Further information is required in order to establish liability against the take away, however if this can be established, the Claimant can claim for his pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as the £200 expense incurred in having to have his tooth fixed.
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This claim may be able to pursue as a product liability case.
Further information is required in order to establish liability against the take away, however if this can be established, the Claimant can claim for his pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as the £200 expense incurred in having to have his tooth fixed. Accidentcompensation.co.uk is not a legal firm, however, so it is advisable to contact a good solicitor who will confirm whether you are entitled to compensation.
I was a passenger in a work van that was hit by another car on Rainhill roundabout. How would I go about making a claim against the driver of the vehicle responsible for my injuries?
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It seems that you have strong grounds to make a claim, however a personal injury solicitor would require details of both vehicles so they can submit the claim form to the defendant’s insurers. In addition to this, if a medical expert had recommended rehabilitation treatment an accident compensation claims solicitor may also be able to arrange that for you.
I had an accident in work, injuring my ankle. I was left with swelling and bruising. Can I make a compensation claim against my employer?
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If your accident at work was as a result of your employer’s negligence or a breach of any workplace regulations a good solicitor can bring a claim against them for compensation. You normally have 3 years from when you sustained your injury to make your claim, therefore you need to bare this in mind when seeking out legal aid for the accident compensation claims process. This only applies if you were over 18 at the time of the accident. If you were not, the 3 years do not start to run until your 18th birthday. Accidentcompensation.co.uk is not a legal firm, however, so it is advisable to contact a good solicitor who will confirm whether you are entitled to compensation.
I injured myself in a bar in Liverpool City Centre. Due to these injuries I was unable to work for 1 week but I have had to return to work with poor mobility as I am only entitled to statutory sick pay. Apart from my injuries and trauma, my clothing and footwear, which was worth a considerable amount of money, was also damaged. A friend requested a first aid kit at the bar but was told that there was not one on the premises and I had to go to hospital. Can I claim for my injuries and losses?
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The law states that occupiers of premises are under a duty to ensure that visitors to their premises are reasonably safe. Any accident compensation solicitors would need to obtain full details of the nature of your accident but if it is the case that the bar has failed to maintain a record of an adequate system of inspection and cleaning, this could amount to a breach of that duty. In addition, failing to put warning notices on display when a potential danger is anticipated could also be seen as a breach of the duty and would therefore amount to a potential claim. In any claim it is vitally important to ensure that the accident has been reported in order that there is contemporaneous evidence to show that the accident occurred as alleged. If you were to successfully establish blame on the part of the bar then you would be entitled to compensation, both for your injuries and out-of-pocket expenses. This could include the damage to your clothing and footwear. You normally have 3 years from when you sustained your injury to make your claim, so please keep this in mind when seeking advice from an accident compensation claims team. It is important to note that accidentcompensation.co.uk is not a solicitors firm and so it is essential that you find a good personal injury solicitor to confirm whether you are entitled to compensation.
I was at a train station and as I walked out of the lift to get on the train I slipped on the wet platform. There was no wet floor sign placed out. My legs went under the step of the train and I stopped myself from going any further. I gained gashes on my legs from the incident, which at that point caused me a great deal of pain. I then got up and proceeded onto the train. No-one said anything to me until I got off at James Street Station where the conductor told me to fill in an accident sheet. I filled it in with a man who was quite abrupt with me as it seemed like he wasn’t happy completing the accident form. I answered all the questions but at no point did he offer any first aid. I had to ask for a wipe and plaster myself and he dismissed me without an ambulance. I had to walk down to my workplace, which is a 5 minute walk from the station, to clean myself up and after I did so I then rang a taxi straight away to head to Arrow Park Hospital. I was pregnant at the time so I wanted to see if everything was fine with the baby. I was in and out the hospital for the next 3 days and I’m still going now. Two days after the accident I had a miscarriage. I can’t get myself to go on a train as I’m scared this may happen again and I haven’t been able to go to work since as it’s been hard to walk on my legs and I’ve been in quite a lot of pain because of the miscarriage. I’ve been very distraught about the whole thing. Can you offer me any legal advice?
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A claim for this accident could well be brought under s.2 Occupiers Liability Act 1057. This section states that ‘occupiers’ (or owners) of a premises must take all reasonable care for lawful visitors to their premises, as far as reasonably practicable. In this case, this would in the form of providing warning signs, regular cleaning and monitoring. An ‘occupier’ will have a defence to any claim brought against them under the Occupiers Liability Act if they can prove that they have reasonable cleaning and inspection procedures in place, as this will show that they take ‘all reasonable care’. To substantiate such a defence, the defendants will be required to disclose all relevant documentation, such as cleaning records, records of complaint etc. In terms of the miscarriage, this is an issue that will have to be addressed by the medical expert. The expert will be asked to comment on whether on the balance of probabilities, which is the test in civil cases, the fall caused the client to miscarry. If this is affirmed by the expert, then the resultant pain and suffering can be considered when the claim is valued. However accidentcompensation.co.uk is not a solicitors firm and so it is essential that you find a good personal injury solicitor to confirm whether you are entitled to compensation.
I was involved in a rear-end shunt with another driver, causing me severe whiplash. Am I able to make a claim for my injury?
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The offending driver has a duty of care to maintain a safe stopping distance from your vehicle. If you had to brake and they failed to stop in time, a team of accident compensation claims lawyers can pursue a claim against them for you. However you would need to provide more evidence and additional details of the incident to a team of specialist injury solicitors for them to confirm whether you would be entitled to compensation. This information could take the form of witness statements, CCTV footage of the incident, the other driver’s insurance details and a number of other pieces of information that can be fully explained by a solicitor.
You mention you have suffered from severe whiplash as a result of the accident. Should a medical expert recommend rehabilitation treatment, your accident compensation claims solicitor may also be able to arrange that for you.
I was in my car at a standstill, waiting to get onto the Mancunian Way, Manchester, at approximately 5pm. It was dark but conditions were dry. I was hit from behind (rear end shunt) by another driver. My car was shunted forward a few feet on the slip road due to the force of the impact. I do not know what speed she was travelling. She was insured and no other vehicles were involved. Nearly £5,000 of damage was caused to my car, which has been covered by her insurance, as well as some damage to the front end of her car – cost unknown. Within a day of the accident, I developed whiplash symptoms which affected my range of movement in my jaw, neck, shoulders and upper back. It affected my sleep for two weeks – I required medication to help with the pain – prescribed by my GP – and prevented me from running and attending my usual gym classes for two weeks. I am a physiotherapist, so I was able to receive regular physiotherapy from my colleagues in break times and was performing regular exercises to assist with the range of movement and the symptoms settled after two weeks. Am I able to make a claim?
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Based on the information you have provided, it seems clear that the other driver was at fault for this accident and so the liability lies with them. Although your symptoms have been short lived, they appear to have had a significant effect on your life for the duration and therefore you can make a valid claim. You noted that your work colleagues have been giving you regular physiotherapy in the work place, however should a medical expert recommend additional rehabilitation treatment your accident compensation claims solicitor may also be able to arrange that for you. For this reason, it is an excellent idea to seek out a good personal injury solicitor to aid you with the accident compensation claims process as accidentcompensation.co.uk is not a solicitors firm.
I was stationary at a roundabout on Watergate Lane, Bolton when another vehicle collided with the rear of the vehicle I was driving. The vehicle belongs to my employer. I understand the other driver has admitted liability in full to her insurers. I have suffered injuries to my neck and shoulders and I would like to find out if I can make a claim?
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In regards to the details you have provided, you may well be entitled to claim for your injuries because the driver seems to have failed to keep a safe breaking distance between the two vehicles. Should a medical expert recommend rehabilitation treatment, an accident compensation claims solicitor may be able to arrange that for you. However, accidentcompensation.co.uk is not a solicitors firm and so if you want to pursue this claim it is important that you seek out the services of a good personal injury solicitors firm.
I was riding to work on my motorbike, a car pulled out and I went into him. The police were called and I was taken to hospital. There were witnesses and the driver has admitted full responsibility. I have neck, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. My doctor has signed me off work for a month. I have a collection of blood on my knee area.
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If you were established on the main road and the other driver pulled out from a minor road, thereby failing to give way to you, liability would lie with the other driver. An accident compensation claims solicitor would need additional information about the accident circumstances to assess whether you have a reasonable claim. Be wary of any verbal admission given by the other driver as this is not binding and his insurance company may have a different view. Remember that you have 3 years from the date of your accident to make a compensation claim, so there is no hurry to take immediate action. Please be aware that Accidentcompensation.co.uk is not a solicitors firm and so to confirm whether your claim would entitle you to compensation it is advised that you seek out the services of a good personal injury solicitor.
I was cycling to work when a lady drove out of a car park and failed to see me. I hit the car with the upper part of my body. The police were called and I was taken to the hospital by ambulance. At the hospital I was given the all clear, as apparently there was no indication of major injury. I had x-rays on my hand only. A couple of days afterwards I started feeling very acute pain on my ribs, making it difficult to sleep. I was signed off for a week by my GP and I’ve been on heavy pain killers since. The police sent me a letter the other day saying they haven’t got witnesses to proceed with this case. I find it difficult to believe they haven’t got any evidence as there is a camera just at the entrance of the car park and the road where the accident happened and there were several passer byes at that time. I can feel with my hands that my ribs are fractured. I went to the GP yesterday again. He said there’s nothing I can do apart from taking painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. I requested the driver’s details when speaking to the police and I got them today. I also asked them to provide details of the CCTV footage. They wrote that from the CCTV footage it could not be established who was at fault for the incident and that I can obtain a copy of it if I pay £170. Could you help me with my situation as I would like to make a no-win no-fee claim?
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Based on the information provided, it appears you have been correctly proceeding on your bicycle when the offending driver has pulled out from a stationary position when unsafe to do so. It is their responsibility to check that the path is clear before pulling out if there are ‘give way’ markings on the road. In respect to obtaining evidence from the police, a good solicitor could acquire the CCTV footage for you should liability be disputed by the other driver’s insurer. Even if CCTV footage is not available or is unclear, your legal representative can argue liability on your behalf based on the position of the vehicles in the road, the areas of damage and witness evidence should the case proceed to court. Should a medical expert recommend rehabilitation treatment, your accident compensation claims solicitor may also be able to arrange that for you. It’s important to note that Accidentcompensation.co.uk isn’t a solicitors firm and so to confirm whether you are entitled to compensation, you should find a good personal injury solicitor.