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Common Injuries that Lead to Compensation Claims

Roger Barnay By Roger Barnay on February 9, 2016
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When it comes to our health we do everything we can to stay in tip top condition, from getting regular exercise through to enjoying a healthy diet but sometimes things happen that are out of our control that can affect our well-being. If you have been involved in an accident that has affected your health, then you might want to contact a specialist lawyer to make a claim for compensation. There are all kinds of accidents that can lead to people making a claim and while some may happen in a public area like a shopping centre, others can occur on the road or at work.

Finding Legal Help

One of the most important things to do when getting legal help with your case is to ensure you find a lawyer that is qualified and experienced in handling these cases. You will need to look through their website and they should be keen to encourage you to have a look at our testimonials page, so that you can see what past customers have to say about their services.

Here is a summary of the most common types of injuries that can lead to compensation claims cases:

  • Slip, trip or fall at work
  • Whiplash after a road traffic accident
  • Broken bones as a result of a road traffic accident
  • Bad back, RSI and other injuries as a result of the workplace environment
  • A sport-related injury
  • A slip, trip or fall in a public area such as on a footpath
  • A health issue as a result of medical negligence

Road traffic accidents account for many cases and these can vary from someone being involved in a car crash that was caused by someone else through to being a passenger on a public bus that is involved in an accident.

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Making a Claim

How much you can claim for will be determined by the type of injury you sustained, the costs that were incurred as a result and the impact it has on your life. You will need to find a company such as UK Claim Lawyers that offer a no win no fee service, as this will ensure that they will only accept your case if they believe you will win.

Each case is unique and therefore it is impossible to put a figure on what you will be awarded (if anything) but a court will usually look at the following:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical bills
  • Travel expenses
  • Homecare assistance
  • Severity of injury
  • If the injury could have been avoided

Ideally, the accident will have needed to have taken place in the last three years and the more proof you have (such as photos and video evidence) of the cause of the accident and the outcome – the better it is for your case.

Everything from broken bones, a bang to the head, whiplash, cuts and bruises, as well as on-going health problems can result in a claim for compensation and the best thing to do is contact a lawyer to get some professional legal advice.

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