Many of us will at some point in our lives be affected by a road traffic accident, whether as a driver or passenger. The good news is that the majority of these accidents don't result in serious injury to those involved. If you've been bruised, sustained whiplash, hurt your back or have a more serious injury, and it wasn't your fault, you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries and for the financial losses you have suffered.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to use the solicitors recommended by your insurance company so don't let them push you into anything. What's best for them might not necessarily be right for you.
If, following the accident your car is going to be off the road for any length of time, you may also be entitled to claim for a free replacement car.
What's whiplash? In a car accident, the sudden impact of the collision can cause aches and pains in and around the neck. In many cases the pain is caused by the head being thrown back whilst the body is thrown forward. This often results in a whiplash injury. If you're experiencing the symptoms described above following an accident make sure to pay your doctor a visit.
More accidents happen at work than anywhere else. Sadly, many people who have been injured carrying out their day to day jobs feel reluctant to make a compensation claim against their employer for fear of the possible repercussions. In reality there is little to worry about.
Employers are obliged by law to have Employers' Liability Insurance and in most instances the case is handled directly by the employer's insurance company, with little involvement from the employer themselves. Victimisation is extremely rare, but should this happen; further legal action can be taken against your employer if they discriminate against you simply because you are pursuing a legitimate compensation claim.
Often industrial diseases or illnesses result from being exposed to dangerous chemicals or unsafe working conditions over a number of years. Your job may be bad for your health and in some instances can even be fatal.
Unfortunately many people are unaware that their health problems relate to their occupation and suffer in silence. Claims of this nature often involve us needing to trace your individual work and medical history to try to identify potential causes.