If you are injured because someone else is careless or fails to follow rules intended for your safety, then you may have a claim for compensation. Whilst each case is different, compensation could be claimed for injuries caused by:
- Someone else’s bad driving;
- Someone else’s carelessness at work;
- Someone else’s carelessness in a public place, such as a supermarket, a shop or a hospital;
- Badly maintained or defective machinery at work;
- Poor working practices, such as having to move heavy or awkward loads or not being provided with proper protective equipment;
- Tripping or slipping on hazards in workplaces or other premises;
- Tripping or slipping on hazards on the roads, pavements or other public areas;
- Poor medical practice or treatment;
- A dog or other animal.
This isn’t an exhaustive list. Injury claims can arise in all sorts of unusual circumstances.
Claims can also be made where the injury was intentionally inflicted, such as an assault or an abuse case.
You do not necessarily have a claim simply because you have suffered an injury. You have to show that someone else was at fault for your injury. If you are not sure whether you have a claim, you should always have a word with a good personal injury solicitor. We provide a FREE assessment service, so if in doubt, call or email us.