Personal injury and illness is a very broad type of claim and can be a lot of different things. In short, personal injury is any injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions. That does not, however, apply to property.
There are a variety of types of personal injury or illness that you could claim for. Each of these tend to come about from different circumstances, so it’s important to understand the differences and what makes your case unique.
Types of Personal Injury
Accidents at Work
Your employer must provide a safe workplace and safe tools and machinery to use. They’re also responsible for finding safe colleagues to work with.
If somebody injures you at work or you are hurt by a piece of equipment, your employer could be liable to pay you compensation. Your employer is legally required to have insurance for these claims so please don’t worry about claiming – their insurer will handle it!
Trips and Slips
Have you tripped or slipped and injured yourself? Was the land or flooring where you fell uneven or slippery? If so, please call to find out if you have a claim.
Road Traffic Accidents
If you were injured on the roads the law is there to help you. Whether you were injured in a car, or on a bike or motorbike we can get you compensation. The law is very kind to pedestrians as they are very vulnerable to injury on our roads.
So please call us even if you think it may have been your fault, as we may still be able to help you. And, all our claims are usually run on a no win no fee basis.
Industrial Disease Claims
Did you work in a harmful environment? Were you exposed to lots of continuous loud noise; or harmful dust like asbestos, coal dust, flour or talc? Or maybe you used vibrating machinery.
If you suffered injury, or illness as a result you may have a right to compensation. It doesn’t matter that the workplace may be closed down, or even if you left years ago, we may still be able to help.
Holiday Illness And Injury Claims
We are currently helping lots people who have suffered illness or injury whilst on holiday. A major injury or illness can be devastating and needs very careful handling.
But, even a minor injury or illness can ruin your holiday. Please call us if you have slipped or tripped, or if the hotel caused some other kind of injury to you.
Food poisoning in particular is a massive problem at all-inclusive hotels these days. If you are a victim of food poisoning, we have a page specifically on holiday sickness claims. There, we provide a great deal more information about these claims.
Bed Bug Infestation in Hotels & Guest Houses
We are seeing many more people complaining of bed bug bites at UK hotels or foreign hotels. Bed bugs are making a come-back due to more overcrowding in hotels and guest houses, poor hygiene procedures and higher temperatures in modern buildings and due to global warming.
Bed bug bites can be painful and can cause skin rashes, allergic symptoms, psychiatric injury and scarring. In rare cases the bites can cause much more severe symptoms.
We are experts in this type of claim, and you could be due substantial compensation.
Every year lots of people are injured by aggressive dogs or out of control horses. Animal owners that should have taken better care could be liable. If you’ve been injured by an out of control animal, please call us for initial free advice.
Injuries Caused by Defective Products
If you bought a product which caused you injury or harm, call us to see if you may be entitled to compensation.
And, if you do have a defective product that has not actually caused you injury, you may be able to bring a consumer dispute instead.
Criminal injuries can be related to other personal injuries. However, a criminal injury is an injury as a result of a criminal act. That is, rather than a trip or slip as the sort of thing most people would think of as personal injury.
Beyond what most people think of as personal injury, we can also help you make a claim for criminal injury.
What Can You Claim For?
A lot of people have a vague idea of what a personal injury claim is for. But, few have a specific idea beyond the fact that they are claiming for compensation.
Compensation is a financial payment made to make up for damage or loss. There are two types of compensation: general damages, and special damages.
General damages are what most people think of, where there is no clear financial value. This type of compensation for an injury is for pain and suffering, or loss of amenity.
Special damages, on the other hand, are specific financial losses as a result of an accident or injury. These can include:
- Loss of earnings
- Costs of assistance or care
- Property damage
- Travel expenses
- Medical treatment
- Accommodation costs
Contact Us to Make A Personal Injury Claim
If you believe you are entitled to make a personal injury claim, please contact us today. We can discuss your case and how best to proceed.