Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

Industrial Accidents Compensation Claim

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Industrial accidents at work are very common and a major source of compensation claims in the UK. If you have sustained an industrial injury due to conditions at work, and it was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation.

An industrial injury in the workplace is common and your employer will have insurance to cover compensation claims from employers who have sustained an industrial injury. The case will be handled by the employer’s insurance company and victimization is rare.

Organisations must meet minimum health and safety standards to prevent their employees being involved work related accidents. Employers must provide, A safe way for you to carry out your work, Capable staff and Safe building in which to work.

Industrial accidents
When you have suffered an industrial accident, you are able to claim back uninsured losses. Uninsured losses are simply those costs that are not covered by your motor insurance policy

Uninsured losses may include:
–  Motor insurance policy excess
–  Travel expenses
–  Prescription fees
–  Damaged property that was in your vehicle
–  Loss of earnings
–  Hire charges
–  Medical expenses
–  Repair Costs

Industrial accidents can cause many diseases, such as:
–  Deafness
–  Chronic Bronchitis
–  Asthma
–  Pneumoconiosis (including silicosis and asbestosis)
–  Mesothelioma
–  Tenosynovitis and Tendonitis
–  Vibration White Finger

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Holiday Accident Lawyers & Solicitors For Compensation Claim

Friday, May 31st, 2013

If you have suffered an injury or illness whilst on holiday or business abroad, then you may be entitled to make a holiday accident claim for compensation. Your tour operator, airline and hotel staff, all has a duty of care to ensure your safety and provide a safe and hygienic environment.

If your holiday was booked through a travel agent as part of a package holiday then it is likely that you will be able to bring a claim in the UK against the travel company rather than, for example, having to bring a claim directly against a hotel owner in a foreign country. If you are involved in a car accident abroad then you can still claim in your home country, even if the foreign driver is not insured.

Holiday Accident Compensation claims for accidents which happened abroad are usually subject to the law of the country where the injury occurred, which affects your right to compensation and the value of your holiday accident claim.

Holiday accidents doesn’t just include accidents in a hotel, but cover injuries on boats or cruises, in airplanes, travelling in cars or rental vehicles or even on the beach.

The causes of a holiday accident could include:

  • Wet flooring or misplaced objects causing a slip or trip accident
  • Injuries which occurred on foreign transport
  • An injury that happened when on a day excursion
  • Food poisoning from the hotel restaurant/ buffet
  • Illness resulting from bad hotel hygiene
  • Problems with your rental car that lead to a holiday accident
  • Water sports accidents
  • Skiing accidents

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Head Injury Compensation Claims

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Head injuries, can cause, bleeding, swelling or a buildup of fluid in the head, putting pressure on the brain and sometimes causing brain damage. Minor head injuries may cause headache, bruising, swelling and cuts, which may bleed profusely, even if small.

Road traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of severe head injuries. Severe head injuries always require hospital treatment.

The amount of compensation awarded for a brain injury claim or head injury claim will be a lot higher than an average personal injury compensation claim. The compensation awarded will not only take into account the pain and suffering endured by the person claiming but also the future losses that may occur due to the injury.

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Spinal Injury Claim – Amputation Compensation Claim

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Spinal Injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for a loss of functioning to occur. In most cases the spinal cord is intact but the damage to it results in loss of functioning.

The most common causes of spinal injury are road traffic accidents, domestic and industrial accidents, sporting accidents, viral infections and medical injury and assault.

There are typically two types of lesions associated with a spinal cord injury, these are known as a complete spinal cord injury and an incomplete spinal cord injury. A complete type of injury means the person is completely paralysed below their lesion. Whereas an incomplete injury, means only part of the spinal cord is damaged. A person with an incomplete injury may have sensation below their lesion but no movement, or vice versa. There are many types in incomplete spinal cord injuries, and no two are the same.

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Accident at Work Compensation Claim

Monday, March 4th, 2013

An employer has a duty to protect his employees and provide them with the Health and Safety issues that affect the employee. Employers are under an obligation to report accident and incidents.

Accident at work claim can be made where one suffered an injury and it is the employers fault that the injury was caused. Claims for accident at work should be made within 3 years of the date of the accident.

Accidents at work should be recorded in the employer’s ‘accident work book’.

To make an accident at work claim, evidence is needed to prove that the injuries are the result of an accident or working practice at the work place.

Accidents or Injuries in the workplace can occur through many hazards. Some typical examples of work accidents include the following:

  • Slipped on a wet floor with no warning sign
  • Tripped over a cable
  • Not been provided with protective equipment
  • Had a road accident whilst delivering goods
  • Used unsuitable or faulty equipment provided by the employer
  • Had to lift heavy objects which caused an injury
  • Been provided with inadequate training
  • Been injured as a result of mistakes made by other employees

Injuries sustained from work accidents may mean you have to take time off work to recover which can lead to financial difficulties. Making a work accident compensation claim will help ease the financial burden and also provide you with treatment to enable a full recovery.

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