Whilst most of us take precautions to ensure our safety in work, home and play, accidents can occur when we least expect it, to ourselves and to our loved ones. When accidents occur, the physical, emotional and financial consequences can dramatically affect our life. If an accident occurs to you or someone in your life, it is important to consider whether compensation may be available.
Accident compensation may be available if someone else was, at least in part, responsible for your injury. Accident compensation claims are generally claims in negligence, which, under the law, require certain elements to be established.
The law says that certain categories of people have a duty of care towards other people to avoid injury to them or their property. A person is negligent if they breach this duty by failing to exercise ordinary care to avoid injury to other persons or their property. This may be either from something that person did, or something they failed to do. If you suffered harm or loss as a result of this you may have a claim. This may have occurred at home, at work, in public, during the course of medical treatment, or in any number of situations. It is important to speak to a specialist solicitor to see if the circumstances of your accident would substantiate a claim. You can speak to one of our specialist accident compensation solicitors who will be able to help you with this.
If you are successful in making out a case for compensation, the amount of compensation awarded varies from claim to claim, even for similar injuries, depending on various factors. Your individual circumstances will be taken into account. Compensation can cover physical, psychological, and financial harm and loss both for now and into the future.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on accident compensation, then Caven can put you in touch with a local accident compensation solicitor free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local accident compensation solicitors please call us at 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 20/02/2013