you have suffered an injury in the last three
years that came about as a result of negligence
by a third party and are looking to recover accident claim compensation,
there are many ways to make sure your accident
claim is as strong a case as possible. Depending
on which type of accident claim you are making,
you will need as much evidence as possible. For
example, in order to be successful all accident
claims require a medical report in order to assess
whether your claim is eligible for accident claim compensation.
In order to reclaim the monies you have lost
through loss of earnings or medical costs, your
accident claim maybe presented to a civil court
and loss of earnings and medical costs as well
as the extent and type of injury you have sustained
will all be taken into account. Your accident
claim's strength will depend on the evidence
you give your solicitor to present, so the more
evidence you have, the better your chance of
getting the money owed to you.
If, for example, you have been the victim of
a road accident it is crucial to document the
site of the accident as soon as possible to highlight
any damage to the road caused before it is cleared
up. Where possible in this kind of accident ask
others to be witnesses to the incident and take
down their details for referral in your accident
claim. You should always inform the police of
any road accident and get a crime reference number
from them. Again this piece of information will
help any accident claim you may make.
Although remembering all these details after
any kind of accident can be difficult on the
part of the injured party, it's important to
remember that no matter how insignificant the
accident may seem at the time you may notice
injuries worsening over time or after the initial
shock has worn off. This means that collating
as much evidence in the first instance is essential
as you may need to put in an accident claim later
even if you feel fine at first.
You should also refer to a medical professional
to have your injuries looked at as soon as possible.
Having a hard copy documenting the extent of
the injuries you have suffered will help your
solicitor to apply for an amount suitable and
reflective of the suffering the injury has caused
This process of collating evidence as soon as
is possible after the accident should help to
make a strong accident claim, no matter what
the circumstances. This process will be applied
in any accident claim you wish to present to
a civil court, so even if you've tripped on a
pavement make sure you take a photo of the site
before it is cleaned up.
Your representative will be able to advise you
on what to do if your accident was some time ago,
and will be able to help you collate the evidence
you will need to make a successful and appropriate
Accident claims are usually made as a result of an accident occurring in the work place, or in some publicly accessible place. An employer is liable to look after the work force. When an accident at work happens as a result of negligence that is not the worker's fault, this is a situation where accident claims are likely to be made.
Publicly accessible places should also have measures in place to ensure the health and safety of those who access them. This includes shops, restaurants, clubs, and other businesses where the general public are invited to enter.
It can also include public parks run by local authorities. Accident claims may be made should anyone suffer an accident of any kind that they are not responsible for while they are in any publicly accessible place.
Accident claims can be made for actual physical injury sustained. The claim may be for loss of earnings or for expenses incurred. Accident claims are not limited to actual physical injury, however. They can be made for exposure to dangerous chemicals, or for disease happening as a result of exposure to dangerous substances.
Accident claims can be prevented. An employer can ensure that known situations that are likely to lead to an accident are avoided. Repetitive strain injury, where a worker repeatedly performs the same action, leading to an injury, for example, is a situation where accident claims are often made. A good employer will recognise this and rotate the work force so that no single worker is exposed to this risk for too long.
If you have an accident at work, be sure to enter the incident in the employer's "accident book." This is where an accurate record is kept of what happened and who witnessed it. Accident claims are much easier to process with access to this type of record. Your employer is obliged to keep an "accident book" for a number of reasons, and facilitating accident claims is one of them.
Accident claims are made through an accident solicitor. This is someone who specialises in these kinds of cases. The accident solicitor may work with a personal injury bureau, and offer a no win no fee arrangement. This simply means that any accident claims that prove unsuccessful will not cost the claimant anything.
It is not only in the work place that accident claims can be made. Accidents at home, in certain circumstances, can be the cause of accident claims too. A typical situation where this may be applicable is, for example, if when an item bought in good faith proves to be faulty and causes an injury.
Accidents at home involving accident claims are usually the result of a defective product. However it could be that a landlord has failed to maintain the proper condition of a property, and an injury results. You could then make an accident claim on the grounds that though you rented out the property in good faith, the accident was not your fault.
Over the past few years thousands of people have contacted us here at the Accident Advice Bureau to make an accident claim for compensation following a non fault accident.
An accident claim with us comes with the peace of mind knowing that a specialist accident claim solicitor will be handling the case and that the solicitor will fight hard to achieve maximum accident compensation once liability has been admitted by the third party.
Some of the thousands of accident claims for injury compensation we have dealt with are listed below.
A bus passenger accident claim was made by a lady who suffered a non fault accident on a bus when the bus collided with a car. The bus passenger was thrown with force on the bus hitting her head on the rail in front of her. This caused a head injury as well as whiplash injuries to her neck and shoulders. The injured bus passenger informed the bus company of her injury and went to the doctor who diagnosed a whiplash injury. This injury lasted a number of months so the lady contacted us to make a bus passenger accident claim for compensation. The accident claim was handled and won on a no win no fee basis. The injured passenger received 100% of the accident compensation awarded to her.
A car driver accident claim for compensation was made by a lady who was injured on the way to a firework display in November. The driver approached a roundabout and slowed as there was a car in front of her. The ladies car was then hit with force in the rear causing her to jump forward into the car in front. The lady driver was injured when she was hit in the rear and felt more pain as she was thrown for a second time when hitting the car in front. The three parties exchanged details at the scene. The lady saw her doctor who diagnosed a whiplash injury to her neck and shoulders. We were asked to make a car driver accident claim for injuries caused by a third party driver. The claim was won and the lady driver was awarded accident compensation for the injury which lasted several months.
A workplace accident claim was made by an employee who was told by his employer he did not need to wear safety goggles when using machinery. The worker had a piece of metal come off the lathe he was working on which hit him in the eye. The employee informed the employer of the accident at work he had suffered and logged the details in the accident book. After the accident, goggles were supplied to the employees. The employee contacted us to make an accident claim for a work accident. The claim was handled by an accident at work claim specialist solicitor who won the claim and the injured employee received 100% of the accident compensation awarded to him, no deductions were made.
An accident claim for a slip in Tesco was made by a lady who slipped on water on the floor which she didn't see. There were no warning signs in place and the water had been caused by the cleaning machine leaving a trail of water behind it. The cleaner had disappeared with the machine round the corner into another aisle. The slip accident resulted in pain to the ladies ankle. The accident in Tesco was witnessed and logged in their accident book. The lady went to hospital where x-rays were taken and she was diagnosed with a severely sprained ankle. The sprained ankle took a couple of months to recover and the lady asked us to make a no win no fee accident claim for her injury. The claim was won and the lady received maximum compensation for the injury.
Car passenger accident claims are very common and we have dealt with thousands over the years. Many of these types of accident claims are very similar resulting in a whiplash injury from the sudden jolt of a car. Car passenger accident claims are among the easiest to win as the accident is highly unlikely to be the passengers fault. An accident claim for a car passenger may be made against the driver of the vehicle they were in if it was their fault or a third party driver if it was theirs. Whoever was at fault, you can be rest assured that maximum compensation will be fought for.
As with any accident that happens, if it is not your own fault then an accident claim may be possible. Our specialist accident claim solicitors do not give up at the first hurdle, they will do all they can to win the claim and fight hard for the maximum compensation possible.
There are strict timescales in which an accident claim can be made. These timescales differ from adults to children, but by contacting our staff, we can advise on whether an accident claim for compensation can be made with our specialist injury claim solicitors.
If the accident claim for a child is made, then an adult will be required to act for the child until their eighteenth birthday. This person can be anyone but is usually a parent or guardian, they are known as the 'Litigation Friend'.
There is an occasion where a deduction is made from the accident claim compensation. This is when the claim is for criminal assault also known as an assault claim. In these cases there is no insurance company for the solicitor to claim their charges from, therefore, the only way we can handle these claims is by the solicitor taking a percentage of the awarded compensation.
There are thousands of accident claim companies to choose from and you will want to know that you have chosen the right company to represent you. We will appoint an accident claim solicitor who specialises in the type of accident you have suffered.
You will be kept fully informed of the progress throughout the accident claim. We have carefully selected the accident claim solicitors and have a very successful track record in winning injury compensation claims for our clients.
Some of the areas of the country we have helped people to make an accident claim for injuries suffered in a non fault accident include: Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Poole, Exeter, Hounslow, Swindon, Gloucester, Ipswich, Norwich, Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Grimsby, Preston, Hull, Manchester, Liverpool, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Swansea.
Wherever you live in England, Scotland or Wales, we can help you make an accident claim for a non fault accident.