Personal injury claims can refer to a lot of different things. Generally, a personal injury claim is an attempt to receive compensation for an injury, accident, or illness, caused by or made worse by someone else’s negligence.
What Can I Claim For?
There are several types of personal injury that you could claim for. If you would like to learn more about a particular type, please take a look at our complete article on personal injury and illness claims. But, here is an overview of types of personal injury you can claim for.
Accidents at work – your employer is obligated to provide a safe workplace with safe equipment. If a colleague or piece of equipment has injured you, your employer could be liable to pay compensation.
Road traffic accidents – you could get compensation if you were injured in a car, on a bike, and especially if you were a pedestrian. Even if you think it might have been your fault, the law is still very kind to pedestrians.
Industrial disease – like accident or injuries at work, your employer must also ensure you do not fall victim of an industrial disease. There are several common diseases that you can claim for.
Holiday illness and injury – unfortunately it can be common to be injured or suffer from illness while on holiday. Also, food poisoning is a frequent issue. If a holiday hotel or similar venue has caused you injury or an illness, we can help you get compensation.
Bed bug infestation – as well as the injury and illness above, bed bugs can be a problem due to poor hygiene. Wherever you stay, hotels should be taking steps to stop bed bug infestations. If not, you could make a claim.
Animal claims – there were thousands of dog bites in the UK last year, as well as attacks from other animals. The owners need to take care of their animals. If they haven’t, and you’re injured as a result, you could make a claim.
Defective products – if you buy a product which causes you injury or harm, you could be entitled compensation.