claims. Most local councils, supermarkets, entertainment venues, transport companies and amusement parks have to maintain insurance for when a member of the public is injured, and it would be possible to make public liability claims for injury compensation in the following circumstances:

  • If you are injured tripping on an uneven pavement
  • If you are injured slipping on a wet floor in Tesco
  • If you are injured falling in a bar due to inadequate lighting
  • If you are injured due to an unsafe ride in an amusement park
  • If you are injured because a bus has hit a speed ramp too quickly

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents on Farms

In the last ten years, almost one person each week has been killed due to an accident on a farm in the UK, and many more have been seriously injured – either due to working on a farm or as a visitor to a farm. Children are particularly at risk of an injury on a farm, and you should speak with a solicitor should you or your child be injured in any of the following scenarios:

  • Injuries caused by animals on a farm
  • Injured due to a tractor overturn on a farm
  • The contraction of a disease due to infected water
  • Injuries caused by the unsafe use of ATVs on farms
  • Falls from height due to inadequate safety equipment

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents due to Faulty Products

Injury compensation claims for accidents due to faulty products can often be particularly complex cases because the products which have caused the injury have usually passed a quality inspection before being allowed onto the market. However, products are known to fail and subsequently cause injuries, and you may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by faulty products:

  • When you have an adverse reaction to medication
  • When a medical device has failed causing you to suffer an injury
  • When you sustain an injury due to an appliance not functioning as it should
  • When you sustain food poisoning from contaminated food bought from a shop
  • When you are injured falling from a chair which has a design or manufacturing fault

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents on Holiday

Injury compensation claims for accidents on holiday in the United Kingdom are usually covered by the same legislation as provides compensation for when you are injured in a place of public access. However, when you are travelling to or from your destination, or when an accident happens in another country, you should speak with a solicitor for advice on:

  • Injuries sustained in a car accident abroad
  • Injuries sustained on a cruise ship or passenger ferry
  • Injuries sustained on a aeroplane flying out of or into the UK
  • Injuries sustained due to eating contaminated food in a foreign hotel
  • Injuries sustained due to slipping on a wet surface by the side of a swimming pool

Please watch our video for further information about making personal injury claims in the UK

Most Common Questions

Do I need a solicitor to make a personal injury claim?

“Do I need a solicitor to make a personal injury claim?” is possibly among the top five questions that a solicitor is asked and, rather than just answer “yes” or “no”, it was felt that a page explaining why a solicitor should be used when making a personal injury claim would be more appropriate – enabling the reader to make their own decision. Click here to read more.

How long does it take to make an injury compensation claim?

There are many factors which affect the length of time it takes to make an injury compensation claim, even when your injuries are straightforward and there is no dispute over liability. In some cases, rushing to make a claim for injury compensation can actually harm how much personal injury compensation you receive if not all the symptoms of your injury have developed. Click here to read more.

What is the time limit for injury compensation claims in the United Kingdom?

The time limit for injury compensation claims varies according to the many different circumstances. For the majority of injury compensation claims, a person who has been injured in an accident or incident for which someone else is held responsible has three years from the “date of knowledge” of their injury to proceed with a claim. Click here to read more.

What’s the process of claiming compensation for injury?

The first consideration prior to claiming compensation for injury is establishing whether you may, in fact, have a viable claim. A viable claim is one in which a party who owes you a duty of care has been negligent, and their negligence has resulted in your injury. Click here to read more.

Who do I claim against when I am injured by falling in the street?

Many people consider a fall in the street to be a minor injury compensation matter because the majority of injuries which are sustained are cuts and bruises which heal in a short space of time. However, the unfortunate few – especially the elderly – can suffer from broken bones, deep lacerations and serious blows to the head, from which they may never fully recover. Click here to read more.

Claiming after a car accident involves what process exactly?

Claiming after a car accident requires you to observe a few procedures prior to proceeding with an injury claim. Firstly, after you have suffered an accident – and regardless of the severity of your injury – your first priority is to seek immediate medical attention. Click here to read more.

Who Do I Have to Report a Workplace Accident to?

If you sustain an injury in a workplace accident, there are certain procedures you should follow – however not at the expense of seeking medical attention. Your first priority after any workplace accident is to have an immediate medical examination, even when you believe you have escaped unscathed. Click here to read more.

How is the value of an injury compensation claim calculated?

As no two claims for personal injury compensation are identical – even when the injuries sustained may be – it is important to understand the major factors which contribute towards how much you may receive in a claim for injury compensation. Obviously the main element of an injury compensation claim relates to the pain and suffering you have experienced due to the negligence of another person, but there are many more damages that you may be entitled to receive. Click here to read more.

How is it Possible to Claim for Psychological Injury?

Psychological injury is as real and often longer lasting than physical injury. Imagine if you have fallen from a height in a work-related accident, and your confidence for being above ground level not only prevents you from continuing with your employment but affects other area of your life as well. Click here to read more.

How do solicitors work out how much compensation am I entitled to when I make a personal injury claim?

“How much compensation am I entitled to?” is one of the most frequently asked questions that solicitors hear when assessing a personal injury claim on behalf of a client. In order to answer this question with precision, it is better to break “How much compensation am I entitled to?” into the constituent parts of a personal injury claim. Click here to read more.

What should I look for in a litigation solicitor?

A civil litigation solicitor should be a qualified professional with a license to practice law. Any civil litigation solicitor you are considering engaging with should hold a practicing certificate issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – an independent regulatory body set up by the UK Law Society to ensure that a litigation solicitor has all the requisites for running a practice. Click here to read more.

When is it possible to make a claim for overseas holiday accident compensation in the UK?

If you have been injured while on holiday abroad you may be eligible to make a claim for holiday accident compensation in the UK under certain circumstances. Whether you are able to do so will depend on the nature of the accident and how you booked your holiday. Click here to read more.

Most Popular Answers

Can I Still Claim Car Accident Injury Compensation If I Was Not Wearing My Seatbelt At The Time Of The Accident?

Although it contravenes road safety regulations not to wear a seatbelt when driving or a as passenger in a car (except in exceptional circumstances), the law does not disqualify you from making a car accident injury compensation claim when you have been injured due to the negligence of another road user. Click here to read more.

Can I Claim Additional Compensation If I Am Unable To Drive After A Foot Injury?

An important part of any personal injury compensation claim is the “special damages” to which you may be entitled. These special damages account for any out of pocket expenses you may incur as a direct result of a personal injury you have sustained due to somebody else´s negligence. Click here to read more.

What is the process of making a claim against a hotel for falling?

Prior to making a claim against a hotel for falling, you need to establish whether you have a viable claim worth your time to pursue. The first matter to consider is whether your fall was due to the hotel’s negligence and if so, whether you have sustained an actual injury. Click here to read more.

How much compensation am I entitled to receive for accident at work caused by defective equipment?

Provided you have been injured in an accident at work caused by defective equipment for which your employer is responsible, you are entitled to make a claim. How much compensation you receive for the accident at work caused by defective equipment depends on various factors. Click here to read more.

My finger got caught in the door at the office. Can I make a compensation claim for this?

Much is going to depend on how you came to catch your finger in the door and if your injury was due to the negligence of your employer. If the door has been poorly maintained, or is an automatically-closing security door which fails to give warning that it is shutting, you may well have a strong personal injury claim. Click here to read more.

Is it true that women receive more compensation for facial scarring than men?

Generally, women would receive more compensation for facial scarring than men if the ages and injuries of two different gender accident victims were identical. This is because the law regards facial appearances to be more important to women than they are to men, and the psychological injury sustained by a woman would be greater than that of a man. Click here to read more.

What must I do about claiming compensation for holiday injuries before I return home?

You may be eligible to claim compensation for holiday injuries on your return to the UK rather than having to pursue holiday accident compensation in the country in which the accident occurred. Whether you will be eligible to claim in the UK will depend on the type of accident and the circumstances under which it occurred. Click here to read more.

Can I claim for soft tissue bruising compensation for falling on a pothole?

You may be entitled to claim for soft tissue bruising compensation if your injury is due to negligence of the council responsible for the pothole on which you fell. It is a council’s responsibility to identify potential pothole hazards and rectify them within a reasonable amount of time. Click here to read more.

If I want to make a claim for tripped on manhole cover compensation, do I approach the local council?

If you intend making a claim for tripped on manhole cover compensation, it is not a foregone conclusion that the local council is the liable party. Not only may the council not be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the manhole cover in question but, even if they are, compensation for tripping on a manhole cover may be denied if the fault which caused you to trip is a recent one which the council could not have “reasonably” been expected to repair in the time available to them. Click here to read more.

I was injured while a passenger on a bus. Am I able to claim compensation?

As with any personal injury compensation claim, the two issues that must always be satisfied are that you have sustained an injury and that your injury was due to somebody else´s lack of care. In a bus injury compensation claim, there are several parties who could have been negligent and responsible for your injuries. Click here to read more.

Why is it so important to have a Medical Examination when making an injury compensation claim?

There are two essential elements to every injury compensation claim – injury and negligence. Without either there can be no claim, and without a measurement of either there can be no accurate assessment of how much compensation you are entitled to receive. Click here to read more.

Is there a time limitation for electrical accident claims? Also, on what grounds can they be made?

Electrical accident claims may be made within three years from the date of knowledge of an accident — a time period within which you may either settle or enter a claim in court. This time limit is valid for most electrical accident claims, except one which involves criminal charges or whose victim is a child. Click here to read more.

Do I Have to Go to Court for a Personal Injury Claim?

“Do I have to go to court for a personal injury claim?” is a very good question, and one which is commonly asked by people who have contacted a personal injury solicitor for the first time after they have been injured in an accident for which somebody else was to blame. Click here to read more.

More Questions and Answers

Is it true that women receive more whiplash injury compensation than men?

Not at all. Each whiplash injury compensation claim is settled on its own merits – normally the extent of the injury suffered by the victim and the consequence it makes to their quality of life. Click here to read more.

How do I calculate how much slipped on wet floor in supermarket compensation I can claim?

If you are considering making a slipped on wet floor in supermarket claim for compensation you should first speak to a supermarket injury compensation solicitor for advice. The initial step is to determine whether you are in fact eligible to make a claim for slipped on wet floor in supermarket compensation, and to determine how strong your claim is. Click here to read more.

My friend´s little boy suffered some terrible injuries when he was crushed by a falling headstone in the local cemetery. Can my friend claim cemetery injury compensation on his behalf?

Discussing cemetery injury compensation can be a delicate matter – not only because of the injuries that happened to your friend´s son or the feelings of the relatives to whom the headstone belonged – but because local councils, who generally have responsibility for safety within cemeteries, have been aware of the potential for such injuries for more than a decade. Click here to read more.

My ribs were fractured in a bad traffic accident – am I entitled to claim for rib injury compensation, and if so, what should I expect for compensation?

If your accident was primarily due to another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to seek rib injury compensation from the party responsible for causing the accident. If negligence is not in question, you may seek substantial rib injury compensation depending on the severity of the injury, and its impact on your life. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a pub trip injury compensation claim if I fell over the steps coming out of the pub?

There are three main considerations as to whether you are entitled to make a pub trip injury compensation claim in these circumstances – injury, negligence and contributory negligence. Click here to read more.

I tripped over some cables which were spread across the floor at work and fell heavily – injuring my knee. My boss says that I am not entitled to factory trip injury compensation because I only work part-time. Is that right?

Your employer is wrong about your entitlement to claim factory trip injury compensation. Irrespective of whether you are full-time, part-time, self-employed or sub-contracted, the employer has a duty of care to ensure that you are provided with a safe environment in which to work. Click here to read more.

I slipped on some papers that had been left on the floor in my office and damaged my back. This is not the kind of thing that people normally slip on, so am I still entitled to make an office slip injury compensation claim?

No matter how your slip occurred, you are still entitled to make an office slip injury compensation claim provided that you have had a medical examination of your injury and that your back injury can be attributed to the negligence of an employer. Click here to read more.

My wife had a major skin reaction after returning from the beauty salon. She is now too embarrassed to go out of the house. Can we claim beauty salon injury compensation for this?

The first thing to establish before making a claim for beauty salon injury compensation is that your wife´s injuries were due to the treatment(s) she received at the beauty salon. Usually patch tests are performed several weeks in advance of a new treatment being administered to ensure that skin reactions do not occur. Click here to read more.

I am a bit worried about calling a scooter accident solicitor to enquire about whether I am entitled to make a scooter accident claim. I think I might have been partially responsible for the accident which led to my head injury, but cannot really remember.

Many people are apprehensive about speaking to a scooter accident solicitor – especially young people who have never made contact with a solicitor before. It is understandable that you should be concerned about calling a scooter accident compensation solicitor if you think you may have been partially responsible for the accident, but scooter accident solicitors are not demons who will scold you for not following the correct procedures – after all, how are you to know what the correct procedures are following a scooter accident if you have never spoken with a scooter accident solicitor before? Click here to read more.

What is the process for making a Child Injury Compensation Claim?

When a child has been injured, it is a very distressing time for a parent – possibly even more so than if they had been injured themselves – but the process for making a child injury compensation same is very similar to that of an adult with a few small changes. Click here to read more.

In my cyclist accident compensation claim, can I include damages for being unable to take a planned holiday?

Provided you are able to supply documentary evidence of your proposed vacation, you should be able to include in your cyclist accident compensation claim a factor for the disappointment of missing your holiday and any additional costs you may have incurred. Inasmuch as travel insurance should cover the financial cost of a holiday you have been unable to take due to injuries sustained in your accident, you may have already prepared for your holiday by buying holiday accessories, having inoculations and making boarding arrangements for pets – the costs of which can also be reclaimed in a claim for cyclist injury compensation. Click here to read more.

How long do I have after sustaining an injury to make an injury compensation claim?

Under UK law, adults who have sustained an injury in an accident for which they were not wholly to blame have three years from the “date of knowledge” of their injury in which to make an injury compensation claim. The foremost reason for this limit is that, over time, evidence relating to an injury compensation claim can disappear or become corrupted, witnesses’ memories fade and companies dispose of relevant records. Click here to read more.

Is It Possible To Claim Food Poisoning Injury Compensation When You Have Been Ill After A Night Out at a Restaurant?

Food poisoning affects thousands of people in the UK each year, but health officials cannot put an exact figure on the number of sufferers as many people fail to visit their GP to have a formal diagnosis. If you wish to make a food poisoning injury compensation claim, you will need medical evidence that you have indeed sustained an injury to support your food poisoning injury compensation claim and a report from your local environmental health department confirming the source of the infection. Click here to read more.

I was standing on my desk to try and change a light bulb, when I lost my balance and fell – breaking my wrist in the process. Am I allowed to claim office fall injury compensation?

The issue as to whether you are entitled to make an office fall injury compensation claim is going to revolve around if you chose to break your company´s health and safety policy by standing on your desk to change the light bulb, or whether there was no provision made by your employer for a light bulb to be changed. Click here to read more.

Can I make a slipped on wet floor in Asda claim for compensation for cuts, bruises and soft tissue injuries, or do injuries need to be more serious in order to claim compensation for a slip in Asda?

Slipped on wet floor in Asda compensation can be claimed for any injury that has been sustained due to any accident in Asda for which you were not entirely to blame, including cuts and bruises. Provided that your injuries have been documented and treated by a doctor or at a hospital, they can be added to a slipped on wet floor in Asda claim for compensation. Click here to read more.

If more than one person was responsible for a road traffic accident, do you claim injury compensation against the one who was “most” liable?

Claiming injury compensation against multiple parties – when more than one person is responsible for your injuries – can be time-consuming and frustrating. Even though making an injury compensation claim against the person who is “most” liable may resolve some issues, how would that party be determined, and what would happen if two parties were equally liable? Click here to read more.

I slipped and broke my wrist in the icy car park of my doctor´s surgery. Do I claim medical negligence compensation?

It is understandable that there may be some confusion over this issue. As the surgery is responsible for maintaining the car park in a safe manner, it could be construed that there was a lack of care by a medical institution which lead to you sustaining an injury. Click here to read more.

How does my employment status affect a claim for work injury compensation?

For many people, considering their legal employment status is something of minor consequence as they go about their day to day duties. However, if you sustain an injury at work due to the negligence of your “employer”, you may discover that you are not “employed” at all. Click here to read more.

Can I claim boating accident injury compensation if bad weather caused the boat I was in to capsize and I was injured trying to reach safety?

Making a boating accident injury compensation claim under such circumstances can be complicated. If the owner or person in charge of the boat knew that bad weather was imminent, and that sea conditions would present a safety risk to the boat or passengers aboard it, then he or she is negligent for taking the boat out to sea and can be sued via their public liability insurance. Click here to read more.

I suffered an aggravated shoulder injury in an accident in Budgens. I tripped in Budgens over a box which was left in an aisle and I would like to make a claim for compensation; however I am concerned about the cost of legal action. How much will it cost me to make a claim?

If the accident in Budgens was not your fault, you should be eligible to claim Budgens accident compensation for your injuries. However the decision to claim Budgens accident compensation because you tripped in Budgens should only be made after your claim has been properly assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

If I am involved in a road traffic accident while travelling in the course of my employment is my employer negligent or the other car driver?

Many employees have to travel in the course of their employment – delivery drivers, salesmen and employees who operate from multiple locations – but when an employee is injured in a road traffic accident, the law is very clear with regard to the question of liability. Your employer has not acted negligently in any way by causing the accident and therefore the other driver(s) is the person against who a traffic accident injury compensation claim is made. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for building injury compensation if I am a contractor working on a site and not an employee?

For a building injury compensation claim to be successful, you must have sustained an injury due to the negligence of somebody who had a duty of care towards you. Contractors and the self-employed have the same rights as employees to make a building injury compensation claim, provided that a company or individual has overall responsibility for the work environment. Click here to read more.

I was on my friend´s boat when he collided with another boat, causing me to fall and break my arm. Am I entitled to claim boat injury compensation?

The rules of the sea are almost identical to those of the road when considering boat injury compensation. Boat owners are required by law to carry public liability insurance in the same way as car drivers have to be insured against causing an accident or injury. Click here to read more.

How is broken tibia injury compensation calculated?

Broken tibia injury compensation, as with any personal injury claim, is awarded in two separate categories; each covering a different aspect of compensation. General damages are concerned with compensation for pain and suffering, and also cover any loss of amenity as a result of the accident and injury. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a grease spill in a restaurant kitchen in which I was working and sprained my ankle. I am unable to work and my employer refuses to pay me, saying he is not liable for my injury. Can I claim kitchen accident injury compensation?

Restaurant kitchens are known to be particularly hazardous places in which to work, and the number of kitchen accident compensation claims due to trips, slips and falls is continually on the increase. In these circumstances, the question as to whether you are entitled to make a kitchen accident injury compensation claim is difficult to answer, as the basis of such a claim must prove that your employer was guilty of negligence. Click here to read more.

Is my husband entitled to claim restaurant trip injury compensation if he injured his knee when tripping over a broken paving slab in the restaurant car park?

In most cases you would be able to make a restaurant trip injury compensation claim – however, there are certain conditions that have to be met. First of all, it has to be established that the car park was owned by the restaurant and that the restaurateur had a duty of care to maintain the car park in a safe condition. Click here to read more.

I am worried that claiming for a work injury may harm my future employment prospects. How Can I Avoid Future Problems?

This is a question which is frequently asked by employees who have been injured due to an employer´s lack of care – especially during a period of economic cutbacks and rising unemployment. There are many potential issues associated with making a claim for work injury compensation against an employer – not least that any fine imposed upon him by the Health and Safety Executive will damage the prosperity of the business and have financial implications not only for the employee, but also the employee´s work colleagues. Click here to read more.

I hurt my back after slipping on some food which was on the floor of a restaurant. Am I entitled to make a restaurant slip injury compensation claim?

In order to successfully claim for restaurant slip injury compensation, two conditions have to be fulfilled – that you actually sustained an injury, and that the injury was due to the negligence of the restaurant owner or restaurateur. You state in your question that you hurt your back, and in order to make a restaurant slip injury compensation claim there has to be physical evidence of this in terms of a medical report produced shortly after your accident. Click here to read more.

I cut my lip drinking from a chipped glass in a pub. My doctor says the injury may leave a permanent scar. Am I entitled to claim pub injury compensation?

In order to make a claim for pub injury compensation, an injury must have occurred that was due to the negligence of the pub owner or landlord. As you have already seen a doctor, it is apparent that an injury has indeed occurred, however now it has to be proven that your injury was caused by negligence or a lack of care. Click here to read more.

I slipped over in a pub and tore my anterior cruciate ligament. I can still work, but am unable to participate in the sports I enjoy. Is there any way I am entitled to claim pub slip injury compensation.

There are a number of issues here which will determine whether or not you are entitled to make a claim for pub slip injury compensation. The first is whether you sustained your anterior cruciate ligament injury due to a lack of care by the pub owner or any of his staff. Click here to read more.

I tripped over electrical cables in supermarket coffee shop and broke two teeth. The cost of dental work is going to be astronomical and I cannot afford to have my teeth fixed. Can I make at tripped over electrical cables in supermarket compensation claim?

Electrical cables represent a serious tripping hazard in supermarkets, and if cables were left in a walkway or thoroughfare used by the public then this could well constitute negligence and can be the basis of a tripped over electrical cables in supermarket claim for compensation. Electrical cables left on the floor would place coffee shop visitors at an unacceptable risk of an accident, and it would represent a serious failure in the supermarkets duty of care to you. Click here to read more.

I slipped on some oil that was leaking from a machine and cracked my head. I felt alright at the time, but now I keep getting dizzy spells. Is it too late to make a factory slip injury compensation claim?

The key factor in relation to your factory slip injury compensation question is whether you sought medical attention at the time of your accident and what injuries were diagnosed. Possibly the full symptoms of your injury had not yet manifested and a doctor would never have found them at the time. However, if you are getting dizzy spells now, it is important that you seek a further medical examination immediately. Click here to read more.

If I am injured because of a work colleague´s negligence, do I sue him or my employer?

When you have been injured due to a work colleague´s negligence, your employer is still the liable party in a work injury compensation claim. This is because your employer has a responsibility to provide you with a safe environment in which to work, and this includes the training, monitoring and supervision of your work colleagues. Click here to read more.

I was browsing through a display of coats at a local department store when the display collapsed and landed on my foot. After having an x-ray, it was discovered that I had fractured a bone in my foot and now I cannot drive for six weeks – something I need to do for my job. Can I claim department store injury compensation to cover my loss of earnings?

I was browsing through a display of coats at a local department store when the display collapsed and landed on my foot. After having an x-ray, it was discovered that I had fractured a bone in my foot and now I cannot drive for six weeks – something I need to do for my job. Click here to read more.

I slipped on some fruit which had fallen from the display in the supermarket and twisted my ankle. What do I need to do to claim shop slip injury compensation?

The first thing you need to do in a shop slip injury compensation claim is to have your ankle examined by your doctor to establish the extent of the injury. This is important, not only as a record to support your shop slip injury compensation claim, but also to identify any tendon damage which could cause you long term health issues in the future. Click here to read more.

My friend fell over a rucked up carpet on the way back from the bar in the pub and badly injured his arm against a table. The landlord he says he should have looked where he was going, but I think he should be entitled to pub fall injury compensation. Who is right?

This potential pub fall injury compensation claim is not as straightforward as it may at first appear. Inasmuch as the landlord or pub owner has a duty of care to provide a safe environment for his customers to drink in, he (or his staff) cannot have eyes in the back of his head to ensure that every possible hazard is removed the second that it appears. Click here to read more.

Can I claim neck injury compensation after a suitcase fell on my head when a passenger opened the overhead locker on a flight to Paris?

A neck injury compensation claim for injuries sustained on an aeroplane has the potential to be complicated, depending on where the plane was at the time of the accident and in which county’s airspace the plane was in. Compensation claims for accidents which occur on an aeroplane can be vital for those who suffer them, with often considerable medical costs abroad which place considerable strain on personal finances. Click here to read more

What does “Loss of Amenity” mean?

“Loss of Amenity” is a legal term which relates (in injury compensation claims) to the impact an injury has made to your quality of life. It is an element of a personal injury claim which reflects non-financial changes you have had to make to your work, social and domestic lifestyle, and is particularly important in injury compensation claims affecting children or parents of young children. Click here to read more.

What kind of incidents would entitle me to make a claim for home injury compensation?

There are various incidents which may entitle you to make a claim for home injury compensation; as long as it can be proved that someone else was responsible for your injury. This responsibility comes in the form of an implicit “duty of care” owed to you, which can vary depending on the circumstances. Click here to read more.

While out with my girlfriends at a nightclub, I slipped and fell on the dance floor, badly injuring my back. Am I entitled to claim for nightclub injury compensation even if I were a little tipsy at the time?

Falling at a nightclub is unfortunately quite common, but when an accident can be attributable – either partly or entirely – to negligence on the part of a nightclub owner or its staff, you may be entitled to claim for nightclub injury compensation. All nightclubs owe a duty of care to their customers, which entails taking the necessary precautions to ensure the premises are as safe as possible. Click here to read more.

I was walking home at night when I stumbled and fell on a footpath, causing me to badly sprain my knee. Am I eligible to claim footpath injury compensation?

You are entitled to claim footpath injury compensation if it can be proven that the footpath or highway where the accident occurred was poorly maintained, or otherwise presented hazards which could reasonably be expected to cause an accident. Poor footpath conditions can be due to uneven walking surfaces, obstructions caused by road or utility works, lack of sufficient lighting and other obstructions. Click here to read more.

The dining room chair in which my wife was sitting collapsed from under her while we were staying at a hotel, causing her extreme embarrassment and mental distress. What are the rules surrounding hotel injury compensation?

A hotel is liable for hotel injury compensation when it can be proved that it breached a duty of care to the injured party. The British Standard for chairs used in public places is 150Kg (330 lbs/23 stones and 8 lbs), and if you wife is lighter than that; it can be assumed the chair she was given to sit on was faulty. Irrespective of the weight of your wife, it could also be claimed that the hotel should have provided her with suitable seating arrangements as a guest in their accommodation. Click here to read more.

I sustained a hernia injury from lifting heavy objects at work, but my employer says that I am not entitled to injury compensation because I smoke and that makes me more susceptible to hernia injuries. Can he do this?

You are entitled to claim compensation for a hernia injury from lifting heavy objects at work irrespective of whether you smoke or not. Although it is true that smoking does increase the risk of sustaining a hernia injury, this is one of the factors that an employer should take into account when producing a risk assessment and assigning you the task of lifting heavy objects. Click here to read more.

I fell over in a shop car park due to a pothole in the parking area and fractured my elbow. Can I claim shop fall injury compensation even though I was outside the shop?

In order to claim shop fall injury compensation it has to be demonstrated that you sustained an injury due to the negligence of somebody who had a duty of care towards you. In this particular instance, the shop had a duty of care to provide you with a safe place to park your car and provide hazard-free access to the shop. Click here to read more.

My husband fell from a gantry in the factory and is going to be off work for a long time. I am worried that it might take a long time for factory fall injury compensation to come through. Can you help?

The first part of the answer is to establish that your husband is actually entitled to make a factory fall injury compensation claim. In order to qualify for factory fall injury compensation, your husband must have sustained an injury which was due to the negligence of an employer. Click here to read more.

Would I be able to claim for building site injury compensation if I was injured while working as a sub-contractor on a site?

You are entitled to make a claim for building site injury compensation regardless of whether you are an employee, a contractor, or self-employed ”provided that a company or individual has overall control of the work environment”. What is important is to determine that your injury occurred as a result of negligence on the part of someone who had a duty of care towards you, and when you are a sub-contractor in a controlled environment, you have the same rights as an employed person. Click here to read more.

Does my bicycle crash compensation claim qualify for “No Win, No Fee” legal representation if the careless driver who hit my bicycle admitted his mistake to me at the time of the accident?

Without knowing all the circumstances of your claim for bicycle crash compensation, it is impossible to tell whether your bicycle crash compensation claim qualifies for “No Win, No Fee” legal representation. Although the driver responsible for causing your accident and injury admitted his error at the time, he could always retract his admission of liability – even, under some circumstances, if it was made to the police. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to make a claim for bar injury compensation if I tripped, fell, and badly sprained my ankle on the bar’s uneven carpet, and if so, what am I entitled to receive?

If it can be proved that your injury was due to the negligence of the bar owner or staff, you should have a successful claim for bar injury compensation. Legally, the owner of the premises owes a duty of care to keep customers safe at all times. This means ensuring that spills and broken glass are immediately removed, that floors are not slippery and that all aspects of the bar which could conceivably present a hazard are appropriately dealt with. Click here to read more.

I was injured while staying at a holiday home abroad – am I entitled to seek holiday home injury compensation and, if so, who is liable for my injury?

You may have a claim for holiday home injury compensation if you sustained an injury or loss while staying at a holiday home and your injury was due to negligence on the part of a responsible party. Click here to read more.

I badly stubbed my toes while shopping at a supermarket and now I can hardly walk – Am I entitled to make a claim for toe injury compensation?

If it can be established that your toe injury was the result of negligence on the part of someone who owed you a duty of care, you may have a successful claim for toe injury compensation. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, all commercial premises – including shops and supermarkets – owe a duty of care towards their customers. Click here to read more.

I slipped on some water that had been leaking out of a shop refrigerator. Can I claim compensation?

In order to make a slip injury compensation claim, you must have first sustained an injury or loss from your accident, and also that injury or loss must be attributable to the shopkeeper´s negligence or lack of care. You do not state in the question what form your injury took, but ideally you would have sought medical attention soon after. Click here to read more.

I suffered a workplace burn injury which, to my great chagrin, led to permanent scarring – Am I entitled to claim scar injury compensation, and if so, what should I expect to receive for it?

Scar injury compensation can be claimed if your injury is proved to be due to your employer’s negligence. Employers are required to provide a safe working environment for their workers, ensuring that all safety precautions are carefully met. Click here to read more.

When claiming for hand injury compensation, how much you receive should account for the loss of function. Get more information about your entitlement on our freephone injury claims advice service.

You are entitled to make a claim for hand injury compensation if it can be proved that your injury was due to your employer’s negligence. Negligence can manifest in many forms – from failure to warn you of possible hazards to failure to adequately maintain equipment. Click here to read more.

I would like to make a claim for hip injury compensation, but I am concerned about legal costs. What can I expect to pay to a personal injury solicitor?

Provided you have a legitimate claim for hip injury compensation, legal costs should not be a deterrent to you seeking compensation for injuries suffered due to someone else’s negligence. A “no win, no fee” agreement allows you to pursue a claim for hip injury compensation without automatically owing legal fees to your solicitor. Click here to read more.

I broke my finger when it got trapped in a machine at the factory where I work – am I entitled to make a claim for broken finger injury compensation?

You are entitled to make a claim for broken finger injury compensation if your injury is due to your employer’s negligence. Negligence on the party of an employer can manifest in many different forms – from failure to provide you with adequate training to not telling you about the hazards associated with carrying out your tasks. Click here to read more.

I tripped over a raised paving slab in the street and, as I put my hand out to break my fall, tore all the tendons in the base of my thumb. Is the local council liable for my thumb injury compensation?

Without knowing exactly who was responsible for maintaining the area in which you sustained your injury, it is difficult to ascertain to whom you should address your thumb injury compensation claim. The local council generally has a duty of care over places of open public access, but it could be possible that the site of your trip was a privately owned piece of land attached to a commercial premises or private residence. Click here to read more.

Can I claim eye injury compensation for burns and temporary blindness caused by an industrial chemical spillage at work? If so, how much will I get?

Eye injury compensation claims are surprisingly common. The Health and Safety Executive estimates that 120,000 people suffer from eye injuries each year. Click here to read more.

I work as a waitress in a busy restaurant and I recently fell on a greasy spot in the kitchen and badly hurt my hip. Am I eligible to claim kitchen accident injury compensation for my injury, and if so, would it affect my employment?

Claims for kitchen accident injury compensation are a sensitive matter for many restaurant workers, as they would rather not sue their employers for fear that a claim could adversely affect their working relationships. However, when a kitchen accident injury compensation claim is handled sensitively, it should not affect your working relationship or your employment status. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim jaw injury compensation if my jaw was broken in a fight started by a group of youths who have now been arrested and charged?

In cases involving criminal assault, claims for jaw injury compensation follow different procedures than “regular” personal injury compensation claims. In the first instance, although both injury and negligence have been proven, your jaw injury compensation claim is made against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority once you have reported your injury to the police. Click here to read more.

My leg was broken in a motorbike accident a couple of weeks ago and already I have been approached by the other driver´s insurance company with an offer of £5,000 for broken leg injury compensation. Should I accept it?

The fact that an insurance company has already approached you with an offer of broken leg injury compensation is a positive sign as it means that their client has accepted liability for the accident from which your injuries resulted. However, several factors need to be considered before you accept their offer of settlement. Click here to read more.

How soon after sustaining whiplash injuries should you make a claim for cervical spine injury compensation?

Claims for cervical spine injury compensation should be made as soon as all the relevant facts of your case are known and the strongest possible claim has been built on your behalf. Making a premature cervical spine injury compensation claim, or accepting an early offer of settlement from the negligent party´s car insurance company, may leave you under-compensated – especially in cases where you have suffered a severe injury and may be unable to work for a considerable amount of time. Click here to read more.

I was involved in a rear-end collision which fortunately I was prepared for and able to brace and avoid whiplash injuries. However my posture forced my stomach into the lower part of the seatbelt and now I have an abdominal injury. Is it possible to make an abdominal injury compensation claim in such circumstances?

Taking evasive action to avoid one form of injury does not disqualify you for making a claim for abdominal injury compensation, as the injury still occurred due to the negligence of the driver that rear-ended you. Click here to read more.

Can I make a herniated disc injury compensation claim for a manual handling injury at work, even though I am required to lift boxes as part of my job?

Herniated disc injury compensation can be awarded to anyone who has suffered from a slipped disc which has resulted from the negligence of a third party. The Health and Safety Executive estimate that more than a third of injuries warranting a period of absence from work of more than 3 days are due to accidents involving the manual handling of objects, and over 300,000 workers each year have been estimated to suffer from back injuries. Click here to read more.

I was recently injured on a pedestrian crossing when a bus failed to stop in time. Is it possible to claim broken ribs injury compensation, and is the bus driver or bus company liable?

Broken ribs injury compensation can be claimed when your rib injuries have been sustained due to the negligence of a third party. If the bus driver was at fault in the accident, and it can be proven that “on the balance of probabilities” that a competent bus driver would have stopped in time, then you should be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. Click here to read more.

I was injured in an accident in Subway. As I collected my order, an advertising sign fell and hit me on my shoulder, and I fell backwards and spilled my coffee. The accident in Subway resulted in burns to my face and neck, and concussion which lasted for days. Can I claim compensation for the accident in Subway, and how much compensation will I receive?

Your brief description of the accident in Subway suggests that an accident in Subway claim for compensation is possible in this instance, as it appears to involve a clear case of negligence. Click here to read more.

Can I make a wrist fracture injury compensation claim for a slip on a wet floor at work? I had to take 6 weeks unpaid sick leave as I was not permitted to work with a broken bone and I need to recover lost earnings?

Wrist fracture injury compensation is broken down into two categories; general damages and special damages. Special damages are concerned with any loss of income or incurred expenses as a direct result of an injury. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to caravan accident compensation, and if so, how do cover my legal costs? I badly injured leg while unhitching a caravan.

You may have a viable claim for caravan accident compensation if your leg injury occurred due to negligence on the part of the caravan manufacturer. Negligence in this situation would consist of a faulty mechanism in the caravan which prevented you from safely unhitching it. Click here to read more.

Can I claim head injury compensation if I was in a road traffic accident which was not my fault, but was not wearing a seatbelt?

Head injury compensation can be claimed in any road traffic accident when a third party was at fault, although the amount of compensation awarded will be significantly reduced if the claimant was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. Click here to read more.

Can I claim soft tissue injury compensation for severe bruising, cuts and abrasions to my arms and legs after being knocked off my bicycle by a motorist?

Soft tissue injury compensation can be awarded for injuries sustained as a result of third party negligence, and you do not have to have broken any bones in order to claim compensation. Soft tissue injury compensation is generally awarded for any soft tissue injury which has affected you for more than a month, although advice on your specific injuries is best sought from a personal injury solicitor who would be able to assess your case, advise you on your eligibility to claim, and the likely compensation which can be sought. Click here to read more.

Can I claim musculoskeletal injury compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome? This has just been diagnosed and the doctor has said it is a work related injury.

Musculoskeletal injury compensation can be claimed for any injury sustained to the muscles or bones which has been caused by the negligence of a third party. Injuries can be caused by a single trauma or by repetitive strain which develop over a longer period of time, such as is often the case with carpal tunnel syndrome. Click here to read more.

Can broken tooth injury compensation be claimed to cover the dental work I required after a publicity display collapsed on me in a clothes shop?

A tooth injury sustained in a shop or supermarket which has been caused by the negligence of the store owner can be the basis for a broken tooth compensation claim. The supermarket operator has a responsibility to ensure that the store remains safe to use at all times. Click here to read more.

As a gutter cleaner, I regularly use a ladder to carry out my work duties. Recently, I fell from it and dislocated my shoulder while trying to lessen the impact by holding out my arms. Should I make a dislocation injury compensation claim against my employer?

Shoulder injury compensation may be sought if it can be proven that your employer acted negligently by failing to adhere to established safety precautions. The Work at Height Regulations (2005) stipulates a range of precautionary measures for employers and managers to undertake when overseeing workers carrying out professional duties “at height”. Click here to read more.

I was recently involved in a car accident, which caused me to sprain my neck. As I was not to blame for the accident, I have already been contacted by the insurance company of the party responsible for my injury. They offered me a settlement. Should I accept it or wait to make a claim for sprain injury compensation?

While you may be tempted to accept an early offer, a claim for sprain injury compensation will likely be more advantageous to you on numerous grounds. Firstly, you may wish to consider why an offer has been made to you so soon following your accident. Click here to read more.

I was wounded in a work related accident, which I thought I could treat at home without going to the doctor. The laceration became infected and I have since contracted tetanus. I am now undergoing regular medical treatment, which is turning out to be quite costly, especially as I cannot resume working for a few months to come. Am I entitled to claim laceration injury compensation even though I did not seek medical attention right away?

The fact that you did not make a laceration injury compensation claim immediately following your injury should not be an issue, as you have three years from the date of knowledge of an accident to file or settle a claim. What concerns you now is that you have contracted a serious, life-threatening infection that may have been avoided had you sought urgent care. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to fire engine injury compensation if a fire truck collided with my motorcycle? I have been severely injured, but the fire brigade claims I did not move out of the way in time.

You may be entitled to fire engine injury compensation to deal with the effects of your injury, provided negligence can be proven on the part of the fire engine driver. Emergency services vehicles like a fire engine still owe a duty of care toward other road users, even though they are allowed to travel at speed and may not observe traffic lights in certain situations. Click here to read more.

I was injured in an accident at work due to faulty door when the handle came away as I pulled on it and I fell and hurt my shoulder. Can I claim some sort of injury compensation?

If you have sustained an injury in accident at work due to faulty door, you should be able to make a claim for faulty door at work injury compensation against your employer´s Employer Liability insurance policy. Every employer has such a policy in the event that his staff sustain injuries for which he is liable, even if he did not directly cause the handle to come away from the door. Click here to read more.

I tripped and fell in a shopping centre restroom, severely bruising my right arm. There was a warning sign beside the hazard, but I did not see it until after sustaining my injuries. As an elderly woman, bruises take much longer to heal than they used to, and my arm now feels more swollen and stiff than usual. Am I entitled to make a claim for bruising injury compensation, and if so, who would I be suing?

You may have a viable claim for bruising injury compensation provided your accident is attributable to negligence on the part of a party who owed you a duty of care. The owners or managers (occupiers) of commercial premises are the parties held liable for ensuring that all reasonable precautions are taken to avoid accidents on the premises for which they are responsible. Click here to read more.

I am considering making a claim for firework injury compensation as my son’s eye was injured in a firework display organised by our sports club and he may have to undergo surgery. Who is the party I should claim against and on what grounds exactly?

When pursuing a firework injury compensation claim, you would be claiming against the club’s organisers who owe a duty of care towards its guests, but the actual firework injury compensation claim is made against the club’s public liability insurance. As part of their duty of care towards guests, organisers of firework displays are required to ensure their safety by adhering to known safety precautions for handling, storing, and setting off fireworks, rockets, and the like. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for concussion injury compensation even though I was unaware that I had a concussion at the time of my accident? It took about a month for me to go see my GP for the symptoms I was experiencing, which have since got worse, and the medication I am now taking makes it difficult for me to return to work.

You may still have a viable claim for concussion injury compensation even though it is unfortunate you did not seek immediate medical attention. Ideally, you should have sought prompt medical attention after your head injury, as symptoms of minor brain injuries are not always immediately apparent. Click here to read more.

On what grounds could I make a claim for horse riding injury compensation? I was thrown off the horse I was riding at an equestrian school.

A viable claim for horse riding injury compensation may arise in circumstances where negligence is present. As you were attending a riding school, the school’s public liability insurers would be liable for injuries which resulted from a breach of care owed to you. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim burn injury compensation for a work-related accident? I am a technician who suffered second degree burns while handling electrical equipment.

You may claim burn injury compensation if your injury can be proven to be the result of your employer’s negligence. Legally, employers are accountable for maintaining a safe working environment, and heeding to all safety precautions – a responsibility most employers take very seriously so as to prevent injuries to their staff. Click here to read more.

Is my husband entitled to make a claim for blindness injury compensation for a chemical accident he had at work and if so, how soon should he make one?

Your husband is certainly entitled to substantial blindness injury compensation if he were injured in an accident for which he was not primarily responsible. The key element for establishing the viability of your husband’s blindness injury compensation claim is to determine whether his employer showed negligence by failing to prevent his injury. Click here to read more.

Can I claim broken fibula injury compensation for injuries sustained after I tripped on a raised paving stone outside a supermarket? Do I claim against the supermarket or the local council?

Raised paving stones, pot holes and pavements under disrepair catch many an unwary shopper out as they are browsing the stores. With eyes focused on window displays, it is harder for shoppers to spot a spot a tripping hazard. When there are high volumes of pedestrians, hazards need to be quickly identified and corrected, or warnings placed to prevent injury while waiting for repairs to be made. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for hot drink injury compensation against an airline? My arm was scalded by the coffee handed to me by a flight attendant on a domestic flight from London to Newcastle.

You may have a viable claim for hot drink injury compensation directly through the airline’s public liability insurers as you have suffered your scalding injury inside an aircraft. Unlike most other injury claims, an accident inside an aircraft does not need to be proven to be the result of negligence, as the air carrier generally assumes liability for injuries sustained as part of the “conditions of carriage”. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to seek swimming pool injury compensation against a public facility for negligence? My 12-year-old son was allowed to swim without a lifeguard present and, to my outrage, I have just learned that he and all his friends often run about entirely unsupervised there.

Unfortunately, you cannot make a claim for swimming pool injury compensation for negligence alone. The grounds for any injury claim, including swimming pool injury compensation, are as based on injury as it is on negligence on the part of a responsible party. Click here to read more.

How do I make a claim for motorbike crash compensation if the driver who hit me drove off immediately afterwards?

There are several solutions for making a claim for motorbike crash compensation in these circumstances. The first, if you have not already done so, is to report your motorbike crash to the police. Click here to read more.

Can I claim broken femur injury compensation for a fall from height at work? I had to climb up shelving to check stock in the warehouse and I fell and broke my leg.

Accidents in the workplace are governed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which makes an employer responsible for reducing risks to health in the workplace, and broken femur injury compensation can be claimed if he is in breach of this duty of care. Click here to read more.

I have started to lose the gripping strength in my left hand, which my friends attribute to having worked for many years with vibrating tools on a construction site. Can I claim construction site injury compensation for this condition and will it get any worse?

Before determining whether you are entitled to make a construction site injury compensation claim it is important that you first seek medical attention. Inasmuch as your friends may be right that your loss of sensation is attributable to working with vibrating tools, you injury has to be professionally diagnosed before it is possible to make a claim for construction site injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to taxi cab accident compensation if an accident happened while I was a passenger in a taxi cab?

You may have a viable claim for taxi cab accident compensation if you were injured as a result of the accident which occurred while you were a passenger, and the accident was due to negligence on the part of a party with a duty of care towards you. Depending on who is at fault for causing the accident, your claim for taxi cab accident compensation may either be pursued against the taxi driver or another vehicle’s driver. Click here to read more.

I fell between two scaffolding boards which had been loosened after some bad weather and broke my ankle. The site foreman says I should have taken more care and that I will not be entitled to scaffolding injury compensation. Is he right?

Poorly maintained scaffolding is one of the most common reasons for scaffolding injury compensation claims and consequently strict health and safety regulations are in place to ensure scaffolding is safe and minimise the risk of injury. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 state that scaffolding should be inspected by a competent person “each time that exceptional circumstances which are liable to jeopardise the safety of the work equipment have occurred, to ensure that health and safety conditions are maintained and that any deterioration can be detected and remedied in good time”. Click here to read more.

Is my son able to make a university injury compensation claim if he slipped on the polished steps of a university building and fractured his arm?

If a university fails in its duty of care to the students who study in them, to the staff who teach in them and to all other visitors to the university campus, then they become the liable party in a university injury compensation claim. However, in this case, it has to be shown that the university was negligent by failing to erect warning signs of the potential hazard or by not sealing the area off after wet or icy weather. Click here to read more.

My partner received an electrical shock from a badly wired cooker in our flat. Can we sue the landlord for apartment building injury compensation?

Whenever you sustain an injury in an apartment due to the landlord´s failure to adhere to safety regulations, you are entitled to claim apartment building injury compensation. In this case, the cooker supplied by your landlord should have been tested by a Part P registered electrician prior to the beginning of your tenancy and at regular periods throughout. Click here to read more.

Is bus shelter injury compensation paid by the bus company or the local council? My daughter recently banged her head badly after falling back from her seat because the piece of glass that would have prevented it was missing.

Although situated on public property, the responsibility for the safety of a bus shelter – and the defendant in your potential bus shelter injury compensation claim – is the bus company. However, before you start proceedings to claim bus shelter injury compensation on behalf of your daughter, there are certain criteria which have to be fulfilled. Click here to read more.

My daughter slipped between the safety rail and the seat on a funfair ride and badly cut her cheek when she fell to the floor. I am worried that this is going to leave a permanent scar and wondered if I could claim for the costs of plastic surgery to disguise it in a funfair injury compensation claim?

Safety at funfairs is strictly regulated by the Health and Safety Executive, and before you are able to make a funfair injury compensation claim it is important that the element of negligence is established. Without doubt there was insufficient protection against a slip between the safety rail and the seat, but was the slip due to the fact that the safety rail was faulty, the ride was being used during or shortly after wet weather, or was your daughter allowed onto a ride intended for older people – i.e. in contravention of a height restriction? Click here to read more.

I tripped on a worn piece of stair carpet at the cinema and fractured my wrist when I fell. I know that cinemas are dark places and you should watch where you are walking, but my friends tell me I should be able to claim cinema injury compensation. Is this true?

Cinemas have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for the public to enjoy watching films and when they breach this duty of care, and you sustain an injury as a result, you are entitled to make a cinema injury compensation claim. The fact that the cinema was dark and your attention may have been drawn to what was happening on the screen does not discharge the cinema from their duty of care if their stair carpet was worn. Click here to read more.

I fell off the ledge of the construction site where I work, and injured my upper leg – am I entitled to claim for upper leg injury compensation?

You are entitled to make a claim for upper leg injury compensation if your accident was due to negligence on the part of your employer. While most construction site owners and managers take great care to guarantee the safety of the working environment for which they are responsible, external pressures and project deadlines may sometimes override safety concerns. Click here to read more.

Can I claim health club injury compensation if I suffered a knee injury from using an elliptical trainer incorrectly?

In order to make a claim for health club injury compensation, it has to be shown that either the elliptical trainer was in some way faulty and caused your knee injury, or you were not shown the correct way of using the machine to begin with. Health clubs are generally meticulous in their health and safety standards; however a miscalibration of the equipment which has not been identified or a broken gearwheel within the mechanism could cause a knee injury when an uneven amount of pressure has to be applied in order to operate the machine. Click here to read more.

My friend tells me I am entitled to claim street slips injury compensation from the local council because I slipped on an icy pavement and injured my back when out shopping. Is this correct?

Making a claim for street slips injury compensation is often complex for two reasons. Firstly the local council do not have an “absolute” duty to keep the streets free from ice and snow (Highways Act 1980 s41a – see also Pace v Swansea City & County Council 10.7.2007) and secondly the council may not actually be responsible for your injury if the slip occurred in a public area maintained by a private company – such as a shopping centre. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim slipped on litter on floor of supermarket compensation? I severely twisted my ankle after slipping on a cellophane wrapper in Safeway and the store manager said it was not possible to make a claim.

Slipped on litter on floor of supermarket compensation can be claimed if you have sustained an injury after slipping on litter anywhere on the supermarket premises, be that in the supermarket itself or in the car park. It is the duty of the store manager to ensure that the supermarket grounds and the store are kept clean and free of litter, and both free of hazards and safe to use. Click here to read more.

An insurance company has contacted me and offered me compound fracture injury compensation of £4,000 after a car accident in which I suffered a compound tibia plafond fracture. Is this a fair amount of compensation to receive?

Compound fracture injury compensation can be considerable due to the nature of compound fractures, and the complications to the health that can arise. Because compound tibia plafond fractures involve breaking of the skin, the tissues in the leg are open to infection. Click here to read more.

My daughter has been suffering nightmares since she and I were stuck in a supermarket elevator for almost an hour. The supermarket has apologised but says that we are not entitled to elevator injury compensation because we did not sustain an injury. Is this correct?

No claim for personal injury – elevator injury compensation included – has to exclusively be related to physical injury and its consequences. It can be an extremely traumatic psychological experience for a small child to be trapped in a confined space – even with a parent – and it is not unrealistic to make a claim for elevator injury compensation in these circumstances. Click here to read more.

We were told we were not eligible for amusement park injury compensation when my son tripped over some electrical cables and badly twisted his ankle because he should not have been running around near the back of the rides. Is this right?

You have possibly been told that you are not entitled to amusement park injury compensation by the owners of the park on instruction from their public liability insurance company who are trying to avoid a settlement .Quite possibly, this is the “standard answer” to anybody who approaches them with an amusement park injury compensation claim, and it is easier (and cheaper) for them to say “no” initially and then deal with a claim should it is subsequently be presented to them via legal channels. Click here to read more.

What happens if I lose my scalding injury compensation claim with a “no-win, no fee” agreement?

Losing you scalding injury compensation claim when having a “no win, no fee” agreement with a solicitor means that you will not owe your solicitor legal fees for pursuing your case. However, you may still be liable for the defending party’s legal fees, which can be considerable without the appropriate insurance to protect your interests in case of this unfortunate event. Click here to read more.

I was travelling on a train last month when it pulled up sharply throwing everybody from their seats. I was diagnosed with spinal injuries similar to whiplash, but I do not know if you can claim for whiplash as part of a public transport injury compensation claim.

Irrespective of the “name” associated with your injuries, you are entitled to make a public transport injury compensation claim when you have suffered any injury on a train due to the negligence of a third party. In this case, the only doubtful element of your claim for public transport injury compensation is who that third party is. Click here to read more.

I went to concert last week where the noise was excessively loud and my hearing has suffered ever since. Am I entitled to claim concert hall injury compensation?

In order to claim concert hall injury compensation for damaged hearing it has to be proven that you sustained a hearing injury due to a higher than permitted level of noise or closer proximity to a loudspeaker than is allowed. There are strict health and safety measures in place to protect workers in a concert hall environment who are exposed to a constant high level of sound (Noise at Work Regulations 2005), and these same regulations also apply to the audience who attend events in a concert hall. Click here to read more.

I was made an offer of escalator injury compensation by the local shopping centre after the emergency stop mechanism failed to work and several of us fell over a shopper that had collapsed at the bottom. How do I know if their offer is appropriate?

If the shopping centre has already made an offer of escalator injury compensation, it is clear that they accept the breach in their duty of care to provide you with a safe shopping environment and responsibility for your injuries. Therefore, the only question that needs answering is how is escalator injury compensation calculated. Click here to read more.

I slipped on the wet floor of the theatre bar where a spillage had just been cleaned up. Am I entitled to claim theatre injury compensation if the hazard had already been removed?

In the case of this theatre injury compensation claim, it would appear that one hazard had been replaced with another. Even though the original spillage had been cleared up, it was the responsibility of the member of staff who cleaned the area to ensure that it was safe for the public to walk across or to segregate the area until it was. Click here to read more.

I would like to know how long you have in which to make a fall from roof injury compensation claim. My husband had a bad accident several years ago, but now we have used up most of our savings and need the compensation to live on.

Under normal circumstances, the “Statute of Limitations” allows you three years from the date on which your husband sustained his injuries in which to make a claim for fall from roof injury compensation. However, if a judge can be shown good cause for why this limit should be extended, he may well allow you further time if the three years has expired. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a broken paving slab in the shopping centre and cut my face badly. Is it possible to claim shopping centre injury compensation for my injuries?

You are entitled to claim shopping centre injury compensation if it can be shown that the shopping centre management were aware of the broken paving slab and were negligent by not blocking access to the area or replacing it within a reasonable period of time. Shopping centres owe a duty of care to visitors to their shopping complex to ensure that they have a safe environment in which to shop, and this includes the surfaces on which they walk – both inside and outside of the shopping centre. Click here to read more.

I am considering making a kids injury compensation claim, but I am concerned about a so-called “success fee” which I might owe a solicitor if I contract a “no win, no fee” agreement. What can you tell me about solicitors’ success fees?

If you have a legitimate claim for kids injury compensation, you should be able to find a personal injury solicitor who charges you a reasonable “success fee” for litigating a successful kids injury compensation claim under a “no win, no fee” agreement. This means that should you win your case, all your costs would be covered by the losing party, leaving you and your child with your full settlement. Click here to read more.

My husband has been told that he is not entitled to construction fall injury compensation after falling from a ladder at the site because he is self-employed. Surely this is not right?

If you husband was working on a construction site when his accident occurred, which was controlled by a company or individual who had a “duty of care” to provide a safe working environment, then your husband is entitled to the same construction fall injury compensation as if he were an employee. Click here to read more.

I am getting conflicting information about whether I can claim ATV accident compensation or not after I was knocked off my ATV at a road crossing by a car jumping a red light. I broke my arm in the accident, but people are telling me that I won´t get any compensation because I was not wearing a crash helmet. Please help.

There is a lot of confusion about ATV accident compensation in the UK – whether the accident occurs on the road or off. In the UK, you are allowed to drive an ATV (or quadbike) on the road provided it is registered and displays number plates, taxed, insured, has an MOT and the driver is 17 years of age or over with a minimum B1 driving licence. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim shoulder injury compensation after a hit and run road traffic accident if the driver cannot be located?

Shoulder injury compensation in road traffic accidents is usually paid by a third party’s insurance policy; however in the case of an accident with a hit and run driver, there is no policy to claim against. If the police are unable to find the driver, or if the vehicle is found and has been reported stolen, claims for personal injuries sustained in the accident can be made through the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). Click here to read more.

Can I claim bike crash compensation if I was injured while a pillion passenger on a bike?

Pillion passengers are equally as entitled to make a claim for bike crash compensation as a bike rider injured in an accident for which they were not to blame and, in some circumstances, it may even be the bike rider against whom the bike crash compensation claim is being made. This could possibly happen when the bike rider has been driving with a lack of care and been responsible for the pillion passenger’s injuries. Click here to read more.

My husband wants to claim warehouse injury compensation after a poorly stacked box fell from its shelf and hit him on the head. A problem exists in that there were no other shoppers around and nobody saw the accident happen. What should he do?

Claiming warehouse injury compensation in these circumstances can be complicated, however there are a number of ways in which evidence can be collected to support your husband´s warehouse injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

My elderly aunt slipped on the polished floor in her church and broke her hip in the fall. Is she entitled to church injury compensation for her injuries?

Trips, slips and falls are the most common causes of church injury compensation claims and with a combination of highly polished floors, marble steps and elderly parishioners it is surprising that more accidents are not reported in churches. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for mercury poisoning compensation against my former employer for serious kidney damage caused by exposure to mercury? I used to work in a chemical plant which produces cleaning products such as chlorine, so was regularly in contact with mercury.

You may have a successful mercury poisoning compensation claim if your former employer, who legally owed you a duty of care, is found negligent and consequently, responsible for the kidney damage caused by unsafe exposure to mercury. Click here to read more.

Would I need a specialist ATV accident solicitor if I was injured at an off-road club event by a reckless ATV driver?

A specialist ATV accident solicitor is not necessary, but finding a solicitor with experience of ATV accident compensation claims may be a good idea. Claims for ATV accident compensation can be complicated due to the issues surrounding proof of negligence and extracting compensation from the negligent party. Click here to read more.

What evidence do I need to have to make a claim for broken shin bone injury compensation? I fractured my shin in an accident at the building site where I work.

First and foremost, a claim for broken shin bone injury compensation must prove the injury sustained is the result of negligence on the part of a responsible party. Simply put, when there is no negligence there is no claim. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to bus injury compensation if the bus I was on collided with another car?

You may be entitled to make a bus accident compensation claim, but the party against whom you make a claim will depend on who is to blame for causing the accident. Provided you have suffered an injury as a result of the accident, your claim for bus injury compensation may either be made against the bus company who is responsible for the bus driver’s conduct or against the driver of the other vehicle. Click here to read more.

Should I make a claim for arm injury compensation or settle directly with the insurance company who has approached me? I was involved in a traffic accident for which I was clearly not to blame.

It may well be in your best interests to claim for arm injury compensation as opposed to settling directly with the insurance company who offered you a settlement. As you have been involved in a traffic accident which was clearly not your fault, the responsible party has already accepted liability for your injury, indicating that negotiation for a better arm injury compensation settlement is possible. Click here to read more.

My son was told that is not entitled to claim moped accident compensation after being hit by a bus and breaking his foot because the moped is in my name and he was not insured to drive it. Is this right?

Your son´s entitlement to moped accident compensation is unaffected by whether he is insured or not. Imagine if the bus had hit a pedestrian. Do you think that the bus company would be claiming that the “uninsured” pedestrian was not entitled to compensation? Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to cut finger tendon injury compensation if I cut my finger while carrying out my work duties as a refuse collector? A piece of broken glass pierced right through the gloves I was wearing while picking up a rubbish bag.

You are entitled to cut finger tendon injury compensation if your injury is due to negligence of your employer, the Council. The Council has a duty to protect workers like yourself from unsafe exposure to possible hazards, providing you with appropriate protective attire to carry out your work duties. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to traumatic injury compensation against my employer for suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? I witnessed a horrific accident to my colleague while at work, and have since been unable to cope with the demands of daily life.

You may be entitled to traumatic injury compensation if you have been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition as a result of this accident, and your condition is due to negligence on the part of your employer. As Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may present debilitating effects on your life, you may seek traumatic injury compensation in the form of damages for your pain and suffering, and financial recompense for the psychological treatment you are undergoing, as well as any financial losses – such as loss of earnings – due to having to take time off work as a result of your condition. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to pelvis injury compensation if I fractured my pelvis when I tripped and fell inside a store due to a slippery floor?

You may be entitled to pelvis injury compensation if your trip and fall accident was due to negligence on the part of the store management. As a rule, store owners (or managers) have a duty of care towards their customers, which extends to providing them with a safe environment in which to browse and shop, and entails ensuring that all possible hazards are assessed and dealt with in an efficient manner. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim foot injury compensation against a delivery driver. He bumped into me and dropped a box on my foot fracturing two metatarsals. Do I claim against the driver or the delivery company and how much can I get?

Foot injury compensation can be claimed for any foot injury sustained which has been caused by a third party. In your case the claim would be made against the delivery company, although it was the negligence of the driver that caused the accident. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to nerve injury compensation for suffering nerve damage during the delivery of my baby at hospital?

You are entitled to nerve injury compensation if the nerve damage you have sustained is due to negligence of hospital staff who owed you a duty of care. Any medical practitioner who breaches their duty of care by showing poor professional performance through a lack of skill or ability to employ it can be liable for a resulting injury or loss – giving rise to a justifiable nerve injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to pursue broken nose injury compensation against my former boyfriend, and what will I likely receive? Due to my broken nose, I can no longer work as a model, and am now unemployed.

You may be eligible to pursue broken nose injury compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for the injury caused by your ex-boyfriend’s assault. You may seek compensation regardless of whether your offender was formally charged with the assault. Click here to read more.

My finger got caught in the door at my office. Can I make a compensation claim for this?

The fact that you hurt yourself at your office while carrying out your work duties is usually sufficient to make a crush injury claim. However, there is a question of the level of liability for your crush injury and whether there is a level of contributory negligence. Click here to read more.

My wife fractured her hip when she slipped on a squashed grape in the supermarket and could be off work for six months while she recovers. Can she claim compensation from the supermarket for her loss of earnings?

Recent research conducted in Australia revealed that having “slipped on grape in supermarket” was the fifth most common reason for a serious injury being sustained in supermarkets over a ten year period. However, despite the high volume of injuries attributable to this particular hazard, it does not necessarily mean that your wife is automatically entitled to make a “slipped on grape in supermarket” compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping on a grape in the supermarket? It happened to me and, because I fractured my wrist in the fall, I cannot drive and have to get taxis everywhere.

Slipping on a grape in supermarket aisles is an acknowledged hazard, yet claiming compensation for slipping on a grape in a supermarket can be fraught with difficulties. Unless you had the presence of mind to take photographs of the scene at the time you sustained your injury, any evidence of the supermarket´s negligence may have quickly been cleaned away after your accident. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to cut finger injury compensation for cutting my finger on a sharp blade at work? I work as a waitress in a busy restaurant.

Your entitlement to cut finger injury compensation will depend on how you cut your finger at work. Owing to the hectic pace of industrial kitchens and restaurants, it is not uncommon for restaurant staff to sustain injuries, but when an injury is the result of an overlooked safety precaution for which the restaurant owner is responsible, the owner becomes liable for compensation – in your case, for cut finger injury compensation. Click here to read more.

I banged my head on the fruit counter after I slipped on a grape in Tesco and now I get a lot of double vision. Can I claim compensation from the store?

There have been a number of high profile cases where people have been able to claim compensation for the injuries they have sustained when they have slipped on grape. In Tesco, and in every other supermarket, the store owes a duty of care to provide their customers with a safe environment in which to shop and, when there is a breach in this duty of care, the supermarket – in this case Tesco – is the liable party in a “slipped on grape in Tesco” compensation claim. Click here to read more.

What happens if I lose my fire engine accident compensation claim under a “no win, no fee” agreement?

If you lose your fire engine accident compensation claim while using a conditional fee agreement (also known as “no win, no fee”), you will not owe your solicitor any fees. This is a guarantee promised by the “no fee” element of the arrangement. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for accident on ferry if I tripped and fell on a wet floor that was left unmarked as a hazard?

Your compensation for accident on ferry claim may be made if the crew showed negligence by breaching their duty of care toward a passenger like yourself, provided you have suffered an injury which may be either physical and/or psychological as a result of negligence. Click here to read more.

Visiting the museum, I walked into a glass door I did not realise was there and broke my nose. Is there such a thing as museum injury compensation to cover this?

Museum injury compensation indeed exists to cover injuries to the public due to the lack of care by a museum or its staff, but as with any claim for personal injury, it has to be proven that you sustained an injury due to the museum´s negligence. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to ferry accident compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement, and if so, what happens if I lose my claim?

You may claim ferry accident compensation with a “no win, no fee” agreement if you have been injured while onboard a ferry, and the injury you have sustained was due to negligence on the part of the ferry company who owed you a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to HGV accident compensation if I am found partly to blame for the accident?

You may be entitled to HGV accident compensation if your accident is in part due to the HGV driver’s negligence, though your actual claim would be against the insurance company of his employers. Assuming you have been injured as a result of the collision – a precondition of any injury claim – you may seek HGV accident compensation for the degree of negligence to which the HGV driver is responsible. Click here to read more.

I tripped over a box that had been left by my desk and sprained my thumb trying to arrest my fall. Am I entitled to claim office trip injury compensation for my injury?

In order to make an office trip injury compensation claim, it has to be established that you sustained an injury due to the lack of care of your employer or another employee. If you have not already done so, you should seek medical attention for your injury, for although it may appear minor to you in relation to other injuries that can occur in the workplace, you could have sustained some serious tendon damage which may result in health issues later in life. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled car accident back injury compensation if I was injured in an accident that was mostly not my fault?

You are entitled to car accident back injury compensation if someone is partially responsible for causing the accident which led to your injury, although your settlement may be reduced to reflect the extent of negligence attributed to you. The qualifying basis of any injury claim – including a car accident back injury compensation claim – is that someone sustained an injury as a direct consequence of another party’s negligence. Click here to read more.

I have been diagnosed with nerve damage in my arm after suffering for many years at work with a repetitive strain injury. Should I claim for nerve damage injury compensation?

There are many issues connected to this question which will determine whether you have a valid claim for nerve damage injury compensation. The first is whether your repetitive strain injury was due to the negligence of an employer. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to van crash compensation against my boss for giving me a van that was in need of repair? I crashed the van but was not injured.

Unfortunately, you are not entitled to van crash compensation if you have not sustained an injury. Although your employer may be negligent for allowing you to drive a van that was malfunctioning, an injury claim must both contain the element of injury and that of negligence – even in cases where the party at fault is found to be criminally negligent. Click here to read more.

I tripped in an accident in Wimpy as I entered the restaurant and knocked out three teeth on the corner of a table as I fell. I don’t remember much as I was in so much pain, although there were witnesses and my wife saw the accident. Can I claim for the accident in Wimpy?

If you want to claim compensation for an accident in Wimpy, your account of the accident is important even if you cannot remember much about exactly what happened. Your wife’s testimony as to how the accident happened will be important, and if she was able to obtain the contact details of other eye witnesses this will certainly help you to prove negligence on the part of Wimpy. Click here to read more.

Should my husband pursue rail crash compensation even though he has already been offered a settlement? He sustained a serious head injury when the train he was on crashed with a vehicle at a level crossing.

A claim for rail crash compensation made with the assistance of a solicitor acting in your husband’s interests may be more advantageous to him for the following reason: The train company’s insurers, while aware that your husband must receive rail crash compensation for the serious injury he has suffered due to a breach in their client’s duty of care, will certainly want to reduce costs. Click here to read more.

I am considering making a lorry crash compensation claim, even though I have been offered a settlement by the liable party’s insurers. Should I still bother making a lorry crash compensation claim, or should I just accept what has been offered to me?

Making a lorry crash compensation claim with the assistance of a solicitor acting on your behalf is a way to ensure that you receive a settlement which fairly and fully corresponds with the injury’s impact on your health, well-being, and financial losses. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to truck injury compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement?

Provided you have a viable claim for truck injury compensation, you may use a “no win, no fee” agreement. A claim is established with two components: 1) negligence, and 2) an injury. That is, you must have suffered an injury due to negligence of a responsible party. Click here to read more.

What am I eligible to receive for muscle injury compensation? I was involved in a car accident for which I was clearly not at fault.

Determining what you may be entitled to receive for muscle injury compensation depends on various factors. As you have already ascertained the car accident was not your fault, you meet the first condition of a muscle injury compensation claim (or any injury claim for that matter): your injury is due, either partly or entirely, to someone else’s negligence. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to van accident compensation if I have suffered a whiplash injury?

You are entitled to van accident compensation if your whiplash injury is due to someone else’s negligence, as negligence is the determining factor which establishes liability. While some people hesitate in making a van accident compensation claim for fear that their injury is not serious enough to warrant it, it is important to bear in mind that whiplash injuries may present considerable debilitating consequences to your health and well-being – even though symptoms may not be immediately apparent. Click here to read more.

I had an accident in Pizza Hut which was caused by a slip on lettuce had been dropped next to the salad bar. The slip in Pizza Hut was due to a customer dropping food and was not the fault of the Pizza Hut staff. Is it possible to claim accident in Pizza Hut compensation?

An accident in Pizza Hut that was caused by a spillage or dropped salad items can result in a successful claim for restaurant injury compensation against Pizza Hut’s public liability insurance policy, regardless of who was responsible for causing a spillage or creating a hazard. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to rail accident compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement, and if so, who would I be suing?

Provided you have a viable claim for rail accident compensation, you may use a “no win, no fee” agreement (also known as a conditional fee agreement) if you choose. The determining factor that will establish the viability of your rail accident compensation claim is if your rail accident caused you an injury due to a breach in the rail company’s duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a slipped in car park claim to recover compensation for a broken arm? A shopping centre had not gritted its car park properly, and there were patches of ice on the walkway. Had the shopping centre not gritted at all, I would have taken more care and I am sure I would not now be considering making a slipped in car park claim for compensation.

Slipped in car park compensation is one of the most common reasons for making a claim for personal injury compensation against a supermarket or shopping centre’s public liability insurance policy. While shops are usually scrupulously clean and free from hazards, the same is often not true of the car park. Click here to read more.

Who would I make a lorry accident compensation claim against? A lorry crashed into my car, severely injuring my leg.

Your lorry accident compensation claim will be against the lorry driver’s employer through their insurance company. The employer is the liable party when an accident occurs due to negligence of a lorry driver, since it is their responsibility to ensure that employees are driving safely and the lorry itself is fit for UK roads. Click here to read more.

Do I need to use a solicitor to claim for an injury sustained in an accident in Marks and Spencers which was not my fault? An overhead display fell and hit me on the head and my GP has informed me that I may be left with a permanent scar.

An accident in Marks and Spencers such as this should mean that you have a strong claim for Marks and Spencers accident compensation. Falling signs can cause serious injury, and it is the store managers responsibility to ensure that suspended advertising displays are secure and do not present a danger to visiting shoppers. Click here to read more.

I am considering making a claim for car trailer accident compensation. Can I use a “no win, no fee” agreement to pursue my claim?

Your claim for car trailer accident compensation may be made using a “no win, no fee” agreement, provided you have been injured in an accident that was either wholly or partially due to someone else’s negligence. Click here to read more.

I have been confined to a wheelchair after a terrible accident in Spar. I slipped on a wet floor in Spar and fractured two vertebrae in my back. The doctor said I should make a full recovery, but it may take months of rehabilitation. I have not been able to work since the accident. Can I claim compensation for my injuries and for loss of income?

Provided that your accident in Spar was caused by negligence of the store, you should be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. A slip on a wet floor in Spar is a common reason for making a claim for Spar accident compensation. Click here to read more.

Can I claim airport coach accident compensation for whiplash caused by a coach crash on the way from the airport to my hotel? My holiday was ruined and I am still suffering from headaches and neck pain.

Under the 5th European Motor Directive you are entitled to file a claim for airport coach accident compensation in the UK provided that certain qualification criteria are met. You must have been involved in a coach accident which was not your fault, the accident must have been the result of negligence of at least one third party and the coach or negligent driver responsible for the accident must have been insured in a European country. Click here to read more.

What are my rights to coach accident compensation, and what should I do after an accident?

In the UK, your right to coach accident compensation arises when a coach company breaches its duty of care towards you, making it liable for negligence when someone sustains an injury. This is because legally, a coach company has a duty of care to ensure the safety of passengers, so that when an avoidable injury occurs you and other injured passengers may claim coach accident compensation against the coach company. Click here to read more.

Who would I sue for liver injury compensation if I contracted liver damage by taking medication – the doctor or the drug manufacturer?

Whether you would be pursuing liver injury compensation against the doctor who prescribed you the drug or the drug manufacturer depends on the circumstances which led to your liver damage. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to ambulance accident compensation if an ambulance collided into my car? I suffered serious whiplash injuries as a result of the accident.

You are entitled to ambulance accident compensation if the accident occurred due to negligence on the part of the ambulance driver. For example, if he or she were driving on the wrong side of the road, failed to observe a signal made by you to indicate you could not manoeuvre to another side of the carriageway, or were otherwise driving in a negligent manner, you may have a viable claim for ambulance accident compensation. Click here to read more.

I twisted my knee after slipping on a grape in my local supermarket, but the manager there says I am not entitled to grape slip injury compensation because a squashed grape does not constitute a hazard. Is he right?

You should be entitled to grape slip injury compensation provided that your injury has been diagnosed and treated by a medical practitioner, and it can be established that the supermarket was negligent in its duty of care to provide a safe environment for you to shop in. Click here to read more.

Should I contract with a van accident solicitor even though I have been offered a settlement for my accident?

It may be in your best interests to contract with a van accident solicitor if you are concerned about receiving a full and fair settlement for your injury. When considering whether to accept an early offer, it is useful to ask yourself why it has been made to you in the first place. Click here to read more.

I need a truck accident solicitor to help get the party responsible for my accident to admit liability. Can a truck accident solicitor help me with this problem?

A truck accident solicitor can assist you by establishing the grounds for your injury claim and, if you have a case worth pursuing, he or she can accordingly represent your case so that the facts surrounding your accident point to liability of a responsible party. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a grape in Asda last week and badly damaged my shoulder when I fell. The grapes were on the floor because some kids had been throwing them around, but after a shop assistant chased them off, he never came back to clear up the mess. Can I claim compensation because I slipped on a grape in Asda and who from – the store, the shop assistant or the parents of the kids who had thrown them in the first place?

Establishing negligence when you wish to make a “slipped on grape in Asda” compensation claim is often difficult, as the store has such an excellent reputation for cleanliness and the high level of staff training. However, this case seems to be the exception that proves the rule. Click here to read more.

Are the fees of a lorry accident solicitor expensive?

When you seek out the services of a lorry accident solicitor, you may want to ensure that he or she offers you a “conditional fee” agreement with which to pursue a lorry accident claim without being automatically liable for solicitor’s fees. Without this arrangement, legal fees can indeed be quite expensive. Click here to read more.

I presume I am entitled to van injury compensation if I was hit by a van while riding a bicycle – am I right? I was just pulling into my driveway when a speeding van knocked me off my bike, causing me to fracture my arm. However, the van driver claims he did not see me and is blaming me for that.

You may have a successful claim for van injury compensation if you sustained your injury due to negligence on the part of the van driver – i.e. he was speeding. This is because the elements of negligence and injury determine the viability of an injury claim, such as that for van injury compensation. Click here to read more.

I would like to make a rail injury compensation claim. Is there a time limitation for when I can make one? Also, what am I entitled to pursue in a claim for rail injury compensation?

Generally, you have three years from the “date of knowledge” of your injury to make a claim for rail injury compensation. This statute of limitations is valid for most injury claims, including rail injury compensation claims – unless the victim is a minor, in which case the three years time limit would begin on the date of the victim’s eighteenth birthday. Click here to read more.

I would like to pursue HGV injury compensation, but the other party is saying that the accident is partially my fault. If I am found to be partially at fault, am I still entitled to HGV injury compensation?

You are still entitled to HGV injury compensation when your injury can be partially attributed to the other party’s negligence for causing the accident, although how much HGV injury compensation you receive may be reduced. Click here to read more.

What happens when I win my car trailer injury compensation claim with a “no win, no fee” agreement?

When you win your car trailer injury compensation claim with a “no win, no fee” agreement, you can expect the following. Firstly, when you win you may receive the full settlement amount of car trailer injury compensation to which you are entitled, without having to worry about solicitor’s fees as these fees may be retrieved from the losing party in most circumstances. Click here to read more.

What am I entitled to pursue when I make a claim for forklift injury compensation?

You are entitled to pursue forklift injury compensation if you have been injured in a forklift accident for which a responsible party was at fault. You may pursue forklift injury compensation whether the other party is entirely or partially to blame, though if you were partially responsible for causing your accident, your forklift injury compensation claim may be less than if you had not contributed to the accident in any way. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to coach injury compensation for a psychological injury? The coach I was in crashed, and now I cannot stop thinking about the accident without experiencing considerable fear and anxiety. Though I have only suffered minor bruises, I have started taking anti-depressants to deal with my post-traumatic stress.

You may well have a viable claim for coach injury compensation, regardless of whether or not you suffered a physical injury. This is due to the fact that a psychological injury, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, is legally viewed as de facto an injury for which you may pursue coach injury compensation. Click here to read more.

How long will it take to be paid slipped on spilt food in supermarket compensation? I need to pay for physiotherapy, but I have very limited funds available.

The time it takes for a claim for slipped on spilt food in supermarket compensation to be settled can vary considerably from case to case. The length of time it takes for a straightforward claim to be resolved can be as short as 3-6 months, although some claims may continue for many months or even years before they are successfully resolved. Click here to read more.

In what circumstances am I entitled to pursue a rail crossing accident compensation claim? I suffered pelvis and shoulder injuries as a result of my accident.

You are entitled to pursue rail crossing accident compensation if the rail company has been negligent in their duty of care toward passengers, vehicles, or pedestrians, causing you to sustain an injury. For example, if the train company was negligent by not adequately addressing poorly-lit or maintained rail tracks or signalling equipment, you may have a viable claim against them for rail crossing accident compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim hotel pool diving injury compensation for severe head and back injuries caused by using a diving board when the hotel swimming pool was too shallow?

It should be possible to make a claim for hotel pool diving injury compensation provided that the accident and your injuries were the result of third party negligence. In order to be eligible to claim compensation for a swimming pool diving injury abroad, you must have sustained an injury due to the negligence of a third party and there must have been a failure in a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Do you get more compensation for a cycling injury if you use a cyclist accident solicitor than any other personal injury solicitor?

Inasmuch as it pays to make a claim for cyclist accident compensation with the assistance of a solicitor who has experience of claiming compensation for cycling accidents, there is no need to seek out a specialist cyclist accident solicitor to pursue a cyclist accident claim on your behalf. Click here to read more.

What am I entitled to receive for car accident injury claim compensation? I suffered a head injury when I was rear-ended by another vehicle, and am now undergoing extensive medical treatment. In addition, I have not been able to return to work and am worried that my future career prospects will be affected.

What you receive for car injury compensation will depend on a few factors. Firstly, assuming your head injury was caused by no fault of your own and you did not contribute to your accident in any way, you should have a claim for car injury compensation which will award you the full settlement amount to which you are entitled. Click here to read more.

I assume I am entitled to truck crash compensation if a truck crashed into my car – am I right?

You are entitled to truck crash compensation if the driver of the truck is proven to be negligent in causing your injury or loss. To pursue any injury claim, including one for truck crash compensation, you must have sustained an injury for which someone else is responsible. Click here to read more.

I know that I am entitled to make a claim for cycling injury compensation because the car driver who hit me acknowledged his responsibility to the police at the time, but what can I actually claim for?

Before getting into the individual elements of cycling injury compensation, it is important to be aware how much compensation you may be entitled to as soon as possible to prevent the risk of “third party capture” – the act of the negligent driver´s car insurance company putting pressure on you to accept an inadequate settlement of cycling injury compensation. Click here to read more.

I was injured in an accident in Costcutter and I have been considering making a claim for Costcutter accident compensation. However, I have been contacted by an insurance company offering me £900 in damages and have been told that I do not need to make a formal legal claim. Should I accept this offer?

If you have received an offer of settlement from a third party insurance company for the accident in Costcutter, you can be fairly certain that you have a strong claim for Costcutter accident compensation. Insurance companies are businesses, and as such are under pressure to reduce costs. Click here to read more.

Can I make a bike injury compensation claim against my local council because they failed to prevent ponding on my local by-pass, and I came off my bike when a car drove through the lying water and obscured my vision?

A claim for bike injury compensation against a local council can often be complicated because councils have no “absolute” duty of care to provide road users with a safe road surface on which to drive. By “absolute” it is meant that councils cannot be all-knowing and all-seeing about which roads within their geographical area of responsibility are in a poor condition, or have the immediate resources available to repair them. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for fell into open manhole compensation if the accident in which I broke my arm happened while I was staying on a resort in Europe?

In addition to establishing negligence, whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation for falling into an open manhole will be determined by the country in which you had your accident, whether you booked your holiday through a UK travel agent or if it is possible to make a fell into open manhole compensation claim directly against the resort in which you were staying. Click here to read more.

Is there any difference between a moped injury compensation claim and one for a motorbike injury?

There are two ways in which a claim for moped injury compensation frequently differs from a motorbike injury claim, and both have to do with age. Whereas in the UK the average age of motorcyclists is rising, according to a study commissioned for Transport by London and compiled by the University of Leeds the average age of a moped rider has decreased in the last decade to 25.6 years. Click here to read more.

I have heard that motorbike injury compensation settlements often favour younger motorcyclists when there are lifelong health consequences of their injuries. Is this always the case?

In theory it is true that in two identical motorbike injury settlements, where there is a twenty years age difference between the victims, the younger one would receive a higher motorbike injury compensation settlement. This would be due to the perceived longer period of time through which the younger victim would have to live with his or her injury, and experience – proportionately – a greater loss of amenity. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for scooter accident compensation under a “No Win, No Fee” arrangement if I am seventeen years old?

In order to make a claim for scooter accident compensation, or any personal injury compensation claim in the UK, you have to be eighteen years of age. It is possible that a scooter accident compensation claim can be made on your behalf by a parent or guardian, but whether it would qualify for “No Win, No Fee” legal representation would depend on the strength of your scooter accident claim. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim compensation for injury from a faulty hotel chair. The chair leg broke when I sat down causing me to fall over backwards and knock myself out. I suffered concussion and burns to my face from spilling my coffee.

You may be eligible to claim compensation for injury from a faulty hotel chair provided that the accident involved a failure in a duty of care by the hotel staff. In order to make a claim for compensation the injury from a faulty hotel chair must have been the result of third party negligence. Click here to read more.

My friend told me that although I had an accident in MacDonalds I would not get any compensation for my injuries as MacDonalds spends a fortune on any legal defence. I think that I have a genuine claim for compensation against MacDonalds, as the top of the stairs was wet and there was no sign alerting me to any danger. I slipped in MacDonalds and fell down a small flight of stairs and fractured my collarbone. Is my accident in MacDonalds claim likely to be successful?

Many people are put off making a claim for compensation for an accident in McDonalds, for fear of losing the claim and being liable for an expensive third party legal defence bill. However if you have a genuine claim, and your slip in McDonalds was not your fault, you have every right to make a claim for compensation and your claim should be successful. Click here to read more.

Where can I find a moped accident solicitor to help my daughter with her moped accident compensation claim?

Whereas solicitors can often focus on one area of law – for example estate law, family law or business law – most personal injury solicitors should be able to act as a moped accident solicitor, especially if they have had previous experience of road traffic accident compensation claims involving two-wheeled vehicles. Click here to read more.

My son was involved in an accident in Waitrose and suffered third degree burns to his hands and arms after trying to get bread out of a rack which had just come out of the oven. Can we make a claim for Waitrose accident compensation? The accident in Waitrose was certainly not his fault

Your son should be eligible to claim compensation for an accident in Waitrose, provided that the store or the Waitrose staff have been negligent. If a hot bread rack was left in an area of the store open to the public without any warning of the hazard, then this could be interpreted as a clear case of negligence. Click here to read more.

Will a bicycle accident solicitor represent me if I sustained an injury due to the negligence of a car driver but there was no physic impact between us?

A bicycle accident solicitor will tell you that a cyclist being injured in the course of taking evasive action is quite a common scenario – not only due to the negligent driving of other road users, but also to avoid potholes and uneven road surfaces. However, making a bicycle accident compensation claim in these circumstances is far from straightforward. Click here to read more.

Will I have to go to court in order to get moped crash compensation?

There are only certain circumstances under which you will have to go to court in order to get moped crash compensation as the majority of moped crash claims are usually resolved quickly by negotiation with the insurance company of the person responsible for your injuries. Click here to read more.

How is lower body injury compensation calculated and what can be included in a lower body injury compensation claim in the UK? I checked a compensation calculator and it would appear I can claim 50,000 pounds for my injuries.

The value of a claim for lower body injury compensation involves a complex calculation which will factor in all aspects of an injury, how that injury has affected a victim and any expenses which have arisen as a result of the accident. This will include expenses incurred in addition to compensation for any loss of amenity, pain and suffering. Lower body injury compensation claims are also affected by the age, sex and general state of health of the victim. Click here to read more.

I had an accident in Boots the Chemist when I slipped on a wet floor in Boots which was slippery because a drinks spill had just been mopped up. Am I entitled to claim slipped in Boots compensation even though the original hazard had been cleaned away?

It would appear that you have a valid claim for slipped in Boots compensation on the basis that the member of staff who mopped up the original hazard replaced it with another. Your accident in Boots the Chemist was possibly due to the member of staff lacking in training or supervision, which would be the responsibility of the company, or they acted with a lack of care – which also makes the company liable for your slipped on wet floor in Boots compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to train injury compensation if I cut myself on a piece of glass left on my train seat?

You may be entitled to train injury compensation if your injury was caused by negligence on the part of train staff – i.e. for failing to remove possible hazards left by other passengers. When facilities are not properly maintained and regularly checked, and someone suffers an injury as a consequence of this, the train company becomes liable for train injury compensation. Click here to read more.

How long does it take to settle a claim for scooter crash compensation?

The length of time it takes to settle a claim for scooter crash compensation is going to very much depend on an individual´s circumstance, the severity of the injury they have suffered and the impact that their injuries have made to the victim´s quality of life. Any solicitor will wait to send a claim letter or file a scooter crash compensation claim with the courts until all the facts of the case are known, expert testimony has been obtained and any long term effects of the injury have been fully assessed. Click here to read more.

I want to know if I am entitled to golf injury compensation after being hit on the head by a golf ball while at my local course.

While it is accepted that there is a voluntary assumption of risk when one sets foot on a golf course, there are occasions when it is possible to make a claim for golf injury compensation. The two elements of injury and negligence still apply so, in order to claim compensation for a golf injury, there must be evidence of a lack of care by the golf club at which you were playing – or by another player – which was directly responsible for you being hit on the head by a golf ball. Click here to read more.

I hurt my shoulder when I fell over some packaging boxes which were left on the floor of my local shop. Although no bones were broken, am I able to claim shop trip injury compensation for the bruising?

The main thing to consider when making a shop trip injury compensation claim is that you sustained an injury due to the shopkeeper´s negligence. It is important that you have had your shoulder examined by a medical practitioner to establish that there was no other injury other than bruising, and you should also take photographs of the bruising as the symptoms develop and then recede to record the extent of the injury. Click here to read more.

Can I make a compensation claim for a child injured by an IKEA high chair?

In order make a claim for IKEA high chair injury compensation it has to be shown that your child sustained an injury due to the negligence of IKEA. Most IKEA high chairs are designed with a child´s safety in mind, and sometimes unavoidable accidents may happen which cannot be attributed to a design or manufacturing fault. Click here to read more.

Can I claim supermarket injury compensation for an injury sustained in an accident in Aldi which has prevented me from working for 6 weeks? A case of baked beans fell from an overloaded trolley and hit me on the head. I fell heavily and suffered a compound fracture to my wrist, in addition to bruising to my face and a concussion.

Claiming injury compensation for an accident in Aldi is your legal right, provided that the accident was caused by negligence and provided that you suffered an injury as a direct result. Supermarkets have a duty of care to you as a customer, and must make sure that the store is safe and that customers are not placed in harm’s way. Click here to read more.

What is my entitlement to hernia injury at work compensation? I have worked as a builder for the last three years, and have now developed a hernia. However, when I approached my employer he denied liability.

A viable claim for hernia injury at work compensation for manual labour will usually entail failure of your employer to adhere to the health and safety procedures set forth by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations. According to regulations, your employer should ensure that manual handling of tasks be avoided whenever possible in favour of mechanised alternatives such as the use of lifting equipment to avoid injuries which may give rise to a legitimate claim for hernia injury at work compensation. Click here to read more.

Can my brother include psychological injury in his claim for motorcycle injury compensation if he is suffering from depression because he is stuck at home all day?

Psychological injury is one of the most commonly overlooked factors in a motorcycle injury compensation claim, and depression is only one of the emotional traumas which can occur during and beyond recovery from a serious motorcycle injury. Click here to read more.

I was recently injured in an accident in Iceland when I was reaching into one of the freezers. The edge of the freezer was sharp, and I suffered a 10” cut to my arm. I received first aid treatment at the store and filled out a report in the accident book. What do I need to do next in order to make a claim for an accident in Iceland?

Whenever you suffer a personal injury due to an accident in Iceland it is important that you receive proper medical care. You were treated at the store by a staff member trained in first aid; however you still need to get your injuries checked and treated by a doctor. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for being injured on a faulty hotel bed? The springs were sticking through the mattress and caused a deep gash in my leg which required ten stitches.

In order to claim compensation for being injured on a faulty hotel bed, you must be able to prove that the hotel has been negligent and you have come to harm as a direct result. The fact that you have had to visit a hospital in order for stitches to be used on your leg will ensure that there is a medical record of your injuries; however you must also be able to establish that the injury was sustained in the hotel in order to make a faulty hotel bed compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Can I claim lower leg injury compensation for a fall from scaffolding at work? I ruptured my Achilles tendon after falling 20 feet when the scaffolding collapsed.

Lower leg injury compensation can be claimed to cover all lower leg injuries, whether soft tissue injuries or broken bones. Since your accident happened while at work, a lower leg injury compensation claim could potentially be made against the employer. Click here to read more.

How long do I have to make an accident in supermarket car park compensation claim?

The time period for making an accident in supermarket car park claim for compensation is governed by the UK statute of limitations, as dictated by the Limitation Act (1980). The statute of limitations imposes a strict time limit on making a claim for supermarket car park injury compensation which is usually set at 3 years following the date of the accident and resultant injury. Click here to read more.

Should I bother making a minibus accident compensation claim if I have already been offered a settlement by the minibus company?

A minibus accident compensation claim made with the assistance of a solicitor working on your behalf may be the best option for you if you are concerned about receiving a full and fair settlement for your injury. While an early offer of settlement may initially present itself as a hassle-free arrangement whereby you are relieved of pursuing minibus accident compensation through legal action, many times a settlement offer made directly by the minibus company’s insurers will not correspond with the severity of your injury and its likely impact on your life thereafter. Click here to read more.

How long will it take for my compensation for fall in supermarket car park claim to be paid? I have been unable to work since the accident, and my sick leave period is about to expire and my finances are already under a great strain due to the costs of treatment.

Compensation for fall in supermarket car park claims have potential to become complicated and liability may be contested by the supermarket in question. In such cases, compensation for fall in supermarket car park claims may take many months to be paid, or sometimes can take years to be resolved and for compensation to be paid. Click here to read more.

How much time do I have in which to make a claim for motorcycle crash compensation? I was involved in an accident five years ago, but have only just been diagnosed with an intracranial injury which my doctor believes was sustained at the time.

Any claim for motorcycle crash compensation has to be made within three years from the “date of knowledge” that an injury has been sustained. This means that if you have only been informed that you suffered an injury in your motorcycle crash that you are within what is known as the Statute of Limitations. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a broken paving stone in an IKEA car park and broke my arm. A friend told me that compensation for fall in car park is often awarded by the UK courts, and that I should make a fall in car park claim to recover costs and loss of income. Is it possible to claim compensation for fall in car park against IKEA?

Compensation for fall in car park can be claimed to recover any costs that have been incurred as a result of your injuries, together with any loss of earnings. Compensation for fall in car park general damages can also be claimed, which will compensate you financially for any pain and suffering that has been caused by the accident, together with any temporary or permanent loss of amenity. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for an accident in Burger King which was caused by a wet floor? I slipped on the tiles when I entered Burger King, but it was raining heavily outside and the floor was wet from customers shaking their umbrellas. I am concerned that a claim for an accident in Burger King would not be successful because of this and would cost me a lot of money.

In order to be eligible to claim compensation for an accident in Burger King there are a number of conditions which must be met. You must have suffered an injury which was not your fault, and the injury must have been of a sufficient severity for you to have sought medical attention. Click here to read more.

My 5 year old son was injured in an accident in Alton Towers and suffered a severe cut to his hand and has lost some movement in his fingers. Can I claim compensation for the accident in Alton Towers on his behalf?

Injuries to children are always a traumatic experience for parents, and a fun day out at a theme park should not result in having to make a claim for personal injury compensation. However accidents can easily occur, and when they happen due the negligence of a third party, it may be possible to claim compensation for any injuries sustained. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim park injury compensation from the local council after falling over on a football pitch and cutting my leg on the remains of a glass bottle?

A local council – or other organisation responsible for maintaining a safe park playing surface – is not automatically liable in a park injury compensation claim when this type of injury occurs. Although they have a legal obligation to provide surveillance that would prevent broken glass bottles being deposited on a park football pitch, several factors would determine whether they could be held legally responsible for your injury and therefore the defendant in a claim for park injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to caravan injury compensation if I am partially – but not entirely – at fault for causing an accident? A driver was negligent in overtaking us on the road, so I tried to stop this by speeding up.

You may be entitled to caravan injury compensation, though what you receive for your settlement may be reduced – i.e. your final settlement amount for caravan injury compensation may not be the same as if you had no part in causing the accident. Known as “contributory negligence”, what you may receive for caravan injury compensation will take into account the circumstances that led to your injury, and consequently assign you with a degree of responsibility for causing the accident. Click here to read more.

Can my wife claim compensation for electric shock in hotel due to faulty wiring? Can the claim be made in the UK or will it need to be made in Italy where the accident happened?

Compensation for an electric shock in a hotel due to faulty wiring can be claimed for an accident abroad provided that your wife sustained an injury which was of sufficient severity for her to seek medical attention. The accident must also have represented a failure in a duty of care and been the result of negligence of the hotel staff. Click here to read more.

Is it true that a fault in a pavement has to be an inch deep before you can claim tripped on pavement compensation?

There is a common misconception that the raised edge of a paving slab has to be at least one inch in height before it is possible to make a claim for tripped on pavement compensation. Whether compensation for tripping on pavements which are misaligned is awarded will depend on many factors – including the height or depth of the fault – with possibly the most important consideration the level of risk that the fault presents. Click here to read more.

Compensation for slipping on grape in shop has been offered to me today by a supermarket insurance company. Should I accept the offer or should I make a legal claim for slipping on grape in shop compensation?

Compensation for slipping on grape in shop is one of the most common reasons for making a claim for compensation against a shop or greengrocers. In Australia, the humble grape has been reported to be the most dangerous item of produce, and far more likely to cause an accident than a falling tin, or even a liquid spillage. Click here to read more.

Can I make a slipped on wet floor in shop compensation claim with a No Win No Fee Solicitor? I fractured my pelvis after slipping on milk in Tesco and there was no warning sign about the wet floor.

Many slipped on wet floor in shop claims for compensation can be taken on by personal injury compensation solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis. In order to qualify for No Win No Fee representation, a slipped on wet floor in shop claim needs to have a good chance of success. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for falling on hotel steps? The top step was covered in ice and I slipped and fell backwards down the hotel steps and fractured my wrist and two fingers.

You should be able to file a claim for compensation for falling on hotel steps as it is the legal responsibility of a property owner under the Occupiers Liability Act (1957) to ensure that visitors can access a property safely without excessive risk of sustaining an injury. If the steps to the property were dangerous and there was a serious risk of slipping and falling, the hotel should have taken action to alert visitors to the danger or made attempts to clear ice off the steps such as by using rock salt or gritting. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to minibus injury compensation if I almost suffered a serious injury due to an accident? The other driver was definitely in the wrong, and I somehow I feel as if I have been injured.

Unfortunately, you may not pursue minibus injury compensation for near misses, despite the other driver’s negligence. Since any injury claim, such as a minibus injury compensation claim, may only be made if there was an actual injury or loss which resulted from the accident, your claim is invalid in the absence of an injury or loss. Click here to read more.

I did not want to make a slipped on wet floor in Tesco claim for compensation after my accident in Tesco; however I am now suffering from back pain 12 months after the accident and it is seriously affecting my quality of life. Is it too late to make a claim for a slip in Tesco?

If you have been involved in an accident in Tesco and are considering making a slipped on wet floor in Tesco claim for compensation, it is important to initiate the claim as soon as possible after the accident in Tesco has occurred. Evidence of negligence is strongest at the time of the accident and, as time goes by, the strength of a claim can reduce substantially. Click here to read more.

What criteria need to be met in order to claim hit by falling advertising sign in supermarket compensation?

In order to claim hit by falling advertising sign in supermarket compensation you must have been hit by a falling advertising sign in a supermarket which directly led to an injury. Simply being hit by a falling sign in supermarket is not sufficient grounds for making a claim for personal injury compensation if a personal injury has not actually been sustained. Click here to read more.

How can I claim compensation for burns in a hotel from a coffee or tea machine for my daughter? She suffered second degree burns to her hands from a faulty coffee machine while on a package holiday in France.

It is not possible for a legal minor to claim compensation for burns in hotel from a coffee or tea machine personally, as a claim for personal injury compensation can only be made by a legal adult. As such, your daughter would be required to wait until her eighteenth birthday in order to claim compensation in her own right. Since it would not be to your daughter’s advantage to delay making a claim for hotel burn injury compensation, you can make a claim on her behalf by acting as her ‘litigation friend’. Click here to read more.

I have been diagnosed with nerve damage in my arm after suffering for many years at work with a repetitive strain injury. Should I claim for nerve damage injury compensation?

There are many issues connected to this question which will determine whether you have a valid claim for nerve damage injury compensation. The first is whether your repetitive strain injury was due to the negligence of an employer. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim road slips injury compensation if I slipped on an icy crossing and cracked my elbow in the fall?

The law relating to liability in claims for road slips injury compensation is somewhat confusing. Although it is generally accepted that local councils have an obligation to grit roads to prevent slippery conditions, Section 41a of the Highways Act 1980 provides an escape clause by stating that “a highway authority is under a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice”. Click here to read more.

Can I claim slipped on uneven floor in supermarket compensation against Waitrose? What procedures do I need to follow in order to make a claim for slipped on uneven floor in supermarket compensation?

If you slipped on uneven floor in supermarket and sustained an injury there are procedures which need to be followed in order to be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. The first thing you should do is to seek treatment for your injuries. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to truck accident compensation even if my employer insists that the accident was my fault? I suffered a head injury when the forklift truck I was driving crashed into a locker.

You may be entitled to truck accident compensation if it can be proven that your accident, and subsequent injury, was due to negligence on the part of your employer. Negligence can manifest itself in various ways. For example, if your employer did not provide you with sufficient training to operate the truck, or you were not given appropriate, well-maintained Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), your employer could be found negligent by failing their duty of care toward you, rendering them liable for truck accident compensation. Click here to read more.

Does falling from a bar stool which broke as I sat down on it qualify me to claim for restaurant fall injury compensation?

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I realise I am entitled to claim for occupational illness compensation if I contracted mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in my former line of work. What should I do to make an occupational illness compensation claim against my employer?

Your entitlement to make a restaurant fall injury compensation claim is going to depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident and the consequences thereafter. You do not state whether you sustained an injury due to your accident. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to leg fracture injury compensation for falling off a scaffold? I was self-employed at the time in which I suffered the accident.

You are entitled to make a leg fracture injury compensation claim when your injury is due to the negligence of somebody who had a duty of care towards you, i.e. a company or an individual had responsibility for the work environment in which you were carrying out your job. In this respect your employment status should not affect whether you have a claim for leg fracture injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Against whom would I pursue my arm fracture injury compensation claim if I broke my arm and then experienced a delay in diagnosis and treatment that led to complications of my condition?

Your arm fracture injury compensation claim may be sought against the party responsible for the accident in which you were initially injured if a third party was negligent as well as the medical practitioners who showed negligence in their duty of care towards you by exacerbating the extent of your injuries through their delay in diagnosis and treatment. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim for finger fracture compensation if a box fell on my finger at work?

You may have a viable finger fracture compensation claim against your employer depending on the circumstances that led to your injury. For a finger fracture compensation claim – or any injury claim, for that matter – to be successful, you must both have suffered an injury and it must be due to negligence on the part of someone who owed you a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to pursue lifting at work injury compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement?

You are entitled to seek lifting at work injury compensation with a “no win, no fee” agreement in the event that your injury was caused by negligence of your employer. Negligence is established when there has been a “lack of care” to prevent a possible injury and as there are precise regulations set forth by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations for lifting weights, if your employer fails to abide by them, you may have a viable claim for lifting at work injury compensation. Click here to read more.

What should I do to make a pedestrian crossing injury compensation claim? I hurt my leg when a speeding driver failed to stop in time as I was crossing the street at a zebra crossing.

As you seem to have a viable pedestrian crossing injury compensation claim in which both the elements of injury and negligence on the part of a responsible party are present, you should observe the following steps. Firstly, nothing is more vital than seeking immediate medical assistance. Anything else, including making a pedestrian crossing injury compensation claim, can wait until you have properly tended to your injury. Click here to read more.

A tripped on pothole injury compensation claim is made on what grounds?

A viable tripped on pothole injury compensation claim is based on an injury caused by negligence of a council to repair a pothole that may pose a hazard. By law, a council is responsible for identifying hazards and addressing them within a certain time period. Click here to read more.

I have been offered a settlement of injured passenger compensation by the bus company liable for my accident, but I am concerned that the amount offered is too low for the severity of my injury. I suffered a compound fracture when the bus I was on collided with another bus. What would be an adequate settlement for injured passenger compensation?

You may be justifiably concerned that the settlement offered to you for injured passenger compensation does not adequately address the severity of your injury and its likely impact on your life thereafter. Unfortunately, initial offers made directly by the liable party or their insurance company rarely reflect the actual worth of an injured passenger compensation settlement – simply because it is in the insurers’ interests to cut costs in the amounts paid out to victims of accidents. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a tripped on rubbish on shop floor compensation claim if I was injured in my local supermarket when I fell over some packaging that had been left behind by a shelf filler?

In these circumstances, making a tripped on rubbish on shop floor compensation claim seems perfectly viable. Shops and supermarkets have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for their customers to do their shopping, and this duty extends to training their staff about removing hazards from the aisles whenever possible. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to seek compensation for injured passenger in car if my son was injured while being driven by an acquaintance? My son is 13 years old, and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident in which he suffered a head injury.

You may pursue compensation for injured passenger in car for your son on the grounds of negligence if either your acquaintance or a driver he was in collision with was in breach of their duty of care to other road users at the time. Click here to read more.

What am I entitled to pursue in a claim for Achilles tendon injury compensation? My medical bills are compounded by the fact that I have been unable to return to work.

Provided you have a viable Achilles tendon injury compensation claim in which both the elements of injury and negligence of a responsible party are in place, you may seek damages (compensation) to account for the injury’s consequences to your life. Achilles tendon injury compensation can then be sought through general and special damages. Click here to read more.

Who do I make a school crossing injury compensation claim against?

Your potential claim for school crossing injury compensation will depend on who is responsible – is negligent – for your child’s injury. However, more than one party may be liable for school crossing injury compensation, depending on the circumstances. Click here to read more.

Is my son entitled to Alton Towers accident compensation if he tripped and fell on a slippery floor while visiting Alton Towers? He only bruised his knee, but the accident could have been a lot worse.

Unfortunately, you may only make an Alton Towers accident compensation claim – or any injury claim, for that matter – if your son sustained a substantial injury. If your son has suffered a physical and/or psychological injury beyond minor bruising, you may have had a viable claim for Alton Towers Accident Compensation on the grounds of negligence resulting in an injury. Click here to read more.

Is my daughter entitled to bouncy castle injury compensation if she suffered a head injury while inside a bouncy castle? An older child somersaulted inside the bouncy castle, striking her on the head. The bouncy castle was hired for a birthday party at a neighbour’s house.

Your daughter may well be entitled to bouncy castle injury compensation if your neighbour failed to adhere to safety guidelines for hosting the bouncy castle. According to most instructions for use of a bouncy castle, children of different ages and sizes should not be allowed to play together at the same time. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim for campsite injury compensation, but I am concerned that I might have waited too long to file a claim. How long do I have to make a claim for campsite injury compensation?

Most campsite injury compensation claims may be made within three years from the “date of knowledge” of an injury, however this time limit does not apply if you want to claim compensation for a campsite injury which has been sustained by a child. If your claim for campsite injury compensation relates to an injury to a child, you have three years from your child’s eighteenth birthday to pursue a claim for campsite injury compensation, although the claim may be made much earlier than this. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to zoo injury compensation if I was injured while working at a zoo? I work in a concession stand, and was burned by a coffee maker that was in very bad condition.

You may be entitled to zoo injury compensation against your employer (the zoo). Any injury claim, including a claim for zoo injury compensation, may be made on the grounds of negligence which resulted in an injury that could have been avoided had the necessary precautions and checks been undertaken. Click here to read more.

I have been offered a schoolyard injury compensation settlement from the school`s insurers. Should I accept it? My daughter suffered a head injury when she fell from a defective swing, but the amount offered seems too low in comparison with her injury.

You may justifiably be concerned about accepting a schoolyard injury compensation settlement that does not seem to fairly correspond with the severity of your child’s injury, and the likely consequences on his or her life. Unfortunately, insurers are often more concerned with saving costs – in legal fees and settlement amounts for schoolyard injury compensation – than offering a fair and full settlement amount. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for sunbed burns if I was burned on a sunbed due to a lack of supervision? It was my first time visiting that particular beauty treatment centre and the burns I received ruined the first week of my holiday.

If this was your first visit to a particular beauty treatment centre, and you were using one of their sunbeds for the first time, you should be entitled to claim compensation for sunbed burns if you were not provided with full instruction on how to set the sunbed timer for your particular skin type and supervised in order to ensure that you did not suffer sunbed burns. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to gynaecologist compensation if I suffered an infection following a surgical procedure for endometriosis?

You may be entitled to gynaecologist compensation if the infection you sustained after your operation is due to negligence of the gynaecologist in charge of your treatment for endometriosis, and your infection led to further complications affecting your fertility and/or overall health. If your infection could have been prevented by your gynaecologist, but was not due to lack of skill or failure to use that skill, you may have a viable claim for gynaecologist compensation. Click here to read more.

What am I entitled to include in a claim for head trauma injury compensation? My head trauma injury compensation claim shall be on behalf of my injured son who is twelve years old and may suffer lifelong consequences from his injury. Unfortunately, I also bear a small degree of responsibility for causing the car accident in which he was injured.

You may have a strong claim for head trauma injury compensation on behalf of your son, whether or not another driver is found to be entirely to blame for causing the accident. As long as the accident was partially due to another driver’s negligence, you should still be able to seek head trauma injury compensation against them. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim for slipped disk injury compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement. What happens when I win or lose a slipped disk injury compensation claim with this type of arrangement?

If you wish to pursue a slipped disk injury compensation claim with a conditional fee agreement (also known as “no win, no fee”) you should expect the following. When you win your claim for slipped disk injury compensation you should receive your full settlement amount. Click here to read more.

What is my entitlement to fell in pothole compensation? I almost suffered a severe injury when I fell in one, but luckily I was spared save a minor bruise on my arm.

Unfortunately, your claim to fell in pothole compensation is not viable unless you have sustained an actual injury that is more severe than minor bruising. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to calf injury compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement? Also, what happens when I win or lose my claim for calf injury compensation with this arrangement?

Your entitlement to calf injury compensation – whether or not you are claiming under a “no win, no fee” agreement with a solicitor – is based on the viability of your claim. A calf injury compensation claim is viable when it may be proven that someone is at fault for your calf injury – whether it is your employer, a driver, the council, or any other party who owed you a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to concert injury compensation if I sprained my ankle at a concert? I was close but not inside the ‘mosh pit’ when the situation got out of control, and someone crashed into me.

You may be entitled to concert injury compensation if your sprain injury is due to negligence on the part of the venue organisers who owe a duty of care to concert-goers. While ‘moshing’ is known to result in numerous injuries and even death in rock concerts, this dangerous form of revelling often goes unchecked. Click here to read more.

I have been offered a nursing negligence compensation settlement, but I am not sure whether I should accept it, considering the harm I have suffered. Is it in my best interests to accept nursing negligence compensation directly from a NHS Trust?

It may not be in your best interests to accept an early offer for nursing negligence compensation made to you directly by a NHS Trust if you are concerned about receiving the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. While it is a positive sign that that the negligent party has already accepted liability for your injury, the trust responsible for dispensing nursing negligence compensation settlements to injured patients will rarely immediately offer you a commensurate award for your injury’s severity. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for injury claims should I expect?

Determining how much compensation for injury claims you may be entitled to receive is based on a number of complex factors. The primary factors are the aspects of pain and suffering and “loss of amenity” experienced by the claimant (the person making the personal injury claim). Click here to read more.

I was injured in an accident at work due to faulty equipment and would like to know what compensation I am entitled to claim.

Provided that your accident at work due to faulty equipment was attributable to the negligence of your employer and the injuries you received have been treated and recorded in your medical notes, there are several areas of accident at work compensation you may be entitled to receive. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for tenant injury compensation if I warned my landlord about a faulty window frame, he did nothing about it and then I severed the tendon in my finger trying to close it?

Making claims for tenant injury compensation are often complicated by a denial of liability by the negligence party who, although he may feel sorry about the injury you sustained, does not want an increase in his public liability insurance premiums if a successful tenant injury compensation claim is made against him. Quite possibly he also wants to avoid being tagged as a bad landlord. Click here to read more.

I have been offered 10,000 pounds compensation for being hit by golf ball at my local golf club. The ball was hit with such force that it fractured my cheek bone and I do not think what I have been offered is enough. Please can you advise?

The fact that you have already been offered compensation for being hit by golf ball shows that either the golf club or golfer who is responsible for your injury has acknowledged their liability, and it may be worth your while to have a full assessment of your hit by golf ball compensation claim made by a personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

I have heard that it is not always possible to claim slip on pavement compensation from the local council when they have failed to grit the roads. Is this right?

Your entitlement to slip on pavement compensation hinges on many factors, but you are right in suggesting that you are not always entitled to claim for slipped on pavement compensation from the local council in all circumstances. Although councils and highway authorities have a duty of care to maintain the roads and pavements in a safe condition, this duty of care is not “absolute”. Click here to read more.

I had an accident in Lidl and I would like to claim supermarket injury compensation. I suffered a compound fracture to my left ulna after falling off my bike in the car park when I rode over a pothole. I reported the accident to the duty manager, and he said that I could not claim compensation for an accident in Lidl as the accident did not happen inside the store. Is this true?

You were involved in an accident in Lidl which was not your fault and you suffered an injury as a direct result. This means that you should be eligible to make a Lidl accident compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to lorry injury compensation if I almost sustained an injury when a lorry collided with my car? The lorry driver was clearly negligent in causing the accident.

Regrettably, you are not entitled to lorry injury compensation if you have not actually sustained an injury or loss due to the accident. This is because, legally, a near miss is not eligible for lorry injury compensation – even in cases where the lorry driver was criminally negligent in causing the accident. Click here to read more.

My husband received severe burns and temporarily lost the use of his right hand when he was electrocuted at work due to the safety cover becoming detached from a transformer. Should we claim against his employer or the contractor who installed the transformer?

A claim for being electrocuted at work should be made against whoever had the “duty of care” to ensure that the transformer was maintained in a safe condition. Almost always, an electrocuted at work claim would be made against the employer, but in some circumstances the contractor could be liable if there was a maintenance contract in place or other arrangement which released the employer from his obligation to provide a safe environment for your husband to work in. Click here to read more.

I would like to make a claim for slipped on grape in shop compensation against my local Asda. As I walked to the newspaper stand, I slipped on a grape and fell awkwardly and fractured my elbow. I have lost a lot of money and I can no longer play tennis.

A claim for slipped on grape in shop compensation may seem an unusual reason for making a personal injury claim, but it is a surprisingly common occurrence. Grapes represent a serious slip hazard, and the small size makes them very difficult to spot. Click here to read more.

I would like to know if it is possible to claim injured by shopping trolley compensation. I was taking my shopping out of the trolley at the cash desk in my local supermarket when I caught my wrist on a sharp piece of the metal frame. There were plenty of witnesses to my accident because of the extensive bleeding and an ambulance was called, but the shop manager says I should have been more careful.

If you have sustained an injury due a shopping trolley that was clearly a hazard, you are entitled to claim injured by shopping trolley compensation. There have been many instances where a lack of care has resulted in shopping trolleys remaining in service that have caused injuries, and your scenario is just a further example. Click here to read more.

I was involved in a motorbike accident as a pillion passenger and injured quite badly. The friend who was driving the bike says that I should be entitled to claim from his insurance for “Injured while Passenger on Motorbike” compensation because it was his mistake that caused the accident. Is this correct?

Your friend is absolutely correct about “Injured while Passenger on Motorbike” compensation, but there are several areas of claiming compensation for a pillion passenger that you should be aware of. Rather than go directly to your friend´s insurance company with an “Injured while Passenger on Motorbike” claim for compensation, you should have a full assessment of your entitlement to compensation made by a solicitor. Click here to read more.

From whom do you claim compensation for injury in London Underground car parks? I tripped on a broken paving slab when running to catch a train and sprained my wrist in the fall.

According to Transport for London (TfL), over a thousand people each year claim compensation for injury in London Underground stations and on the tube. As a London Underground car park is considered to be part of the London Transport infrastructure, a compensation claim for injury in London Underground car parks would be made against Transport for London. Click here to read more.

My hand was scalded by a hot drink on an airplane because the lid on the cup I was given was not put on properly. Does this entitle me to compensation for a hot drink scald injury?

Provided that you have received swift professional medical attention for your injury, and the burn on your hand has been recorded in your medical notes, you should be entitled to claim compensation for being scalded by a hot drink on an airplane. The issue of how your injury occurred is irrelevant in claims of this nature as, under the Montreal Convention, an airline accepts responsibility for your safety and wellbeing in all circumstances under the terms of carriage. Click here to read more.

What are the long term effects of whiplash?

Long term effects of whiplash can present a variety of symptoms, depending on the severity of the “whiplash” and its impact on an individual. Substantial damage to ligaments, discs, and joints can result from a sudden impact, in which muscles are forced to extend over their limit – often inducing much pain and suffering to those affected. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for back injury am I entitled to pursue?

How much compensation for back injury you may be entitled to receive will depend on a variety of factors. To start with, your entitlement to compensation hinges on whether you have suffered an injury for which someone else is responsible. Click here to read more.

I have been offered dislocated shoulder injury compensation directly from my employer’s insurance company. However, I am hesitant to accept their offer for dislocated shoulder injury compensation as the amount seems rather low. Is it in my best interests to accept it?

Although promising in that your employer has accepted liability for your injury, it may not be in your best interests to accept the early offer made to you for dislocated shoulder injury compensation if you are concerned about receiving a full and fair settlement for your injury. Click here to read more.

What is the time limit for injury compensation claims in the United Kingdom?

The time limit for injury compensation claims varies according to the many different circumstances. For the majority of injury compensation claims, a person who has been injured in an accident or incident for which someone else is held responsible has three years from the “date of knowledge” of their injury to proceed with a claim. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to crushed vertebrae injury compensation against my employer? A forklift truck pinned me against a wall, crushing two of my vertebrae. I believe the accident for which I am seeking crushed vertebrae injury compensation was caused by a missing barrier in my work area.

You may be entitled to make a claim for crushed vertebrae injury compensation if your employer, who owes you a duty of care, is found negligent for the accident in which you were injured. As you indicate that the reason for your accident might have resulted from failure to place a barrier in your work area, you may justifiably be seeking crushed vertebrae injury compensation for a lack of care on the part of your employer to ensure that the entire work space was a safe environment. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim for big toe injury compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement?

You are entitled to claim for big toe injury compensation – whether or not it is through a “no win, no fee” agreement – if you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. As negligence and an injury are prerequisites for an injury claim – including that for big toe injury compensation – you may enter into a “no win, no fee” agreement with a solicitor if you meet this criteria – subject to the strength of your claim. Click here to read more.

What compensation for cutting finger am I entitled to receive? I cut my finger at a piece of broken glass in a bar, and my injury has now affected my ability to type – a skill I regularly use at work.

You may be entitled to compensation for cutting finger if the circumstances in which you cut your finger shows negligence on the part of the bar owner. Legally, a bar owner or manager owes you a duty of care in the form of offering you a safe place to enjoy a drink. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for broken tooth if the circumstances which led to my breaking my tooth show that I am partially at fault for my injury? I fell on a slippery floor at a supermarket, but I was not wearing my glasses at the time.

You may still be entitled to compensation for broken tooth irrespective of whether you were wearing your glasses or not. Unless your eyesight is that bad that you were unable to see a hazard warning sign – which is unlikely considering that you would have been looking at much smaller items on the shelf – the supermarket may still be liable for causing your injury and therefore the negligent party in a compensation claim for broken tooth injury. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to ear laceration injury compensation against a dog owner? His dog bit me when I was allowed to pet it.

You may have a viable ear laceration injury compensation claim against the dog owner if negligence may be attributed to him – i.e. by allowing you to pet a dog known to have aggressive inclinations and failing to protect you against the risk of attack. Assuming the dog was not an outlawed breed, and your injury could have been prevented had the dog owner put a muzzle or other restraint on his dog, you may claim for ear laceration injury compensation on the grounds of negligence. Click here to read more.

What happens if I win or lose my claim for cartilage injury compensation under a “no win, no fee” agreement?

Provided that you have a viable cartilage injury compensation claim based on negligence by a party who owed you a duty of care, you may expect the following when you win your injury claim with a “no win, no fee” agreement. Winning means that you will receive all of your settlement for cartilage injury compensation, and have your legal fees (including your solicitor’s fees) and any additional expenses – such as the cost of an insurance premium – paid for by the losing party. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to broken humerus injury compensation against my employer? I fell off a ladder at work, and as I tried to block the impact with my arms, I sustained a proximal humerus fracture.

Your entitlement to fractured humerus injury compensation depends on whether your employer is found negligent in causing your accident. Negligence manifests in the form of lack of care to ensure that all safety precautions are taken, risks are properly assessed, equipment is well maintained and you are provided with all necessary safety gear to carry out your tasks. Click here to read more.

How much limb injury compensation am I entitled to receive? My leg was fractured in multiple places due to a car accident for which another driver is responsible.

The amount of limb injury compensation you may be entitled to receive will depend on the severity of your leg injury and its consequences on your life. Factors such as how long it will take for you to recover and whether you may experience long-lasting pain and disability will be evaluated in your claim for limb injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Under what circumstances is it possible to claim compensation for accidents in creches?

Compensation for accidents in creches may be claimed when an accident or incident could have been avoided with the presence of adequate supervision, instruction, or other measure to ensure child safety. Since a creche owes a duty of care towards children left in its care, caretakers are required to ensure that children are safe at all times, that known allergies are duly noted, and that all precautions are taken to avoid an accident or injury from happening. Click here to read more.

I have been offered compensation for a surgical mistake directly from the National Health Service. However, I am not sure if I should accept this compensation for surgical mistake settlement, since the amount offered seems rather low in comparison to what I have been told to expect by friends. What do you suggest?

Receiving an offer for compensation for a surgical mistake directly from the National Health Service means that liability has been accepted for the injury you have suffered. This indicates that both negligence on the part of the surgical team and the harm you have suffered is acknowledged as resulting from the procedure in question. Click here to read more.

What should I do if I have anterior cruciate ligament injuries and would like to make a claim for compensation? I was playing sports when I was injured.

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are known to cause instability in the knees, restricting movement. Following a sports injury or a fall in which the knee is forced to bend in an awkward, destabilising position, you may sustain cruciate ligament injuries. Click here to read more.

What am I entitled to pursue in my spleen injury compensation claim? I suffered severe blunt splenic trauma in a car accident for which another driver is responsible.

Your entitlement to spleen injury compensation claim hinges on negligence on the part of another driver. Insofar as they are responsible for causing – either partially or entirely – your blunt splenic trauma, you may claim spleen injury compensation against the negligent driver’s insurance policy. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim electric shock injury compensation for a psychological injury? While the electric shock I suffered also caused me mild physical injuries, the flashbacks and nightmares I am experiencing are far worse, and are interfering with my ability to function.

Your claim for electric shock injury compensation may be made on the grounds of negligence of a responsible party for causing your injuries. Once you have established that someone who owed you a duty of care is at fault, you may seek electric shock injury compensation against them for the physical as well as psychological symptoms you are experiencing. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to massage injury compensation if I have been injured by a message therapist, and if so, who would I be suing? After I received a heavy-handed massage at a spa, I began to experience substantial pain and discomfort, leading me to see my doctor, who diagnosed me with nerve and muscle inflammation.

Your entitlement to massage injury compensation depends on whether the spa responsible for the massage therapist’s performance may be found negligent. Since the spa owes a duty of care towards its clients, they are responsible for the conduct and performance of the massage therapists they employ. Click here to read more.

Who do I make an electrocution injury compensation claim against for the electrocution injuries I suffered at work due to faulty wiring?

Your electrocution injury compensation claim may be made if your electrocution injuries are due to negligence of your employer or the manufacturer of a product which contained faulty wiring. In the workplace, your employer has a duty of care to avoid exposing you to known hazards; this responsibility includes ensuring that you are adequately trained and protected when you perform your work duties, and that equipment and wiring is well-maintained. Click here to read more.

Does using holiday accident solicitors improve the chances of making a successful holiday accident claim for compensation?

If you have been injured in an accident on vacation, you should seek specialist legal advice from holiday accident solicitors about making a claim for holiday accident compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to baby walker injury compensation if my daughter suffered a head injury while in a baby walker? Apparently, the baby walker had no brakes to prevent a fall, and my daughter tumbled down the stairs as a result of it.

You may be entitled to baby walker injury compensation if your child’s head injury was sustained because the baby walker did not comply with international standards for design and safety. Any baby walker sold in the UK must comply with European Standard EN1273 which requires that baby walkers should have a braking device to prevent such a fall. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to knuckle injury compensation if a heavy object fell on my hand at work causing damage to my tendons and ligaments? I am in a great deal of pain and have not been able to return to work due to my injury.

You may be entitled to knuckle injury compensation if your knuckle injury was caused by negligence of your employer. Legally, your employer has a duty of care to ensure that the workplace is safe by performing regular risk assessments, properly training you and otherwise adhering to safety regulations set up by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Click here to read more.

I have a question about ATV injury compensation. My daughter broke her arm when the steering mechanism on her ATV locked and she crashed into a tree. She is usually very safe on her ATV and had only recently had the machine serviced. Can I claim ATV injury compensation against the mechanic who serviced it?

A claim for ATV injury compensation in these circumstances has to show that either a defective part was present in your daughter´s ATV or that the vehicle had been serviced incorrectly. In order to determine whether the manufacturer or the mechanic is responsible for your daughter´s injury, you will need to have the ATV independently inspected and any claim for ATV injury compensation made after the result of the inspection is known. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to trauma injury compensation if I have not suffered serious physical injuries in a car accident? Since the accident, I have not been able to sleep without medication, and I am no longer able to drive without experiencing deep anxiety.

You may have a viable trauma injury compensation claim if your accident – and subsequent trauma injury – was due to negligence of the other driver. In legal terms, you are just as entitled to compensation for serious psychological distress as someone who has suffered physical injuries, since the effects of trauma are known to have a debilitating effect. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim for vascular injury compensation if I have been injured in a car accident for which I may have been partially to blame? I have substantial medical bills as a result of the injury I have suffered.

You may be entitled to vascular injury compensation if the other driver is partially to blame for causing the accident and your resulting injury. This is because, legally, the combined factors of negligence and injury are what establishes liability for a vascular injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

What am I entitled to seek for pelvic injury compensation? My injury is costing me a lot of out of pocket expenses.

First of all, your entitlement to claim pelvic injury compensation depends on whether someone who owed you a duty of care is responsible for your pelvic injury. Legally, an injury claim such as that for pelvic injury compensation is only viable if your injury has been sustained due to the negligence of a responsible party. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim tendonitis injury compensation if my condition was acquired at work? I am a computer programmer and have been diagnosed with tendonitis in my wrist due to Repetitive Strain Injury.

You may be entitled to claim tendonitis injury compensation from your employer if the reason you have tendonitis is due to your employer’s lack of care in providing you with a “safe” environment in which to work. Since you may be experiencing a loss of dexterity, as well as pain and tenderness which can lead to long-lasting symptoms, it may be appropriate to seek tendonitis injury compensation against your employer to account for the effects of your injury on your life if your work duties are the cause of your tendonitis injury. Click here to read more.

What am I entitled to receive as compensation for acute injury?

How much compensation for acute injury you may be entitled to receive takes many factors into account. However, in order to claim compensation for acute injury you must first establish that someone who owed you a duty of care is liable for your injury through their negligence. Click here to read more.

Should I accept a settlement offer for anterior cruciate ligament injury compensation directly from the insurers of the sports club where I used to play? Shortly after the accident, I received an offer for which I am grateful, but I am concerned that the offer amount seems rather low.

You may justifiably be concerned about the offer for anterior cruciate ligament injury compensation you have received directly from your sports club’s insurers. While it is a positive sign that they have accepted liability for your accident – sparing you the effort of proving negligence on their part – you may reasonably assume that the initial amount offered to you for anterior cruciate ligament injury compensation falls short of the full amount you may be entitled to. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to elbow injury compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement, and if so, what happens if I lose my claim?

Assuming you have a viable elbow injury compensation claim, you may be offered the services of a solicitor under a “no win, no fee” agreement in pursuit of a claim for elbow injury compensation. A viable elbow injury compensation claim is one where negligence is established on the part of a party who owed you a duty of care, and their negligence resulted in your injury. Click here to read more.

What damages am I entitled to receive for skull injury compensation?

Your skull injury compensation claim has two aspects of damages; however, to know whether you are entitled to skull injury compensation, you must first be sure that someone who owed you a duty of care is at fault for causing your injury. Fault is established through negligence of the liable party. Click here to read more.

I assume I am entitled to kidney injury compensation if I was injured in a car accident that was not my fault – am I right? However, the other party is contesting liability, saying the accident is also my fault.

You are right to assume that you are entitled to kidney injury compensation if you have been injured due to negligence of the other driver. Irrespective of whether the other party is entirely or partially at fault for causing the accident, you may seek kidney injury compensation against them. Click here to read more.

Who is liable for my multiple car accident compensation claim? I was in involved in a motorway pile-up, and am not sure who should be held accountable for my claim.

The party or parties liable for your multiple car accident compensation claim will depend on the circumstances of the accident. As there are various scenarios in which a motorway pile-up can occur, your claim for multiple car accident compensation may either be made against one party or multiple parties. Click here to read more.

As the partner of the deceased, am I entitled to fatal car accident compensation as a dependent? I had been living with my partner for ten years when he was suddenly killed, and his death has not only devastated me but also left me with a unexpected financial burden.

As a stable partner of the deceased, you may be entitled to claim for fatal car accident compensation if the accident in which your partner was killed was the result of negligence of another driver. Legally, your entitlement to fatal car accident compensation rests on the fact that you were living with the deceased for at least two years preceding the accident, and as such, qualify as a dependent. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim three car accident compensation if I was rear ended by another driver in an accident involving three cars?

You may be entitled to claim three car accident compensation if you have sustained an injury due to negligence of another driver(s); however, the circumstances of the accident will determine the party or parties at fault. Generally, liability for an accident hinges on the party who collides with you. Click here to read more.

As a pedestrian who was hit by a car driven by an uninsured driver, am I entitled to compensation?

As a pedestrian, hit by car accident compensation would normally be paid by the liable driver´s insurance company once it had been established that you had sustained an injury due to their client´s lack of care. However, when a pedestrian hit by a car is the victim of an uninsured or unidentified driver, slightly different procedures apply. Click here to read more.

What should I look for in a rail accident solicitor?

Firstly, you should look for a rail accident solicitor who is an accredited, licensed professional with experience in handling rail accident claims. As such, you should ask the rail accident solicitor you are considering engaging about their accreditation and relevant experience, as well as past success handling cases that are similar to yours. Click here to read more.

What is my right to drunk driving accident compensation if the other driver caused an accident due to being under the influence? I suffered a whiplash injury, and am now experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident.

You are entitled to make a drunk driving accident compensation claim owing to the fact that the driver responsible for your injuries was clearly negligent. In the UK, the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol level is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milligrams of blood, or 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to beck and back injury compensation against my employer? I do a fair share of lifting at work, and I am afraid this has seriously damaged my neck and back.

You may be entitled to neck and back injury compensation if your employer has shown lack of care in providing you with a safe environment in which to work, and this has resulted in you sustaining a neck and back injury. In the workplace, lack of care is equivalent to negligence and manifests in various ways. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim Tassimo coffee machine injury compensation for burns caused by the recalled Tassimo coffee maker?

With most injury compensation claims due to burns from household appliances, it has to be established that the machine had a design or manufacturing fault which was responsible for your injury; however, as the Tassimo coffee machine was recalled in February 2012, negligence in a claim for Tassimo coffee machine injury compensation is already established. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for being electrocuted by office equipment due to faulty wiring in the photocopy machine at work? My employer says not because he did not know the photocopy machine was faulty.

A claim for compensation for being electrocuted by office equipment due to faulty wiring is an occasion when the lack of prior knowledge does not relieve a negligent party from their liability. Irrespective of whether your employer was aware or not of the fault with the photocopy machine, he still retains the obligation to provide you with a safe environment in which to work. Click here to read more.

Will my entitlement to scooter injury compensation be affected if the guy who opened his car door in my path claims he did not see me? The accident happened during the day, so I did not have any lights on.

Provided that you have received medical treatment for your injuries, and the negligent driver admitted that he was responsible for causing the accident, the fact that you were driving without lights on during the day should have no affect on how much scooter injury compensation you are entitled to receive. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for having been injured by incorrectly stacked stock in shop? I suffered soft tissue damage when a crate fell on my leg.

As you have been injured by incorrectly stacked stock in shop, you may have a compensation claim if the circumstances of your accident show that the shop was somehow negligent in its approach to the health and safety of customers. For example, if the cause of your injury is because the shop failed to train employees on how to properly stack items, you may have a justifiable claim for having been injured by incorrectly stacked stock in shop on the grounds of the shop’s lack of care. Click here to read more.

Can chronic silicosis compensation claims be made for exposure to silica dust during sandblasting against a past employer?

Sandblasting is one of the most common causes of silicosis, and chronic silicosis compensation claims can be made against a past or present employer when the victim has been placed at an excessive risk of developing the condition. Construction and glass workers are at a high risk of developing chronic silicosis, and employers must take steps to reduce any risk to their employees. Click here to read more.

What can farmers lung compensation claims be made for and what is the time limit for making farmers lung compensation claims in the UK?

Farmers lung compensation claims can be made in the UK when exposure to harmful substances which caused the illness was due to the negligence of an employer. Click here to read more.

Can tinnitus compensation claims be made when an employer has provided ear defenders which were faulty? I complained to my employer on numerous occasions about it, and he just told me to get on with my job and stop complaining.

Tinnitus is a very common health problem in the UK with over 4.7 million people estimated to suffer from tinnitus each year; many of which are eligible to make tinnitus compensation claims for damages. Tinnitus develops after exposure to high noise levels, with the symptoms ranging from mild to severe, which can make work impossible and can seriously affect the quality of life. Click here to read more.

When can colophony asthma compensation claims be made against an employer? I have recently been diagnosed with colophony induced asthma and I am unsure if I qualify for compensation.

Colophony asthma compensation claims are most commonly made by workers in the electronics industry who are required to use solder flux; a resin used in the production of electrical components and circuit boards. Colophony is covered under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), as the resin gives off fumes which are known to cause respiratory problems; in particular causing asthma attacks. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for my loss of finger at work, even though I have already been offered a settlement? I have not yet accepted the offer from my employer.

Your entitlement to compensation for a loss of finger at work depends on whether your employer is liable for your injury. In the workplace, an employer is liable when he has shown lack of care in providing you with a safe environment in which to work. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim for groin injury compensation against my employer? I have a hernia due to the heavy lifting I do at work.

Whether you have a groin injury compensation claim against your employer depends on the circumstances that gave rise to your hernia. You may have a viable groin injury compensation claim against your employer if your hernia is attributable to his lack of care and failure to provide you with a safe environment in which to work. In the workplace, lack of care (negligence) can manifest in multiple ways. Click here to read more.

How do I claim landlord negligence for injury? I have told my landlord about the building’s unsteady railing, as have other tenants, but he did nothing to fix it. As an elderly woman, I recently fell and broke my hip when the railing slipped in my grasp as I was walking up the stairs.

Landlord negligence for injury must be established in order for you to claim against him. Click here to read more.

Can I claim for leisure complex injury compensation if I slipped and fell in the ladies’ room of a leisure complex? The floor was damp but displayed no warning sign and I have suffered soft tissue injuries as a result.

You may have a viable claim for leisure complex injury compensation if the facilities presented a hazard which could have been prevented had the leisure complex shown a higher standard of care. A leisure complex has a duty of care to ensure that its facilities and floor surfaces are well maintained. Click here to read more.

I have been offered passenger injured in bus compensation by my local bus company´s insurers after I sustained head injuries due to the bus I was on being erratically driven. Should I accept the settlement offer, even though the amount seems rather low?

As a passenger injured in bus, you have the right to seek a fair and adequate settlement for the injury you have sustained due to the negligence of the bus driver. While it may be reassuring to know that the bus company has accepted liability for your injury, it is reasonable to wonder if the settlement amount offered to you reflects the severity of your injury and its likely consequences to your quality of life. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for pedestrian injury by bus in accident am I entitled to receive? I have suffered debilitating injuries as a result of being run over by a bus.

Without having a full injury assessment conducted by a personal injury solicitor, it is impossible to advise you how much compensation for pedestrian injury by bus in accident you may be entitled to receive. There are many elements of a pedestrian injury by bus in accident claim that have to be investigated and even months after your injuries were sustained, the full impact of the accident may not yet be known. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a fall from a height against my employer if I fell from a ladder and broke my leg?

You can claim compensation for a fall from a height if your employer’s lack of care (negligence) was responsible for your injury. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 outlines strict guidelines for employers to follow to minimise the risk of injuries to employees who are required to work at height. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation if I slipped on oil on ground of a petrol station?

As you have slipped on oil on ground of a petrol station, you may be entitled to compensation if you have been injured as a result of the petrol station’s negligence. Any injury claim for slipped on oil on ground compensation has to show that you have sustained an injury due to a responsible party’s negligence; accordingly, as the petrol station did not remove the oil or otherwise did not put up a warning sign in the surrounding area alerting of a potential hazard, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for having slipped on oil on ground. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to compensation if I was injured by an automatic door at a supermarket? I fractured my hip when the automatic door suddenly closed in on me, causing me to fall out into the street.

You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured by an automatic door if the door or barrier was faulty. It is reasonable to expect that when you pass by an automatic door or barrier in a public place that it should be safe to do so. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for slipping on garage forecourt?

In order to claim compensation for slipping on garage forecourt, you must have sustained a physical and/or psychological injury due to negligence of a responsible party. In claims for compensation for slipping on garage forecourt, it is usually the garage forecourt’s owner who has a duty of care to ensure that customers are safe. Click here to read more.

How Long Does a Compensation Claim Take?

As each claim for compensation is unique, an answer to “how long does a compensation claim take?” will be contingent on different factors. One factor is that of liability. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation against the council if I tripped on broken kerb stone? I suffered soft tissue injuries when I fell.

As you tripped on broken kerb stone and were injured as a result of your fall, you may be entitled to claim compensation against the relevant local council. In order to receive compensation for tripped on broken kerb stone, though, liability for your injury must be established. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to motorway accident compensation if I was injured in a multiple car pile-up on the motorway, and if so, who may be held accountable for the accident?

Your entitlement to motorway accident compensation hinges on whether any one or multiple parties are found to be responsible for causing the accident and your subsequent injury. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for accident in post office if I fell on its slippery floor?

You may be able to claim compensation for accident in post office if you were injured in the accident for which the post office could reasonably be held liable. Click here to read more.

I assume I am entitled to seek compensation for having been injured by shelf collapsing in shop – am I right?

You may be entitled to compensation for having been injured by shelf collapsing in shop, provided the injury is due to the shop’s negligence. A shop has a duty of care to ensure the safety of its customers, which in practice means taking all reasonable precautions to provide a safe environment in which to shop. Click here to read more.

As a pedestrian injured at zebra crossing, am I entitled to make a claim even though the car that hit me did not stop? Unfortunately, I was too dazed under the circumstances to note the car’s license plate number, and as this happened at night, there were no witnesses.

As a pedestrian injured at zebra crossing, you may be rest assured that you can claim for compensation even though you had the misfortune of falling victim to a hit-and-run accident. The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) is in place to compensate victims of uninsured or unidentified drivers, and therefore, as long as you are a pedestrian injured at zebra crossing by an untraceable driver, a solicitor may proceed with your claim against the MIB. Click here to read more.

How do I make a claim for a crash caused by oil spillage? A car inadvertently crashed into mine due to oil spilled on the road, so I feel it would not be reasonable to hold the driver of the car accountable for the accident.

Your claim for a crash caused by oil spillage can either be handled through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) or be brought against the party responsible for the oil spill, if they can be identified. This is due to the fact that the driver who crashed into you may not, under the circumstances, be found negligent for having lost control of the car and crashing into you. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for compensation if I was involved in a road accident caused by oil spill and, if so, who may be held responsible?

You may be entitled to make a claim for road accident caused by oil spill if you were injured as a result of the accident. Any injury claim, including one for road accident caused by oil spill, must both contain the elements of negligence and injury. Click here to read more.

Can I make a claim for a fall on stairs at work? I suffered a lower back injury when I fell on slippery stairs.

You may be entitled to compensation for your injury if your fall on stairs was due to lack of care of your employer. Employers are responsible for the safety of the workplace, which includes ensuring that floors and other surfaces are cleaned and well maintained. Click here to read more.

What is my entitlement to a fall from a broken chair injury compensation? The chair I was sitting on at a restaurant collapsed from under me, and not only was the incident extremely embarrassing but I also suffered hip and soft tissue injuries as a result.

Your entitlement to a fall from a broken chair injury compensation is based on whether the chair was faulty, in which case the restaurant breached its duty of care to you and failed to provide you with a safe environment in which to enjoy your meal. The British standard for chairs used in restaurants and other public places is 150 Kg (330 lbs/23 stones and 8 lbs); therefore, if you weigh less than this, you may be entitled to a fall from a broken chair injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Can I claim inflatable castle injury compensation against a nursery if my son sprained his ankle when he fell off the castle in which children aged 1 to 10 were playing together? The inflatable castle also had no safety matting surrounding it.

You may have a successful claim for inflatable castle injury compensation based on the absence of safety matting alone. An inflatable castle should have appropriate matting in front of it, and moreover, children of different ages and sizes should not be allowed to play together at the same time. Click here to read more.

Under what circumstances can a claim for public toilet injury compensation be made?

A justifiable claim for public toilet injury compensation arises when the party responsible for maintaining the health and safety of the toilet has breached his duty of care to visitors, and this breach results in an injury to the person making the claim. A breach in a duty of care (negligence) means that a hazard went unaddressed, one in which the responsible party could have eliminated or fixed. Click here to read more.

Who do I claim taxi passenger injury compensation against if I was injured in an accident that happened while I was a passenger in a taxi?

The party who is liable for taxi passenger injury compensation depends on a few factors. The first is who is to blame for causing the accident. If the accident was caused by the taxi driver, your claim for taxi passenger injury compensation can either be made against him through his own insurance policy, or against the cab company he works for if he is a cab company’s employee. Click here to read more.

I would like to make a claim for sternum injury compensation against a negligent driver, but the driver says the accident is partially my fault. Am I still entitled to sternum injury compensation if this were to be the case?

Your entitlement to sternum injury compensation hinges upon a third party’s entire or partial blame for causing the accident, and by extension, your sternum injury. Accordingly, even if a degree of responsibility for the accident may be attributable to you, you are still entitled to make a claim for sternum injury compensation as you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent driving. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for tennis elbow injury compensation against my boss if my tennis elbow injury is due to my work duties as a manual handler?

Your entitlement to seek tennis elbow injury compensation against your employer depends on the circumstances that gave rise to your tennis elbow injury. If you do not play tennis or otherwise engage in recreational activities that can lead to a tennis elbow injury, your condition may be attributable to your work environment and duties. Click here to read more.

I witnessed an accident in Farmfoods and was asked by the victim to give my contact details in case she needed to use me as a witness in a Farmfoods accident compensation claim. Will I need to go to court to testify?

The victim of the accident in Farmfoods did the right thing in obtaining the details of witnesses to the accident, as their testimony can be of vital importance when proving that a supermarket has been negligent in its duty of care to its customers. Many accident injury compensation claims rely on the testimony of witnesses, and their accounts of the accident in Farmfoods can be the difference between the victim receiving adequate compensation for the injuries they sustained, and the Farmfoods accident claim being unsuccessful. Click here to read more.

When I make a claim for broken shin bone injury compensation, what damages am I entitled to receive? My condition is likely to affect my career in sports, requiring months of treatment and rehabilitation.

First and foremost, a claim for broken shin bone injury compensation must prove the injury sustained is the result of negligence on the part of a responsible party. Simply put, when there is no negligence there is no claim. As such, you would need to establish that your injury was a likely consequence of the construction site owner’s or manager’s lack of care. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for chest injury compensation if I have already been offered a settlement from the party at fault? I fractured my ribs when I was rear ended by another driver, and have been offered a settlement of £1000.

Receiving a settlement offer for chest injury compensation is a positive sign insofar that it means the negligent driver has accepted liability for the accident in which you were injured. Click here to read more.

What is my entitlement to ankle pain compensation if I tripped on a broken kerb stone, causing me to twist my ankle? I am a professional football player, and my pain is affecting my ability to play.

You may be entitled to claim for ankle pain compensation against the local council if liability for your injury can be established. A council may be found liable for the accident in which you injured your ankle due to the broken kerb stone if it failed to carry out regular inspections on the kerb stones, or had identified hazards but failed in their duty to proceed with repairs. Click here to read more.

Can I claim scalp damage compensation if my hairdresser used harsh chemicals on my hair, and this led to my having dermatitis of the scalp? Not only has my condition caused me psychological damage, but I also will no longer be able to work as a model.

You are entitled to make a claim for scalp damage compensation if your hairdresser showed negligence by being unskilled, leaving the chemicals on too long, or choosing the wrong type of chemicals for use in your hair. Hairdressers are expected to ask customers if they are allergic to any dyes or chemicals, perform spot tests with potentially damaging chemicals and show caution in using chemicals that might provoke an allergic reaction. Click here to read more.

What is my entitlement to nose fracture compensation if I fractured my nose when I slipped and fell down the stairs at work?

Your employer may be liable for nose fracture compensation if your accident and injury were attributable to a lack of care by your employer. Legally, employers have a duty of care to ensure the safety of the workplace, which includes providing clean, well-maintained floors, stairs, and other surfaces. Click here to read more.

How much seat belt injury compensation am I entitled to receive if I suffered a severe whiplash injury caused by the way the seat belt restrained me during a collision?

How much seat belt injury compensation you may receive for your whiplash injury depends on a number of factors. Among them are the severity of your whiplash injury, its consequences on your quality of life, and whether the other party is found to be partially or entirely responsible for causing the accident. Click here to read more.

Should I bother making a claim for roundabout accident compensation if I have already been offered a settlement? The amount seems low, but I would like to avoid legal hurdles.

As you have already been offered roundabout accident compensation, liability for your accident and injury has been accepted. This is a good sign insofar that it means your case is likely to be strong and you are in the position of negotiating a fair and adequate settlement for roundabout accident compensation with the assistance of an experienced personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to rear end shunt injury compensation even if I am partially at fault for causing the accident? I had to slow down on the motorway because I was not feeling well, but the car that hit me was driving too fast.

You can make a claim for rear end shunt injury compensation as long as the other driver is partially responsible for causing the accident and your subsequent injury. Therefore, if the driver was travelling faster than the speed limit at the time in which you slowed down, he or she may be held accountable for their share of negligence – if not fully liable for your rear end shunt injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

What is the difference between maritime accident compensation claims and claims for injuries sustained on land? I was injured in a jet-ski accident but concerned I may be too late to claim compensation for my injuries.

The major difference between personal injury claims for accidents which happen at sea and on land is that you are only allowed two years from the “date of knowledge” of an injury – rather than three years – in which to make maritime accident compensation claims. Click here to read more.

Under what circumstances am I entitled to make a claim for welding fumes poisoning compensation? I have acquired occupational asthma as a result of my work as a welder and would like to claim against my employer as a result.

You are entitled to make a claim for welding fumes poisoning compensation if your employer has shown lack of care to provide you with a safe working environment, and his negligence has caused you to acquire an occupational illness. Employers are required to perform risk assessments for potential dangers, provide you with protective equipment and a properly ventilated work space, as well as take other necessary precautions to ensure your safety when working with welding tools. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for an injury at work caused by faulty equipment, even though my employer claims that I am partially responsible for the accident? He says that I failed to use the required gloves and, had I worn them, my injury would not be so severe.

If your injury at work caused by faulty equipment is due to your employer’s negligence – either in part or in whole – you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. However, as you indicate that you were not wearing the protective gloves that could have minimised the severity of your injury, you might also be held partially liable for your injury at work caused by faulty equipment. Click here to read more.

I do not know where to start to make a child brain injury compensation claim. My six-year-old girl was hit by a car and suffered a catastrophic head injury three months ago. She is due to be released from hospital soon, but I have no idea how my husband and I are going to be able to care for her.

The first thing you should be aware of is that a child brain injury compensation claim does not have to be fully resolved in order for you to receive payments of compensation to help with childcare and medical costs. If you have a sufficiently strong claim for child brain injury compensation, a solicitor can apply to the courts for interim payments of compensation to be made to you, as recently happened in the Cerys Edwards case – another six-year-old girl injured for life by a negligent motorist. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for cut tendon on hand am I entitled to for an accident at work? My company has made me an offer, but it does not seem very much.

How much compensation for cut tendon on hand you are entitled to is based on a variety of factors – not least how your injury has affected your quality of life. It is impractical for an employer (or, more likely, his insurance company) to look in a book or refer to previous awards on compensation for cut tendon on hand and say “That will do” without making a full assessment of your situation. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for neck injuries at work am I entitled to receive if I was hit on the head by a crate that fell because it had been incorrectly stacked and I sustained injuries similar to whiplash?

How much compensation for neck injuries at work you are entitled to receive is going to depend on the severity and extent of your injury, rather than the nature of the injury itself. For example, a solicitor compiling a compensation claim for neck injuries at work will look at your medical records to determine the soft tissue damage you have sustained, how long it will take for you to recover from your neck injuries and what the consequences to your quality of life may be in the meantime. Click here to read more.

Under what circumstances am I entitled to claim for ankle sprain injury compensation, and could I use a “no win, no fee” agreement to do so?

Your claim for ankle sprain injury compensation may be made with a “conditional fee“ agreement (also known as “no win, no fee”) provided you have a strong and valid injury claim. A valid injury claim is one in which you were injured as a result of someone’s negligence. Click here to read more.

Can holiday injury solicitors help me to recover personal injury compensation for a slip and fall in a French hotel or do I need to find a French injury compensation solicitor?

In the first instance you should contact holiday injury solicitors in the UK if you have been injured on a holiday in France, as it may be possible to claim personal injury compensation through the legal system in the United Kingdom. Only by speaking to UK holiday injury solicitors will you be able to determine whether you have a valid claim for holiday injury compensation which can be resolved through the UK claims process. Click here to read more.

I suffered a back injury at work due to lifting a package which had been left on my desk by deliverymen. My boss says I am not entitled to compensation because I should have waited until somebody whose job it was to move packages was available. Is this correct?

Your entitlement to compensation for back injury at work may well depend on your company´s health and safety policies and normal practices of work. Inasmuch as your employer may be correct in stating that your claim for back injury at work could be affected by your own actions, it does not necessarily follow that you will be disqualified from making a back injury at work compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make an acoustic shock compensation claim against an employer for tinnitus and hearing difficulties which have developed from working in a telephone call centre?

An acoustic shock compensation claim can be made against a UK employer when an employee has suffered hearing difficulties from acoustic shock as a direct result of the work that they have been asked to perform. However a claim for acoustic shock compensation will only be possible when the symptoms of this medical condition are attributable to the negligence of an employer. Click here to read more.

My doctor has recently diagnosed me as having carbon monoxide poisoning and I want to know if it is possible to make a claim for carbon monoxide poisoning compensation against my landlord. I arranged for my gas fires to be inspected after the diagnosis and they were shown to be faulty.

It is possible to claim carbon monoxide poisoning compensation in the UK provided that carbon monoxide poisoning has been caused by the negligence of a third party. Local authorities and private landlords are often responsible due to the inadequate maintenance of old gas appliances. Click here to read more.

I tripped and fell on unsafe floor covering in my local municipal swimming pool and sustained multiple stress fractures in my pelvis. Can I claim compensation for my injuries against the local authority?

Over the past year, there have been numerous instances of visitors to public buildings having tripped and fell on unsafe floor covering, many of which result in successful personal injury compensation claims being made. Click here to read more.

What is my entitlement to emergency vehicle accident compensation? My car was hit by an ambulance, even though I signalled that I could not manoeuvre to another side of the carriageway.

You are entitled to make a claim for emergency vehicle accident compensation if you have been injured as a result of the ambulance driver’s negligence. While emergency vehicles are allowed to exceed the speed limit, they still have a duty of care to other drivers. Click here to read more.

I have been told that a claim for compensation for an accident in nursery cannot be made until my daughter is 18 years old. Is this correct? I do not want to delay a claim as I need money to pay for private treatment for her injuries.

Although you have been advised correctly about making a claim for compensation for an accident in nursery for your daughter, it does not mean that you have to delay claiming compensation for an accident in nursery which caused her injuries. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for accident in hotel pool which happened in France? I suffered severe lacerations to my feet due to broken glass in the bottom of the swimming pool, and I lost a considerable amount of money getting treatment abroad.

Many accident victims do not attempt to claim compensation for accident in hotel pool when on holiday abroad, as the prospect of taking legal action in a foreign country is too daunting to contemplate. The legal claims process in the UK can be complicated enough, and when faced with making a legal claim in a foreign language in a country where the claims law is not known or understood, it is understandable that compensation for accident in hotel pool is rarely claimed when an injury has been sustained overseas. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for an accident on board an airplane? I was hit on the head by a bottle of wine when it fell out of an overhead compartment, although I am not sure whose bottle it was and who was to blame.

Compensation for an accident on board an airplane are atypical, because any injury sustained in an accident on an airplane does not need to be proven as being caused by the negligence of a third party. This is because claims for compensation for an accident on board an airplane are not governed by UK claims law, but are covered under the laws set in place in the Warsaw Convention and more recently, the Montreal Convention (1999). Click here to read more.

I am not sure if I am eligible to claim upper body injury compensation, as I was involved in a road traffic accident which was not my fault but I was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. Is a claim for personal injury compensation still possible?

When upper body injury compensation claims involve an element of contributory negligence on the part of the victim, it is still possible to successfully recover compensation for any injuries sustained provided that the accident was primarily caused by the negligence of a third party. Click here to read more.

Is making a claim for compensation against drunk drivers different from making any other road traffic accident compensation claim?

Claims for compensation against drunk drivers are governed by the same laws as any personal injury compensation claim in the UK; however a drunk driver will not only be subject to a civil claim for personal injury compensation but will also have criminal proceedings brought against them. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for being knocked down by drunk driver who fled the scene of the accident? The driver stopped and checked my injuries, but got back in the car and drove off. The police have not been able to locate him.

It is possible to make a claim for compensation for being knocked down by drunk driver even if the driver has fled the scene of the accident. Had the driver remained at the scene of the accident, a claim for compensation for being knocked down by drunk driver would be made against the driver’s car insurance policy, and his insurance company would pay any award of compensation to cover your injuries. Click here to read more.

How do I claim compensation for accidents while travelling mid jurisdiction on flight? Where can these claims be made, who is liable, and are they covered under UK claims law?

Accidents while travelling mid jurisdiction on flight used to be a highly problematic area of compensation claims law. Due to the nature of air travel, an accident could occur in the airspace of a foreign country, and this would mean that a claim for compensation would have to be made in the country – or airspace of the country – where the accident occurred. Click here to read more.

I was diagnosed as having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a car accident, and now 6 months after the event I am still suffering from debilitating symptoms of PTSD. Is it possible to make Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claim for compensation?

It has been estimated that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is suffered to some degree after any traumatic event, although the extent to which it affects an individual can be highly variable. Symptoms range from problems sleeping, to flash backs, an inability to concentrate, difficulty with interpersonal relationships and it can even lead to alcohol or drug dependence. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for laser eye surgery errors which caused me to partially lose vision in one eye?

It is possible to claim compensation for laser eye surgery errors in many instances, provided that an injury has been sustained or the patient has suffered a loss as a direct result of the treatment. Click here to read more.

I would like to know whether I should consider making a claim for compensation for a tourist in car accident in the UK injury. I was recently involved in a car accident which resulted in some rather painful and prolonged physical injuries. Could you please give me some guidance about my situation, which was of no fault of my own?

When a person has been involved either with a tourist or as a tourist in a car accident in the UK that was not their fault, and they have sustained injuries of some kind, if those injuries can be attributed to the accident and the other person was at fault, then they are in a position to make a tourist in car accident compensation claim against that person. Click here to read more.

I was recently injured in hit and run accident not far from my home whilst out visiting my daughter. I would like to know if I could claim anything for the injuries that I received during the accident, as I do not know the details of the other person involved. Please could you help me by giving me your opinion?

There are unfortunately many cases like yours in the UK nowadays where people have been injured in hit and run accident. In your case, if the accident was not your fault – which, if the other person failed to stop is usually the case – then you have a legitimate case to make a claim as a result of being injured in a hit and run accident. Click here to read more.

I have a question that I hope you can answer for me, I was knocked down in hit and run accident a few weeks ago and don’t know if I am entitled to claim for my injuries or where to start to look into it?

Being knocked down in hit and run accident is a terrible ordeal for anyone to have to go through and these cases are unfortunately quite common. Compensation claims from people who have been knocked down in hit and run accident are growing and are of course legitimate. Click here to read more.

I would like some information about falling on stairs injury compensation as while I was walking in my local city centre recently I went down some stairs on my way to the bus station. When I was about half way down the stairs I slipped and fell, injuring myself quite badly. As the stairs were dirty and had not been cleaned for some time, and this was the reason for my slip, I was wondering whether I have the right to claim falling on stairs injury compensation.

All places that offer access to members of the public should be safe to walk on and stairs between levels are no exception to this, so claiming falling on stairs injury compensation is a normal thing to do in your situation. You have suffered personal injuries as a result of stairs not being safe for you to walk on and you should be compensated for that. Click here to read more.

Is it correct that a police officer who has sustained personal injuries in the course their work can claim compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty, as this has happened to me recently and I do not know what to do?

It is quite common that claims for compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty are made nowadays – indeed more than 12 million pounds has been paid in compensation for injuries to police officers in the past five years. Although, as a police officer, you accept an element of risk every time you go on duty, you should expect to be as safe as possible when you are going about your daily employment duties and therefore you should be paid compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty when you have sustained an injury due to the actions – or lack of action – of somebody who owed you a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it normal for people to apply for compensation for a hair injury in beauty salon? I recently suffered such an injury and feel very upset about it. Please can you give me some guidance and information on this matter as I don’t know where to start looking?

It is quite normal now for people to claim compensation for hair injury in beauty salon accidents in the UK. There are many different types of hair injury in beauty salons caused by a variety of scenarios. Click here to read more.

I was recently involved in an accident with a foreign car in my local town centre not far from where I live and the accident was the other driver´s fault. I would like to know whether I can make a claim for compensation for the injuries that I sustained as a result of this accident with a foreign car.

When you have been involved in an accident with a foreign car in the UK that was not your fault, the fact that the other car was foreign has no relevance from an insurance point of view. Therefore if you have sustained injuries in an accident with a foreign car in the UK you are perfectly within your rights to claim compensation from the other driver. Click here to read more.

I was recently involved with a foreigner in traffic accident in UK and, through no fault of my own, received injuries which are painful and ongoing. Please can you give me some advice and guidance on the best way to claim compensation for my injuries caused by a foreigner in traffic accident in UK?

It is becoming more common that people are involved with, or as, a foreigner in traffic accident in UK. If you are in this situation and you are in no way at fault for the accident, and this can be substantiated or the other driver has admitted liability for or as the foreigner in traffic accident in UK then you can make a claim for foreigner in traffic accident compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for loss of toe if the injury occurred on a construction site and I was not wearing safety boots at the time?

The issue of your entitlement to claim compensation for loss of toe has probably more to do with the circumstances of the accident which lead to your injury, rather than your choice of footwear. If an employer or site manager has been negligent in following health and safety procedures, and you lost a toe as a result, you should be entitlement to make a claim for loss of toe compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it true that how much compensation for loss of finger you receive is not affected by whether you lose part of your finger or the whole finger?

How much compensation for loss of finger you receive is dependable on many more influences rather than just the extent of your injury. The first factors that a solicitor will consider when compiling a claim for loss of finger compensation are your age, gender and general state of health prior to the accident which resulted in the loss of a finger. Click here to read more.

Please could you advise me if I would be able to claim compensation for tattoo injury by legal means, whereby I might receive some financial recompense for my suffering? I went to a local tattoo artist in my home town and was left with painful swelling which turned out to be an infection in my skin. My doctor says this was either caused by bad hygiene standards with regard to the needles or a reaction to the ink being used by the tattoo artist.

If anyone such as you has been the recipient of undue pain and suffering with regard to professional tattooing, then a compensation for tattoo injury claim would be a perfectly normal course of action to take. Tattoos are a very popular and increasingly available form of body art enjoyed and admired by many people from all walks of life, cultures and from many geographical locations. Click here to read more.

I work in a café and was burned while working in the kitchen due to a faulty gas burner. Am I entitled to claim compensation for my injuries?

Your entitlement to compensation for being burned while working in the kitchen is going to rely on a number of different factors. Whenever anybody takes a job working in a kitchen environment they naturally assume a risk of a burn injury and, although employers are supposed to provide the safest possible environment in which to work, being burned while working in the kitchen due to a faulty gas burner will not automatically entitle you to compensation. Click here to read more.

My son was injured while playing in a friend´s garden and I would like to know if I am entitled to claim compensation for accidents on another persons property.

Assuming that the friend´s garden in which you son was playing was private land, and the injury which he sustained was attributable to a hazard which he should have been protected from by a person who owed him a duty of care, then it may be possible to claim compensation for accidents on another persons property. Click here to read more.

My father has been made an offer of compensation for loss of sight from his employer´s insurers after he received an electric shock that rendered him blind. How can my father check that it is appropriate?

The only way that you will be able to check if the offer of compensation for loss of sight is appropriate for the injury that your father sustained is to get a full assessment from a personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

I keep hearing mixed messages about companies offering compensation for defective medical products. Can you please tell me what is going on?

The position regarding compensation for defective medical product can be confusing. If your question refers to the DePuy ASR recall and the defective medical product compensation offer made by the company, many find their offer inappropriate as it only covers the costs of patient testing and revision surgery if required. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for injuries caused by an uneven path if I tripped on a raised paving slab, fell and broke two bones in my hand when I landed?

Whether you are entitled to claim compensation for injuries caused by an uneven path is going to depend on whether the person or authority responsible for maintaining the path in a safe condition has failed in their duty of care to provide a safe surface on which to walk. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim severed tendons injury compensation against a café who served me a drink in a glass which shattered in my hand, severing the tendons between my thumb and forefinger?

In order to make a claim for severed tendons injury compensation, it has to be established that the café was negligent by serving you a drink in a glass which was faulty. This is going to be complicated as no doubt the glass has now been disposed of, however, if the café has other faulty glasses, or defective crockery of any description, it may still be possible to determine negligence and make a claim for severed tendons injury compensation. Click here to read more.

My little girl had a terrible accident on moving walkway in airport when her foot was crushed between the moving walkway and the side wall. We reported the injury to the airport management company, but they said they were not liable because the shoes our daughter was wearing were rubber Crocs. Can this be true?

Unfortunately an accident on moving walkway in airport is not unusual in these circumstances, and injuries to children wearing rubber soled shoes are well-chronicled. Whether or not the airport management is liable for compensation for accident on moving walkway in airport will depend on the design, construction and maintenance of the moving walkway. Click here to read more.

I would like to know how to claim compensation for chipped tooth against my local hamburger restaurant. I chipped my tooth when I bit into a piece of metal that was in the hamburger. I complained about it straight away, but did not even receive an apology.

It does not seem that unusual these days to hear of foreign objects appearing in cooked foods, and a claim for compensation for chipped tooth in this case seems perfectly justifiable. Hopefully you have retained the metal fragment that was concealed within your hamburger and ensured that your complaint was recorded in the restaurant´s “Accident Report Book”. Click here to read more.

My employer has offered to pay compensation for cracked tooth to get my teeth fixed after I tripped on a loose floorboard in the office and hit my face on the side of a desk. Should I be asking for more?

Whether you want to ask for more compensation for cracked tooth is entirely up to you and may well depend on your relationship with your employer. What you are entitled to claim for cracked tooth compensation may be considerably more than just the cost of repairs once the pain you experienced is taken into account or if the cracked tooth led to a temporary deterioration in your quality of life. Click here to read more.

My employer says that I am not entitled to compensation for broken finger at work because my injury occurred while I was having a cigarette break and not while I was working. Is this correct?

You are entitled to claim compensation for broken finger at work if you sustained an injury due to your employer´s negligence and not because of your own lack of care. This applies whether you were working or on a break, provided that you were on company property at the time. Click here to read more.

I sustained an office injury on wet floor due to no cleaning sign, but my boss says I am not entitled to compensation because I was not wearing non-slip shoes. Is this right?

Unless there was some special reason why you should have been wearing non-slip shoes, and these were provided as an item of personal protective equipment by your employer, you are fully entitled to claim compensation for an office injury on wet floor due to no cleaning sign. Click here to read more.

I would like to know if it is possible to claim compensation for injury from walking into glass door as my son received a terrible knock on the head at our local supermarket.

There are certain conditions that have to be met before you are able to claim compensation for injury from walking into glass door on behalf of your son. The major factor will be whether the supermarket was negligent in failing to adhere to Regulation 14 of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 1992, which states that glass windows and doors in all public places should be clearly marked to make them conspicuous and avoid injuries. Click here to read more.

Is my wife entitled to claim compensation for swabs left in patient after it was discovered that a swab left behind from a Caesarean operation last year caused her to develop an infection?

Claims for compensation for swabs left in patient – although a clear case of medical negligence – have to show that an injury has been sustained before compensation is paid. In this case your wife would be eligible to make a claim for compensation for swabs left in patient as she has been diagnosed with an infection due to the foreign object. Click here to read more.

I was injured in a motorbike accident for which I was not to blame but my mate tells me that I will not qualify for compensation for severed spinal cord because I was not wearing a crash helmet. Is this correct?

Inasmuch as you displayed a lack of care for your own safety by failing to wear a crash helmet, your entitlement to compensation for severed spinal cord does change because of it. What probably will be affected is how much compensation for severed spinal cord you receive even though the severity of your injuries would have been no different had you been fully protected. Click here to read more.

How do I pursue compensation for falling down hole against my local council? I was cycling along the road when my front tyre hit a pothole and I was thrown from the bike, breaking my arm in the fall.

The first consideration in a claim for compensation for falling down hole is whether the council are actually liable for your injury. Although they do have a duty of care to keep the roads in a safe condition, that duty of care is not “absolute” inasmuch as if they have not had “reasonable” time to repair the hazard, they cannot be considered to have been negligent. Click here to read more.

Have I left it too late to claim compensation for being injured at firework display? I was taken straight to hospital after being burned by a rocket, but never got any details from witnesses to my accident and do not know who organised the event.

As a rule, you are entitled to claim compensation for being injured at firework display for three years after the injury was sustained. If you have not exceeded this time period, you should be able to trace the organisers of the event through the local council who would have licensed it, and you should not need to worry about witnesses, as the paramedics who took you to hospital would have made a report about how you came to be injured. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for gym injury due to faulty equipment if I broke my ankle when the pedal of a cycling machine sheared off?

You should be entitled to make a claim for compensation for gym injury due to faulty equipment on the grounds that gyms and fitness centres have a duty of care to ensure that all equipment provided for their clients is safe and regularly maintained. Any damage to the pedal of the cycling machine (which there must have been) should have been spotted and either the machine repaired or withdrawn from service. Click here to read more.

How much cow crushing injury might I be entitled to if I was crushed by a cow while trying to negotiate it through a race?

Before claiming compensation for being crushed by a cow, it has to be established that your injuries were due to the negligence of your employer. There are very few circumstances in which an employee would be required to enter a race with an unsecured animal and, if your injuries have been sustained due to your own negligence, you may not be eligible for cow crushing injury compensation at all. Click here to read more.

How do I go about claiming tailbone injury compensation from an employer? I fell off a broken ladder when I was stacking shelves in the shop I work in and broke my coccyx.

A broken coccyx is a nasty injury and how much tailbone injury compensation you receive should reflect the pain and suffering you experience at the time of your injury and the impact your injury has made to your quality of life. Your claim for tailbone injury compensation is actually made against your employer´s insurance policy, rather than the employer himself, provided that it can be proven that he was negligent in supplying you with a broken ladder with which to work. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim livestock injury compensation if I am employed to work on a farm? I sustained an injury caused by livestock when the crush I was herding some cows into collapsed and I was pinned against the wall, breaking three ribs.

An employer on a farm has the same legal obligation to provide a safe environment for his employees to work in as an employer in any other industry and, if you have sustained an injury caused by livestock which was due to the poor maintenance of the cattle crush, you will be eligible to make a claim for livestock injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to make a claim for farmer injury compensation if I work as a contractor on a farm and injured myself falling from a ladder while coming down from repairing a roof?

Whether or not you are entitled to make a claim for farmer injury compensation is going to depend on whether you were owed a duty of care by the farmer to whom you were contracted, and a breach in his duty of care resulted in an accident from which you sustained an injury. Click here to read more.

Please can you settle a dispute about PTO shaft accident compensation? My brother recently lost a hand due to a PTO shaft accident when he bent over the shaft to pick up a set of keys that had fallen out of his pocket. His employer says he is not liable for the injury because my brother should have waited until the shaft had stopped rotating, but my brother claims that his employer is liable because the guard on the PTO shaft was missing.

Establishing employer or farmer negligence in a PTO shaft accident compensation claim of this nature is often difficult. If the guard was indeed missing, the farmer/employer is negligent for not providing a machine that was safe to use. Inasmuch as precautions to minimise the level of risk had not been taken, the employer would be the liable party in a claim for PTO shaft accident compensation. Click here to read more.

Please can you explain to me what is meant by liability and duty of care for farm accidents?

The question of liability and duty of care in farm accidents comes up fairly frequently – especially with contracted labour and casual workers – however no two claims for compensation for farm accidents are identical and, if you have sustained an injury in a farm accident for which you believe somebody else was at fault, it is always in your best interests to discuss liability for farm accidents with a solicitor on an individual basis. Click here to read more.

I would like to know if I am entitled to compensation for chemical exposure on farm. I developed a bad skin rash after working in a field adjacent to where crop spraying was being conducted and now I have breathing problems which my doctor has attributed to exposure to pesticides.

In order to claim compensation for chemical exposure on farm, it has to be established that somebody who owed you a duty of care was in breach of that duty and you sustained an injury as a result. Therefore, if your exposure to pesticides was due to a farmer organising the spraying of his crops in weather conditions that would have encouraged “spray drift”, you may have a claim for compensation for chemical exposure on a farm. Click here to read more.

My son recently broke his leg when a lorry he was driving overturned after he had finished collecting bales of hay. His employer says that he will not be entitled to compensation for vehicle overturning on farm because he had not stacked the lorry correctly, but my son claims that he was never told there was a correct way. Can you help?

Inasmuch as extra care is required when driving a lorry over farmland, your son should be entitled to compensation for vehicle overturning on farm if he has not received proper training on the stacking and transportation of bales of hay. In the event of any dispute over whether or not your son received adequate training, it would appear that the farmer may in breach of several other regulations which would make him potentially responsible for your son´s injuries and liable for vehicle overturning on farm compensation. Click here to read more.

From whom do I claim compensation for injury by broken glass at bus shelter? I needed stitches in my hand after I cut it on a broken piece of glass while studying the timetable.

Compensation for injury by broken glass at bus shelter is claimed from the bus company responsible for the bus shelter rather than the local council even though the bus shelter would have been situated on public land. However, before a claim for compensation for injury by broken glass at bus shelter can be made, the question of whether the bus company was negligent has to be resolved. Click here to read more.

I would like advice on claiming compensation for tractor overturning on farm. My husband sustained serious head injuries because there were no seatbelts fitted in his tractor cab. Do seatbelts have to be fitted in tractors?

Your husband will be entitled to make a claim for compensation for tractor overturning on farm if the injuries he sustained were due to the negligence of his employer providing him with a vehicle which was unsuitable for the work he was doing. Not all tractors on a farm have to be fitted with seatbelts, but there are guidelines about which ones should be in order to reduce the risk of injury in a tractor overturning on farm accident. Click here to read more.

I believe I am entitled to compensation for fall from fragile roof on farm, but my employer says he did nothing wrong and I must have lost my balance. How can I make sure?

In order to claim compensation for fall from fragile roof on farm, it has to be established that your employer failed to comply with health and safety regulations for working at height. Falls from height are the second most frequent cause of death on farms, and therefore the regulations for working on a fragile roof on farm property are very strict. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to compensation for fall from tree on farm? I could not climb back down to the height of the ladder I had been given, so I jumped from the tree and broke my ankle in the process.

Whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation for fall from tree on farm may depend on why you were up the tree in the first place and who instructed you to climb a tree with a ladder of inappropriate length. If your injuries are attributable to duties assigned to you by an employer, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation for fall from tree injuries. Click here to read more.

Please could you explain under what circumstances I would be entitled to compensation for being injured by agriculture equipment malfunction? I lost a finger when a belt snapped on a bale wrapper.

You would be eligible to claim compensation for being injured by agriculture equipment malfunction if the belt on the bale wrapper had snapped due to a lack of maintenance or a faulty service on the machine. Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998, all agriculture equipment has to be regularly inspected to ensure that it does not present a risk to those who have to use the machinery and, if you have sustained an injury due to an employer´s lack of care, you will be entitled to make a compensation claim for being injured by agriculture equipment malfunction. Click here to read more.

Will my husband be eligible for cherry picker injury compensation if he was knocked out of the basket by a tractor while painting a wall at the farm on which he works?

Whether your husband will be entitled to cherry picker injury compensation will depend on whether there was a breach in the duty of care owed to him by his employer. This means that if the employer took all reasonable precautions to prevent your husband from sustaining an injury, but an accident still occurred, there may not be grounds for making a cherry picker injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Will I be able to claim compensation for farm animal injuries if I was bitten by a sow while trying to negotiate her into a farrowing crate?

Compensation for farm animal injuries can be claimed if the injury you sustained was due to some form of negligence by your employer. In cases where farm workers sustain a farm animal injury, compensation can be claimed if the farm worker has not been trained on how the animal should be handled or, in cases such as yours, restrained before trying to move it. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to compensation for farm animal bite injuries if the farmer´s guard dog got loose and bit me?

You should be entitled to claim compensation for farm animal bite injuries if you are bitten by a farm animal when a duty of care should have been in place to protect you from injury. Whether you are an employee on a farm or a visitor to a farm, the dog in question should have been securely tethered and, if classified as a dangerous breed, should have been muzzled to eliminate the risk of farm animal bite injuries. Click here to read more.

I fractured my elbow when I fell off a ladder at the farm, but my employer tells me I am not entitled to farm ladder injury compensation because I was using the “wrong” ladder. Is there such a thing as a “wrong” ladder?

Inasmuch as there is such a thing as a “wrong” ladder, it is your employer´s responsibility to provide you with the “right” ladder and, if you have sustained a fractured elbow due to a fall from height, your employer is liable for farm ladder injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to compensation for manure pit accidents if my husband died in a fatal accident in a slurry pit due to asphyxiation?

Fatal accidents in slurry pits are unfortunately an annual event, and compensation for manure pits accidents has to account for the sad loss of a family member and the support he or she would have provided for their family throughout the rest of their lives. However, before claims for manure pit accidents are made, it is better to wait for the inevitable investigation into your husband´s death to ascertain how his fatal accident occurred and to ensure that it was attributable to negligence. Click here to read more.

I believe that I am entitled to claim compensation for zoonoses at farm after I miscarried my child while helping with the lambing, but I do not know where to start. Please help.

In order to confirm your entitlement to claim compensation for zoonoses at farm, it will have to be confirmed by a veterinary expert that zoonoses was present on the farm in the form of chlamydia psittaci, and by your doctor that contamination by the bacteria was responsible for your miscarriage. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to compensation for contracting infection from farm animal if I caught thistle disease from a sheep?

Your eligibility to make a compensation claim for contracting infection from farm animal is going to depend on what health and safety precautions were put in place by your employer and if he displayed a lack of care for the health and well-being of his employees. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for an accident injury on holiday caused by defective sports equipment? I was injured in a hotel gymnasium when a weight lifting bench collapsed.

A holiday should be a restful and enjoyable experience; however if you suffered an accident injury on holiday caused by defective sports equipment it is only right that you should be able to make a holiday accident injury claim. Provided that your injury was caused through no fault of your own, and the accident could have been prevented had proper care been taken by the hotel staff, your accident injury on holiday caused by defective sports equipment can result in compensation being awarded for your pain and suffering and any financial loss caused by your holiday injury. Click here to read more.

I was injured while driving a farm baler which skidded down a hill into a tree. My employer says that I am not entitled to farm baler injury compensation because I lost control of the vehicle, while I maintain I should not have been out in it because of poor weather conditions. Who is right?

Your entitlement to farm baler injury compensation may depend on whether your employer performed a risk assessment prior to sending you out to work on the day that you had your farm baler accident, and whether he warned you that conditions may be hazardous. Click here to read more.

My husband lost a hand in a harvesting machine accident after trying to unblock some potatoes which had got stuck. His employer says that he is not entitled to farm harvesting machine injury compensation because of his own lack of care, but an HSE investigation found that the harvesting machine operator failed to stop the machine as he should have. Where do we stand?

It would appear that your husband´s employer is liable for farm harvesting machine injury compensation through the negligent actions – or, in this case, lack of action – of the machine operator; although how much compensation for a harvesting machine accident your husband may receive could be reduced to reflect his own lack of care. Click here to read more.

I have been offered a motorcycle accident settlement by an insurance company after a collision with a taxi cab, but I have not yet started a claim for motorcycle accident compensation. Should I accept the offer or try to get more money?

If you have been offered a motorcycle accident settlement by an insurance company, it is important that you speak with a personal injury solicitor for advice. You should always seek professional legal advice before deciding to accept a motorcycle accident settlement to make sure that it is fair and adequately represents the full extent and consequences of your injuries. Click here to read more.

I contracted Weils disease after cleaning out ditches at the farm where I work. My employer says he is not liable to pay compensation for Weils disease at work because he did not know his cattle herd were infected. Is this right?

In order to claim compensation for Weils disease at work, it has to be established that the circumstances surrounding how you contracted the disease were avoidable and due to a breach in the duty of care owed to you by somebody who had responsibility for your health and safety. Click here to read more.

How long does it take to get compensation for construction accidents due to no guard rail? My husband has been in hospital for over a month and we are yet to hear anything from his employer´s insurance company.

Compensation for construction accidents due to no guard rail can take a very long time, but it is surprising that you have not been contacted by your employer´s insurers. When there is a clear case of negligence – as when a guard rail is missing from scaffolding – insurance companies will often attempt to pressure you and your husband into accepting an offer of construction accidents due to no guard rail compensation before the Health Service Executive has had the opportunity to carry out an investigation into your husband´s accident. Click here to read more.

How much compensation would somebody be entitled to if their hand and arm caught in farm machinery?

How much compensation somebody would be entitled to if their hand and arm caught in farm machinery would depend on a large number of factors – the first being that they were entitled to any compensation at all! Click here to read more.

What happens if an employer refuses to allow me to return to work after claiming compensation for lifting injury in farm?

There may be several reasons for your employer refusing to allow you back to work after claiming compensation for lifting injury in farm – some justifiable, some not. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim cycling accident compensation against the local authority for an accident that was caused by a large pothole in the road? The hole was filled with water and I didn’t see it, and I came off my bike and lost a tooth and broke my arm.

A local authority has a duty of care to ensure that motorists and cyclists can use public highways without being placed at excessive risk of having an accident and cycling accident compensation can be claimed when the local authority has failed in this duty of care. Roads must be maintained to a high standard and any defects which present a risk to road users must be repaired within an acceptable time frame. Click here to read more.

Is it necessary to use a motorbike accident solicitor to make a claim for a motorbike accident caused by spilt diesel on the road? There was a large diesel spill which caused me to lose control of my motorbike and I hit an oncoming car. I have been told that the MIB will pay motorbike accident compensation in my case.

It is possible to make motorbike accident compensation claims in the UK without the services of a motorbike accident solicitor, although the majority of motorbike accident victims choose to pursue compensation claims with professional legal representation. Click here to read more.

How does a motorbike accident solicitor calculate how much compensation for a motorcycle accident can be claimed? I would like to know how much motorcycle accident compensation will be awarded if I pursue a claim for compensation before I decide to take legal action.

When you first speak with a motorcycle accident solicitor about making a claim for motorcycle accident compensation you will need to describe the circumstances surrounding the accident and why you feel that a third party is liable. You must also tell the motorcycle accident solicitor about the injuries you have sustained, what the doctor told you when you were examined after your accident and any treatment you have received. Click here to read more.

I want to claim motorcycle injury compensation for a road traffic accident which was not my fault, but I need motorcycle legal advice about whether I am eligible to make a claim. Where is the best place to get free motorcycle legal advice?

You are right to seek motorcycle legal advice before making a claim for motorcycle accident injury compensation. Even if you believe that the accident was someone else’s fault, it pays to get accurate and up to date motorcycle legal advice in order to establish that the accident was caused by third party negligence and that you have a valid legal claim for motorcycle accident injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Will using a No Win No Fee motorcycle accident lawyer mean that I do not have to pay to make a compensation claim?

No Win No Fee is a popular way of making a claim for personal injury compensation, and a motorcycle accident lawyer will often be able to pursue a claim for motorcycle accident injury compensation on a No Win No Fee basis. However, not all compensation claims can be undertaken under such a conditional fee arrangement. No Win No Fee claims are usually only possible when a claim for compensation has a good chance of being successful, and a motorcycle accident lawyer will need to assess your claim for motorcycle accident compensation on an individual basis before a No Win No Fee arrangement can be offered. Click here to read more.

Will a motorcycle injury lawyer be able to prevent a claim for motorcycle injury compensation going through the UK courts, or is litigation to be expected in motorcycle injury claims in the UK?

Although there is always a chance that litigation through the UK courts will be required to resolve a claim for motorcycle injury compensation, a motorcycle injury lawyer will attempt to settle a claim by negotiation wherever possible. UK court litigation is rarely in the best interests of the claimant or the defendant as it delays the resolution of the claim and, when a claim for motorcycle injury compensation requires litigation, the costs of a claim increase considerably. Click here to read more.

Can I get compensation for injuries from cows if a cow with a history of being temperamental kicked me and fractured my hip?

There are several circumstances in which you may be entitled to claim compensation for injuries from cows, but much will depend on your own part in this accident and the availability of witnesses who can testify to how your accident occurred. Click here to read more.

How does motorcycle accident law apply when making a claim for motorcycle accident injury compensation for a pillion passenger? Does motorbike accident law allow compensation claims for pillion passengers when the person driving the motorcycle was responsible for the accident occurring, and what can be claimed?

Motorcycle accident law in the UK applies to pillion passengers as much as to motorcycle drivers. Under UK motorcycle accident law you have the same rights to make claims for motorcycle injury compensation as the driver of a motorcycle. Click here to read more.

My partner suffered a compound fracture on a building site when a load shifted as it was being lowered by a construction crane. His employer says that he is not entitled to compensation for crush from construction crane because he is a casual worker. Is this true?

Your partner´s entitlement to claim compensation for crush from construction crane is unaffected by his employment status. Irrespective of the capacity in which your partner was working, if a company or individual was in control of the construction site, that company or individual owes your partner the same duty of care as they would an employee on a full contract. Click here to read more.

How long do I have in which to claim compensation for accident due to lack of scaffolding on building site? I broke my leg last year when I fell due to no guard rails being on the second level, but now I have learned that I will not be able to return to work because of my injury.

Your question is typical of so many work injury claims, where you may not have originally considered a compensation claim for accident due to lack of scaffolding on building site, but now you are having to due to financial necessity. Click here to read more.

How much injury compensation for scaffolding collapse am I entitled to? I was not on the scaffolding when it fell, but was hit on the head by a plank and had to stay in hospital for three days.

How much injury compensation for scaffolding collapse you may be entitled to receive is subject to a number of different factors. Primarily the severity of your injury and how long it takes to make a full recovery is considered in relation to your age, gender and general state of health prior to the accident. Click here to read more.

My father suffered debilitating injuries in an accident at work. He has been offered compensation for injury from overturned construction crane, and it seems like quite a lot, but is there any way of checking it is a fair amount?

The only way to determine whether an offer of compensation for injury from overturned construction crane is fair and adequate is to have your father´s overturned construction crane injury claim assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

Is it worth claiming compensation for minor injury on construction site? I got a steam burn when a pipe on a drilling machine burst.

The decision about whether it is worth claiming compensation for minor injury on construction site is entirely up to the claimant in any construction site injury scenario; however before you dismiss your injury as insignificant, you should take legal advice about how much compensation for minor injury on construction site you might be entitled to. Click here to read more.

How can I claim compensation for salmonella on holiday? I contracted salmonella in a hotel restaurant in an all-inclusive hotel in Cuba and spent the entire holiday in hospital.

Although you may be entitled to claim compensation for salmonella on holiday, a compensation claim for food poisoning on holiday can be particularly difficult to prove. It is therefore essential that you take advantage of the experience of a holiday claims solicitor to pursue a claim for salmonella food poisoning compensation on your return to the UK. Using a solicitor will improve your chances of making a successful claim. Click here to read more.

I was bitten by a security dog running loose on a construction site when I was going about my lawful business. Is it possible to claim injury compensation for dog bite from security dog for the pain I experienced?

There are special laws concerning injury compensation for dog bite from security dogs which should entitle you to claim compensation for being bitten by a security dog. Primarily, it is illegal to use security dogs unless the dog is secured and a warning sign is displayed prominently. Furthermore, if the dog is not secured a handler must be in attendance at all times. Click here to read more.

My brother is recovering from terrible injuries he sustained when his crane cab toppled backwards because, he thinks, it had not been secured properly. Does he have to wait for the Health Service Executive investigation to confirm his theory, or can he start to make a crane cab injury compensation claim straightaway?

Inasmuch as it is often advantageous to wait for the Health Service Executive (HSE) to conclude an investigation, there can be substantial benefits to seeking legal advice at the earliest possible stage of a crane cab injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a claim for injury compensation for fall off scaffolding on a “No Win, No Fee” basis?

Your eligibility for “No Win, No Fee” legal representation in a claim for falling off scaffolding injury compensation is likely to depend on being able to establish that you sustained an injury due to falling off scaffolding which was incorrectly erected or poorly maintained due to an employer´s negligence. Click here to read more.

How do I know if I am entitled to construction excavation injury compensation? I was digging out a trench on a construction site when a batten gave way and I sliced through a tendon in my hand when I caught it on a trench sheet.

You will be entitled to construction excavation injury compensation if the reason that the batten gave way was because it was a faulty support, was installed incorrectly or was not suitable for the type of surface you were digging a trench in. All of these possibilities should have been investigated before work on the trench started, and a risk assessment should have been carried out in order to ensure that the right temporary supports were provided to minimise the risk of injury. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for construction accidents due to missing toe board if I was not wearing a hard hat on site? A brick fell off the scaffolding and it broke a finger as I raised my hand to protect myself. I think that because it was not my head that was injured I should be entitled to compensation, but my foreman says no.

Your question about compensation for construction accidents due to missing toe board is very much like a car driver who is injured in an accident which is not his fault, but is told he cannot claim compensation because he was not wearing a seatbelt. Click here to read more.

How can I prove that my employer was negligent and liable to pay me compensation for falling into trench on construction site? I suffered spinal injuries which mean I may never be able to work again.

There are a number of health and safety precautions which, if your employer – or his site representative – failed to take when excavating a trench, would make him liable for compensation for falling into trench on construction site. Click here to read more.

Is there a “going rate” for construction trench injury compensation? My father was made an offer of 40,000 pounds after he broke his leg in a construction trench accident, but he is unlikely to be able to return to work and has six years to go until he retires.

There is no such thing as a “going rate” in any personal injury claims, and in a construction trench injury compensation claim – where the injuries which can be sustained range from “minor” to “catastrophic” – it is important that each claim for trench injury compensation is assessed on an individual basis according to its merits. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim broken scaffold board injury compensation if I fell through the board and broke my ankle but was wearing the wrong boots for work?

If you fell through a broken scaffold board and sustained an injury while working at height, you will still be eligible to claim broken scaffold board injury compensation even if you were not wearing the boots recommended by your employer. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for falling construction debris striking worker? My employer says I should have looked where I was going, but a large piece of plaster hit me in the face and I have undergone extensive surgery as a result.

All employers have a legal obligation to provide their employees with a safe environment in which to work and if you have been struck by a piece of falling masonry or plaster on a building site or renovation work you should be eligible to claim compensation for falling construction debris striking worker. Click here to read more.

How is it possible to prove that your employer has been negligent in a claim for restaurant cook burn injury compensation?

When you are working in a restaurant kitchen, you have to accept that there is the risk of receiving a burn – irrespective of whether you are a leading chef, a support cook or a kitchen assistant. However, it is still possible to make a claim for restaurant cook burn compensation when it can be established that your cook burn injury was avoidable and attributable to the negligence of your employer. Click here to read more.

I believe I am entitled to school cook burn injury compensation after I burned my hand on a faulty hotplate. The trouble is that the school I work for has no money and that was why the hotplate was faulty in the first place. What should I do?

The first point you should be aware of is that any compensation for school cook burn injury is paid for by the school´s insurance company and not by the school itself. The school pays insurance premiums every year to be covered in such events and although a claim against the insurance policy may result in a slight increase in the following year´s premiums, it should not deter you from making a claim for school cook burn injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to supermarket employee work injury compensation if my injury was caused by the negligence of a work colleague?

Any injury which is sustained in a work environment should entitle you to claim compensation provided that you are not totally at fault and, if your work colleague´s negligence is the reason that you have been injured, you should still be entitled to make a claim for supermarket employee work injury compensation. Click here to read more.

I work in an electrical shop and hurt my back carrying a TV for a customer out to their car. My boss says I am not entitled to shop assistant injury compensation because the service I was providing was part of my job. Is this right?

Your entitlement to shop assistant injury compensation is going to depend on whether your employer provided you with a trolley or other means of transporting the television out to the customer´s car and you – through your own lack of care – chose not to use it. If no alternatives to carrying the television were provided, you should be able to make a claim for shop assistant injury compensation whether your employer feels the service you provided was part of your job or not. Click here to read more.

I sustained a back injury from constantly helping an elderly man into his wheelchair, but my employers say I am not entitled to nursing home worker injury compensation because I did not tell them that I was struggling with the weight. Please can you help?

Inasmuch as workers in a nursing home are encouraged to co-operate with their employers on health and safety matters – and should inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities – it is unlikely that your injury is entirely your fault and therefore you may be entitled to make a claim for nursing home worker injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim for healthcare assistant injury compensation if I was attacked by a patient I was helping to dress? The man apparently had a history of violence, but nobody told me.

If you have been placed in a position of risk in the workplace due to the negligence of a health care manager or colleague, and suffered an injury as a result, you should be entitled to claim for healthcare assistant injury compensation against your employer. Click here to read more.

Are carers and health workers entitled to social worker injury compensation if they develop an illness due to the stress they are placed under?

Any person employed in the health and social care section may be entitled to claim for social worker injury compensation if they develop a stress-related illness which directly attributable to the negligence of their employer. The illness in question does not have to manifest physically – a psychological injury will also qualify for social worker injury compensation – but it does have to avoidable and caused by the failure of an employer (or their representative) to discharge their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I sustained a back injury at my nursery job due to slipping on some food spilled by a child. Am I entitled to claim for nursery assistant injury compensation?

Your entitlement to nursery assistant injury compensation is going to depend on a number of different factors. Possibly the most significant one is whether the food on which you slipped had been left unattended on the floor for an unreasonable period of time and not cleaned up by the first of your colleagues to notice it. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim restaurant waiter injury compensation if I was injured by a saucepan thrown by a work colleague? I was an innocent bystander when my injury occurred, and I have been unable to work since.

Any waiter or waitress working in a restaurant has the right to be protected from risk of injury while they go about their employment and, when their employer fails to provide this protection, waiters and waitresses should be entitled to claim restaurant waiter injury compensation. Click here to read more.

I have been told that my contributory negligence will affect my entitlement to claim compensation for falling construction debris striking workers, but I do not really know what that means. Please could you explain in plain English?

There are two ways in which “contributory negligence” could affect a claim for falling construction debris injury compensation – assuming first of all that you have sustained an injury due to an employer´s negligence which entitles you to compensation for falling construction debris striking workers. Click here to read more.

I have just been diagnosed with an adverse reaction to the chemicals in the paint I work with. Apparently my condition is quite common, so would I be entitled to claim compensation for occupational asthma?

If you have been diagnosed with an occupational asthma injury, it is highly likely that you will be entitled to make a compensation for occupational asthma claim. However, depending on the circumstances of the cause of your illness, it may not be your current employer against whom a claim for occupational asthma compensation is made, but potentially one from many years ago. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for falling off a hotel balcony on holiday in Spain? I fell two storeys and suffered multiple fractures to my legs and pelvis.

A fall from a hotel balcony can cause horrific injuries and it is often necessary for compensation for falling off hotel balcony to be claimed by victims to cover the cost of treatment. While it is not possible to claim for an accident which was entirely the fault of the victim – such as when unacceptable risks were taken which led to a fall – compensation for falling off hotel balcony can be claimed if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the hotel. Click here to read more.

Some of my colleagues tell me that I am entitled to claim compensation for dog bite injury to postman, while others say it is not automatic even though I got a nasty bite which kept me off work for weeks. Could you please shed some light on the matter?

Unfortunately it is not automatic that you will be entitled to compensation for dog bite injury to postman as the owner of the dog is not normally held liable if the dog has shown no aggressive tendencies in the past. Exceptions to this “rule” exist if the dog which bit you was classified as dangerous under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, was neither secured nor muzzled in the owner´s grounds and a warning sign was prominently displayed advising you of the hazard. Click here to read more.

I broke my wrist in an office fall and want to make a claim for compensation for tripping over cables in office, but my employer says that I should have known that they were there and watched where I was going. Is he right?

If you have sustained any injury due to tripping over cables in office, you will be entitled to claim trip injury in office compensation from your employer due to his lack of care. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers are charged with providing a safe environment for their employees to work in and, due to the growth in computer hardware in offices throughout the 80s and 90s, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 added that floors should be free from obstruction and hazards – including computer and electrical cables. Click here to read more.

I badly sprained my ankle when I tripped and fell over an extension cord left across the office floor, however my boss says that he is not liable to pay compensation for falling over extension cord in office because it was only a temporary hazard. Is he right?

Irrespective of whether a hazard is considered to be temporary or permanent, you should still be entitled to claim injury compensation for falling over extension cord in office if your injury is due to a lack of care by your employer or his representative. Employers are obliged to ensure the safety of their employees at all times and any task that needs to be done in the workplace should be subject to a risk assessment, with potential hazards identified and steps taken to reduce the risk of injury. Click here to read more.

I have been told that I might be able to claim compensation for electric shocks caused by faulty equipment at work as I am frequently getting shocks from a bench drill I have to use. Is this true?

In order to claim compensation for electric shocks caused by faulty equipment at work, you must have sustained some form of injury due to a breach of health and safety regulations in the workplace by your employer. If you have not sustained an injury, or suffered only minimal harm, it is unlikely that a claim for electric shocks caused by faulty equipment is going to be worth your while to pursue as you continued to use the bench drill even though you were aware that it was a hazard. Click here to read more.

I sustained a spine injury and bruising to my shoulder when the back gave way on my chair in the office. However, the office manager says it will be unlikely that I receive any faulty office chair injury compensation because I hang my coat and bag on the back of the chair in contravention of the company´s health and safety policy. Can you help?

Your entitlement to faulty office chair injury compensation will be unaffected by the fact that you hang your coat and bag on the back of your chair as, if your office manager has commented on this breach of company policy, the company should have insisted that you stopped doing it to prevent the risk of a trip injury to your work colleagues. Click here to read more.

I damaged by spine when my chair was tampered with by colleagues as a joke and it collapsed when I sat on it. My employer says he is not liable to pay compensation for being injured by collapsed chair in office and if I want compensation I will have to report my colleagues for criminal assault. Is this correct?

Although it is not directly your employer´s fault that you damaged your spine, he is still liable to pay compensation for being injured by collapsed chair in office. An employer has an obligation to provide you with a safe environment in which to work, and part of this obligation includes the ongoing monitoring and supervision of the office and those who work in it. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for back injury lifting heavy box at work if I sustained my injury working on my day off because we were moving offices?

Irrespective of whether an injury due to manual handling occurs during normal working hours, overtime or while working on a special project such as an office move, you should be entitled to claim compensation for back injury lifting heavy box at work provided that the injury was not entirely due to your own lack of care. Click here to read more.

I was injured tripping over books in office and can no longer drive due to my fractured wrist. Can the costs of using alternative transport be included in a claim for tripping over books in office injury compensation?

Provided that it can be established that you injury due to tripping over books in office was due to an employer´s breach in his duty of care, you should be entitled to include expenses incurred in using public transport in a claim for tripped over books in office injury compensation. Click here to read more.

I work in a split level office and the stairs between the two levels constantly catch people unawares because they are so steep. I recently tripped coming down the stairs and broke my arm. Is there any way I would be entitled to compensation for tripping on steps in office?

Tripping on steps in office is one of the most common causes of office injuries according to the Health and Safety Executive, with the Labour Force Survey estimating that a quarter of all physical office injuries are related to a slip or trip on steps in office. However, in order to make a claim for tripping on steps in office injury compensation, it has to be shown that your employer was negligent and that his lack of care was responsible for your injury. Click here to read more.

I twisted my knee due to slipping on spilled coffee in office and am unable to work for a month. This is going to affect my earnings because most of my income is commission. Is there any way I am able to claim this back?

In order to make a claim for slipping on tea or coffee in office it has to be shown that not only was there a breach in health and safety at your workplace, but a reasonable period of time had elapsed between the hazard appearing and the failure of a member of staff to clean the spill in order to remove the risk of injury. Click here to read more.

I have been told by my work colleagues that I am entitled to compensation for slipping in office kitchens after cracking my head when I slipped on a wet floor, but my boss says I am not because I was away from work for less than seven days. Am I going to get penalised for coming back to work early?

The length of time that you are away from work makes no difference to your entitlement to compensation for slipping in office kitchens and sustaining an injury, provided that it can be demonstrated that your injury was attributable to your employer´s lack of care in following health and safety regulations. Click here to read more.

I damaged my spine due to slipping in office toilets at work, but my employer is contesting my claim for slipped in office toilets injury compensation because he says there were no witnesses to support my story. What should I do?

Just because there were no witnesses to your slipping in office toilets injury, it does not mean that you are not entitled to compensation for slipping in office toilets injury. There are ways in which evidence can be gathered which will support your slip in office toilets claim and enable you to receive a full settlement of slipped in office toilets compensation. Click here to read more.

I slipped over and was injured on wet floor in office due to rain coming through a hole in the roof. How much compensation will I be entitled to?

How much compensation for being injured on wet floor in office you receive will depend on a number of factors. Provided that you were not at all responsible for your slipped on wet floor in office injury, and that negligence can be attributed to your employer for failing to mend the hole in the office roof or put out hazard warning signs, how much compensation for being injured on wet floor in office will primarily depend on the severity and extent of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to your slipped on wet floor in office accident. Click here to read more.

I work in an office which has a highly polished wooden floor and I slipped and fell over when I was entering the office last week because people had dripped their wet umbrellas onto the floor on their way to their desks. Is it possible to claim compensation for slippery office floor accidents?

There are two elements of a claim for slippery floor accidents which have to be met before it is possible to claim compensation for a slippery office floor injury – that you sustained a quantifiable injury due to your slip on office floor accident, and that the cause of the accident was the negligence of your employer. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for spills on office floor accidents? I slipped over the contents of a colleague´s sandwich, fell on the office floor and twisted my ankle.

In order to claim injury compensation for spills on office floor accidents, it has to be established that your employer was responsible for your injury due to his lack of care. Click here to read more.

My husband fell down a flight of stairs at the office after slipping on the remains of a drink carton that had been discarded. His employer´s insurers have offered a settlement of compensation for spills on office stair accidents, but how do I know whether it is the right amount?

In one respect, it is a positive sign that an insurance company has already made your husband an offer of compensation for spills on office stair accidents as it shows that his employer has acknowledged his liability for your husband´s injuries. However, the only way it is possible to establish whether the offer represents a fair and adequate settlement of spills on office stair accidents compensation is to undergo a full assessment of your office stair accident compensation claim with a personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

I fell down on wet stair in office and cracked two ribs when I landed. My employer says that I am not entitled to compensation because there was a warning sign to say the stairs had been recently washed, but I did not see it. Is there anything I can do?

Your entitlement to fell down on wet stair in office compensation is going to depend on where the warning sign was placed and how visible it was. Although your employer has provided warning of a hazard, if the warning was not displayed prominently he would still be indirectly liable for your injuries and you could still make a claim for fell down on wet stair in office compensation. Click here to read more.

I sustained a tripped and fell on worn carpet in office injury and believed I was automatically entitled to compensation. My colleague says that, as I knew the carpet in office was worn, I might not be able to make a claim. Is this right?

Strictly speaking, if your employer has failed to provide you with a safe environment in which to work, you will be entitled to claim compensation for tripped and fell on worn carpet in office injury. However, your colleague has a point if you were aware that the carpet was worn, and failed to report the hazard, as you could be considered to have contributed to your accident and injury by your own lack of care. Click here to read more.

My wife tripped and fell on worn tile in office, hit her head on an office desk as she fell and sustained a terrible facial injury. How much compensation will she be entitled to receive?

How much compensation for tripped and fell on worn tile in office your wife is entitled to receive will depend on a number of factors. The first is compensation for tripped on worn tile in office injury for the extent and severity of the injury she received. This will be adjusted according to her age and general state of health before her trip on worn tile in office accident occurred. Click here to read more.

I was injured in accident at work due to faulty window when I cut my finger on a rusty window latch. I did not do anything about it at the time, but now the cut has become infected. Will I still be able to claim injury compensation?

You will still be entitled to claim compensation for an accident at work due to faulty window, but how much compensation you receive may be adjusted to reflect your own lack of care. Inasmuch as your employer is liable for your faulty window injury, it is likely that you made the injury worse by not receiving professional medical treatment at the time which would have prevented the infection from developing. Click here to read more.

I sustained a bad neck injury due to falling down poorly lit stairs in office and now I will not be able to work for at least six months. Will my compensation cover the difference between what I would have earned and my State benefits?

When a claim for compensation for falling down poorly lit stairs in office is compiled, it takes into account all your loss of income since the time of your accident and any future loss of income until such time as you are able to return to work. Any State benefits that you have received due to being injured when falling down poorly lit stairs in office has to repaid to the Government as the law does not allow you to be compensated twice for the same injury. Click here to read more.

I tripped and fell in office reception area when I did not see some packages which had been left on the floor by the receptionist´s desk. I broke my nose in the accident, but also smashed an expensive pair of glasses. Can I recovery the cost of these?

Your entitlement to tripped and fell in office reception area compensation is going to depend on whether the packages over which you tripped were in a designated unloading area or should have been placed elsewhere. If you have walked through a clearly sign-posted and designated unloading area, it is unlikely that a claim for trip in office reception area injury compensation is likely to be successful. Click here to read more.

I suffered a back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work and now I cannot drive and have to pay somebody to pick up my kids from school. Is it possible to recover the cost in a compensation claim for lifting heavy object at work injury?

Provided that there are no issues about your entitlement to compensation for back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work, any financial costs you have incurred which are directly attributable to your lifting heavy object at work injury can be recovered in your claim. Click here to read more.

How much will a bike accident solicitor charge for pursuing a claim for motorbike accident compensation? I suffered a broken leg and cuts and bruises after a collision with a drunk driver who veered into my path.

The legal fees charged for making a bike accident compensation claim will vary depending on which bike accident solicitor you use to pursue a claim. There is no standard charge that can be applied to a bike accident claim; although all bike accident solicitors should have a broadly similar fee structure. When you speak with a bike accident solicitor you should ask about any legal costs which are applicable as well as the rates for pursuing a claim. Click here to read more.

How can I claim injury compensation for accidents on a cruise ship? A member of staff bumped into me and I fell and hurt my arm and shoulder.

Claiming personal injury compensation for an accident abroad has potential to be highly complex; however injury compensation for accidents on a cruise ship can be much more straightforward to claim due to the Athens Convention. Click here to read more.

Are there health and safety regulations regarding nails and splinters on wooden pallets? My colleagues and I are always receiving injuries from nails in wooden pallets or getting splinters from wooden pallets and would like to know if we are entitled to compensation.

While not providing specific health and safety regulations relating to nails and splinters on wooden pallets, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced a guidance note (PM15) for employers and contractors for safety in the use of pallets. The guidance note provides advice on the management, use, maintenance and inspection of pallets and advocates that wooden pallets should attain British Standard BS ISO 6780. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for injury by box cutters at work if I sat on a chair on which some box cutters had been left unattended and received a deep cut down the back of my thigh?

Provided that you were not personally responsible for placing the box cutters on the chair, you should be justified in claiming compensation for injury by box cutters at work. Your employer has an obligation to provide you with a safe environment in which to work, and even though he may not have been personally responsible for placing the box cutters which caused your injury on the chair, he is ultimately responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Click here to read more.

I would like to know how to claim compensation for injury by falling stock incorrectly stacked in warehouse? I broke my shoulder when a pallet fell from some high shelving and, looking around the warehouse, much of the stock looks incorrectly stacked.

In order to claim compensation for injury by falling stock incorrectly stacked in warehouse, it has to be proven that your employer was negligent and responsible for your injury, and you will also need to collate as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Click here to read more.

I sustained a spinal cord injury from slipping on spilled liquid in warehouse where I work. How much compensation for a slip on spilled liquid at work should I be entitled to receive?

How much compensation for slipping on spilled liquid in warehouse you are entitled to is going to depend on many different factors. Primarily the severity and extent of your injury from slipping on spilled liquid in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to your accident will make up a significant part of your claim for slipping on spilled liquid compensation. However, there are many other factors to take into account. Click here to read more.

I was injured by stock falling from shelves in warehouse I work in, but my employer says I am not entitled to compensation because my shift had finished. Is this right?

Even though your employer may be entitled to question your motives for being on the premises after your shift had finished, he is not able to deny your right to compensation for being injured by falling stock from shelves in warehouse. An employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe environment in which to work and, irrespective of what time of day your injury was sustained, the fact that stock fell from shelves in warehouse implies that is was not stacked safely in the first place – something for which your employer is liable. Click here to read more.

I broke my leg when I was injured by overturned forklift truck which was clearly overloaded. My employer says that he is not responsible for paying overturned forklift truck injury compensation because the driver was from an agency and I should claim against the agency. Is this correct?

Even though the driver of the overturned forklift truck was not an employee of the company, this does not release your employer from his responsibility for health and safety in the workplace and he is still liable for your injuries and the party against whom you should claim compensation for being injured by overturned forklift truck. Click here to read more.

My husband had a leg amputated after an accident with a forklift truck in the warehouse he works in, but his employer says that he is not liable to pay compensation for being crushed by forklift truck because my husband was working in a different area from where he was supposed to be. Is this right?

Irrespective of where your husband was working within the warehouse, his employer still has a duty of care to provide him with a safe environment in which to work. If he has failed in that duty of care, the employer is liable for compensation for being crushed by a forklift truck. Click here to read more.

I strained muscles in my shoulder from a manual handling injury in warehouse, but my employer says that I am not entitled to compensation because – he claims – I was not strong enough to lift the weight. Is this fair?

Inasmuch as there are no regulations relating to a maximum weight that an employee should be asked to manually handle, there are controls that should be put in place by your employer to reduce the risk of injury. If your employer has failed to apply these controls, and you have sustained a manual handling injury in warehouse as a result, you will be entitled to claim for manual handling injury in warehouse compensation. Click here to read more.

I was hit on the head by a crate that fell off a crane at work, but me boss tells me that I am not entitled to loading dock injury compensation because it was human error that caused my injury and nothing to do with him. Is this right?

If you have sustained an injury at work due to an error of judgement by one of your work colleagues, your employer is still liable for loading dock injury compensation. This is because your employer has an obligation to assess the risk of injury in any workplace situation and take steps to eliminate hazards or protect his employees from injury – effectively to always provide you with a safe environment in which to work. Click here to read more.

How much compensation should my husband receive for being run over by a forklift truck? He has been offered ten thousand pounds, but suffered head and spine injuries and might be off work for a year.

How much compensation for being run over by a forklift truck your husband is entitled to receive is going to depend on a number of individual factors, and a thorough assessment of your husband´s forklift truck accident should be completed by a solicitor before you decide whether ten thousand pounds represents a fair and adequate settlement of forklift truck injury compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for being hit from item falling from forklift truck if nobody witnessed my accident – even the driver of the forklift truck from which the item fell?

There are certain measures you can take to support a claim for being injured by item falling from forklift truck, and the first is to make a report in your employer´s “Accident Report Book” stating that there were no witnesses to your hit from item falling from forklift truck accident. This in itself should set alarm bells ringing as it indicates that there was inadequate supervision of the area or warehouse in which your accident occurred. Click here to read more.

I sustained a work injury due to lack of appropriate personal protective equipment when I severed a tendon in my finger while helping to carrying a large piece of glass. I believe that I should have been provided with gloves, but my employer says not and says he will not entertain a claim for compensation. Can you help?

If you were asked by your employer or somebody in a responsible position to help carry a piece of glass without gloves, and you sustained an injury for which you were not to blame as a result, you should be entitled to claim compensation for a work injury due to lack of appropriate personal protective equipment. Click here to read more.

I have been diagnosed with occupational asthma after working for many years on a soldering bench. Does this qualify me for compensation for injury by fumes in factory?

If you were asked by your employer or somebody in a responsible position to help carry a piece of glass without gloves, and you sustained an injury for which you were not to blame as a result, you should be entitled to claim compensation for a work injury due to lack of appropriate personal protective equipment. Click here to read more.

Do factory worker accident compensation claims take longer to resolve than other work injury claims?

Although factory worker accident compensation claims can frequently result in higher settlements than other workplace injury claims, all claims for factory worker compensation are treated on an individual basis with the length of time it takes for an accident victim to receive compensation for a factory accident often dependent on the circumstances and consequences of the factory worker accident. Click here to read more.

My husband has been told that he is not entitled to compensation for injury caused by machine guard in factory although the machine guard provided no protection from a fast-moving belt which was responsible for the loss of my husband´s index finger. Can you help?

There is a misconception among some employers that just the presence of a machine guard in factory releases them from any liability should an injury occur to a machine operator and a claim be made for compensation for injury caused by machine guard in factory. As your husband´s injury proves, just the presence of a machine guard in factory does not remove the risk of hazard. Click here to read more.

Where do I start if I want to make a claim for compensation for death in factory? My son suffered a fatal factory accident due to electrocution last month and I do not know whether I am even entitled to compensation.

A fatality in factory accident is an exceptionally distressing event and you may have received mixed advice from well-meaning family and friends about whether you are entitled to claim for compensation for death in factory. Inasmuch as it may seem indelicate to recommend that you should speak with a personal injury solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity, there are several reasons for doing so. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to compensation for tripping and falling over electrical extension cord in factory if I have just been diagnosed with a head injury six months after my accident occurred?

Inasmuch as you are within the legal timeframe of three years for claiming injury compensation for tripping and falling over electrical cord in factory, establishing negligence in a falling over electrical extension cord in factory injury claim may be problematic. Furthermore, if you did not seek medical attention after your trip and fall over electrical extension cord in factory accident occurred, you may find that how much compensation for an electrical extension cord in factory injury you receive is reduced to reflect your own lack of personal care. Click here to read more.

I recently cut my hand on a band saw due to a missing machine guard and got first aid and reported the factory accident. However, since then the cut hand has become infected, I am in a lot of pain and cannot work. Can I still claim compensation for cutting hand in factory?

Provided that your cut hand in factory accident occurred within the past three years, you will still be entitled to make a claim for cut hand injury compensation; however how much compensation for cutting hand in factory you receive may be reduced because you failed to seek professional medical attention at the time of your cut hand in factory injury. Click here to read more.

I severed a tendon when a saw blade I was using at work sliced through my finger. My boss says that I am not entitled to compensation for cutting finger in factory because I should have reported that the saw guard was missing. Is he right because a number of machine guards are missing in the factory?

Although employees have a role to play in safety in the workplace, it is the employer´s responsibility to maintain a safe environment in which to work and, if your employer was aware that saw guards have been removed from factory equipment, he will be liable in a claim for cutting finger in factory compensation. Click here to read more.

Am I still entitled to claim injury compensation for machinery accidents in factory if the machine I was trying to unblock failed to stop when the guard was opened, but I continued to clear the blockage and sustained an injury to my hand?

Inasmuch as it may be argued that you contributed to your factory accident by your own lack of care, you will still be entitled to compensation for machinery accidents in factory as the machine you were working on failed to operate in a safe manner. Your employer will be considered liable for your injury for failing to provide you with a safe environment in which to work and it will be against your employer that a claim for machinery accidents in factory should be made. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for injury due to faulty factory machinery should I be entitled to? I have been offered three thousand pounds, but somebody else at my work got five thousand for the same injury.

How much compensation for injury due to faulty factory machinery you should be entitled to will depend on more than just the nature of the injury you sustained. Factors such as your general state of health prior to your factory accident, age and sex are taken into account when compiling a claim for injury due to faulty factory machinery as well as the impact an injury has on your quality of life. Click here to read more.

I sustained a repetitive strain injury due to a poorly calibrated power tool at work, but my employer says that I should have realised there was a problem sooner and he will not entertain a claim for compensation for injury due to faulty factory equipment. What can I do?

If you have sustained an injury due to your employer´s failure to provide you with safe and well-maintained tools, you are entitled to compensation for injury due to faulty factory equipment even if you could have realised earlier that the power tool in question was not working as it should. Click here to read more.

Should I be entitled to injury compensation for tripping on discarded materials in factory and breaking my wrist? My employer says that rubbish is always put there, so I do not qualify for factory accident compensation.

The success of any claim for injury compensation for tripping on discarded materials in factory is going to rely on whether the area in which your factory accident occurred was a designated area for discarding materials and whether it was clearly signposted as such. If there was no prominently displayed warning that a hazard could be present, then your employer is liable for your injuries and against whom a claim for tripping on discarded materials in factory injury compensation would be made. Click here to read more.

I crushed my hand under a hydraulic hammer when the coupling pin snapped, but when I asked about compensation for injury using poorly maintained factory machinery I was told that the pin snapping was an unforeseeable event. I maintain that the machine should have been taken out of service months ago because of its condition. What can be done?

If you reported that the machine was in poor condition or a machine inspection overlooked significant factors which could have presented a risk of injury, you will be entitled to compensation for injury using poorly maintained factory machinery even if the factory accident with the coupling pin could not have been foreseen. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a holiday illness in Egypt which I contracted in the hotel?

It is possible to claim compensation for a holiday illness in Egypt and it is becoming increasingly common for holidaymakers to do so. As tourist numbers have risen, the number of holiday illness claims has also increased, with Egypt an identified hotspot for a number of holiday health problems. Click here to read more.

My doctor diagnosed me with a tear in a shoulder tendon after having a massage at my local spa. Does this mean I will be eligible to claim spa treatment compensation and, if so, how much?

You should be eligible to claim spa treatment compensation if your injury is directly attributable to an injury you sustained at the spa, but establishing negligence in such claims is not always straightforward and there may be some issues which influence how much compensation for a spa treatment injury you are entitled to. Click here to read more.

I was told that I could only claim compensation for factory injury due to manual handling error if I was off from work for seven days or more. I came back after five, but I still have a bad back. What should I do?

Whoever told you that you could only claim compensation for factory injury due to manual handling error if you were away from work for seven days or more has got their facts wrong. If you sustain an injury in a factory accident for which you were not to blame, you are entitled to claim compensation for a factory manual handling error irrespective of the length of time your injury causes you to miss work. Click here to read more.

Who do I make a claim for compensation for work injury due to mistake of another worker against if I broke my leg in a factory accident due to somebody else´s negligence (not my employers)?

A claim for compensation for work injury due to mistake of another worker is still made against your employer even though he may not have been directly responsible for your factory accident. This is because an employer has an obligation to maintain a safe environment for you to work in by ensuring that your colleagues are fully trained, fully aware of their health and safety responsibilities and fully supervised when necessary. Click here to read more.

I have been advised that I am entitled to claim compensation for injury by chemical spills in factory after I was burned by a chemical spilled by a colleague. However, I am going to be left with a permanent scar and want to know if I can get compensation for that also.

When you are making a claim for compensation for injury by chemical spills in factory, every consequence of your injury should be included in your claim – not just the pain and suffering you experienced at the time of your factory accident. Therefore, not only will you be able to claim for being left with a permanent scar, but your claim for injury by chemical spills in factory can also include the cost of cosmetic surgery – if there is a chance of revising the scar – and compensation for psychological injury if the scar cannot be revised and your confidence suffers as a result. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to compensation for scalp damage from hair products if I developed a rash on my head having a hair dye applied at a beauty salon even though I have used the same product before at home?

You will be able to claim compensation for scalp damage from hair products if it can be established that the product which was applied at the beauty salon was faulty in any way or that the beauty salon failed to perform a patch test 48 hours prior to performing the procedure. Click here to read more.

I have been made an offer of compensation for injury in factory explosion, but how can I tell if it is enough?

Any offer of compensation for injury in factory explosion made to you by your employer´s insurers need to be scrutinised carefully before accepting it. Insurance companies usually put their profits before the needs of their client´s victims and without a full assessment of your claim for injury in factory explosion, it is impossible to tell whether their offer of factory accident compensation is appropriate for the injuries you may have sustained. Click here to read more.

I have been diagnosed with cancer which I believe is due to inhaling benzene in the atmosphere at work. How should I proceed with a claim for compensation for factory injury due to chemical exposure?

With a claim for factory chemical exposure injury compensation of this gravity, it is always in your best interests to engage the services of an experienced personal injury solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity. There are a number of important procedures which need to be completed within a short space of time to ensure a quick and appropriate settlement of compensation for factory injury due to chemical exposure. Click here to read more.

I was injured by a box which fell on my head due to the vibrations of the machine on which the box had been placed. My employer says that I am not entitled to compensation for being injured by falling object in factory because it was not my machine that the box was left on. Is this right?

Being injured by falling object in factory is these circumstances can result in serious injuries and your employer is clearly in breach of his obligation to provide a safe environment for you to work in. Your employer should have conducted a risk assessment before allocating the space above the machine to be used as storage and, assuming that your employer was aware that machines vibrant when in use, should have realised that placing a box on top of a machine would have presented a risk of injury. Click here to read more.

Will I have to go to court to claim compensation for lacerations in factory accident?

When there is no doubt about liability for a lacerations in factory injury, most claims for lacerations in factory accident compensation are resolved by negotiation between a solicitor and your employer´s Employer Liability insurance company. The only times when a court appearance may be necessary is when liability is contested, when you may have contributed to your lacerations in factory injury by your own lack of care or when a final settlement of your lacerations in factory accident compensation claim cannot be agreed upon. Click here to read more.

I sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury when I slipped on a greasy floor at work, but my employer says that I am not entitled to compensation for injury from slipping on grease spilled on floor because I should accept that a greasy floor is an occupational hazard. Is this right?

Inasmuch as there are occupations in which you accept an element of risk when you work in them, this does not release an employer from his obligations to maintain a safe environment for you to work in. Consequently, as you have sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury in a factory accident for which you were not at fault, you are entitled to claim compensation for injury from slipping on grease spilled on floor. Click here to read more.

My husband lost the use of his right foot in a machinery accident at work and is now mostly confined to a wheelchair. What additional compensation for crush injury in factory can we claim to make up for the deterioration in his quality of life?

When you are claiming compensation for crush injury in factory, in addition to compensation for the pain and suffering your husband experienced at the time of his crush injury by factory machinery, you are also entitled to claim for his “loss of amenity”. Click here to read more.

I warned my manager that my machine was overheating and then some days later I sustained a burn injury from it. My manager says that I am not entitled to compensation for burn from hot equipment in factory because he was not given enough time to do anything about it. Is he right?

As with practically every other type of personal compensation claim, if you have received a burn injury from hot equipment at work for which you were not to blame, you are entitled to claim compensation for burn from hot equipment in factory. This is irrespective of whether you informed your manager of a problem in good time or not – indeed, it is irrespective of whether you informed your manager at all! Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for eye injury in factory accident if a piece of debris from a machine cracked the lens of my goggles and caused a piece of plastic from the lens to enter my eye?

If you have sustained an eye injury in factory accident in the way you described, you will be entitled to claim for factory eye injury compensation due to your employer´s negligence. This is because although you had been provided with personal protective equipment in the form of goggles, they were not sufficiently robust to prevent the type of eye injury that they were supposed to protect you from. Click here to read more.

I badly cut my hand on a discarded saw blade at work, but my employer says that because there were no witnesses to my accident I was not entitled to compensation for injury by sharp object in factory and practically accused me of self-inflicting the injury to get compensation. What can I do?

Just because nobody saw your accident, it does not mean it did not happen, and there are certain steps you can take to support a claim for compensation for injury by sharp object in factory. Click here to read more.

I broke several bones in my hand when it became trapped in a machine belt due to the guard on the machine having been removed. I am unlikely to be able to work for several months and want to know if I can claim for the difference between the state benefits I am receiving and what I should have earned.

Provided that the accident in which you injured your hand was not entirely due to your own negligence, any claim for compensation for hand injury in factory accident should include all your loss of earnings, regular overtime payments and any pension contributions irrespective of whether or not you are receiving state benefits while you are unable to work. Click here to read more.

My employer has told me that it is not possible to make a claim for compensation for gassing injury in factory due to a faulty boiler as he was not responsible for its maintenance. Is this true?

It may be possible to claim compensation for gassing injury in factory after a faulty boiler leaked dangerous gasses, provided the accident was the result of third party negligence. It is your employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that the work environment is safe for at all times; and this includes making sure that work boilers are safe and properly maintained. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a claim for compensation for injuries from work spillage in a factory cafeteria? I slipped on a wet floor and injured my wrist and shoulder. If so, what do I need to do next?

It is possible to claim compensation for injuries from work spillage in any area of the factory which you were authorised to visit. Work cafeterias are frequented by all factory staff, and must be kept scrupulously clean and free from slipping hazards. Click here to read more.

Can compensation for toxic gas exposure in factory be awarded to cover loss of future earnings? My husband is unable to work after sustaining nerve damage from breathing hydrogen sulphide fumes at the factory where he worked. What can affect the chances of him being able to make a toxic gas injury claim?

It would be very rare that workers injured due to the release of toxic gas in the workplace would not be able to make claims for compensation for toxic gas exposure in factory. Any toxic gas release – such as hydrogen sulphide – constitutes a breach in a duty of care to employees, and it would be highly unlikely any employer would be able to prove that they are not liable for endangering the health and safety of their employees. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for chemical injuries at work if an accident was caused by a co-worker? I suffered severe chemical burns from hydrochloric acid which was spilt on me by a work colleague.

It is possible to make a claim for compensation for chemical injuries at work, provided that the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party. This includes accidents caused by the negligence co-workers, and it may be possible to make a claim even if you were partially responsible for the accident occurring. Click here to read more.

My boss has told me that I can claim compensation for gas injury at work for the burns I sustained in a petroleum gas explosion in my factory. Does this mean that my claim will be successful, and how much compensation can I expect to receive?

It is good news that your boss has accepted liability for your injuries and that you have had confirmation that you can claim compensation for gas injury at work. This should certainly go some way towards ensuring that your gas injury compensation claim will run smoothly and, because liability has been accepted, your claim should have a good chance of being successful. Click here to read more.

Can compensation for chemical injury at work be claimed if protective clothing was provided that was substandard? I suffered chemical burns to my hands due to poor quality safety gloves.

Substandard or worn safety gloves do not provide an appropriate level of protection, and compensation for chemical injury at work can be claimed if you have been injured as a result of poor quality health and safety equipment or clothing provided by an employer. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim work chair injury compensation for an injury caused by a faulty office chair? My chair is slightly lop-sided and uncomfortable, and I have complained about it on numerous occasions but my manager has refused to replace it. I am now suffering terrible back and neck pain.

Many work chair injury compensation claims are made in the UK each year for injuries caused by bad ergonomics. Even a slight fault in an office chair can cause poor posture, and over time this can lead to highly painful muscle injuries developing. Click here to read more.

Can work equipment injury compensation be awarded for a faulty door handle on a tractor? I fell four feet from my tractor when a door handle came off in my hand and broke my ankle and wrist. What is the procedure for making a work equipment injury claim?

Many people wrongly assume that work equipment injury compensation only applies to accidents in the workplace involving faulty tools or machinery; however a work equipment injury claim can be made for a failure or fault with vehicles used for work, or any piece of equipment which causes an injury in the workplace. In your case, you can claim work equipment injury compensation as farm vehicles are classed as work equipment. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for lighting injuries at work due to poor workplace lighting? I tripped over a box of paper left in a storage area of the office where the lighting is terrible. My boss told me that because the lighting is bad I should have taken greater care.

Lighting levels in the workplace need to be adequate to allow workers to perform their jobs safely and, should poor lighting result in an injury being sustained, it is usually possible to claim compensation for lighting injuries at work. Lighting injury compensation covers any failure in lighting which causes an injury. Click here to read more.

Can compensation for needle stick injuries at work include damages for mental stress and side effects for post-exposure prophylaxis? I suffered a needle stick injury while cleaning rubbish in a treatment room, and suffered severe side effects from PEP treatment and anxiety attacks for several months from the fear of having contracted HIV

In order for claims for compensation for needle stick injuries at work to be successful, it needs to be demonstrated that your injuries were caused by third party negligence. Needles and sharps need to be disposed of safely in designated sharps bins to ensure that cleaning staff can take appropriate precautions. Click here to read more.

My boss has told me that I cannot claim compensation for lifting injuries at work as a lift truck was provided, even though it has been broken for weeks. He claimed not to have been told about the fault and that he is not liable for my back injury. Is this true?

It is difficult to tell whether you have a valid claim for compensation for lifting injuries at work without knowing more about the circumstances of the accident. However, it is your legal right to make a claim for lifting injuries at work if you have been injured due to faulty equipment, as your employer must not only ensure that appropriate lifting equipment is provided, but also that it is maintained and kept in full working order. Click here to read more.

Does injury compensation for lifting heavy equipment at work include injuries sustained when pulling heavy loads or just lifting them? My employer trained me on safe lifting techniques, and claims that by doing so he is not liable for my injuries.

Your right to claim injury compensation for lifting heavy equipment at work is governed by The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992); the latter having been introduced in order to cut down on the number of manual handling injuries occurring in the workplace. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim maintenance work injury compensation for contact dermatitis caused by cleaning chemicals? We do not normally need to wear protective clothing at work as we are not normally required to use chemicals for maintenance work.

The use of chemicals in the workplace is covered by specific legislation – The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations – and maintenance work injury compensation can be claimed when an employer has breached these regulations and has placed staff at an excessive risk of injury. By failing to provide you with appropriate health and safety equipment necessary to perform your job safely, your employer has breached his duty of care to protect you from harm and is therefore responsible for your injuries. Click here to read more.

My boss has told me that I cannot claim compensation for acoustic shock injuries because I work in a call centre and wearing a headset is part of my job. The headsets are old and many people have complained about earache, but I now cannot work due to tinnitus

Many employers think that compensation for acoustic shock injuries in this scenario is frivolous, but acoustic shock injuries can be highly serious, can result in severe injuries being sustained and even permanent hearing problems. Claims for acoustic shock injuries are on the rise, especially in call centres where telephone operators are required to wear headsets. Although modern headsets often have safety features which prevent loud or high pitched noises from reaching the eardrums – such as those emitted by fax machines – older office headsets rarely have these safety features. Click here to read more.

I have been diagnosed with RADS after inhaling chlorine gas at work and want to claim compensation for Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome to recover lost earnings. I have been unable to work for over a year due to severe chest problems. Can I claim against my previous employer?

It may be possible to make a claim for compensation for Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) if you have been exposed to high levels of chlorine – or any other toxic gas – in the workplace. In contrast to many other lung disorders which develop after prolonged exposure to a chemical or biological irritant, RADS is typically suffered after a single heavy exposure to chemical fumes. Click here to read more.

My employer has told me that although he insured against claims for construction site compensation, roof injuries at work are not covered in my case. I was wearing a safety harness which cracked four ribs, although it saved my life, but the fall was caused by faulty roof edge protection.

When it comes to claiming construction site compensation, roof injuries at work often involve the most substantial compensation awards due to the seriousness of the injuries which are sustained from a fall from a height. Any fall from a height has the potential to result in catastrophic injuries, with this type of incident being the leading contributor to fatal workplace injuries in the UK. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for assaults at work by patients in the mental health facility where I work? The latest assault has left me with severe facial injuries and I have been diagnosed with PTSD and do not feel that I can return to work.

There are some professions where physical assaults are more likely to occur than others and although claiming compensation for assaults at work can be problematic; in many circumstances a claim for assaults at work will be successful. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for fall from height at work against a co-worker for not securing and footing my ladder properly? The person in question was a trainee and my employer said that I have to make a civil claim against him as the company is not liable.

Provided that your accident was caused by third party negligence, you should be eligible to claim compensation for fall from height at work; however your fall from height at work claim for compensation should be made against your employer and not your co-worker. Click here to read more.

Can I claim fragile roof fall injury compensation against my employer for failing to supply a safety harness or reduce the height of a fall? I looked at the Work at Height regulations and do not think he did enough. I fell two storeys when a fragile roof collapsed and was seriously injured.

It may be possible to claim fragile roof fall injury compensation if your employer has failed to take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of a fall from height at work. Working at height on a fragile roof is particularly risky, and workers are can easily sustain serious injuries should a fall occur. Employers have to take extra precautions when work must be completed on a fragile roof due to the increased risk of roof collapse. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a work related ailment or only for an accident at work? I have carpal tunnel syndrome from typing and my doctor told me I have to stop using a computer until it heals. I do not get sick pay and can’t afford time off work.

Many people believe they cannot claim compensation for a work related ailment, and it is only possible to claim for work accident injuries. However, personal injury compensation covers any injury sustained due to third party negligence, be it a work related ailment such as carpal tunnel syndrome or injuries sustained in an industrial accident. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in poorly lit area at work and suffered a shoulder injury and concussion. Is it possible to claim injury compensation? My boss told me I could not claim as it happened on the office stairs, and he is only liable for slip injury compensation inside the office.

In order to be eligible to claim for having slipped and fell in poorly lit area at work, you must be able to establish that your employer- or another third party – has been negligent by failing to install adequate lighting and by not doing so has placed you at risk of injury. In legal terms this is referred to as a breach in a duty of care to you; the duty of care being to ensure you could safely enter and exit the office. It will also be necessary to prove that your slip and fall was the direct result of poor lighting levels and, had appropriate lighting been installed, you would have been able to avoid the accident. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for being injured walking into automatic door which did not open? My elderly mother has poor eyesight and bruised her nose and fractured her hip when she fell. Does this count as personal negligence or can an automatic door injury claim be made?

Being injured walking into automatic door is a valid reason for making a claim for personal injury compensation, provided that the door was faulty and a suitable warning sign was not displayed prominently to warn of a fault and direct the public to other exits and entrances. If a sign had not have been placed on the door, visitors would be unaware of any fault and would therefore be at an increased risk of an accident and sustaining an injury. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim Jet Ski accident compensation against the rider or owner? I was swimming in the sea and was hit by a jet ski which missed my head by inches. I escaped with a dislocated shoulder and severe muscle damage, but could have died.

Although you will no doubt be angry and upset that you have been injured and could have died in the accident, a claim for Jet Ski accident compensation can only be awarded for physical injuries and mental trauma which have actually been suffered. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for accident in Iceland store after slipping on a wet floor due to a leaking freezer? I went home thinking I had only suffered bruises, but I went to the hospital the next day and an x-ray showed I had broken my wrist.

An injury sustained due to a slip on a wet floor in Iceland is likely to result in compensation for accident in Iceland store being awarded provided that the Iceland staff did not respond to the leak in a reasonable time frame or if the general public were not alerted to the hazard. Click here to read more.

I was scalded by hot coffee on an airplane, but I am not sure if I can claim compensation for scalding on airplane as the accident was caused by unexpected turbulence. I was in Spanish airspace at the time of the accident, does this make a difference?

In order to be eligible to claim compensation for scalding on airplane you only need to prove that the accident happened on board an airplane, and you were not primarily responsible for the accident and your injuries. For example, it may not be possible to claim compensation for scalding on airplane if you had spilt coffee on yourself during turbulence. Click here to read more.

When is compensation for injury to passenger on train possible? I was injured when a train started to move out of the station as I was alighting and I severely sprained my ankle and knee. I also want to claim back the cost of a missed holiday, is that possible?

It should be possible for you to claim compensation for injury to passenger on train if the actions – or inaction- of the driver, train guard or station staff have caused you to fall when alighting from a passenger train. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim DIY store accident compensation for an injury caused by a member of staff. He dropped a heavy flat pack table on my foot and broke two metatarsals. Is it possible to include lost overtime in a claim?

As with any personal injury sustained due to the negligence of a third party, a DIY store accident compensation claim can incorporate any financial loss which has been necessitated by the accident and the injuries sustained. Financial loss is covered under a claim for special damages, which is intended to ensure that were it not for the accident, the victim would be in no worse position financially than if the accident had never occurred. Click here to read more.

I would like to know if it is possible to claim zoo accident compensation for my daughter. She was hit by a reversing vehicle and fell and broke her arm and suffered a head trauma. How can she make a zoo accident claim?

An injury sustained by a child in a zoo accident is different to a zoo accident compensation claim for adults. Both must have been caused by third party negligence, and the injuries sustained must have directly resulted from the third party negligence. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim heel injury compensation after treading on a nail on the floor of a restaurant? The nail went through my shoe and into my heel. It was incredibly painful, and the wound became infected. Will it be worthwhile claiming?

An injury sustained from a hazard such as a protruding nail from the floor of a restaurant is likely to qualify you to claim heel injury compensation against the restaurants public liability insurance policy. Not only can a nail cause a nasty physical injury, but the risk of infection can be considerable as you found out. Click here to read more.

I was injured falling through trapdoor in a pub. My manager opened the trapdoor to get more stock, and I fell through it and broke both my legs. He was sympathetic, but said that I couldn’t claim injured falling through trapdoor compensation, but he would give me full sick pay. Is this true?

Your manger may have been sympathetic after you were injured falling through trapdoor at work and have agreed to pay you full sick pay while you are recovering; however this does not mean that he is not liable for your injuries. Click here to read more.

What is a “without prejudice offer”? I have received an offer of compensation from an insurance company for £2,000 after a RTA in which I suffered severe whiplash. Should I accept or refuse it?

In a scenario in which a potential claimant has been directly approached by an insurance company with an unsolicited offer of compensation, solicitors are sometimes asked “what is a without prejudice offer”; and it is important for claimants to understand not only what this legal term means, but what the implications of a without prejudice offer are. Click here to read more.

I went to my local beauty salon for a hair colour treatment last week and have suffered a substantial loss of hair since which, I believe, is due to the hair dye they used. Is it possible to claim compensation for hair dye loss of hair?

Claiming compensation for hair dye loss of hair is possible provided that the beauty salon employee who treated your hair used an “off the scalp” hair dye or bleach instead of a milder treatment which would have prevented your loss of hair. In order to determine that negligence has occurred, you should return to the beauty salon and ask for details of the product that was used so that it can be established that your loss of hair is attributable to the incorrect use of a hair dye. Click here to read more.

Can I claim tongue injury compensation for contracting Hepatitis A when I had my tongue pierced?

It is possible to claim tongue injury compensation for an infection contracted while having a tongue piercing; however when a piercing is performed there is always a risk that it will become infected. The British Dental Association has highlighted the dangers of contracting bacterial infections from tongue piercings, which carry a higher risk of infection than other body piercings due to the volume of potentially harmful bacteria in the mouth. Click here to read more.

I want to pursue personal injury compensation against my employer for an industrial disease I contracted and want to know how do I issue court proceedings? I was diagnosed with silicosis last year, and have just found out I can claim silicosis compensation.

A frequent question asked to our helpline personal injury solicitors is “How do I issue court proceedings”? Issuing court proceedings means arranging for the UK courts to deal with a claim for personal injury compensation, and while many accident victims or workers who have contracted an occupational disease believe this is how most claims are settled, the majority of compensation claims never make it to the courts. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for hand injury in letter box? I am a postman and trapped my hand in a letterbox. The edge was very sharp and cut three fingers to the bone when I tried to get my hand free. Do I claim against the property owner or my employer?

If you sustained a hand injury delivering the post and it was not your fault, UK claims law states that it is your legal right to claim compensation for hand injury in letter box. It is unlikely that your employer is responsible for your injury, as it would be unreasonable to expect that you could have been given training on how to avoid such an injury. Click here to read more.

My union has told me I can claim beat knee compensation for bursitis caused by my job as a miner, but advised me to pursue my beat knee claim using a personal injury solicitor rather than the industrial injuries scheme. What do you recommend?

The industrial injuries scheme has been introduced to allow workers to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for work-related injuries, and you can claim beat knee compensation through this scheme or you can use a personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

I work as a cleaner and have recently developed irritant contact dermatitis, and want to know if I can claim occupational dermatitis compensation. How can I determine if my employer is liable for my injury?

Occupational dermatitis is a work-related injury which is commonly caused by exposure to chemicals, and your employer may be liable to pay occupational dermatitis compensation if he has failed in his duty of care to ensure that you were properly protected from risk of injury. Irritant contact dermatitis is a preventable condition, and is easily avoided by ensuring that contact with harmful chemicals is kept to the minimum possible level. Click here to read more.

Can I claim pneumoconiosis compensation against an employer who has ceased trading? I was employed in the mining industry and have recently been diagnosed with pneumoconiosis after years of breathing coal dust. How long do I have to claim?

If you have contracted pneumoconiosis and you believe that your employer did not take sufficient care to protect you from harm – such as breathing in coal dust – you should be entitled to claim pneumoconiosis compensation. Legislation on this lung disease was introduced specifically in the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 to ensure workers were given greater protection. A failure to adhere to this legislation by improving health and safety procedures in the workplace constitutes grounds for claiming pneumoconiosis compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim silicosis compensation for not being warned of the risks of the disease? I have been diagnosed with chronic silicosis which my doctor believes was caused by breathing silica dust from sand-blasting. I didn’t even know that this disease existed; let alone how to prevent it.

Personal injury compensation can be claimed against an employer when the workplace was not safe and employees were placed at an excessive risk of injury, and silicosis compensation is no exception. Silicosis is an irreversible occupational lung diseases caused by breathing in silica dust, and usually develops over a long period of time. Click here to read more.

I believe I am entitled to claim Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease compensation, as I work with epoxy resins and I have just been diagnosed with COPD. What do I need to do to start a COPD compensation claim, and does being a smoker affect my claim?

It may be possible for you to make a claim for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease compensation if it can be proven that you have developed COPD due to your employment. COPD compensation claims can be made in the UK if you have contracted the disease due to employer negligence. Click here to read more.

I have been exposed to chlorine gas at work and would like to know if I am entitled to claim occupational bronchitis compensation. Many workers have been off sick with severe chest infections recently, and my doctor has told me I have bronchitis

If you have been exposed to chlorine gas in the workplace, and this has caused you to develop bronchitis, then you should be eligible to claim occupational bronchitis compensation. Chlorine is a particularly dangerous gas which can cause severe breathing problems if inhaled and even permanent lung damage if exposure is substantial. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a claim for occupational emphysema compensation? I have worked my whole life as a miner, and have just been diagnosed with emphysema and I am now dependent on oxygen apparatus. My doctor has classified it as an industrial disease. What can I claim?

Coal miners are at a high risk of developing emphysema from the inhalation of coal dust, and occupational emphysema compensation can be awarded to miners when employers have failed to protect employees from this devastating occupational disease. Emphysema is most commonly associated with smoking, with an estimated 80 to 90% of cases attributed to cigarette smoke. Click here to read more.

Is there such a thing as trigger finger compensation and if so, how much can I claim? I have developed trigger finger from the use of power tools at work. My doctor has told me that I need surgery to correct it.

Trigger finger compensation may be claimed if it can be proven that you have developed this work related ailment due to employer negligence. Negligence is a legal term used to describe a failure in a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim shinbone injury compensation against a driver without insurance? I was knocked off my motorbike at a roundabout and suffered a broken tibia. The insurance policy of the driver responsible had expired.

A personal injury claim is always made against a negligent third party’s insurance policy; however you should still be able to claim shinbone injury compensation in this case, even though there is no insurance policy to claim against. When a road traffic accident is caused by a driver without insurance and a personal injury is sustained by an innocent third party, a claim can be made through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). Click here to read more.

Can cheek injury compensation be claimed for facial scarring? I have a horrible scar from my eye to my chin after a road traffic accident. I have lost all self confidence and now hardly ever leave the house. How much will my cheek injury claim be worth?

You will be able to make a claim for cheek injury compensation provided that you sustained your facial injuries in a road traffic accident which was the fault of at least one negligent third party. Personal injury claims can only be made if an injury is sustained in an accident for which the victim was not entirely to blame, and if the accident was caused by negligence. Click here to read more.

Does ear injury compensation only cover physical injuries or can I also claim for severe depression? I lost an ear in an industrial accident and I have suffered mental health problems ever since. My husband says that an ear injury claim will include depression, is this right?

Your husband is correct; a claim for ear injury compensation can be made for any suffering caused by the accident. A serious accident involving the loss of a body part will naturally cause considerable mental suffering, and it is your legal right to receive recompense for every aspect of your injury. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim eyebrow injury compensation against a beauty salon? I visited the salon for an eyebrow waxing treatment, and the hot wax severely burned the skin under my eyebrow as well as my eyelid. How likely is it that my claim will successful?

It is possible to claim eyebrow injury compensation provided that your injury was directly caused by negligence. Beauty salons must ensure that any member of staff employed is competent, and is able to perform the beauty treatments to a high standard. Click here to read more.

How much forehead injury compensation can I claim for two large scars on my forehead? I had twenty stitches after a road traffic accident for which the driver accepted blame. My husband used a compensation calculator and my facial injury claim does not appear to be worth much.

It is understandable that you want to determine how much forehead injury compensation you are entitled to before you make a decision about whether to pursue a personal injury claim. It is an important part of the decision process, and therefore vital that you receive an accurate assessment of how much forehead injury compensation you can claim. Click here to read more.

Can lip injury compensation be claimed for lip implants which have caused permanent scarring and have made my lips misshapen? The clinic concerned has offered to correct the problem but I have no confidence in their ability to do so.

Claiming lip injury compensation for plastic surgery which has gone wrong can be difficult. Although you may well have suffered at the hands of an incompetent surgeon, you may not be eligible to claim for your injuries if you signed a contract before having your surgical procedure. Click here to read more.

Can I claim mouth injury compensation for scalding my lips and tongue? I was served hot chocolate from a staff cafeteria which had been overheated in a microwave. It boiled over as I took a sip and I badly burnt my mouth.

Whether you will be able to make a claim for mouth injury compensation from a hot drink accident may well hinge on the action you took immediately after the accident. A burn to the skin needs to be cooled down, and running cold water over the burn can help to ensure that the damage is kept to a minimum. Click here to read more.

Can I claim chin injury compensation after I tripped over computer cables at work and fractured my jawbone on the corner of a table. My employer says I cannot, as a warning sign was placed on the door to the office, but I didn’t see it.

You may be eligible to make a claim for chin injury compensation due to employer negligence; however you must establish that the actions taken by your employer to alert workers to a potential trip hazard were insufficient. Failure to take adequate steps to reduce risk is classed as negligence, and a trip injury compensation claim may be possible. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for bed bug bites in hotel? I recently stayed in a hotel with an infestation of bed bugs, and I had a severe reaction after being bitten 51 times in the night. I had to go to hospital for treatment.

A hotel must be clean and safe for guests to use, and multiple bites due to a bed bug infestation can lead to compensation for bed bug bites in hotel being awarded, as has been highlighted by recent successful claims. Click here to read more.

Can I claim chemical injury compensation for incorrectly labelled chemicals at work which caused contact dermatitis on my hands? I have had to take time off work, and I need to recover lost earnings as I only get basic sick pay.

The use of dangerous chemicals in the workplace is governed by The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, and a breach of these regulations by an employer will make a claim for chemical injury compensation possible. Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that employers are properly trained when using chemicals and that those chemicals are used in a safe fashion. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim work rash compensation against my employer after exposure to dangerous chemicals at work. My employer said it is not possible claim for something so trivial, but I feel I am entitled to compensation. How do I go about making a claim?

It is possible to make a claim for any injury sustained in the workplace and a claim for work rash compensation is no exception. Provided that your skin reaction was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, a work rash claim will be possible. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim frozen shoulder at work compensation after developing adhesive capsulitis in a manual handling accident. My employer said he is not liable as he provided training on lifting techniques, and it was my fault I missed it through illness. Can I still claim?

If your adhesive capsulitis was caused as a direct result of your work, and you had not received training on correct lifting techniques, you will almost certainly be able to claim frozen shoulder at work compensation. Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, and it is a legal requirement to provide this under Health and Safety at Work Etc Act (1974). Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell on ice at work and fractured my pelvis, and believe my employer is to blame. A spillage in an industrial freezer was not cleaned up, and I slipped and fell on the ice that had formed. My employer just told staff to take extra care.

If you slipped and fell on ice at work, you may be entitled to make a claim for slip injury compensation against your employer´s liability insurance policy provided that you can establish and prove that your employer had been negligent with regard to your personal safety. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for an accident on coach travel abroad for a broken arm suffered in a coach accident? How can a claim be made for an accident on foreign coach travel? Should a claim be made against the tour operator or the coach driver?

An accident on coach travel abroad can be highly stressful and confusing for accident victims. Even in the UK, a coach accident is a highly traumatic experience, but this may be compounded by language problems in an accident on foreign coach travel. Click here to read more.

Can I make a UK claim for compensation for a slip and fall in foreign hotel? I slipped and fell on a wet floor in the lobby of the hotel as I arrived. I broke my ankle and my holiday was ruined.

It may be possible for you to claim compensation for a slip and fall in foreign hotel, and to do so in the UK using a personal injury solicitor. However this will only be possible if your holiday was booked as a package deal through a tour operator or travel agent. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for holiday illness in the Dominican Republic? I have now returned home and have been seriously ill throughout my stay in the Dominican Republic.

Whether you were staying at an all inclusive hotel or have visited the Dominican Republic when your cruise ship docked, you may be eligible to claim compensation for holiday illness in Dominical Republic on your return to the UK if you have suffered food poisoning or another infections disease which was sufficiently severe to warrant seeking medical attention. Click here to read more.

Can I make a claim for helicopter accident injury compensation on my husband’s behalf. He suffered severe head injuries and brain damage in a helicopter accident after it disintegrated on landing. I have no idea how to start a clam for compensation. Can you help?

Provided that your husband was not responsible for causing the accident, it should be possible to claim helicopter accident injury compensation. In order to make a helicopter accident injury compensation claim, there must be a negligent third party against who the claim can be made. Click here to read more.

Can I claim air accident compensation for whiplash injuries suffered when a case fell out of an overhead locker and hit me on the head during turbulence?

Air accident compensation can be claimed without the accident victim having to prove third party negligence. In the case of an air accident caused by unexpected turbulence, this is outside of a pilot’s control and could not be prevented. Click here to read more.

I am looking to make a paraplegic injury compensation claim for paraplegia caused by an accident at work. I suffered spinal cord damage when the scaffolding I was working on collapsed, and I am now confined to a wheelchair. How can I calculate how much I can claim?

Loss of the use of your lower limbs is a devastating injury, and it is only right that you should make a claim for paraplegic injury compensation. However you will only be able to do so if your scaffolding accident was caused by negligence of your employer, work colleagues or another third party. Click here to read more.

I have been contacted by an insurance company and have been offered tetraplegic injury compensation after a motorcycle accident. I was shocked that the offer was only for £180,000. Is this all I am entitled to receive?

The amount of tetraplegic injury compensation you have been offered may appear to be very low considering the severity of the injury you have sustained; however the offer is within the normal range of compensation for tetraplegia. You are right to query this and to seek advice before accepting any tetraplegia injury compensation from an insurance company. Click here to read more.

Can quadriplegic injury compensation for a road traffic accident be claimed on a No Win No Fee basis? I need to claim compensation for quadriplegia, but I am not sure I can afford to pay for a solicitor. Will a No Win No Fee quadriplegia claim be free of charge?

A claim for quadriplegic injury compensation may be possible under a conditional fee arrangement such as No Win No Fee; however this will depend on the circumstances of your case. No Win No Fee claims are typically only offered when the chances of recovering compensation are particularly good. In order to determine if you can claim for quadriplegia on this basis, it will first be necessary to assess your quadriplegia compensation claim. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a wet floor at the beauty salon last week and fractured my wrist when I fell. Should I be eligible for beauty salon accident compensation?

Your eligibility to beauty salon accident compensation is going to depend on how long the slip hazard had been present and how it originated. However, you fail to mention in your question whether you were a client of the beauty salon or somebody employed there and, although this will not affect your entitlement to compensation for a beauty salon accident, it will change the process for making a beauty salon accident compensation claim. Click here to read more.

How do I prove that I sustained an injury in a beauty salon so that I can make a claim for beauty treatment compensation?

In order to make a beauty treatment compensation claim, it has to be established that you sustained an injury which was attributable to a poor professional performance by an employee of the beauty salon. As dealing with your injury always takes priority in any personal injury claim, if you have not already done so, you should visit the accident and emergency department of your local hospital or your family GP and undergo a medical examination without delay. Click here to read more.

My local beauty salon has offered me 200 pounds compensation for beauty treatment gone wrong after I suffered an allergic reaction to a hair dye. How much compensation for a beauty treatment injury should I get?

How much compensation for a beauty treatment gone wrong you are entitled to is going to depend on the extent of your injury. Allergic reactions can vary from mild, tingling sensations to severe illnesses – and some hair-dye products have been associated with sudden, painful fatalities. Click here to read more.

When my daughter returned from the hair salon I noticed several bald patches on her head. My daughter has got very depressed about her appearance since and I would like to know if she is entitled to damaged hair compensation?

Your daughter should be entitled to damaged hair compensation if it can be proven that the bald patches were attributable to the negligent actions of a hair salon employee. These negligent actions could include using a product that was not first patch-tested to ensure it would not harm your daughter´s hair, or incorrectly using styling or drying utensils which resulted in your daughter´s hair injury. Click here to read more.

I recently had acrylic nails applied in a nail bar, but shortly after developed a rash around my mouth. My friends say I may have an allergy and a claim for compensation for allergic reaction to false nails. Is this right?

Before considering whether you are eligible for compensation for an allergic reaction to false nails, you should visit your doctor and explain to him or her what has happened. Acrylic nails contain a chemical called methyl methacrylate (MMA) and this can be responsible for any number of medical problems if you do indeed have an allergy to the chemical. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for skin burns caused by a hairdryer in the hair salon? I told the girl attending me that the heat was too high, but she did nothing about it. If so, how much compensation am I likely to receive?

It would appear that you have a viable claim for compensation for skin burns caused by a hairdryer in a hair salon if, as you say, you advised the member of staff attending you that the heat from the hairdryer was too high. The only issue that you may possibly have to deal with is if the girl who was attending you claims not to have heard you over the noise of a hairdryer. Click here to read more.

I developed a rash on my face after having an organic facial at the spa. My friend has told me that although an organic treatment was being used, a patch test should have been conducted beforehand and I am entitled to claim compensation for my allergic reaction to the spa treatment. Is this true?

The key to whether you can claim compensation for an allergic reaction to spa treatment is whether any chemicals or organic materials which are known to cause a chemical reaction when used together were used in the treatment given to you. A facial can be advertised as “organic” if it contains no synthetic chemicals and therefore could contain many naturally occurring ingredients which could be responsible your condition. Click here to read more.

I had a hair colour treatment at my local beauty salon which burned my scalp when it was applied and my hair has not subsequently grown back. Am I still entitled to claim compensation for hair dye burns even though my treatment was two months ago?

Provided that it can be determined that the burns you experienced were due to the negligence of the beauty salon employee who was applying the hair colour treatment, you are still within the legal time limit of three years in which to make a claim for hair dye burns compensation. Click here to read more.

My wife has suffered a significant loss of hair since having a hair colouring treatment last month and, although she says it did not hurt at the time, does not want to go out because she is ashamed of her appearance. Is it possible to claim compensation for hair loss from hair dye on the basis of her loss of confidence alone?

Compensation for hair loss from hair dye should cover any and every aspect of an injury and how it affects the individual concerned. Even if your wife may have experienced no more than a tingling sensation when the hair colour treatment was being applied, the fact that an injury has been sustained is apparent due to her loss of hair. Click here to read more.

How do I go about claiming injury compensation from tour operators abroad? Is this possible in the UK or does a claim need to be made in the country where the accident occurred?

If you are injured on holiday and you arranged your trip through a travel agent or as part of a package tour, claiming injury compensation from tour operators may be possible. However, the process can be complex and can take considerably longer to resolve than a personal injury claim for an accident in the UK. Click here to read more.

I complained to the manager of my beauty salon when I developed an extensive rash on my forehead after having a hair dye treatment, but the manager said that they were not liable because I had that particular hair dye before. Is this right or am I entitled to claim compensation for an allergic reaction to a hair dye?

As it is possible for clients of a beauty salon to develop an allergy between treatments, beauty salon employees are required to perform a patch test before any application of a chemical hair dye to ensure that there is no allergic reaction. The fact that you have used a specific brand of hair dye before is irrelevant and, if the beauty salon failed on this occasion to conduct a patch test 48 hours before the application of a hair dye, they are liable for your injuries and against whom a claim for compensation for an allergic reaction to hair dye should be made. Click here to read more.

I am convinced that my new hairdresser left bleach on my hair for too long and now my hair is dry and brittle. It may take years to return to its former health. Can I claim compensation for hair ruined by bleach?

In order to claim compensation for your hair being ruined by bleach, it will have to be proven that your new hairdresser left the bleach on your hair for too long and was responsible for your hair injury. Click here to read more.

I returned from the hairdressers to discover the skin on my ears was the same colour as the hair dye that had just been applied. I am too embarrassed to go out and have been unable to work. Can I claim compensation for skin discolouration following a hair dye treatment?

Your entitlement to compensation for skin discolouration after a hair dye treatment is reliant on establishing that the person who was applying the hair dye at the hairdressers was negligent, insufficiently skilled or produced a poor professional performance which resulted in your skin discolouration injury. Click here to read more.

I had my hair coloured at the salon last week and returned home to discover that my forehead had been coloured at the same time. It is rather embarrassing and I would like to know if I am entitled to compensation for skin discolouration following a beauty treatment.

You should be able to claim compensation for your skin discolouration following a beauty treatment provided that it can be proven that the discolouration of your forehead occurred at the beauty salon. If you have not complained to the salon in over a week, your claim for skin discolouration following a beauty treatment might be contested on the grounds that you did not feel it was sufficiently important at the time – so why now? Click here to read more.

When I was at the beauty salon, I felt a burning sensation on my scalp while bleach was being applied. I told the girl it was happening, but she told me it was usual. However, on my return home, my husband noticed redness on my scalp which turned out to be blisters. Can I claim compensation for skin blistering following a beauty treatment?

Claiming compensation for your skin blistering following a beauty treatment on a “my-word-against-her-word” basis can be difficult, so your claim for skin blistering following the beauty treatment would be more likely to succeed if it focused on why your skin blistered after the application of bleach. Click here to read more.

I would like to know if I am eligible to claim compensation for burned skin following a beauty treatment. I warned the hairdresser as usual that I had a delicate scalp but, when she blow dried my hair, she burned my skin quite badly.

On the basis of the question that you have asked, you should be entitled to claim compensation for burned skin following a beauty treatment. As the hairdresser drying your hair should have been giving you her full care and attention, there would be no excuse for her failing to hear you advise her that you had a delicate scalp and adjusting the settings on the hairdryer accordingly. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for an allergic reaction to a beauty treatment if I came out in a rash after having my hair dyed at a beauty salon? My hairdresser said that I need not come in for a patch test before having my hair dyed because I had one before, but my friend says I should have one every time. Who is right?

In this case your friend is right about your entitlement to claim compensation for an allergic reaction to a beauty treatment as advice provided by the British Allergy Foundation – and indeed printed on each packet of hair dye that is used in beauty salons in the UK – says that it is important that patch test are carried out 48 hours prior to each application of a hair dye. Click here to read more.

My hairdresser cut the back of my ear with her scissors when she was rushing to cope with a busy schedule. I made a report of the cut in the shop´s Accident Report Book, but the cut became infected and now I am taking antibiotics. Do I have to change the report in the book before I claim compensation for skin cuts by a hairdresser?

The fact that you recorded your injury immediately after it was sustained should be sufficient to support your claim for skin cuts by hairdresser compensation and there should be no need to change it. Your doctor´s report on your medical notes will provide evidence that your injury deteriorated into an infection, and although your hairdresser might contend that she was not responsible for the injury becoming infected, she is still the liable party in a claim for compensation for skin cuts by hairdresser because it was her negligence that was responsible for your injury. Click here to read more.

I had to cancel my holiday after having eyelash extensions at my local beauty salon which left me with painful, bloated patches of skin around my eyes. When I called the salon, I was advised just to rinse the area around my eyes frequently, but I believe that I lost my holiday because they did something wrong. Can I recover the cost of my holiday if I claim compensation for swelling, itching or burning after eyelash extensions?

If the advice provided to you by the beauty salon was to frequently rinse your extensions after your condition developed it would imply that you extensions were not thoroughly rinsed as part of the treatment in the salon and the lack of care demonstrated by the salon employee would entitle you to claim compensation for swelling, itching or burning after eyelash extensions treatment. Click here to read more.

I have developed an itchy bald patch on the back of my head which, I have been told, is due to many years of hair extensions. Is it possible to claim compensation for irritation or baldness after hair extensions?

A claim for compensation for irritation or baldness after hair extensions should be dealt with in two separate answers as the itchiness you experience could be due to one single beauty treatment, whereas the baldness is more likely to develop over a period of time. However, both conditions are often attributable to the negligence of the stylist responsible for treating your hair and could be integrated into one claim for irritation or baldness after hair extensions. Click here to read more.

My daughter returned from the beauty salon with significant swelling over her eyes. She said it was due to a treatment she had received and would disappear quickly. However, the swelling has not gone down after a week and my daughter has become a recluse. Is she entitled to compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows, lashes and hair?

Anybody who undergoes a tinting procedure at a beauty salon should first have a patch test to ensure that there are no adverse reactions to tinting eyebrows, lashes or hair. If your daughter was not given a patch test before she underwent a tinting procedure, the beauty salon will be considered negligent and she will indeed be entitled to claim compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows, lashes and hair. Click here to read more.

I attended my local beauty salon to have some unattractive facial hair removed by laser, but as soon as the treatment had finished my jaw area started to tingle and now unsightly burn marks have appeared – making it impossible for me to go out. Am I entitled to compensation for burns caused by a laser hair removal treatment?

In the UK, beauty technicians are required by law to be qualified, registered and members of a professional body before they are permitted to provide laser hair removal treatment. It is very much like being a medical practitioner in the UK and, in the same way as you can claim for medical negligence compensation should you sustain an injury due to a poor professional performance by a doctor, you can claim compensation for burns caused by laser hair removal provided it can be established that a competent beauty technician would have completed the treatment without injuring you. Click here to read more.

Would I be entitled to claim compensation for the negligent application of semi-permanent make-up if I suffered an allergic reaction to the make-up and the beauty salon failed to first conduct a patch test?

If a beauty salon has failed in their duty of care and failed to conduct a patch test prior to performing any treatment which posed a risk of injury, you will be eligible to claim compensation for a negligent application of semi-permanent make-up. How much compensation you will be entitled to receive will depend on the extent of your allergic reaction, its visibility from distance and what impact it has made to your quality of life – even temporarily. Click here to read more.

I suffered second-degree burns to my upper lip after having hot wax applied during a waxing treatment. The beauty salon has apologised and offered me 1,000 pounds in facial waxing injury compensation, but my friend tells me I could get more. Is this right?

How much compensation for a facial waxing injury you are entitled to receive is going to depend on many different factors. No two facial waxing injury compensation claims are the same because of the consequences of an injury and how it affects each individual´s quality of life. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim eyebrow waxing injury compensation if a minor burn has left me with a scar? If so, how much compensation should I expect to receive?

If it is established that you have sustained a burn injury during a waxing treatment which is attributable to the negligence of the person performing the treatment or beauty salon in which you were receiving the treatment you will be entitled to claim eyebrow waxing injury compensation. Sometimes it is not worth your while to make a claim for an eyebrow waxing injury when you have received a minor burn which quickly heals but, if the burn injury develops into a scar in such a visible position, an eyebrow waxing injury claim should be much more viable. Click here to read more.

My doctor has told me that a skin infection I developed was due to equipment that had been used to tattoo me at a local tattoo salon not being properly sterilised. Does this entitle me to claim infection from tattoo compensation?

Provided you underwent the tattoo treatment at a local authority registered tattoo salon, you should be able to claim infection from tattoo compensation if it can be established that your doctor is correct and your injury originated from improperly sterilised tattoo equipment. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to skin waxing injury compensation if a bikini wax treatment I had left me so sore I was unable to work for a week?

You entitlement to skin waxing injury compensation is going to depend on whether the treatment you received was negligent. A bikini wax treatment will always be painful in some respects because hair follicles are torn or ripped out as the wax is removed; however, if you have lost layers of skin or developed scarring due to the treatment you received, you should discuss your eligibility to claim for a skin waxing injury. Click here to read more.

I have been diagnosed with ptosis following a Botox injection at a local clinic. Although the condition is more inconvenient than painful, it has inhibited my desire to interact socially and affected my quality of life. Is this something that can be included in a claim for compensation for Botox injections gone wrong?

In order to make a claim for compensation for Botox injections which have gone wrong, it has to be established that your condition – drooping eyebrows due to the over-relaxation of your forehead muscles – was attributable to the negligence of the practitioner who administered the treatment. Click here to read more.

I would like to know how much compensation for a microdermabrasion facial injury I might be entitled to after experiencing treatment which was performed too slowly and left me with painful and unsightly patches of skin below my eyes.

Microdermabrasion treatment should be administered by a trained professional and, as such, should a poor professional performance result in the injuries you described, you will be entitled to compensation for your microdermabrasion facial injury. How much compensation for a microdermabrasion facial injury you may be entitled to is going to depend on the extent and severity of your injury in relation in relation to your age and general state of health prior to your treatment, and the effect that your injury had on your quality of life. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for a chemical skin peel injury? I developed a rash over my face after a chemical skin peel which my doctor has attributed to a chemical reaction to the contraceptive pills I am taking. Apparently I should have been advised that this might happen, but was never given a pre-treatment consultation.

If you were not given a pre-treatment consultation prior to a chemical skin peel treatment, the salon or clinic at which you had the treatment is negligent in their duty of care and you will be entitled to claim compensation for your chemical skin peel injury. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for negligent lipotropic injections? I suffered vomiting and diarrhoea after I was injected with too great a dose for my body weight and a friend suffered the same.

In order to claim compensation for negligent lipotropic injections it has to be determined that the salon or clinic in which the injections were administered were in breach of their duty of care towards you and your friend. If you have already established that too high a dosage was administered, and have medical proof that you sustained an injury because of the venue´s negligence, it would appear that you will be eligible to make a claim for negligent lipotropic injections. Click here to read more.

I would like to know if it is possible to claim compensation for tooth whitening gone wrong. I have been suffering from sensitive teeth for over a month since my treatment and all the clinic can advise is that the sensitivity will subside eventually. Can you help?

Tooth sensitivity after a tooth whitening treatment is a frequent reaction, but for it to continue for a month after your treatment would indicate that the treatment you have received has been negligent and that you could be entitled to claim compensation for tooth whitening gone wrong. Click here to read more.

I developed a fungal infection at the beauty salon after a pedicure treatment. My doctor says that he has heard of similar infections originating from the same salon. Is this sufficient evidence to claim compensation for a pedicure infection?

Word of mouth is not sufficient evidence to claim compensation for a pedicure infection but, if you believe that your fungal infection was acquired due to unhygienic standards, you can complain to the local council department who deal with licensing beauty salons in your area. They have the power to conduct a health and safety investigation to ascertain whether an acceptable standard of hygiene is being maintained. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for an allergic reaction during cellulite treatment? My doctor believes that a widespread rash on my legs is due to an allergic reaction I suffered during cellulite treatment and, had the clinic done a medical consultation prior to treatment, my doctor says they would not have performed the treatment because of the medication I am on.

If the clinic who performed your cellulite treatment failed to perform a medical consultation prior to providing the treatment, they have displayed a lack of care for your health and safety and are thereby liable for compensation for an allergic reaction during a cellulite treatment. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for burns during cellulite treatment should I be able to receive if I suffered burns to my thigh from the electrical equipment which have left scars on my leg and mean that I can no longer wear short skirts?

“Eporex” electrical cellulite treatment, although not a surgical treatment, should be performed with the same care as any surgery and, if you have sustained burn injuries due to the negligence of the beautician who was performing the treatment, you will be entitled to claim compensation for burns during cellulite treatment. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for syringe injury at work for stress and depression? I am a nurse and was injured by a contaminated needle at work and have had to have counselling and numerous blood tests.

It may be possible to claim compensation for syringe injury at work provided that your injury was sustained due to negligence of the staff at the hospital or doctors surgery where you work. Sharps injuries can not only cause serious physical injuries to be sustained but have potential to introduce pathogens and diseases directly into the blood stream of the victim. Click here to read more.

What can a claim for injury compensation for a nurse tripping in hospital include? I fractured my wrist and injured my back and I do not think I will be able to return to work. How much trip injury compensation am I entitled to claim?

A claim for injury compensation for a nurse tripping in hospital should cover all aspects of your injuries including how they have affected your quality of life. You are entitled to make two separate claims; each of which covers specific aspects of your injuries. The first is for General Damages, which provides recompense for the pain and suffering caused by the injuries you have sustained. Click here to read more.

Can I claim nurse slip injury compensation to recover loss of earnings after I broke my ankle in a slip on a wet floor in hospital if I am receiving sick pay?

An award of nurse slip injury compensation should make sure that the injury you have sustained due to the negligence of a third party does not cause you to sustain any financial loss. However, it is only possible to claim for a slip injury in a hospital if the accident was caused by negligence and a third party has failed in a duty of care. Click here to read more.

My hand was scalded by hot coffee on an airplane because the lid on the cup I was given was not fastened properly. Does this entitle me to compensation for a coffee scald injury?

Provided that you have received prompt professional medical attention for your injury, and the burn on your hand has been recorded in your medical notes, you should be entitled to claim compensation for being scalded by hot coffee on an airplane. The question of how your injury was sustained is irrelevant in claims for being scalded by hot coffee on an airplane as, under the Montreal Convention, an airline accepts responsibility for your wellbeing in all circumstances under the terms of carriage. Click here to read more.

Can I claim nurse fall injury compensation for a back injury sustained due to a faulty hospital bed? The wheel lock was faulty and, as I tried to lift a patient, the bed moved and I fell awkwardly sustaining a serious injury to my lower back.

If your fall and back injury were caused by the negligence of your employer, you should be entitled to make a claim for nurse fall injury compensation. However, although you sustained your back injury during the course of your work duties, your employer can only be held accountable for your injuries if it can be established that he or she failed in a duty of care to protect you from coming to harm. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim nurse back injury compensation for a slipped disc caused by lifting a 12 stone patient out of bed? The mechanical hoist had been broken for a week and no other staff was available to help?

It should be possible for you to make a claim for nurse back injury compensation, as your injuries are attributable to a single traumatic event which could have been avoided had you have been provided to the necessary equipment or had received assistance from other nurses to lift the patient out of bed safely. Click here to read more.

I recently read that compensation for nurse assaulted at work by a patient can be awarded. I was assaulted at the mental health unit where I work sustained serious cuts and bruises to my face. Can I claim compensation?

There have been a number of high profile claims for compensation for nurse assaulted at work by patient in recent months, with psychiatric wards one of the most common locations where assaults at work take place. Psychiatric nurses are required to work with potentially dangerous and violent patients and there is a high risk of an assault at work on a nurse taking place. Click here to read more.

Can I claim roofer injury compensation against my employer for using damaged scaffolding boards? I fell through the scaffolding when a wooden board gave way and broke my ankle and tore ligaments in both knees.

You are legally entitled to claim roofer injury compensation for an accident which was not your fault, provided that the accident was caused by negligence and your employer failed in a duty of care. Scaffolding collapses have potential to cause highly serious injuries and the use of scaffolding is subject to strict regulations. Click here to read more.

My employer has told me I cannot claim construction labourer injury compensation because I am a temporary worker. Is this true? I injured my back carrying paving slabs on my own as instructed.

Permanent and temporary workers have the same legal rights when it comes to claiming construction labourer injury compensation against negligent employers. Contractors and construction firms often employ temporary labourers rather than full time contracted staff as this is often more cost effective. Click here to read more.

Can I claim bin man injury compensation against the local council after tripping on a loose paving stone? I was carrying a dustbin which caused me to fall heavily and I fractured my collarbone.

A claim for bin man injury compensation may be possible against the local authority for failing to maintain the pavement to an acceptable standard. The local authority is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of highways and pavements and must ensure that faults are identified and repairs are made within an acceptable time frame. Click here to read more.

I was told I can claim security guard injury compensation for a broken wrist after a slip in a supermarket. I work as a security guard and slipped on a wet floor while chasing a shoplifter. Should I use a solicitor?

Claiming security guard injury compensation can be difficult as the nature of the job involves certain risks to be taken. A claim for security guard injury compensation will only be possible when an employer or another third party has caused you to be injured due to negligence. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for slipping in a hotel on holiday in Spain? The lobby floor was wet and I fractured my hip when I fell.

Under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 you may be able to claim compensation for slipping in hotel on holiday against the tour operator or travel agent in the UK through whom you booked your holiday. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for tripping in a hotel lobby on vacation? I tripped over a vacuum cleaner power lead, which I didn’t see as the hotel had a black marble floor.

It should be possible to claim compensation for tripping in a hotel lobby, although the procedures will be different depending on the country you were in at the time of the accident. If you were staying in a UK hotel, the criteria and procedures for claiming compensation will be the same as with any UK personal injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for slipping on wet floor in a hotel while abroad?

It is possible to make a claim for compensation for slipping on wet floor in hotel abroad; however in order to do so in the UK you must have booked your holiday as part of a package deal through a UK registered travel agent. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations (1992) allow only package holiday injury claims to be made in the UK. Click here to read more.

Can I claim injury compensation for a tile falling from a hotel ceiling? I was having a shower when the tile fell and hit me on the head. I suffered cuts to my face and concussion from my fall.

You should be eligible to make a claim for injury compensation for a tile falling from a hotel ceiling as this is likely to have been caused due to a lack of appropriate maintenance by the hotel staff. Strict health and safety regulations apply to hotels and guest houses, and the hotel manager is required by law to ensure that all areas open to guests are safe to use and are properly maintained. Click here to read more.

Can I claim snowboarding injury compensation against the hotel I was staying at in France if I hired a snowboard which had faulty bindings and the board subsequently split, causing me to fall and break my ankle?

Provided that it can be proven that the snowboard was faulty at the time you hired it, you should be entitled to snowboarding injury compensation. However how much compensation for a snowboarding injury you will be entitled to receive – and the ease of obtaining it – will depend on how your snowboarding holiday was arranged. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for slipping in a hotel lobby if it was raining? I broke my elbow and dislocated my shoulder in the fall and have been unable to work since my accident.

The fact that it was raining makes no difference to whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation for slipping in a hotel lobby; what is likely to have more influence on your entitlement to claim compensation for a hotel lobby slip is the country in which your accident happened and how your accommodation at the hotel was booked. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim accident injury compensation while on holiday in Spain or should I wait until I return to the UK?

If you have sustained an injury in an accident for which you were not to blame while on holiday in Spain, whether you should initiate a claim for accident injury compensation on holiday in Spain is going to depend on the type of accident you experienced and how your holiday was booked. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to injury compensation for a holiday accident in France if I broke my ankle following a slip in my hotel room due to a leaking radiator?

You will be entitled to injury compensation for a holiday accident in France provided that it can be shown that the leaking radiator had been a persistent fault which the hotel management had a reasonable period of time to deal with, and that the hotel´s failure to attend to the hazard was the reason that your accident occurred. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to injury compensation for a holiday accident in Greece if I broke my wrist following a slip in my hotel room due to a leaking air-conditioner?

You will be entitled to injury compensation for a holiday accident in Greece provided that it can be shown that the leaking air-conditioner had been a persistent fault which the hotel management had a reasonable amount of time to deal with, and that the hotel´s failure to deal with the hazard was the reason that your accident occurred. Click here to read more.

Is my daughter eligible for compensation for a holiday accident in Italy? She tripped on an uneven tile by the side of the hotel pool and dislocated her shoulder when she fell.

Provided that the regular formalities of making a claim for personal injury compensation are completed, your daughter should be eligible for compensation for a holiday accident in Italy – the regular formalities being that your daughter received professional medical treatment for her injuries, her accident was reported to the tour representative and the hotel, and the hotel admitted liability for the uneven tile which caused her to trip. Click here to read more.

Is my son eligible for compensation for an accident on holiday in Turkey? He tripped on an uneven paving slab in the gardens of the hotel we were staying in and broke his arm when he fell.

Provided that the regular formalities of making a claim for personal injury compensation are completed, your son should be eligible for compensation for an accident on holiday in Turkey – the regular formalities being that your son received professional medical treatment for his injuries, his accident was reported to the tour representative and the hotel, and the hotel admitted liability for the uneven paving slab which caused him to trip. Click here to read more.

My husband tripped and fell on a loose step of our hotel in Zagreb and broke two ribs when he fell – very much limiting what we were able to do on our holiday. Will he be eligible to claim compensation for an accident on holiday in Croatia?

Provided that the regular formalities of making a claim for personal injury compensation are completed, your husband should be eligible for compensation for an accident on holiday in Croatia – the regular formalities being that your husband received professional medical treatment for his injuries, his accident was reported to representative of your tour company and the hotel, and the hotel admitted liability for the loose step which caused your husband to fall. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for tripping and falling on an airplane? I tripped over a bag which had been left in the aisle and banged my knee so badly against a seat support that I was on crutches for three weeks.

Claiming injury compensation for tripping and falling on an airplane is unique in many respects because it is not necessary to prove that the airline company was negligent – just that you sustained an injury. Provided that you were travelling to or from a country which has accepted the Montreal Convention – or were being transported by a carrier which is based in a country that has accepted the Montreal Convention – the airline company accepts all liability for accidents which happen on board the airplane as a condition of carriage. Click here to read more.

My hand was scalded by hot tea on an airplane because the lid on the cup I was given was not secured properly. Does this entitle me to compensation for a tea scald injury?

Provided that you have received professional medical attention for your injury, and the burn on your hand has been recorded in your medical notes, you should be entitled to claim compensation for being scalded by hot tea on an airplane. The issue of how your injury was sustained is irrelevant in claims of this nature as, under the Montreal Convention, an airline accepts responsibility for your health and safety in all circumstances under the terms of carriage. Click here to read more.

My hand was burned by a hot drink on an airplane because the lid on the cup I was given was not attached properly. Does this allow me to claim compensation for a hot drink burn on an airplane?

Provided that you have received timely professional medical attention for your injury, and the scald on your hand has been recorded in your medical notes, you should be entitled to claim compensation for being burned by a hot drink on an airplane. How your injury was sustained is irrelevant in claims for being burned by a hot drink on an airplane as, under the Montreal Convention, an airline accepts responsibility for your safety in all circumstances under the terms of carriage. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for slipping in a room due to a leaking air conditioner while on holiday? I slipped on water from a leaking air conditioner and knocked out two teeth when I fell on the dressing table.

It is possible to claim injury compensation for slipping in a room due to a leaking air conditioner; however whether you will be able to do in the UK will depend on how you booked your holiday. If you booked a holiday abroad as a package deal, it should be possible to make a claim for slipping in a room due to leaking air conditioner on your return to the UK. Click here to read more.

I fractured my wrist when I slipped on food on the floor in a restaurant and, after I had returned to the restaurant to report the accident, I was offered 3,000 pounds in compensation. Should I accept their offer of slipped on food injury compensation?

The fact that the restaurant admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury because you slipped on food on the floor of their restaurant is a good sign if you were intending to make a claim for slipped on food injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on food in a restaurant you might be entitled to receive should be assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept their offer. Click here to read more.

I tore a ligament due to slipping on a wet floor in McDonalds and, after I had returned to the restaurant to report the accident, I was offered 2,000 pounds in compensation. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in McDonalds?

The fact that the restaurant admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury because you slipped on a wet floor in McDonalds is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipping on a wet floor in McDonalds. However how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in McDonalds you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept their offer. Click here to read more.

I fractured my humerous when I slipped on a spilled drink in McDonalds and, after I had returned to the restaurant to report the accident, I was offered 200 pounds in compensation. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a spilled drink in McDonalds?

The fact that the restaurant admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury because you slipped on a spilled drink in McDonalds is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipping on a spilled drink in McDonalds. However how much compensation for slipping on a spilled drink in McDonalds you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept their offer. Click here to read more.

I lost three teeth when I slipped on a wet floor in Costa Coffee and, after I had returned to the coffee shop to report the accident, I was offered 900 pounds in compensation. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Costa Coffee?

The fact that the coffee shop admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury because you slipped on a wet floor in Costa Coffee is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipping on a wet floor in Costa Coffee. However how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Costa Coffee you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept their offer. Click here to read more.

I fractured a knee cap when I slipped on a wet floor in KFC and, after I had returned to the restaurant to report the accident, I was offered 1,500 pounds in compensation. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in KFC?

The fact that Kentucky Fried Chicken admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury because you slipped on a wet floor in KFC is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipping on a wet floor in KFC. However how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in KFC you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept their offer. Click here to read more.

I suffered concussion and a head injury when I slipped on a spilled drink in KFC and, after I had returned to the restaurant to report the accident, I was offered 500 pounds in compensation. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a spilled drink in KFC?

The fact that Kentucky Fried Chicken admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury because you slipped on a spilled drink in KFC is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipping on a spilled drink in KFC. Click here to read more.

I suffered a back injury when I slipped on a food in KFC and, after I had returned to the restaurant to report the accident, I was offered 300 pounds in compensation. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on food in KFC?

The fact that Kentucky Fried Chicken effectively admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury by making you an offer of compensation for slipping on food in KFC is a good sign if you were considering a claim for back injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on a food in KFC you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept their offer. Click here to read more.

I suffered a back injury when I slipped on a wet floor in a shop and, after I had returned to the shop to report the accident, I was offered 400 pounds in compensation by the shop owner. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for having slipped on a wet floor in a shop?

The fact that the shop owner effectively admitted a breach in their duty of care and accepted liability for your injury by making you an offer of compensation for slipping on a wet floor in the shop is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in shop injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in shop you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the shop owner´s offer. Click here to read more.

I broke my nose when I slipped and fell on a wet floor in Aldi and, after I had returned to Aldi to report the accident, I was offered 700 pounds in compensation by Aldi´s insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping and falling on a wet floor in Aldi?

The fact that Aldi´s insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Aldi´s liability for your injury by making you an offer of compensation for slipping and falling on a wet floor in Aldi is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Aldi injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping and falling on a wet floor in Aldi you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Aldi´s insurers. Click here to read more.

I dislocated my shoulder when I slipped on a wet floor in Lidl and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, I was offered 1,000 pounds in compensation by Lidl´s insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl?

The fact that Lidl´s insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Lidl´s liability for your injury by making you an offer of compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Lidl injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Lidl´s insurers. Click here to read more.

My wife broke her hip when she slipped on a wet floor in a Marks and Spencers and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, she was offered 3,000 pounds in compensation by Marks and Spencers´ insurers. Should we accept their offer or claim compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencers?

The fact that Marks and Spencers´ insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Marks and Spencers´ liability for your wife´s injury by making an offer of compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencers is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Marks and Spencers injury compensation. However how much compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencers your wife might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Marks and Spencers´ insurers. Click here to read more.

My husband broke his hip when he slipped on a grape in a Marks and Spencers and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, he was offered 2,700 pounds in compensation by Marks and Spencers´ insurers. Should we accept their offer or claim compensation for having slipped on a grape in Marks and Spencers?

The fact that Marks and Spencers´ insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Marks and Spencers´ liability for your husband´s injury by making an offer of compensation for having slipped on a grape in Marks and Spencers is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Marks and Spencers injury compensation. However how much compensation for having slipped on a grape in Marks and Spencers your husband might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Marks and Spencers´ insurers. Click here to read more.

I dislocated my shoulder when I slipped on a wet Tesco floor and, after I had returned to the supermarket to report the accident, I was offered 1,000 pounds in compensation by Tesco´s insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a Tesco floor?

The fact that Tesco´s insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Tesco´s liability for your injury by making you an offer of compensation for slipping on a Tesco floor is a positive sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Tesco injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on a Tesco floor you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Tesco´s insurers. Click here to read more.

I twisted my ankle when I slipped on a dirty floor in Sainsburys and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, I was offered 250 pounds in compensation by Sainsburys´ insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping in Sainsburys?

The fact that Sainsburys´ insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Sainsburys´ liability for your injury by making you an offer of compensation for slipping in Sainsburys is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Sainsburys injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping in Sainsburys you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Sainsburys´ insurers. Click here to read more.

I broke a finger when I slipped on spilled milk in Marks and Spencers and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, I was offered 450 pounds in compensation by Marks and Spencers´ insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on spilled milk in Marks and Spencers?

The fact that Marks and Spencers´ insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Marks and Spencers´ liability for your finger injury by making an offer of compensation for slipping on spilled milk in Marks and Spencers is a positive sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Marks and Spencers injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on spilled milk in Marks and Spencers you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Marks and Spencers´ insurers. Click here to read more.

I broke my arm when I slipped on spilt milk on the floor in Tesco and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, I was offered 1,500 pounds in compensation by Tesco´s insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on spilt milk on the floor in a Tesco supermarket?

The fact that Tesco´s insurers effectively accepted Tesco´s liability for your broken arm and a breach of their client´s duty of care by making an offer of compensation for slipping on spilt milk on the floor in a Tesco supermarket is a positive sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Tesco injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on spilt milk in Tesco you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Tesco´s insurers. Click here to read more.

I tore my Achilles tendon when I slipped on milk on the floor of the supermarket and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, I was offered 2,500 pounds in compensation by the supermarket´s insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for having slipped on milk on the floor of the supermarket?

The fact that the supermarket´s insurers effectively accepted their client´s liability for your Achilles tendon injury and a breach of the supermarket´s duty of care by making an offer of compensation for slipping on milk on the floor of the supermarket is a positive sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in supermarket injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on milk on the floor of the supermarket you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from the supermarket´s insurers. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim compensation for being injured in a shop but nobody witnessed my accident and I am worried that my shop injury claim will fail without proof of negligence.

Inasmuch as a claim for compensation for being injured in a shop is more likely to be successful if you are able to support your shop injury claim with eye-witness testimony of how your injury occurred, it is not always necessary. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim compensation because a tin fell on my foot in Tesco and broke my first metatarsal but nobody witnessed my accident and I am worried that my Tesco injury claim will fail without proof of negligence.

Inasmuch as a claim for injury compensation because a tin fell on your foot in Tesco is more likely to be successful if you are able to support your Tesco injury claim with eye-witness testimony of how your injury occurred, it is not always necessary. Click here to read more.

I was hurt by a tin falling on my foot in Asda which broke my second metatarsal. Can I claim compensation even though nobody witnessed my accident?

Inasmuch as a claim for injury compensation due to a tin falling on your foot in Asda is more likely to be successful if you are able to support your Asda injury claim with eye-witness testimony of how your injury occurred, it is not always necessary. Click here to read more.

I was hurt by a tin falling on my foot in the supermarket which broke my third metatarsal. Can I claim supermarket injury compensation even though nobody witnessed my accident?

Inasmuch as a claim for injury compensation due to a tin falling on your foot in a supermarket is more likely to be successful if you are able to support your supermarket injury claim with eye-witness testimony of how your injury occurred, it is not always necessary. Click here to read more.

I fell over in a shop due to parts of shelving units being left on the floor. Nobody witnessed my fall, so can I still claim compensation?

Inasmuch as a claim for injury compensation because you fell over in a shop is more likely to be successful if you are able to support your shop fall injury claim with eye-witness testimony of how your injury occurred, it is not always necessary. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in Asda because the floor had just been washed and the cleaners in Asda had failed to put up any hazard warning signs. I broke my arm when I fell and would like to know how much compensation for an accident in Asda I might be entitled to.

As you slipped and fell in Asda due to a clear breach in the duty of care the store owes to its customers, there should be no issues about Asda´s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for your broken arm. However, how much compensation for an accident in Asda you may be entitled to claim is going to depend on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in Asda. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in Boots Chemist because the floor had just been washed and the cleaners in Boots Chemist had failed to put up any hazard warning signs. I broke my collarbone when I fell and would like to know how much compensation for an accident in Boots Chemist I might be entitled to.

As you slipped and fell in Boots Chemist due to a clear breach in the duty of care the store owes to its customers, there should be no issues about Boots Chemist´s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for your broken collarbone. However, how much compensation for an accident in Boots Chemist you may be entitled to claim is going to depend on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in Boots Chemist. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in Currys because the floor had just been washed and the cleaners in Currys had failed to put up any hazard warning signs. I fractured my elbow when I fell and would like to know how much compensation for an accident in Currys I might be entitled to.

As you slipped and fell in Currys due to a clear breach in the duty of care the store owes to its customers, there should be no issues about Currys´s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for your fractured elbow. However, how much compensation for an accident in Currys you may be entitled to claim is going to depend on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in Currys. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in Lloyds Pharmacy because the floor had just been washed and the cleaners in Lloyds Pharmacy had failed to put up any hazard warning signs. I fractured my wrist when I fell and would like to know how much compensation for an accident in Lloyds Pharmacy I might be entitled to.

As you slipped and fell in Lloyds Pharmacy due to a clear breach in the duty of care the store owes to its customers, there should be no issues about Lloyds Pharmacy´s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for your fractured wrist. However, how much compensation for an accident in a Lloyds Pharmacy store you may be entitled to claim is going to depend on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in Lloyds Pharmacy. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in a Debenhams shop because the floor had just been washed and the cleaners in Debenhams had failed to put up any hazard warning signs. I dislocated my shoulder when I fell and would like to know how much compensation for an accident in Debenhams I might be entitled to.

As you slipped and fell in Debenhams due to a clear breach in the duty of care the store owes to its customers, there should be no issues about Debenhams´s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for your dislocated shoulder. However, how much compensation for an accident in a Debenhams shop you may be entitled to claim is going to depend on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in Debenhams. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in an HMV store because the floor had just been washed and the cleaners in HMV had failed to put up any hazard warning signs. I fractured my patella when I fell and would like to know how much compensation for an accident in HMV I might be entitled to.

As you slipped and fell in the HMV store due to a clear breach in the duty of care the store owes to its customers, there should be no issues about HMV´s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for your fractured patella. However, how much compensation for an accident in an HMV store you may be entitled to claim is going to depend on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in HMV. Click here to read more.

My child was hurt by tins falling from an incorrectly stacked shelf in the supermarket. Can I claim compensation?

In order to make a claim for compensation for being hurt by tins falling from an incorrectly stacked shelf in a supermarket certain conditions have to be met. The first is that your child has sustained a quantifiable injury that has been recorded in his medical notes. Click here to read more.

Can I get compensation for falling in the street? I fractured my wrist due to tripping over a raised kerb stone.

In order to claim compensation for falling in the street, it has to be proven that the party responsible for maintaining the street and pavement in a safe condition failed in their duty of care and that you sustained your wrist injury as a direct result. Most often, a claim for falling in the street compensation would be made against the local council; but utility companies, commercial premises and even private homeowners who drive their vehicles over a public pavement could be liable for your wrist injury if their negligence has caused your fall in the street. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a street pavement which was uneven and fractured my elbow. How do I claim compensation for my injury?

In order to claim compensation for sustaining an injury when you tripped on a street pavement, it has to be proven that the party responsible for maintaining the street and pavement in a safe condition failed in their duty of care and that you sustained your elbow injury as a direct result. Most often, a claim for having tripped on a street pavement compensation would be made against the local council; but utility companies, commercial premises and even private homeowners who drive their vehicles over a public pavement could be liable for your elbow injury if their negligence has caused your trip in the street. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a street pavement due to leaky pipe freezing over and dislocated my shoulder. How do I claim compensation for a street pavement slip injury?

In order to claim compensation for sustaining an injury when you slipped on a street pavement, it has to be proven that the party responsible for maintaining the pavement in a safe condition failed in their duty of care and that you sustained your shoulder injury as a direct result. Most often, a claim for having slipped on a street pavement compensation would be made against the local council; but utility companies, commercial premises and even private homeowners who drive their vehicles over a public pavement could be liable for your shoulder injury if their negligence has caused the pipe to leak and you to slip on a street pavement. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a hole in the street and fractured my patella. How do I claim compensation for a street trip injury?

In order to claim compensation for sustaining an injury when you tripped on a hole in the street, it has to be proven that the party responsible for maintaining the street in a safe condition failed in their duty of care and that you sustained your patella injury as a direct result. Most often, a claim for having tripped on a hole in the street compensation would be made against the local council; but utility companies, commercial premises and shopping centre management companies could be liable for your patella injury if their negligence has caused your trip on a hole in the street. Click here to read more.

How do I claim compensation for a street trip? I tripped over an uneven paving slab and broke my arm when I fell.

In order to claim compensation for a street trip, it has to be proven that the party responsible for maintaining the street in a safe condition failed in their duty of care and that you sustained your arm injury as a direct result. Most often, a claim for street trip compensation would be made against the local council; but utility companies, commercial premises and shopping centre management companies could be liable for your broken arm injury if their negligence has caused your trip an uneven paving slab in the street. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a pothole in the street and broke my collarbone when I fell. How do I claim compensation for a pothole trip injury?

In order to claim compensation for sustaining an injury when you tripped on a pothole in the street, it has to be proven that the party responsible for maintaining the street in a good condition failed in their duty of care and that you sustained your collarbone injury as a direct result. Most often, a claim for having tripped on a pothole in the street compensation would be made against the local council; but commercial premises, utility companies and shopping centre management companies could be liable for your collarbone injury if their negligence has caused the creation of the pothole over which you tripped in the street. Click here to read more.

I injured myself in an accident with a shop door. Can I claim compensation?

If you have injured yourself in an accident with a shop door, a compensation claim may be possible depending on the circumstances of your accident and provided that it can be proven that the owner of the premises in which you sustained your injury was in breach of his duty of care to provide you with a safe environment in which to shop. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a loose carpet in a shop and broke my collarbone when I fell against a piece of shop furniture. How much compensation for tripping on a loose carpet in a shop will I be able to claim?

The first thing that needs to be established before you can make a claim for having tripped on a loose carpet in a shop is that the shop owners failed in their duty of care to provide you with a safe shopping environment and were responsible for your injury. Although the presence of a hazard such as a loose carpet would indicate that the shop owners were in breach of their health and safety obligations, a shop owner´s duty of care is not “absolute” and, if the carpet had only become a hazard moments before your trip and injury, they would not be considered liable. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a lettuce leaf in a supermarket and broke my wrist when I fell against a display unit. How much compensation for slipping on a lettuce leaf in a supermarket will I be able to claim?

The first thing that needs to be established before you can make a claim for having slipped on a lettuce leaf in a supermarket is that the supermarket owners failed in their duty of care to provide you with a safe shopping environment and were responsible for your injury. Although the presence of a hazard such as a lettuce leaf would indicate that the supermarket was in breach of their health and safety obligations, a supermarket owner´s duty of care is not “absolute” and, if the lettuce leaf had only become a hazard moments before your trip and injury, the supermarket would not be considered liable for your injury. Click here to read more.

I tripped on boxes stacked on the floor in a supermarket and broke my arm when I fell. How much compensation for tripping on boxes in a supermarket will I be able to claim?

If you tripped on boxes stacked on the floor in a supermarket, and suffered an injury as a result, the supermarket has very little defence against liability when you make a claim for compensation for tripping on a boxes in a supermarket. As supermarkets wish their customers to keep their attention focused on what is one the shelves – rather than what is on the floor – an unattended stack of boxes on the floor of the supermarket represents a breach in the supermarket´s duty of care and entitles you to make a claim for having tripped on boxes stacked on the floor in a supermarket. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for tripping in Tesco supermarket? I tripped on a broken floor tile and cracked two ribs when I fell.

The first thing that needs to be established before you can claim compensation for tripping in Tesco supermarket is that Tesco failed in their duty of care to provide you with a safe shopping environment and were responsible for your injury. Although the presence of a hazard such as a broken floor tile would indicate that Tesco was in breach of its health and safety obligations, Tesco´s duty of care is not “absolute” and, if the floor tile had only become a hazard moments before your trip, Tesco would not be considered liable for your injury. Click here to read more.

Is it still possible to claim injury compensation for falling in a Tesco store if I did not report my accident at the time but went straight to hospital to get treatment for my fractured wrist?

Although taking care of your health should be your first priority when sustaining any injury, failing to report an accident at the time can complicate a claim for injury compensation for falling in a Tesco store. In order to prove that Tesco failed in their duty of care to provide you with a safe environment to shop, it has to be shown that an avoidable hazard in the store was responsible for your fractured wrist injury – something which may be difficult if the hazard was temporary and has since been removed. Click here to read more.

Is it still possible to claim compensation for tripping in a Tesco car park if I did not report my accident at the time but went straight to hospital to get treatment for my fractured patella?

Although taking care of your health should be your first priority when sustaining any injury, failing to report an accident at the time it occurs can complicate a claim for compensation for tripping in a Tesco car park. In order to prove that Tesco failed in their duty of care to provide you with safe access to their store, it has to be shown that an avoidable hazard in the car park was responsible for your fractured patella injury – something which may be difficult if the hazard was temporary and has since been removed. Click here to read more.

Is it still possible to claim Asda car park accident compensation if I did not report my fall in the car park when it happened but went straight to hospital to get treatment for my broken finger?

Although taking care of your health should be your first priority when sustaining any injury, failing to report an accident at the time it happens can complicate making a claim for Asda car park accident compensation. In order to make a successful claim for an accident in an Asda car park it has to be shown that an avoidable hazard in the car park was responsible for your broken finger injury and that Asda failed in their duty of care to provide you with safe access to their store – something which may be difficult if the hazard was temporary and has since been removed. Click here to read more.

Is it still possible to claim supermarket car park accident compensation if I did not report my fall in the car park when it happened but went straight to hospital to get treatment for my broken thumb?

Although taking care of your health should be your first priority when sustaining any injury, failing to report an accident at the time it happens can complicate making a claim for supermarket car park accident compensation. In order to make a successful claim for an accident in a supermarket car park it has to be shown that an avoidable hazard in the car park was responsible for your broken thumb injury and that the supermarket failed in its duty of care to provide you with safe access to their store – something which may be difficult if the hazard was temporary and has since been removed. Click here to read more.

Is it still possible to claim shopping centre car park accident compensation if I did not report my fall in the car park when it happened but went straight to hospital to get treatment for my torn tendon injury?

Although taking care of your health should be your first priority when sustaining any injury, failing to report an accident at the time it occurs can complicate making a claim for shopping centre car park accident compensation. In order to make a successful claim for an accident in a shopping centre car park it has to be shown that an avoidable hazard in the car park was responsible for your tendon injury and that the shopping centre failed in its duty of care to provide you with safe access to the stores in the shopping centre – something which may be difficult if the hazard was temporary and has since been removed. Click here to read more.

Is it still possible to claim compensation for a Lidl car park accident if I did not report my fall in the car park when it happened but went straight to hospital to get treatment for my broken wrist?

Although taking care of your health should be your first priority when sustaining any injury, failing to report an accident at the time it happens can complicate claiming compensation for a Lidl car park accident. In order to make a successful claim for an accident in a Lidl car park it has to be shown that an avoidable hazard in the car park was responsible for your broken wrist injury and that Lidl failed in their duty of care to provide you with safe access to their store – something which may be difficult to establish if the hazard was temporary and has since been removed. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for an injury in an accident in Boots Chemist? I slipped on a spilled drink and twisted my knee when I fell.

In order to claim compensation for an injury in an accident in Boots Chemist, it has to be established that Boots was negligent in failing to provide you with a safe environment in which to shop and that their lack of care was directly responsible for your slip and injury. Although your accident occurred due to a hazard which the staff in Boots should have seen and cleared up, it still has to be proven that the hazard had been present for unreasonable amount of time – during which, the floor should have been cleaned or the area cordoned off for customer´s safety. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in WH Smith if I did not go to the doctors for three days after twisting my ankle when I tripped over an empty basket because I thought that the first aid I was given in the shop was adequate?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for three days following your injury will not disqualify you from claiming injury compensation for an accident in WH Smith, but how much compensation for your injury in WH Smith you ultimately receive for your injury may be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in Waterstones if I did not go to the doctors for four days after spraining my wrist when I tripped over a loose carpet tile because I thought that the first aid I was given in the shop was adequate?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for four days following your injury will not disqualify you from claiming compensation for an accident in Waterstones, but how much compensation for your injury in Waterstones you ultimately receive for your injury may be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in Currys if I did not go to the hospital for five days after breaking a toe when a display unit collapsed onto my foot?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for five days following your injury will not disqualify you from claiming compensation for an accident in Currys, but how much compensation for your injury in Currys you ultimately receive for your injury may be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an injury in an accident in Dixons if I did not go to the hospital for several days after hurting my back when I fell over some boxes left in an aisle?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for several days following your injury will not disqualify you from claiming compensation for an injury in an accident in Dixons, but how much compensation for your injury in Dixons you are ultimately be awarded may be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for a slip in Dixons if I did not go to the hospital for several days after cracking a rib due to slipping on a wet surface in the store?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for several days following your injury will not disqualify you from claiming compensation for a slip in Dixons, but how much compensation for your injury in Dixons you may be awarded could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in Debenhams department store if I did not see my doctor for several days after tripping over an electrical cable and damaging a ligament in my thumb as I tried to break my fall?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for several days after your injury will not disqualify you from claiming compensation for an accident in Debenhams department store, but how much compensation for your injury in Debenhams you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in a House of Fraser store if I did not see my doctor for several days after slipping on some discarded food in the cafeteria and suffering a soft tissue injury when I fell?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for several days after your injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for an accident in a House of Fraser store, but how much compensation for your injury in House of Fraser you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in a John Lewis shop if I did not see my doctor for several days after tripping over curtains left on the floor of the shop and spraining my ankle as I fell?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for several days after you sustained your injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for an accident in a John Lewis shop, but how much compensation for your injury in John Lewis you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for slipping in a River Island shop if I did not see my doctor for a week after I slipped on a wet floor and bruised my coccyx when I fell?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for a week after you sustained your injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for slipping in a River Island shop, but how much compensation for an injury in River Island you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for tripping and falling in a River Island store if I did not see my doctor for ten days after I tripped on clothes which had fallen off a hanger and sprained my wrist when I fell?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for ten days after you sustained your wrist injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for tripping and falling in a River Island store, but how much compensation for an injury in River Island you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in a Topman store if I did not visit the hospital for a week after I tripped over a packing case that been left on the floor and broke my finger?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for a week after you sustained your injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for an accident in a Topman store, but how much compensation for an injury in Topman you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for an accident in Primark if I did not visit the hospital for a week after I tripped over display equipment that been left on the floor and broke my toe?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for a week after you sustained your toe injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for an accident in Primark, but how much compensation for an injury in Primark you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for having slipped in Waterstones due to it being a wet day? The entrance of the shop was soaked and I have been on painkillers for my back ever since my accident.

If you slipped in Waterstones and sustained an injury to your back due to the shop´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim compensation for having slipped in Waterstones. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for slipping in Waterstones, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which Waterstones are liable, and that Waterstones´ liability is due to a failure in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for having tripped over a book in Waterstones which had been left on the floor? There did not seem to be any staff around and I badly twisted my ankle when I fell.

If you tripped over a book in Waterstones and sustained an injury to your ankle due to the shop´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for tripping in Waterstones. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for tripping in Waterstones, it has to be established that you sustained a notable injury for which Waterstones are liable, and that Waterstones´ liability is due to a failure in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I tripped and fell in an accident in Kingfisher due to an unattended box in an aisle. Is it possible to claim compensation for the knee injury I sustained?

If you tripped and fell in an accident in Kingfisher and sustained an injury to your knee due to the shop´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim compensation for having tripped and fell in an accident in Kingfisher. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for tripping and falling in Kingfisher, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which Kingfisher are liable, and that Kingfisher´s liability is due to a failure in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I fell in an accident in Homebase when I slid on some screws which were on the floor. Is it possible to claim accident compensation for the wrist injury I sustained?

If you fell in an accident in Homebase and sustained an injury to your wrist due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim compensation because you fell in an accident in Homebase. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for falling in an accident in Homebase, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which Homebase are liable, and that Homebase´s liability is due to a failure in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I fell over in on materials on the floor in a Homebase store and dislocated my shoulder when I landed. Am I eligible to claim injury compensation for a fall in a Homebase store?

If you fell over in a Homebase store and sustained an injury to your shoulder due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim compensation because you fell over in a Homebase store. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for falling over in a Homebase store, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Homebase store is liable, and that Homebase´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I had an accident in a B&Q store when a shelf collapsed because of the weight of goods on it and crushed my foot. Can I claim accident in B&Q store compensation for my foot injury?

If you had an accident in a B&Q store and sustained an injury to your foot due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim accident in B&Q store compensation. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for an accident in a B&Q store, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the B&Q store is liable, and that B&Q´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I fell in a Comet store and hurt myself due to slipping on some food which had been trodden into the floor. Is it possible to claim compensation for falling in Comet?

If you fell in a Comet store and sustained an injury due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk, you should be eligible to claim fell in a Comet store compensation. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for falling in a Comet store, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Comet store is liable, and that Comet´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping in a Topman shop due to water that was on the floor? I suffered concussion when I fell and still get headaches.

If you slipped in Topman and were concussed due to the shop´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim compensation for slipping in a Topman shop. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for slipping in a Topman shop, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Topman shop is liable, and that Topman´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in an Austin Reed shop due to tripping over hangers which had been left on the floor? I suffered cuts and severe bruising to my arm when I fell.

If you tripped in Austin Reed and suffered cuts and bruising due to the shop´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for an accident in Austin Reed. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for an accident in an Austin Reed shop, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Austin Reed shop is liable, and that Austin Reed´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I slipped on clothes on the floor in a Next store and tore a tendon in my hand when I fell. Can I claim injury compensation for slipping in Next?

If you slipped on clothes on the floor in a Next store and suffered a torn tendon due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for slipping in Next. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for having slipped on clothes on the floor in a Next store, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Next store is liable, and that Next´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I slipped in a BHS store while having a coffee in their cafeteria. The floor was covered with food and I severely bruised my hip when I fell. Is it possible to claim injury compensation because I slipped in a BHS store through no fault of my own?

If you slipped in a BHS store because of the condition of the floor, and suffered bruising due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for slipping in BHS. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for having slipped in a BHS store, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the BHS store is liable, and that BHS´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I tripped and hurt myself in Dixons when I fell over cables which were providing power for a display unit. I fractured my radius bone when I fell. Is this something I can claim injury compensation for?

If you tripped in Dixons and hurt yourself because cables were dangerously placed across the floor, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for tripping in Dixons due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for having tripped in Dixons, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which Dixons is liable, and that Dixons´ liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for falling on a London Underground escalator? A member of staff pushed the emergency stop button and I fell, sustaining a cut to my face which has developed into a scar.

If a member of Transport for London´s staff was responsible for you falling on a London Underground escalator and sustaining an injury, you should be eligible to make a claim for falling on an Underground escalator due to the company´s lack of care to protect Tube passengers from risk of injury. However, in order to successfully claim compensation for falling on a London Underground escalator, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which Transport for London is liable, and that Transport for London´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I tripped and fell in Costa Coffee when I fell over cables which were providing electricity for a display sign. The hot coffee burned my hand when I fell and has left a scar and I would like to know if I can claim compensation for my injury.

If you tripped and fell in Costa Coffee and burned yourself because cables were dangerously placed across the floor, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for tripping and falling in Costa Coffee due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for having tripped and fallen in Costa Coffee, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which Costa Coffee is liable, and that Costa Coffee´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident at Thorpe Park? I do not know whether the park regulations would make me ineligible to claim for a fractured elbow I sustained when a barrier I was leaning on collapsed.

Inasmuch as there are regulations in place which limit Thorpe Park´s liability for certain types of accident, you should be able to claim injury compensation for an accident at Thorpe Park if a barrier you were leaning on collapsed, as a faulty barrier represents a lack of care to protect visitors to the park from risk of injury. However, in order to successfully claim compensation for a Thorpe Park accident, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Merlin Entertainments Group – the owners of Thorpe Park – is liable, and that Thorpe Park´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a slip and fall accident at the Natural History Museum if I slipped on some food that had been spilled on a step and fell down several stairs, hurting my back as I did?

If you slipped on a dirty step and hurt yourself when you fell, you should be eligible to claim compensation for a slip and fall accident in the Natural History Museum due to the venue´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury. In order to make a successful compensation claim for slipping and falling at the Natural History Museum, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the museum is liable, and that the Natural History Museum´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a tripping and falling accident at the Tate Modern Gallery if I tripped on one of the floor ventilation grills and twisted my ankle when I fell?

If you tripped and fell due to a disfigured ventilation grill, you should be eligible to claim compensation for a tripping and falling accident at the Tate Modern Gallery due to the venue´s lack of care to protect their visitors from risk of injury. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for tripping and falling at the Tate Modern Gallery, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the gallery is liable, and that the Tate Modern Gallery´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Can I claim injury compensation for a tripping and falling accident in Legoland Windsor if I tripped an uneven path while queuing with my son to ride on the Thunder Blazer?

If you tripped and fell due to an uneven path, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for a tripping and falling accident Legoland Windsor due to the resort´s lack of care to protect their visitors from risk of injury. However, in order to make a successful injury compensation claim for a tripping and falling accident in Legoland, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the resort is liable, and that the Legoland´s liability is due to a breach in the company´s duty of care. Click here to read more.

I slipped on oil in a petrol station and hurt my elbow when I fell. Am I entitled to claim compensation for my injury?

If you slipped on oil in a petrol station and sustained an injury to your elbow due to the garage´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for a slip and fall in a petrol station. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for having slipped on oil in a petrol station, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the garage is liable, and that the petrol station´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for an accident in Kew Gardens if I slipped on plant debris which had been left on a path? I damaged my knee when I fell and am in pain whenever I try to walk.

You will be entitled to claim compensation for an accident in Kew Gardens if it can be established that you sustained a knee injury due to a breach in Kew Garden´s duty of care to provide visitors to the venue with a safe environment in which to enjoy the garden´s attractions. However, although it may appear on first sight that Kew Gardens´ negligence led to your accident occurring, their duty of care is not “absolute”. Click here to read more.

Can I claim injury compensation for a trip accident at Chester Zoo if I tripped on a hole in the path and hurt my wrist when I fell?

You will be entitled to claim injury compensation for a trip accident at Chester Zoo if it can be established that you sustained your wrist injury due to a breach in Chester Zoo´s duty of care to provide visitors to the venue with a safe environment in which to enjoy the animals and the attractions. However, although it may appear on first sight that Chester Zoo´s negligence led to your trip accident occurring, their duty of care is not “absolute”. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a tripping accident at Bristol Zoo if I tripped on an uneven path and broke a finger when I fell?

You will be entitled to claim compensation for a tripping accident at Bristol Zoo if it can be established that you sustained your finger injury due to a breach in Bristol Zoo´s duty of care to provide visitors to the venue with a safe environment in which to enjoy the animals and the attractions. However, although it may appear on first sight that Bristol Zoo´s negligence led to your tripping accident occurring, their duty of care is not “absolute”. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for tripping in London Zoo if I tripped over an electric cable which was lying across the floor of the dark reptile house and bruised my hip when I fell?

You will be entitled to claim compensation for tripping in London Zoo if it can be established that you sustained your hip injury due to a breach in London Zoo´s duty of care to provide visitors to the venue with a safe environment in which to enjoy the animals and the attractions. However, although it may appear on first sight that London Zoo´s negligence led to your trip and injury occurring, their duty of care is not “absolute”. Click here to read more.

Who is liable for a golf ball accident if I was hit in the face by an errant golf ball at my local course?

In order to determine who is liable for a golf ball accident, it will be necessary to establish the circumstances in which your injury was sustained. In most claims for a golf ball accident the golfer who struck the ball is the liable party, but there may also be reason to claim injury compensation against the club at which you were playing if it can be established that a faulty course layout or a breach in the golf course´s duty of care resulted in your injury being sustained. Click here to read more.

What is the liability of the golf course for a golf ball accident?

Although visitors to a golf course have to accept that there is an element of risk in the sport they are participating in, when an injury is sustained which could have been prevented had greater care been taken, it is possible to make a compensation claim for a golf ball accident. Click here to read more.

Against whom do I make a claim for golf ball injury compensation if I have been struck by a golf ball on the golf course?

The circumstances of your accident and injury will largely dictate against whom you make a claim for golf ball injury compensation when you have been struck by a golf ball on the golf course and sustained an injury which has required professional medical treatment. Click here to read more.

I was injured in a golf ball accident at my local course when I was struck on the knee by a ball hit from another fairway. Is there such a thing as golf ball accident compensation?

It should be possible to make a claim for golf ball accident compensation, although the circumstances of your accident will determine against whom the claim is made. However your priority should be that of your health and, if you have not done so already, you should seek professional medical attention for your knee injury. Click here to read more.

How do I establish golf course liability for being hit by a golf ball?

If you have been hit by a golf ball on a golf course, in order to establish golf course liability for your injury it has to be shown that the golf course failed in its duty of care to provide you with a safe environment to play golf – effectively that you suffered an injury which could have been prevented if the golf course had fulfilled its health and safety obligations. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a claim for golf cart accident compensation if I was injured while a passenger in a golf cart?

There are two scenarios in which you might be able to claim golf cart accident compensation if you have been injured while a passenger in a golf cart. The first is if the driver of the golf cart was responsible for causing an accident due to reckless driving of the vehicle or a lack of care of where he or she drove it. In this event, you would make a claim for golf cart accident compensation against the driver of the vehicle – either through their golf liability insurance policy or home contents insurance policy if the negligent party did not have insurance against being liable for causing an injury on the golf course. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for golfing accidents can I claim if I twisted my ankle when I tripped over a hole on the fairway of the golf course?

Assuming that the golf course admits it liability for the poor condition of the golf course, how much compensation for golfing accidents you will be entitled to receive will depend on more than the severity and extent of your twisted ankle injury. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim golf buggy accident compensation if the buggy I was driving slid down a wet embankment and toppled over, causing me to break my wrist?

In order to claim golf buggy accident compensation, it has to be established that the golf course from whom you hired the buggy was negligent – either by providing you with a buggy which had insufficient traction to cope with the terrain and conditions of the golf course or because a hazard had appeared in the form of the wet embankment, which the golf course had sufficient time to cordon off to make it inaccessible. Click here to read more.

Is it possible for me to claim compensation for being hit by a golf club? The golfer whose club it was says he hired it from the golf shop and the shaft came loose from the grip, so would I make a claim against the golfer or the shop?

There are several issues which may complicate your claim for compensation for being hit by a golf club – the first being your health. Only if you sustained an injury which required professional medical attention – and you went to hospital immediately after your accident happened – will you have a claim for being hit by a golf club which is worth your while to pursue. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make vascular injury compensation claims against my employer if I was injured at work in an accident caused by a work colleague?

It should be possible for you to make vascular injury compensation claims against your employer’s liability insurance policy, provided that you sustained your injury due to a failure in a duty of care and as a direct result of negligence. Your employer owes you a duty of care to ensure the workplace is safe, which includes the provision of proper training to the staff. Click here to read more.

How can I tell if it will be worth my while making claims for cuts and bruises? My employer told me I can make a claim, but I would be unlikely to receive much compensation.

It is good news that your employer is being supportive and has confirmed that claims for cuts and bruises can be made against his liability insurance policy. This does not necessarily mean that your claim will not be contested by his insurance company, but it is a positive sign that he is accepting liability for your injuries. Click here to read more.

Can I make ear laceration claims against my hairdresser for almost severing my earlobe while cutting my hair?

It is certainly possible to make ear laceration claims against a hairdresser, as any cut represents a serious failure in a duty of care and negligence on the part of your hairdresser. A claim for compensation for a cut ear could be made on the grounds of incompetence or a failure of your hairdresser to exercise due care and attention while cutting your hair. Click here to read more.

Can claims for lacerations cover mental health problems which have developed as a result of facial injuries? My wife is suffering from panic attacks after a car accident in which she suffered severe facial cuts and has been diagnosed with depression.

It is not uncommon for mental health problems to be suffered after a highly traumatic accident, and it is only fair that claims for lacerations reflect the psychological injuries which are suffered as well as the physical injuries. Click here to read more.

How does contributory negligence in a car accident affect cranial fracture compensation claims? Will I still be able to claim if I was partly to blame for the accident?

Under UK claims law, it is possible for cranial fracture compensation claims to be made provided that the head injury was sustained in an accident for which the victim was not primarily to blame. As long as you can establish and prove that the majority of blame for the accident lies with one or more third parties, you should be entitled to recover compensation for a cranial fracture. Click here to read more.

Can claims for a partially severed finger include compensation for no longer being able to grip properly? I severed a tendon in my finger in a machine accident at work and can no longer perform my job due to my injury.

Provided that you can prove that your accident at work was caused by the negligence of your employer, and it could have been prevented had appropriate health and safety measures been in place, you should be entitled to make claims for a partially severed finger. Click here to read more.

Can radial nerve damage claims be made against a hospital for accidental damage caused during surgery?

It is your legal right to make radial nerve damage claims if your injury resulted from the negligence of the surgeon who performed your operation. However, recovering compensation for a mistake made by a medical professional differs considerably from standard personal injury claims, and specialist legal assistance will be required. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make claims for bruised ribs after a fall from a broken chair at work? I had to take four weeks off work and I have been in terrible pain.

It is possible to make claims for bruised ribs after an accident at work, provided your injuries were sustained as a direct result of the negligence of your employer. In your case it is possible that your employer has been negligent for failing to ensure that your chair was fully functional and safe to use and is therefore liable for your injury. Click here to read more.

I want to claim for a broken foot to recover lost earnings as I have been off work for a month and I only receive a quarter of my earnings when I am sick. Will I be able to claim for the wages I have lost?

It is certainly possible to make a claim for a broken foot to recover lost earnings, in addition to any other costs or expenses which you have had to cover as a result of your injury. It may also be possible to recover lost overtime in addition to the shortfall in your salary, provided you regularly earned overtime and there would have been the opportunity to continue to do so while you were off work due to your injury. Click here to read more.

I have been contacted by my employer’s insurance company and have been told that I do not need to make compensation claims for broken jaws and have been offered a settlement of £5000. Should I accept the offer?

The insurance company has made you an offer to prevent compensation claims for broken jaws from being made and limiting its potential losses. This is an increasingly common tactic employed by insurance companies to reduce liabilities and increase company profits. It is known as ‘third party capture’, and it is rarely to the advantage of the accident victim to accept the offer of compensation. Click here to read more.

I fractured my forearm after slipping on a wet floor at work; can I claim compensation for a broken arm from my employer?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for a broken arm from your employer; provided your slip and fall was a direct result of employer negligence and it involved a failure in a duty of care. It is not possible to tell if this was the case without further information on the circumstances which led to the accident occurring. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make compensation claims for groin injuries after slipping on oil on the floor in a shop? If so, what do I need to do in order to start a claim?

Before contemplating making compensation claims for groin injuries, it is vital that medical attention is sought and your injuries are treated. You should have visited the accident and emergency department of the local hospital immediately after the accident or at least have visited a doctor. Click here to read more.

My mother slipped on water from a leaking pipe at work; will she be entitled to claim compensation for a fractured pelvis against her employer?

Your mother will be entitled to make a claim for compensation for a fractured pelvis if it can be established and proven that her employer was negligent and failed in a duty of care to ensure the workplace was safe. Provided that her injury was caused as a direct result of the breach in a duty of care and the negligence of her employer, a claim for a fractured pelvis should be possible. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for a pedestrian knocked down by a car while crossing a road? I was not using a designated crossing, but I thought I had plenty of time to make it to the other side.

Claims for compensation for a pedestrian knocked down by a car can be made against the insurance policy of the driver who caused the accident and injury. Claims for pedestrian injuries will not be possible however your injury was primarily your own fault. Click here to read more.

I want to make a pedestrian claim for being hit by a car, but I did not record the driver’s details. The driver stopped to see if I was badly hurt, but then drove off without giving me his contact details or insurance information.

We are sorry to hear about your accident and injury, and we hope to be able to put your mind at rest about your right to make a pedestrian claim for being hit by a car. Standard personal injury claims for a pedestrian injured by a car would be made against a negligent driver’s motor insurance policy and would proceed in the same manner as a claim for a car crash claim involving two vehicles. Click here to read more.

I was a pedestrian knocked down at a zebra crossing. Can I claim compensation for a fractured pelvis?

A pedestrian knocked down at a zebra crossing may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the motor vehicle insurance policy of the driver who caused the accident. In order to qualify to make a claim for pedestrian car accident compensation, the following criteria must be met. Click here to read more.

I was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing. I took the drivers contact details but he said the accident was not his fault as it was at night and I was wearing dark clothing. Is this likely to affect my claim?

The fact that you were wearing dark clothing at night would no doubt have made it more difficult for the driver to see you, but if you were hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing the law is on your side. It is unlikely that the driver who hit you would be able to successfully defend your claim for an injury to a pedestrian on those grounds. Click here to read more.

How can a child knocked down by a car get injury compensation if a legal minor cannot make a claim? My six year old daughter was hit by a car outside her school. How can she get compensation for her injuries?

The law prevents a claim for a child knocked down by a car from being made immediately after an accident, as a legal minor cannot take civil action to recover compensation. The Statute of Limitations places a three year time limit within which a claim for a child hit by a car can be made, with the time period commencing when the child reaches eighteen years of age. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for a pedestrian injured by a car if the driver who caused the accident did not have insurance?

Whenever a claim for compensation for a pedestrian injured by a car is made, it is not always necessary for there to be an insurance policy against which the claim can be made. In the case of a driver who is underage, is not legally permitted to drive or does not own a valid insurance policy, a claim for a pedestrian injured by a car is still possible. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for a hair straightener burning hair?

It may be possible to claim compensation for a hair straightener burning hair, but only if the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party. If you were straightening your hair at home it is unlikely that you will be able to make a claim unless you can establish that the manufacturer of the hair straighteners was in some way responsible. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim wrong disc removal compensation against a surgeon or hospital? I went to hospital to have a disc removed only to be told afterwards that the wrong disc had been removed and I would need another operation.

The removal of a healthy body part is a serious failure in the duty of care owed you by the hospital and your injury was clearly caused by negligence which would make a claim for wrong disc removal compensation possible. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make compensation claims for riding school accidents? I left my son at the riding school and he was kicked by a horse and broke three ribs.

As part of UK licensing requirements, all riding schools must purchase an insurance policy to cover compensation claims for riding school accidents. When an accident occurs due to the negligence of the riding school staff and an injury is sustained to a customer, a claim for compensation should be possible against the riding school’s insurance policy. Click here to read more.

Is a claim for injury compensation for a broken chair in a restaurant possible? My chair collapsed while I was dining in a restaurant and I injured my shoulder. Can I also recover the cost of replacing my ripped suit jacket?

You should be entitled to claim injury compensation for a broken chair in a restaurant, as the restaurant owner should have been aware that your chair was faulty. Restaurants owe diners a duty of care to ensure that the premises can be used by diners without being placed at risk of sustaining an injury. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for an injury from faulty gym equipment? I damaged by back on a faulty rowing machine at my local gym.

You will be entitled to make a claim for compensation for an injury from faulty gym equipment if you can establish and prove that the gym owner has been negligent for failing to maintain the fitness equipment to an acceptable standard. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping on urine in a work toilet, or is this unlikely to be regarded as employer negligence?

Claims for compensation for slipping on urine in a work toilet can be made against an employer provided that it can be established and proven that an employer has been negligent. Wet floors represent a serious slip hazard and employers need to be particularly attentive to the presence of any liquid on the floor. Click here to read more.

I heard that it is possible to claim compensation for a work injury with no risk assessment after an injury at work. Does a failure to conduct a risk assessment give me grounds to recover personal injury compensation?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for a work injury with no risk assessment depending on the nature of the accident which caused your injury and whether it involved a breach in health and safety at work regulations. When health and safety regulations are breached and a member of staff sustains a personal injury as a direct result, claims for compensation are usually possible. If this was the case at your place of work, it is probable that compensation for no risk assessment can be claimed. Click here to read more.

Can claims for manual handing injuries by shop workers be made for frozen shoulder caused by lifting heavy boxes of stock?

In the UK, claims for manual handing injuries by shop workers can be made for any injury sustained as a direct result of the negligence of an employer. If you can establish and prove that you developed frozen shoulder as a direct result of your work, and your employer could have prevented your injury, a shop worker injury compensation claim should be possible. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a manual handing injury in an office for injuring my back when I had to carry heavy office files? Will my claim be affected by a pre-existing back problem?

Provided you sustained your injury in an office accident which can be attributed to the negligence of your employer, you should be entitled to claim compensation for a manual handing injury in an office. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for being injured operating heavy machinery at work if no proper training had been provided on how to use a machine safely? I am sure that I could have avoided an injury if I had received better training.

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My employer told me I cannot claim compensation for an electric shock at work as I was not wearing rubber soled work shoes. He said my injuries were my fault for not taking care of my own personal safety. Is this correct?

A failure of an employer to provide adequate training is negligence and this should entitle you to make a claim for compensation for being injured operating heavy machinery. Provided that your injury was severe enough to have been treated by a doctor and you sought medical attention promptly, your claim for heavy machinery injury compensation would have a good likelihood of being successful. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for slipping in a toilet due to a leaking tap in the pub where I work? I slipped and fell and hit my head on a urinal and suffered a severe concussion.

It is not possible to confirm whether you are entitled to claim compensation for slipping in a toilet due to a leaking tap based on the information you have provided. There are a number of factors which need to be assessed before eligibility to claim personal injury compensation can be confirmed. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for slipping on food in an office kitchen if I do not know who dropped the food on the floor? My employer said that I must claim against the person responsible, and it is not his fault that the kitchen is always left dirty after lunch.

The negligence of other workers can certainly be grounds for making a compensation claim; however in your case it is your employer’s insurance company that is likely to have to pay you compensation for slipping on food in an office kitchen. It is almost always the employer who is liable in a claim for an office kitchen slip and fall, and not the member of staff responsible for dropping the food. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping on food on the floor in an office canteen?

Claims for compensation for slipping on food on the floor in an office canteen are possible under certain circumstances. Provided that a slip on food on the floor resulted in a personal injury being sustained, and the accident can be attributed to the negligence of an employer, it should be possible to recover compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for a minor accident at work, or am I only entitled to claim for serious injuries? I slipped on a wet floor and pulled a muscle in my groin. My employer says it is not possible to claim for something so trivial.

Many accident victims believe that it is not possible to claim compensation for a minor accident at work, and fail to make claims which they are within their legal rights to make. Provided an accident caused an injury to be sustained, and it can be attributed to the negligence of an employer, a minor injury claim should be possible. Click here to read more.

I think I should be entitled to claim compensation for slipping on a raspberry in Tesco. I severely twisted an ankle. What do I need to do in order to start a claim?

You may be entitled to compensation for slipping on a raspberry in Tesco, although a claim for slipping on fruit in Tesco has potential to be complicated. The reason for this is that you must be able to prove that the supermarket was negligent for allowing the hazard to exist for an unacceptable amount of time before your accident occurred. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping on a raspberry in Sainsburys for torn ligaments, or is this not severe enough to make a claim worthwhile?

It is possible to make a claim for compensation for slipping on a raspberry in Sainsburys for any personal injury sustained in the accident. You do not have to have suffered a broken bone or a highly serious injury in order to make a claim for compensation. Click here to read more.

I have been offered compensation for a broken wrist slipping in a supermarket. Will I receive more compensation if I make a claim through the courts or should I accept the insurance company’s offer?

When an insurance company makes an offer of compensation for a broken wrist slipping in a supermarket without a legal claim having been made, it indicates that the insurance company believes that there is a substantial risk of its client being held liable for the injury. Click here to read more.

I want to make a compensation claim for slipping on spilled mayonnaise in a supermarket for a severe cut to my foot and an injury to my shoulder. Is this likely to be possible?

You will be entitled to make a compensation claim for slipping on spilled mayonnaise in a supermarket for both the cut to your foot and the shoulder injury, provided that the accident was caused by a failure in a duty of care and the negligence of the supermarket. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a compensation claim for slipping on sugar spilled in a supermarket, or can claims only be made for slips and falls due to spilled liquids?

A high proportion of claims for slips and falls in supermarkets are made because of accidents caused by wet floors, although any hazard on the floor which results in an injury can form the basis of a legal claim and a compensation claim for slipping on sugar spilled in a supermarket is certainly possible. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a freshly mopped floor with no warning signs in a supermarket; does this mean I will be entitled to claim compensation?

You are certainly within your rights to make a claim for compensation after having slipped on a freshly mopped floor with no warning signs in a supermarket, provided that you sustained an injury in the accident which warranted seeking professional medical attention. Compensation for a slip on a wet supermarket floor can only be recovered for an injury which has been assessed by a doctor and recorded in your medical records. Click here to read more.

I spoke to the store manager about claiming compensation for tripping on loose carpet tiles in a supermarket, and I was told that I cannot claim as the hazard had not been previously reported. Is this true?

If you want to confirm whether you can claim compensation for tripping on loose carpet tiles in a supermarket, it is best if you speak with a personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

I want to make a claim for compensation for slipping on a polished vinyl tile in a supermarket, but I am unsure if this would entitle me to make a claim. Is this type of accident likely to be deemed to be the fault of the supermarket?

You should be entitled to make a claim for compensation for slipping on a polished vinyl tile in a supermarket if the tile had been polished to the extent that it was slippery and dangerous. This would be classed as negligence of the part of the supermarket for creating a hazard in the store. Click here to read more.

How can I prove negligence in a claim for compensation for slipping on a raspberry in a supermarket?

Your question covers one of the most important aspects of making a successful claim for compensation for slipping on a raspberry in a supermarket; that of establishing and proving that the staff had been negligent. If you cannot prove that your accident and injury was caused as a direct result of negligence of the store staff, and there was a failure in a duty of care, a claim for compensation is unlikely to be successful. Click here to read more.

If my daughter broke her wrist when she slipped and fell on a wet floor in a shop, can I claim compensation for slipping on marble tiles on her behalf? If so, how should I go about making the claim?

It is possible to make a claim for compensation for slipping on marble tiles on behalf of a legal minor by acting as a ‘litigation friend’. The first step you should take is to consult a personal injury solicitor for advice. Before any legal proceedings are commenced, it is important that the right to claim compensation is confirmed. Click here to read more.

I am not sure if I qualify to make a claim for compensation for slipping on a badly fitted carpet. What criteria must be met in order for a compensation claim to be possible?

If you tripped and fell on a badly fitted carpet in a public building and sustained an injury which required you to seek medical attention, you should be entitled to claim compensation for slipping on a badly fitted carpet against the public liability insurance policy held by the occupier of the building. Click here to read more.

I want to claim compensation for tripping over a pallet in a supermarket. A member of staff pushed a pallet next to me while I was selecting vegetables and I turned and tripped over it and injured my back when I fell. Can I make a claim?

In order to make a claim for compensation for tripping over a pallet in a supermarket, the accident must have been caused by the negligence of the supermarket staff and there must have been a failure in a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for tripping over a discarded plastic binding in a supermarket? I broke my wrist and tore two ligaments in my arm when I landed awkwardly after tripping on a plastic binding on the floor.

Trips and falls on rubbish left on the floor of a supermarket are certainly possible, and in your case you should be entitled to make a claim for compensation for tripping over a discarded plastic binding in a supermarket. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for tripping over discarded wrappings from stock in a supermarket? I didn’t see the wrapping on the floor as I was looking at a display. Is this likely to be classed as my own fault?

It is your legal right to make a claim for compensation for tripping over discarded wrappings from stock in a supermarket provided that the accident was not entirely your fault. A claim should be possible if it can be established and proven that the supermarket staff was negligent for creating a hazard on the floor. Click here to read more.

I want to claim compensation for cutting a hand on a broken display stand in a supermarket? I went back to the supermarket to take a photograph of the display but it had been removed. What should I do?

Photographic evidence can be useful to establish negligence in a claim for compensation for cutting a hand on a broken display stand in a supermarket as you must be able to prove that the supermarket has been negligent when claiming for an injury caused by a broken display stand. However, there are other ways that negligence can be established if it was not possible to collect photographic evidence. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for hitting my head on display adverting in a supermarket? I cut my forehead and needed stitches and the doctor told me I had mild concussion.

You are certainly within your rights to make a claim for compensation for hitting your head on display adverting in a supermarket, as this was an accident which should not have been allowed to occur. Click here to read more.

What are Conditional Fee Agreements?

Due to a spate of recent TV adverts by legal firms, most people are actually aware what are Conditional Fee Agreements, although not by name. The reason is that Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA’s) are frequently advertised as “No Win, No Fee claims”, which is the most common type of CFA entered into with a personal injury solicitor. Click here to read more.

What are Civil Compensation Claims?

Most people in the UK are aware of the term ‘personal injury claim’, but are not sure what are civil compensation claims and when they should be made. In the UK, it is not uncommon for the term civil compensation claims to be used interchangeably with personal injury claims. Click here to read more.

How much compensation will I get if I make a claim for compensation for whiplash injuries from a car accident?

It is important to find out how much compensation will you get before you decide to make a claim for an accident. Making a claim for compensation may be free of charge if the claim is successful, although this is not necessarily the case if a claim is lost. Click here to read more.

What is the statute of limitations for professional negligence claims in the UK?

The Statute of Limitations for professional negligence came into force in the UK in 1980 with the passing of the Limitation Act, which places a time limit on making a claim for professional negligence. The time limits differ depending on the nature of professional negligence which is being claimed for. Click here to read more.

What is the statute of limitations for fatal injuries? How long do I have to make a claim for the death of my husband?

The statute of limitations for fatal injuries came into force with the introduction of The Fatal Accidents Act in 1976, which limits the time for claiming for a fatality to three years. The time period commences from the date of death and not from the date which injuries were suffered of an illness was contracted. Click here to read more.

What is the Statute of Limitations and Date of Knowledge, and how does this apply to an industrial illness claim?

The time period for making a claim for an illness contracted due to the negligence of a third party is governed by the Statute of Limitations and Date of Knowledge – the ‘Date of Knowledge’ being used as the point in time that the limit for claiming compensation for an industrial illness commences. Click here to read more.

How are general damages for personal injuries calculated?

The purpose of general damages for personal injuries is to compensate the victim of an accident for the pain and suffering they have had to endure. General damages also covers ‘loss of amenity’; a temporary or permanent loss of function or ability to perform day to day tasks, sports or other pastimes which can no longer be enjoyed. Click here to read more.

What is the Statute of Limitations for minors?

The Statute of Limitations for minors for personal injury claims is the same as adults in the UK; however how the time limit is applied differs considerably. In the UK, personal injury claims must be made within three years of the date of injury or the ‘Date of Knowledge’ of an injury when it is not immediately apparent. Click here to read more.

How much claim for slipping in Subway could I receive if I seriously damaged a tooth in the fall?

How much compensation for slipping in Subway you could be eligible to receive is going to be dependent on a number of factors, one of these being the circumstances of the accident in which you sustained your injury. Although Subway, like all other fast food restaurants, owe their customers a duty of care when it comes to maintaining a safe, hazard free environment, there are some situations when an accident just is not preventable. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim personal injury compensation if I was burned by a hot drink in Starbucks?

Your eligibility to make a claim for being burned by a hot drink in Starbucks will depend on a number of factors. If you were not warned that the drink was hot or there was no heat protector placed on the cup (presuming it was a polystyrene cup), you may be eligible to claim compensation for a hot drink burn. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation if I slipped in a Starbucks toilet? The floor was wet and there were no hazard signs alerting me. I twisted my ankle in the fall but was told that may claim may be complicated by the fact that no one saw my accident.

The circumstances surrounding your accident along with the nature and extent of your injuries are all factors that can affect your eligibility to make a compensation claim if you have slipped in a Starbucks toilet. The fact that no one else saw your accident will not affect your ability to make a Starbucks compensation claim as there are other forms of evidence you could use for support. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation if I fell down wet stairs in a Starbucks? I was told I will be unable to work for two months due to my injury and also that the owners of the Starbucks are not responsible for the cleaners. How should I proceed?

If you fell down wet stairs in a Starbucks and wish to pursue compensation office you must determine who employs the cleaners. A personal injury solicitor will be able to help you in this regard therefore it would be worth your while speaking to them about your Starbucks injury claim once you have received professional medical attention. Click here to read more.

Will I be entitled to compensation if I tripped on a step in Starbucks? I was running late and I fell while rushing down the steps from the coffee shop.

If you have tripped on a step in Starbucks and would like make a compensation claim for a fall it might interest you that this is one of the most common types of personal injury claim. However you will need to prove that Starbucks was negligent and as a result is responsible for the accident and your subsequent injury in order to successfully make a coffee shop accident claim. Click here to read more.

Is there a time limit on pursuing a compensation claim for falling over in Starbucks?

In accordance with the UK Statute of Limitations, there is a time limit of three years to make a claim for falling over in Starbucks. Of course there are exceptions to this rule, which a personal injury solicitor can explain in greater detail but generally claimants have three years from the ‘date of knowledge’ – that is the date you first become aware of your injury – to make a Starbucks compensation claim. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a carpet in Starbucks and badly injured my ankle. I am employed by the coffee shop and would like to make a claim against them for my injury but I am worried it could affect my position in the company. What should I do?

If you tripped on a carpet in Starbucks and would to claim compensation there is no need to overly worry about the reaction of management. Of course it is quite natural to feel apprehensive and many may think about the affect their claim for a trip in Starbucks will have on their position within the company and their future work prospects as well as how they will be view by management and other colleagues. Click here to read more.

I believe that I may be entitled to claim for being burned by a hot drink in the coffee republic and want to know what steps I should take to pursue compensation?

Your eligibility to claim for being burned by a hot drink in the coffee republic depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident along with the nature and extent of the injuries received. The drink may have been spilled on you or you may have burn your hand because you were not provided with a lid for the cup. If this is the case you may be entitled to compensation for a hot drink burn. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for slipping in Coffee Republic? What evidence will I require to substantiate my claim?

It is important to be aware before pursuing compensation for slipping in Coffee Republic that the circumstances surrounding your injury, its impact on your life and the nature of the injuries sustained are all factors that can affect your claim for a fall in Coffee Republic. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to claim for tripping on a step in Coffee Republic even though I was running when I fell?

The circumstances surrounding your accident as well as the severity and impact the injuries sustained will have on your life are all factors that may affect any potential claim for tripping on a step in Coffee Republic. The owner of the coffee shop has a duty of care to provide staff with a safe work environment, you will need to prove that they failed to do this which resulted in your trip. Click here to read more.

What steps must I take in order to make a claim for slipping on food in Coffee Republic?

In order to successfully claim for slipping on food in Coffee Republic you must demonstrate that the coffee shop owner’s negligence led to the accident and consequently your injury. Shop owners have a duty of care to provide staff with a safe working environment and you must prove in your personal injury claim for slipping that they failed to provide you with this. Click here to read more.

If I tripped on food on a floor in Coffee 1 can I still pursue a claim for compensation even though no one saw the incident?

In order to successfully claim compensation if you have tripped on food on a floor in Coffee 1 you must have substantial evidence to prove that your employer is responsible for the accident in which you sustained your injuries. To ensure your claim is not jeopardised, you should seek prompt professional medical attention as it is unlikely your claim for tripping on food will be successful if there is no record of the injury in your medical history. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys while I was employed there and severely injured my knee. A considerable amount of time has passed and I have developed arthritis. What is the time limit on making a compensation claim?

Although it may be some time since you suffered your injury it still could be possible to make a compensation claim if you slipped on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys provided you can demonstrate your employer’s negligence resulted in your injury. Employers have a duty of care to provide staff with a safe working environment and if they fail to do this, they may be responsible for your injury. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a wet floor in O’Neills pub and broke my wrist, am I eligible to make a personal injury claim for compensation?

Your eligibility to make a claim for compensation if you slipped on a wet floor in O’Neills pub depends on a number of factors. If the floor was wet for a considerable amount of time before you slipped and no hazard signs were present, you may be eligible to claim compensation for a fall in a pub. Click here to read more.

I slipped on food in Caffe Nero and broke my ankle in the fall. Am I eligible to make a compensation claim?

You will need to demonstrate that your injury was due to negligence on behalf of the shop in order to successfully claim compensation if you have slipped on food in Caffe Nero. You must also bear in mind that your personal injury compensation claim must agree with that terms set out in the Statute of Limitations, and that is the fact that you have three years from the date of knowledge to pursue compensation. Click here to read more.

I was scalded by hot coffee in Caffe Nero after the shop attendant failed to secure the lid on my cup of coffee and it spilled on my hands. What must I do to successfully claim compensation?

Before taking any other action you must first seek professional medical attention if you have been scalded by hot coffee in Caffe Nero. This should be done without delay as it could be argued by the negligent party that you contributed to your injuries by failing to seek timely medical care, which could affect the amount of compensation you are entitled to claim for an injury in Caffe Nero. Click here to read more.

I slipped in a toilet in Caffe Nero and broke my wrist as a result. The floor had recently been washed but no hazard signs were in place to warn me therefore am I entitled to claim compensation?

The circumstances surrounding your accident along with the nature and extent of your injuries are all factors that can affect your eligibility to claim compensation if you slipped in a toilet in Caffe Nero. You will need to prove a negligent third party was at least partially to blame for the injury you sustained in order to successfully make a Caffe Nero compensation claim. Click here to read more.

I was burned by a hot drink in Costa Coffee and would like to know if I am eligible to claim compensation for my injury?

Your eligibility to make a claim for being burned by a hot drink in Costa Coffee will depend on a number of factors. Firstly the accident must have caused an injury to you, and in order to successfully pursue compensation there must be a record of the injury you sustained in your medical history. Click here to read more.

How much compensation would I be entitled to claim if I slipped on a wet floor in a toilet in Costa Coffee and broke my arm?

Before discussing the value of a potential claim if you slipped on a wet floor in a toilet in Costa Coffee there are a few factors you need to consider. In order to make a personal injury claim for a fall in Costa Coffee, you will need to demonstrate that a third party who owed you a duty of care was negligent. Click here to read more.

Is it possible for child to make a compensation claim if they slipped on food in Puccinos coffee shop? My daughter broke her ankle when she fell on the floor.

It is possible to file a claim on behalf of your child if she slipped on food in Puccinos coffee shop, although until your daughter is legally recognised as an adult she will be unable to claim personally. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a wet floor in Puccinos Cafe Bar and broke my wrist. I have now been approached by insurers representing the company and have been offered compensation directly. Should I accept?

In this case if you slipped on a wet floor in Puccinos cafe bar and have been received a direct offer of compensation, it would be in your best interests to refer such an offer to an independent personal injury solicitor as they will be able to advise whether it is worth your while rejecting the offer or further pursuing your personal injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

I tripped on a step in Subway after a chunk of it came away as I was climbing the stairs. Am I entitled to claim compensation for the injury I sustained in the fall?

In order to successfully pursue compensation if you have tripped on a step in Subway, you must prove that your employer’s negligence led to the accident and subsequently your injury. There are many pieces of evidence that may be available to you in order to substantiate your subway compensation claim. Click here to read more.

Should I claim compensation for lumbar spine injury? I was recently injured in a car accident that wasn’t my fault and my doctor said my injury is quite severe.

It would certainly be advisable for you to consider pursuing a claim for compensation for lumbar spine injury; especially given that you suffered it in an accident you believe was not your fault. Spine injuries can be very serious and expensive if not dealt with correctly. Click here to read more.

Can I obtain compensation for muscle damage in accident if I was partially responsible?

You may still be able to claim compensation for muscle damage in accident if you were partially responsible; however your final settlement is likely to be reduced by a certain percentage to reflect your lack of care. This is called contributory negligence. Click here to read more.

I want to make a claim for compensation for soft tissue damage on behalf of my son. The doctor said he suffered this from being injured while playing football in school. How much can I expect to receive?

It is difficult to say how much you could obtain in a claim for compensation for soft tissue damage on behalf of your son as it will depend on the circumstances that his injuries were sustained, the severity of the injury and if the football coach can truly be seen as behaving negligently. As injuries of some manner are to be expected when taking part in sports of any kind, you will need to provide evidence as to how your son’s coach behaved in a negligent manner. Click here to read more.

Can I get compensation for facial burns if I tripped and burnt my face off the stove in the kitchen in work?

Whether or not you can claim for compensation for facial burns against your employer is dependent on a number of factors. Click here to read more.

I tripped and fell on broken pavement outside my house. Who do I make a claim for compensation for dislocating shoulder against? My injury is quite serious and I want to get it sorted out as quickly as possible.

In this instance your claim for compensation for dislocating shoulder would be made against your local council. However, there a number of elements that will determine whether or not you can make a claim. Click here to read more.

Can I make a claim for dislocating elbow injury if I sustained it in a car accident where I was the passenger in the car of the driver that was responsible? The driver is a friend and I don’t want to cause any awkwardness.

You should be able to make a claim for dislocating elbow even if you were a passenger in the car of the driver who was liable for causing the car accident. Oftentimes the a passenger of a car involved in a car accident is entitled to claim more compensation than the driver because they do not have that same split second to brace themselves before an impact as a driver would. You should not be put off making a claim because the driver is your friend. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for dislocated toe? I injured it, while working on a construction site, in an accident that wasn’t my fault. How much could I get?

If you are able to provide evidence of employer negligence with regards to compensation for dislocated toe, it is likely that you are eligible to pursue such a claim. Although there are many risks involved with working on a construction site, as with any other kind of job, your employer owes you and the rest of your co-workers a duty of care. Click here to read more.

What is loss of amenity in relation to compensation for dislocated ankle?

Loss of amenity in relation to compensation for dislocated ankle refers to any affect your dislocated ankle has made on your life subsequent to the accident where it is was sustained. It deals with any impact that is specifically non-financial but focuses instead on your quality of life and your ability to partake in what used to be everyday events or activities that you would have attained enjoyment from. Click here to read more.

Can I claim for dislocating finger if I got hit by a car that drove away right after hitting me?

You can attempt to claim for dislocating finger if you got hit by a car that drove away right after, however it could be difficult to find the negligent party in this instance. Nonetheless, if you were able to gather any information after the incident such as colour, make and the registration number of the car this could be useful to give to the police in assisting them in pinpointing the reckless driver’s location. Click here to read more.

Can I obtain compensation claim for dislocated wrist if I slipped in a restaurant?

You should be able to make a compensation claim for dislocated wrist if you are able to prove that the restaurant was responsible for the wrist injury you sustained. While diners are on the premises, all restaurants have a duty of care to provide a safe environment, free from any danger or hazard. Click here to read more.

Can I get compensation claim for dislocated knee if I dislocated my knee after falling of a faulty ladder at work?

It should be viable for you to pursue a compensation claim for dislocated knee for falling off a faulty ladder at work, though it may be subject to a number of factors. While your employer does indeed owe you and your co-workers a duty of care when it comes to maintaining a safe work environment that is free of defective equipment, if you are found to be in any way negligent with regards to the cause of your injury this will be reflected in the reduction of your final settlement. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for tearing hamstring can I get if it happened at the gym?

How much compensation for tearing hamstring you could get if it happened at the gym is dependent on a number of factors. It will have to be taken into account whether or not you were any way negligent. For example, if it was sustained from you using equipment that you were not yet trained in using or if you were engaging in dangerous behaviour. Click here to read more.

I want to get compensation for spraining ankle in accident after I slipped on an airplane on the way to my holiday. How do I go about this?

When looking to claim compensation for spraining ankle in accident while travelling abroad the best place to start is by getting professional medical attention as soon as you return home. Even if the treatment you may have received abroad seemed perfectly adequate, it’s good to get a second opinion and to monitor how your injury is doing. Click here to read more.

I tripped in the street and I want to claim compensation for soft tissue injury to leg. How do I do this?

The first thing you should do to claim compensation for soft tissue injury to leg is contact a personal injury claims solicitor who has experience in dealing with claims relating to injuries sustained by tripping in the street. Not only will they advise you on the strength of your claim, they will be able to help determine who the negligent party is in this case. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for sprained ankle if I slipped in a pub?

Whether or not you can claim compensation for sprained ankle for slipping in a pub is going to depend on a number of factors. You will have to prove that the pub owners were negligent and responsible for causing your injury. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for broken back I suffered at work? I was using equipment that I knew was defective but my employer failed to do anything about it and I was expected to carry on anyway.

It is difficult to say whether or not you can claim compensation for broken back without knowing more specific details about your accident and injury. Therefore, it is advisable that you contact a personal injury claims solicitor to discuss your potential claim with them at the first possible moment. Every employer owes their employees a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Can it be expensive to make a claim for compensation for broken neck that occurred in a restaurant? My father says it isn’t worth the hassle but my medical expenses are piling up.

Without knowing specific details of your potential claim for compensation for broken neck, it’s difficult to give you completely accurate information. However, although your father means well you should speak with a personal injury claims solicitor at the first possible moment in spite of what he says, as they will be able to give you useful advice regarding your broken neck and whether or not making a claim would be worth your while. Click here to read more.

Is psychological injury included in a claim for breaking foot bones? I broke the bones in both my feet when a drunk driver crashed into me. I will never be able to play football again and this has affected my mental state greatly.

Psychological injury can be included when calculating a claim for breaking foot bones. If you haven’t already told your personal injury claims solicitor about how your injury has been making you feel, you should do so as soon as possible. Click here to read more.

How much can compensation for head injury can I get if my head injury occurred in McDonalds?

I cannot answer tell you how much compensation for head injury you could get without knowing the severity of your injury and also the specific circumstances that caused you to sustain it. The amount that you could be entitled to receive depends on a number of factors and also establishing the negligence of the restaurant for causing your injury. Click here to read more.

How much claim for lost tip of finger in accident at the gym can I get?

How much claim for lost tip of finger in accident at gym you could get is dependent on a number of factors. One of these factors is the circumstance in which you lost the fingertip and whether or not you can be deemed as being partially responsible. Injuries can occur in the gym because of numerous possibilities, but if it is of no fault of your own then this is a clear breach in the duty of care that all gyms owe their customers and you should be eligible to claim compensation. Click here to read more.

What does claiming compensation for fractured shoulder bone in accident entail?

If you are genuinely considering claiming compensation for fractured shoulder bone in accident you should contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with such claims. They will be able to evaluate the strength of your claim based on a variety of factors including the severity the injury you have sustained, your age, gender, general state of health prior to your accident and any impact it has had on your quality of life as a result. Click here to read more.

How do you get accident compensation for fractured fibula bone if it happened in a supermarket?

Getting accident compensation for fractured fibula bone that happened in a supermarket would be pursued in much the same way as any other claim. Once you have established that the supermarket negligence was the cause for you sustaining your injury, you should contact a personal injury claims solicitor as soon as it is convenient. They will be able to advise you on how best to proceed with your claim and will also be able to provide you with more specific information. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for factored tibia bone in accident where I slipped at the local swimming pool can I get?

It is impossible to say how much compensation for factored tibia bone in accident you could receive without knowing the specific details of your accident and the severity of your injury. The only way you can find out how much broken tibia swimming pool accident compensation you could receive is by consulting with a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in swimming pool claims as soon as possible. Click here to read more.

How much accident compensation for fractured femur bone can I get if it happened in a hit and run accident?

I cannot tell you how much accident compensation for fractured femur bone you could be entitled to obtain without knowing the specific circumstances of your accident and also the severity of your injury. The only way of finding this out is by contacting a personal injury solicitor with experience of hit and run accident claims as soon as possible. Click here to read more.

Will I lose my job if I make a claim for compensation for fractured radius bone in accident against my employer?

You should not lose your job if you make a claim for compensation for fractured radius bone in accident against your employer. In the UK there are strict laws that prohibit any repercussions occurring as a result of an employee making a claim against their employer, such as any negative impact on their future work prospects. Click here to read more.

How do I get compensation for fractured shin bone in accident for my son who was injured by a falling gravestone at the graveyard?

To pursue a compensation for fractured shin bone in accident claim for injury in a graveyard it is advisable that you consult with a personal injury claims solicitor who has experience in dealing with cemetery related claims. Pursuing a graveyard injury compensation claim can be a sensitive matter for the relatives of the deceased; however this doesn’t change the fact that local councils and private cemetery owners still have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment while visitors are on the premises of a graveyard. Click here to read more.

Can I get compensation for fractured pelvis in accident if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt in a car accident but it was caused by another driver?

You could still be entitled to claim compensation for fractured pelvis in accident in this instance, however it may not be as much as you could be have been eligible to obtain if you had in fact been wearing your seatbelt. This is due to what is known as contributory negligence. Click here to read more.

My wife wants to make a claim for chipped bone in ankle for an accident that happened in a café two years ago. Is it too late to do this?

It is difficult to say whether or not it is too late to make a claim for chipped bone in ankle compensation without knowing the specific circumstances of your wife’s accident and injury. Only a personal injury claims solicitor with knowledge of these details will be able to give you a specific answer. Click here to read more.

Will I get more get more compensation claim for chipped bone in knee since it has affected my ability to work?

I cannot say if you will get more compensation claim for chipped bone in knee for affecting your ability to work without knowing the specific circumstances of your injury and the accident in which it occurred. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in knee work injury compensation claim at the soonest possible moment, as they will be able to evaluate your claim and tell you how much you could be eligible to receive. Click here to read more.

I got offered compensation for chipped bone in wrist from my local supermarket soon after I fell there. Is it wise to accept it?

I cannot answer whether or not you should accept compensation for chipped bone in wrist offered by your local without supermarket without first knowing the amount that they offered and also the extent of your injury, in combination with the circumstances in which it occurred. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for chipped bone in foot if it occurred in an accident where I was aware that the driver was drinking and driving?

I can’t give a definite answer as to whether or not you will have a sufficient claim for compensation for chipped bone in foot in this instance. The only one who can do that is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with claims for car crash related injuries. Click here to read more.

What are special damages in relation to compensation for chipped bone in hand?

Special Damages in relation to compensation for chipped bone in hand is an element of personal injury compensation that takes into account the financial losses that you have incurred that are directly attributable to the injury that you have sustained. In the case of a chipped bone in hand, this would be any costs incurred in the period of time that the injury was sustained and any expenses incurred afterwards as a direct consequence. Click here to read more.

How do I claim compensation for chipped bone in shoulder if it happened after I tripped in a park?

In order to claim compensation for chipped bone in shoulder you should speak with a personal injury solicitor with experience in park injury claims as soon as it is convenient. Only they will be able to advise you on how best to proceed with your claim once they know the particular circumstances of how your injury was sustained and also by knowing how severe it is. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for damage to eye in accident could I get if I knowingly used faulty equipment in work?

I cannot tell you how much compensation for damage to eye in accident you are likely to obtain without first knowing the extent and severity of your injury and also the specific details of the accident in which it was sustained. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for pulled muscles in back if it happened at the gym when I was using equipment that I wasn’t properly trained to use?

The only one who can tell you if you can claim compensation for pulled muscles in back is a personal injury claims solicitor who has knowledge of the specific details of the incident in which your injuries were sustained, and also the extent of your pulled muscle injury. That said, although there is always an element of risk that comes with working out in a gym, if an injury occurs because of the negligence of the gym, then that demonstrates a breach in the duty of care that they owe you and any other person using their facilities. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for neck sprain if I was partially responsible for the car crash that I sustained it in?

You still may be able to claim compensation for neck sprain even if you were partially responsible for causing it, therefore it is advisable that you contact a personal injury claims solicitor as soon as possible in order to find out all your options. Click here to read more.

How do make a claim for compensation for cut over eye if it happened at a beauty salon?

Much like when you are considering making any other claim, the first thing you should do to claim compensation for cut over eye if it happened at a beauty salon is to contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience of dealing with beauty salon related claims. They will take specific details of your claim into consideration and then advise you how best to proceed. Establishments such as beauty salons owe their customers a duty of care for the period of time that they are on the premises. Click here to read more.

How much compensation for broken spine sustained in a work accident can I get?

I cannot tell you how much compensation for broken spine you could be entitled to receive without first knowing the specific circumstances of how your spine injury was sustained. However, if it can be established that you suffered a broken spine because of the negligence of your employer, then you should be eligible to make a spine work accident injury compensation claim. All employers owe their staff a duty of care. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for black eye in accident if it happened on an airplane on the way to my holiday abroad? One of the overhead baggage compartments was not closed properly, a small suitcase fell on my head and I sustained an injury.

It may be possible to claim compensation for black eye in accident if it happened on an airplane; the only way you will get a definite answer is by speaking with a personal injury claims solicitor. Making a holiday black eye compensation claim in circumstances such as when you were travelling can be quite complicated, only a solicitor with experience in holiday claims and knowledge of the specific circumstances of your accident will be able to advise you on how best to proceed. Click here to read more.

How do I claim compensation for broken bone in foot if it happened during a recent stay in hospital when I slipped in a puddle?

The wisest thing you should do to claim compensation for broken bone in foot is contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with foot injury claims. They will be able to guide you in how best to proceed with your claim. Claims against the NHS can be complicated but are relatively common. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for loss of part of finger in accident if it happened while I was doing DIY at home and using new equipment that turned out to be faulty?

You should be able to claim compensation for loss of part of finger in accident against the manufacturer of the product that caused you to sustain injury. All necessary precautions are expected to be taken before a product reaches the shelves of our shops; this clearly wasn’t the case with the equipment you were using considering you lost part of your finger due to it being defective. Click here to read more.

I slipped on ice in entrance to office and broke my ankle. Is it possible to make a claim against my employer for negligence?

It should be possible to make a claim against your employer for when you slipped on ice in entrance to office. All employers owe their employees a duty of care. This means that it is their responsibility to maintain a safe work environment free of potential hazard. Walking into the entrance of your office should not be a hazardous act, even when the weather is unpleasant. Click here to read more.

I slipped on ice at work entrance and my employer’s insurance company offered me a sum of compensation for my broken wrist. Should I accept it?

I cannot tell you whether or not you should accept this offer of claim for when you slipped on ice at work entrance without first knowing the specific details of your accident, the severity of your injury in addition to the value of the offer. Only a personal injury claims solicitor with experience of work injury claims that has knowledge of the circumstances of how your injury was sustained will be able to provide you with an adequate answer. Click here to read more.

I fell off chair in office changing light bulb; can I make a claim for compensation against my employer?

I cannot tell you if you are eligible to claim compensation for when you fell off chair in office changing light bulb without first knowing the specific circumstances of your accident. Whether or not you’re eligible to claim will depend on how successful you are in establishing that your employer was in fact negligent. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for cut hand on glass at work if I was the one who broke the glass that cut me?

I cannot answer whether or not you can claim compensation for cut hand on glass at work without knowing more about the circumstances of the accident and also the severity of your injury. Only a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with work injury claims will be able to provide you with an answer once they know the particular details of the accident in which you sustained injury. Click here to read more.

I work as a chef and I was recently burned by cooking oil in kitchen when a colleague knocked over a saucepan. Can I claim compensation?

You should be entitled to make a claim for compensation for being burned by cooking oil in kitchen. If you suffer any kind of injury while at work, it reflects a lack of care on the part of your employer as they have a duty to provide a safe work environment free from any sort of hazard. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for chef burned by faulty chip pan in kitchen if I knew that the chip pan was faulty?

You could still be entitled to make a claim for chef burned by faulty chip pan in kitchen compensation; however it is likely that you will be considered to be partially liable for the burn injuries you have sustained. Only a personal injury claims solicitor with knowledge of the specific circumstances in which you sustained injury will be able to tell you if you will be able to make a chip pan kitchen accident compensation claim. Click here to read more.

My brother was a chef burned by boiling water while working kitchen. How much claim could he be entitled to get?

I cannot answer whether or not your brother is entitled to claim for chef burned by boiling water while working kitchen compensation, or how much such a claim could be worth without first knowing the specific circumstances of his accident. Only a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in work injury claims who has knowledge of the details of his accident and the severity of his injury will be able to provide you with an answer. Click here to read more.

What are special damages in relation to boiling water spilled on kitchen worker compensation?

Special damages in relation to boiling water spilled on kitchen worker compensation are the aspect of a personal injury claim that allows the injured party to claim for any financial repercussions of their injury. The purpose of special damages is to return an injury victim, such as a kitchen worker, to their former economic position that they would still be in had boiling water never been spilled on them. Click here to read more.

I suffered a concussion after falling off faulty toilet seat in restaurant. Can I make a claim against the restaurant?

It is likely that you will be able to make a claim for falling off faulty toilet seat in restaurant. All restaurants owe their customers a duty of care. This means that while their customers are on the premises they are obligated to maintain a safe dining environment, free from any sort of hazard. Click here to read more.

How do you make a compensation claim if you fell over passenger leg on airplane?

The first thing you should do if you fell over passenger leg on airplane and are thinking about claiming compensation is contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with claims for airplane accidents. They will be able to evaluate your claim based on the particular circumstances of the accident in which you sustained injury and also the severity of your injury. Click here to read more.

I slipped on condensation in toilet of my local shopping centre and broke my ankle. How do I make a claim?

To make a claim against your local shopping centre for when you slipped on condensation in toilet you should contact a personal injury claims solicitor who is experienced in shopping centre related claims as soon as it is convenient. They will be able to assess your claim based on the specific circumstances of the accident in which you sustained injury and also based on the severity of your injury. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a claim for when I fell on path under construction even though I shouldn’t have been walking on it? What happens when you make a claim?

It may be possible to make a claim for when you fell on path under construction; however I cannot answer this without knowing the specific circumstances of your fall. Contributory negligence could be an issue due to the fact that you know you shouldn’t have been walking on it. Click here to read more.

I suffered a fall on uneven ground in car park of my local supermarket recently. They have since offered me a sum of compensation. I would prefer not to have to make a claim, so should I just accept it?

The only one who can tell you whether or not you should accept this compensation for fall on uneven ground in car park is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with car park injury claims. More often than not, unsolicited offers of claim are made by third party insurance companies not long after an accident and they turn out to be wholly inadequate when it comes to sufficiently covering the financial and psychological repercussions of an accident victim’s injuries. Click here to read more.

My ten year old daughter recently suffered a fall on uneven ground in supermarket entrance. How do I make a claim?

The first thing you should do to carry out a claim for fall on uneven ground in supermarket entrance is contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in child injury claims. Supermarkets owe their customers a duty of care while they are on the premises. Click here to read more.

I slipped on wet stairs in theatre and a foot injury has left me unable to drive. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is look into making a claim for when you slipped on wet stairs in theatre. Public facilities, such as theatres, owe all their customers a duty of care with regards to their health and safety. Click here to read more.

My fiancé tripped and broke tooth in fall and we are getting married soon. Her confidence has been greatly affected by it and she is worried about wedding photos. How much claim could she be entitled to?

I cannot answer how much claim your fiancé could be entitled to receive for when she tripped and broke tooth in fall. All of this will depend on a variety of factors, not least the circumstances of her injury and just how serious a broken tooth she has sustained, in addition to the location of this tooth. Click here to read more.

My husband suffered a serious injury after he slipped in apartment block and hit his head. Can I make a claim against the owners of the apartment block?

Your husband may very well be eligible to claim compensation for when he slipped in apartment block. A landlord owes their tenants a duty of care and as such they have an obligation not only to make sure that everything in the apartments are in safe, working order, but also that the entire building maintains a safe, hazard free environment. Click here to read more.

Can I still claim compensation for my daughter who sustained injury tripping in furniture store if it was partially her fault?

I cannot tell you if your daughter can claim for sustaining an injury tripping in furniture store without knowing the specific circumstances of the accident in which she suffered her injury and also the extent and location of this injury. The only one who will be able to give you this information is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with furniture store related injury claims that has full knowledge of the accident. Click here to read more.

I am a nurse and I slipped on wet floor in hospital while working my night shift last week. I broke my knee, but I wasn’t going to pursue a claim as it was partly my fault. However, the hospital’s insurance company has approached me with an offer of claim that seems generous. Should I accept it?

The fact that the hospital’s insurance company have approached you with an offer of claim for when you slipped on wet floor in hospital is a good indication that they informally acknowledge being somewhat responsible for your broken knee injury. Click here to read more.

On the way in to visit my grandfather I slipped on rubbish on floor in hospital. I only suffered a mild foot sprain, is it still possible to make a claim?

It should be possible to make a claim for having slipped on rubbish on floor in hospital. Hospitals have a responsibility not only towards their patients, but also the people who visit their premises, to ensure that a safe, clean, hazard free environment is maintained. Click here to read more.

I was out at the weekend and cut foot on glass on floor in pub nightclub. The management say it’s not their responsibility because I was obviously too drunk to watch where I was walking. What should I do?

The first thing you should is contact a personal injury claims solicitor and tell them how you cut foot on glass on floor in pub nightclub. They will be able to tell you how best to proceed and whether or not you are eligible to receive compensation based on the circumstances of your accident. Click here to read more.

What is the process for making a claim for fractured ankle in fall in supermarket?

The process for making a claim for fractured ankle in fall in supermarket would be much like any other personal injury claim. You should contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in supermarket related claims as soon as possible and they will be able to advise you on how best to proceed. Click here to read more.

I tripped on road under construction and broke my hand. My wife says I should claim for special damages. What are those?

In relation to pursuing compensation for when you tripped on road under construction, special damages are the element of a claim that account for any financial losses or expenses incurred as a direct result of an accident in which you sustained an injury. Click here to read more.

What are special damages in relation to claiming compensation for pulling calf muscle in fall in Supermarket?

Special damages in relation to claiming compensation for pulling calf muscle in fall in Supermarket is an element of a personal injury that takes into consideration any economic impact your injury has had on your life. For instance, this could relate to expenses incurred that are attributable to the accident in which you sustained your calf muscle injury. Click here to read more.

I have a permanent scar after I cut hand on glass in pub. Is it worth my while to make a claim?

It could very well be worth your while to make a claim for the scar from when you cut hand on glass in pub, but I can’t tell you if it is without knowing the specific details of your injury and how you sustained it. Only a personal injury claims solicitor who has knowledge of these specific details will be able to answer this question. Click here to read more.

How do I claim for my baby son who suffered a broken leg on airplane because of a sudden drop when we encountered turbulence?

After sustaining an injury such as broken leg on airplane the first thing you should do is contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with claims for airplane related injuries. They will be able to evaluate the potential claim for the broken leg injury your baby son has suffered based on the particular circumstances of his accident and inform you of whether or not it is worth your while to pursue such a claim in addition to how best to proceed with it. Click here to read more.

How do I make a compensation claim for when I slipped on ice boarding airplane?

A claim for when you slipped on ice boarding airplane could more than likely be made against the airport itself. Like all public places that are attended by the general public, an airport owes a duty of care towards their customers. Click here to read more.

How much claim can I get for fractured leg in fall in supermarket?

I cannot tell you how much claim you could get for fractured leg in fall in supermarket without knowing more information about how you sustained this fracture and the severity of it. Only a personal injury claims solicitor with this knowledge will be able to give you an estimate of how much claim you should expect to receive if you decide to pursue a claim for compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it possible for my sister to claim for burned scalp in hair salon? The hairdresser burned her scalp when she was washing her hair by using water that was boiling hot. My sister thinks it isn’t worth the hassle. What do you think?

I think that your sister should certainly consider making a claim for burned scalp in hair salon claim as such an injury is avoidable and potentially traumatising for the person involved. Hair salons and the hairdressers that work in them owe a duty of care to their clients. While this means that they should maintain a safe, hazard free environment, it also means that they should have enough knowledge of their professional trade to know how to avoid a hair or scalp injury. Click here to read more.

I was on my lunch break when I was injured by stool collapse in pub. The pub manager made me continue working anyway and says that I am not entitled to claim because I have only just begun working there. Is this true?

What your employer told you about being unable to make a claim for when you were injured by stool collapse in pub because you are a new employee is untrue. If an employee has been injured as a result of employer negligence then making a claim for compensation should be a viable option. Click here to read more.

On my face I have blistering following laser hair removal. As a result I’ve lost much of my confidence and I have a lot anxiety when it comes to going to work. Can I claim compensation?

Whether or not you can claim compensation for blistering following laser hair removal is going to depend on a number of factors. It will likely depend on how long you have had blistering for. Click here to read more.

How much am I entitled to receive in a claim for burns to eyebrows from tinting in salon? I got offered a sum of compensation from the salon’s insurance company and I have no idea if it is fair or not.

I cannot tell you how much you are entitled to receive for burns to eyebrows from tinting in salon or whether or not you even have a viable salon injury claim without knowing the specific circumstances of the your injury and the accident in which it was sustained. However, it is good sign that the salon’s insurance company has approached you with an offer of claim as it can be regarded as an informal admittance of liability on their part. Click here to read more.

I suffered facial damage from beauty treatment which has destroyed my confidence, my modelling career and my enjoyment of life. Can I make a claim against the salon and what can I claim for?

If it can be established that the salon was negligent for the facial damage from beauty treatment you sustained, you should be able to make a claim against them. However, the only way of having your question definitively answered is by contacting a personal injury claims solicitor and informing them of the circumstances of your accident and the severity of your facial damages injury. Click here to read more.

I recently got into an accident with an uninsured car and suffered whiplash, how do I claim compensation?

In order to claim compensation for an accident with an uninsured car the first thing you should do is contact a personal injury solicitor with experience in dealing with compensation for uninsured car accident claims. They will be able to tell you how best to proceed with making a claim for compensation after you inform them of the specific details of your accident and the severity of your whiplash injury. Click here to read more.

I suffered a chest injury in car accident after another driver collided with the back of my car. How much claim should I be entitled to receive?

It is impossible to predict how much compensation for chest injury in car accident you could be entitled to receive without first knowing the details of the accident and your injury. For example, if both you and another driver were to blame for the accident to some degree, you will not receive as much compensation as you would for a situation where you were completely innocent. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for burning sensation in chest after a car accident if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?

It may still be possible to claim for burning sensation in chest after a car accident even if you were not wearing a seatbelt. UK law dictates that all people travelling by car must wear a seatbelt; however, if you have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, your own lack of care does not disqualify you from pursuing compensation for chest burning sensation. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for seatbelt injury if I was travelling in my father’s car and he caused the accident in which I suffered whiplash?

You should be able to claim compensation for seatbelt injury even though you were a passenger in the car that caused the accident. If you could be considered partially responsible for causing the accident then contributory negligence could be an issue; however, with passengers in car accidents this is rarely the case. Click here to read more.

My 10 year old son recently sustained a neck injury in car accident, how much time do I have to make a claim?

The length of time you have to make a claim for neck injury in car accident for your son depends on how and when you would like to make a claim. Although the UK Statute of Limitations limits the amount of time for potential claimants to pursue a claim to three years from either the date the accident occurred or the date of knowledge that an injury was sustained, this does not apply in the same way when it comes to pursuing a compensation claim for a child. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for neck stiffness after car accident if I was somewhat responsible for the causing the accident?

Without knowing the specific circumstances of the accident you were involved in, it is impossible to give an accurate answer as to whether you may claim neck stiffness after car accident compensation. A personal injury claims solicitor with experience in car accident claims would be in the best position to give advice on your particular situation. Click here to read more.

Should my boyfriend pursue compensation as a pedestrian knocked down by minibus since he recently got offered compensation by the insurance company of the mini bus driver but it doesn’t seem like enough for the fractured knee he suffered?

In order to find out if your boyfriend should pursue compensation as a pedestrian knocked down by minibus, your boyfriend should speak with a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in mini bus injury claims at the first possible moment. Click here to read more.

What are my options for claiming compensation as a pedestrian knocked down by taxi?

Your options for claiming compensation as a pedestrian knocked down by taxi are going to depend on the circumstances of the accident, whether or not you sustained an injury, if the driver can be proven as being negligent and whether or not contributory negligence will be an issue. If you did not sustain an injury in the accident, even if the taxi did hit you, it will not be possible to make a claim as it will be difficult to prove that the driver was being negligent. Click here to read more.

My mother says I should be entitled to general damages for the shoulder injury in car accident I recently suffered – but what is that and what the process for receiving it?

“General damages” in relation to shoulder injury in car accident is the area of a compensation claim that would compensate the accident victim for the pain and suffering you have endured. You should contact a personal injury claims solicitor at the first possible moment as they will be able to give you more comprehensive information on general damages and how they will relate to your shoulder injury claim. Click here to read more.

I suffered a soft tissue injury to neck in car accident but the driver cannot be located, how do I make a claim?

The first step you should take to make a claim for soft tissue injury to neck in car accident is to contact a personal injury claims solicitor at the first possible moment. They will be able to give you specific advice based on the particular circumstances of your accident and can advise you on how best to proceed. Click here to read more.

My elderly father has a sore back after car accident and he wants to make a claim for compensation but refuses to go to hospital as he doesn’t like them; will he still be able to make a claim?

In order to ensure the viability of your father’s claim for sore back after car accident, he should visit his local hospital or GP to obtain professional medical treatment as soon as possible. If he does not visit, or if he does not go within a timeframe that is considered reasonable, it is likely that he will be accused of contributory negligence. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for when I tripped on step in wagamama restaurant and sprained two fingers if it was partially my fault?

You may be able to claim compensation for when you tripped on step in Wagamama restaurant even though you were partially responsible for your finger injuries. If you can establish that you were not fully responsible for your Wagamama restaurant tripping injury and that Wagamama could be considered negligent, then it is likely that you have a viable claim. Click here to read more.

I was burned by hot food in Wagamama when the waiter tripped and boiling hot soup spilled down my front, how do I make a claim?

In order to make a claim for when you were burned by hot food in Wagamama it is advisable that you contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in restaurant related injury claims at the first possible moment. They will be able to assess your claim for hot food burn in Wagamama, inform you of whether or not it is worth pursuing and advise you on how best to proceed. Click here to read more.

I slipped on toilet in Wagamama Restaurant in a puddle of water from a leaky pipe; will I be able to make a claim?

In order to deduce if you can make a claim for when you slipped on toilet in Wagamama restaurant I would need to know more information about the circumstances of your accident and how your injury was sustained. Only a personal injury claims solicitor, who has knowledge of restaurant related injury claims and has information about your particular situation, will be able to provide you with a definite answer to this. Click here to read more.

I slipped on wet floor in Wagamama and broke my foot and my mother says I should claim for general damages. What does that involve?

General damages in relation to a claim for when you slipped on wet floor in Wagamama will be the area that accounts for the pain and suffering that you may have endured during and after sustaining your wet floor slipping injury in Wagamama. When evaluating how much you could be entitled to in this area of personal injury claim your solicitor will take into consideration your age, sex and general state of health before the accident and the impact it has had on your quality of life. Click here to read more.

Can I claim for loss of earnings in compensation for food poisoning in Wagamama restaurant?

When claiming compensation for food poisoning in Wagamama restaurant you may be able to claim for loss of earnings. However, the only one who will be able to give you a definite answer is a personal injury claims solicitor who has experience in dealing with food poisoning related claims and that has knowledge of the specific circumstances of your food poisoning suffered in Wagamama. Click here to read more.

My nine-year-old daughter’s face was burned by hot coffee in Caffe Ritazza when someone knocked over a tray a waitress was carrying, can she make a claim?

You may be able to make a claim for when your daughter was burned by hot coffee in Caffe Ritazza, but she will not be able to make a claim on her own behalf. This is due to the fact that at nine years old she is still a minor and is not permitted by law to initiate a claim or to advise a solicitor. Click here to read more.

I slipped in toilet in Caffe Ritazza in a large pool of water that I did not notice because of the lack of warning signs, could I make a claim?

It is likely that you will be able to make a claim for having slipped in toilet in Caffe Ritazza; however the only person who will be able to give you a definite answer is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience with Caffe Ritazza toilet injury claims, once you inform him/him of the circumstances of your particular situation. Click here to read more.

I slipped on wet floor in Ritazza Cafe and fractured my leg and I have since been offered £3000 compensation; is this amount fair?

I cannot tell you if the offer of compensation for when you slipped on wet floor in Ritazza Café is fair or not without knowing how the accident occurred and the extent of your injury. The only one who will be able to tell you if this offer of slipped in Ritazza Cafe compensation is a fair amount is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in restaurant claims who has knowledge of your situation. Click here to read more.

My family and I suffered food poisoning in Caffe Ritazza, how long do we have to make a claim?

The time that your family should have to pursue a claim for food poisoning in Caffe Ritazza in accordance the UK Statute of Limitations is three years from the date that your illness was sustained. The Statute of Limitations was established in 1980 as part of the Limitation Act in order to ensure that potential claimants could only pursue a claim while the accident was still recent and also so that those who could be deemed negligent would not have to live with a constant fear of litigation. Click here to read more.

Would there be expensive legal fees associated with claiming compensation for slipping on food in Cafe Rouge?

To find out if it would be expensive to claim compensation for slipping on food in cafe rouge, your best option is to speak with a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in slipping on food injury claims at the first possible moment. Only they will be able provide you with an accurate answer after you inform them of the specific circumstances of the incident in which you suffered and the extent of this injury. Click here to read more.

Can I claim for being hurt by falling off broken chair in Cafe Rouge if I noticed that the chair was broken before I sat down?

You may still be able to claim for being hurt by falling off broken chair in Cafe Rouge; however the only one who will be able to give you a definite answer is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in falling off broken chair compensation claims. After you provide them with details of the specific circumstances in which you were injured, they will be able to evaluate your claim and tell you whether or not you have a viable case for compensation. Click here to read more.

How would a claim for compensation for slipping on wet floor in toilet in Cafe Rouge restaurant be calculated?

When making a claim for compensation for slipping on wet floor in toilet in Cafe Rouge restaurant a number of factors will be taken into consideration to calculate the possible value of your claim. First of all, the management of Cafe Rouge will have to be established as the negligent party in causing your Cafe Rouge slipping injury. Click here to read more.

What is the process for obtaining compensation in a claim for food poisoning in Cafe Rouge restaurant?

The first thing you should do to support your claim for food poisoning in Cafe Rouge restaurant is visit your local GP if you have not already. It is best to do this as soon as your symptoms begin so that you will have evidence you did in fact sustain Cafe Rouge food poisoning and not from elsewhere. Click here to read more.

I was scalded by hot drink in Subway and the doctor said it will result in permanent scarring on my hand; should I make a claim?

Making a claim for when you were scalded by hot drink in Subway could be complicated; however the fact that you made your health a top priority and sought professional medical attention at the first possible moment will help strengthen your subway injury claim. Not only do you have knowledge of the severity of your injury but you will have a record of when the injury was sustained in your medical history. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make a claim if I fell in toilet in Subway? The floor was wet and I fractured my knee.

It may be possible for you to make a claim if you fell in toilet in Subway. However this will only be possible if you are able to gather enough evidence to establish the negligence of the Subway management so that you can obtain compensation for toilet injury in Subway from their public liability insurance policy. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for a pedestrian run over by a taxi or do you have to be a motorist to be eligible to pursue a claim?

It may be possible to pursue a claim for compensation for a pedestrian run over by a taxi if you are able to prove that someone other than yourself was at least partially at fault for your accident. All road users and pedestrians owe each other a ‘duty of care’ – meaning that they must take precautions to ensure the safety of others while travelling. Click here to read more.

It is possible to claim compensation for a pedestrian hit by a bus if you believe that you may have been partly to blame for the accident?

It may be possible to pursue compensation for a pedestrian hit by a bus if you believe that you may be partly to blame for the accident, however if you are partially at fault you have to cede some of your settlement to represent your own contribution to your injuries. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to pursue a compensation claim for a pedestrian knocked over by a car if the accident occurred longer more a year ago?

It may be possible to pursue a compensation claim for a pedestrian knocked over by a car if the accident happened longer than a year ago, however it is important that you act quickly. To claim for a pedestrian involved in a car accident, you must take action within three years of the ‘date of knowledge’ – the date on which an injury was first discovered – or face your claim being time-barred by the time limit imposed by the Statute of Limitations. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to pursue a compensation claim for an injury to a shoulder in a car accident?

It may be possible to pursue a compensation claim for an injury to a shoulder in a car accident if the injury was sustained due to the negligent behaviour of another road user. In order to be able to pursue a claim for shoulder injury in a vehicle collision you must be able to prove that another road user failed in their ‘duty of care’ towards you – a ‘duty of care’ is a responsibility held by all road users to ensure that others on the road do not come to harm. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for being hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing of the accident caused only minor injuries?

You may be able to pursue a claim for being hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing, however only if the injuries are substantial enough that they required proper medical treatment. You will not be entitled to pursue compensation for minor injuries which you were able to tend to yourself or for which you received only first aid. Click here to read more.

Can I claim compensation for a child hit by a car or do I have to wait until the child reaches adulthood?

It is possible to claim compensation for a child hit by a car while they are still a minor, however you do have the option to wait until they reach adulthood to allow them to pursue it themselves. Whatever the case though, it is imperative that you begin the process now. Click here to read more.

Can I make claims for whiplash made worse by a subsequent accident? I was recently involved in a rear-end road traffic accident in which I suffered a serious whiplash injury. Although I am reasonably confident that I am able to pursue a claim for compensation as I have done so in the same situation before, I am worried that the fact that I have suffered a similar injury in the past might hinder my ability to claim for compensation this time.

Can I make claims for whiplash made worse by a subsequent accident? Good question. While you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation for the most recent whiplash injury you sustained if you can prove that the person who was driving the car which rear-ended yours was at fault for your road traffic accident, it is difficult to tell if the amount of compensation you may receive will be altered to reflect the fact that you have sustained a similar injury in a similar situation in the past. Click here to read more.

Can a passenger claim for whiplash? I was recently involved in a road traffic accident in which I suffered a severe case of whiplash. Although I had to attend the hospital to have my injury treated after the accident, I am unsure if I am able to claim for compensation as I was a passenger.

Can a passenger claim for whiplash? It may be possible to claim for whiplash if you can prove that someone other than yourself was at least partly to blame for your injury. All road users, including the driver of the car in which you were traveling and driver of the car with which ye collided, owe a ‘duty of care’ to other road users. Click here to read more.

Can a pedestrian get whiplash compensation? I was recently run over by a motorbike driver and although I was suffering with symptoms consistent with whiplash, I was surprised when my doctor diagnosed me with it as I assumed whiplash only affected motorists.

Can a pedestrian get whiplash compensation? It may be possible for you to claim for whiplash if you are able to prove that someone other than yourself was at least partly at fault for your accident. Click here to read more.

I was recently diagnosed with whiplash after being involved in an accident on my motorbike, and am eager to learn whether or not it is possible to claim for whiplash in a motorbike crash.

It is possible to claim for whiplash in a motorbike crash provided a potential claimant is able to prove that they are not responsible for the accident which led to them sustaining their injury. Despite often being thought of as an injury which exclusively effects rear-end car accident victims, whiplash can happen to anyone in the appropriate circumstances. Click here to read more.

Should I claim for whiplash? I was recently involved in a road traffic accident in which I suffered whiplash. At the time of the accident, which happened at a slow speed, I walked away from the accident unhurt (or so I thought). It wasn’t until the next day that I noticed a pain in my neck and upper back. As there was no damage done to either car, I did not think it was necessary to swap insurance details with the other driver.

Should I claim for whiplash? Although it may seem as if making an appointment to speak with a solicitor immediately would be a prudent action in your present circumstance, you should first visit the Accident and Emergency room of your nearest hospital to have your whiplash treated. Click here to read more.