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You may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation if you have suffered an injury, either physically or psychologically, through no fault of your own and due to someone else's fault or negligence.

There are many different types of personal injury that people claim for, including (but not limited to):-

  • Medical negligence - When a doctor or health professional has made a mistake or error that has led to injury or trauma.
  • Accidents at work - An employer is responsible for the safety of employees and members of the public who use the business premises. If the employer does not take appropriate safety measures and steps to minimise or eliminate risk, accidents can happen and the employer can be found liable and negligent. Work accidents include slips, trips and falls, forklift accidents, electrical accidents, accidents related to hazardous substances, burns, head injuries, manual handling accidents, work traffic accidents and accidents relating to machinery.
  • Industrial diseases and conditions - People who have suffered a disease or condition, which has been caused or exacerbated by their working environment or some type of exposure at work, may be able to pursue a personal injury compensation claim. Industrial diseases or conditions include Vibration White Finger, RSI, asbestosis, asthma and allergies, chronic bronchitis, pneumoconiosis, mesothelioma, cancer, deafness, fatigue and tendonitis.
  • Birth injuries - Injuries or trauma to mother or baby which have been sustained during the birth process.
  • Road Traffic accidents - If you have been injured in a road traffic accident (RTA) either as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, and someone else is to blame, then you can claim traffic accident compensation. Accidents that come into this category include car accidents, motorbike accidents, cycling accidents, being hit by a car, whiplash cases, uninsured motorist cases and untraced driver cases.
  • Discrimination - This category covers victimisation, harassment and discrimination by gender, race, marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age and also discrimination against people who have undergone, or are undergoing, gender reassignment.
  • Unclean hospital - Infections and illnesses like MRSA can result from hospitals not taking adequate measures to be hygienic.
  • Dog attacks and animal attacks - If someone is attacked by a dog or animal that is not being adequately supervised then they could sue for compensation.
  • Sports injuries - You may be able to claim personal injury compensation if you have suffered a sporting injury due to defective sports equipment, an instructor being untrained, being pushed too hard or being injured as a spectator at an event where proper safety measures have not been implemented.

These are just some examples of the types of personal injury that can be claimed for. Even if your injury is not one of these, you should be able to claim compensation if someone else was to blame and you can prove it.

The best thing to do is to consult a specialist personal injury solicitor who can give you advice on your own personal circumstances. Look for an injury lawyer who has expertise and experience in your type of accident or injury and ask if they are willing to work on a no win no fee basis (also known as a conditional agreement), meaning that there is no risk to you because you will not have to pay their legal fees if you lose the case. Your injury solicitor will guide you through the compensation claim process and help you to gather the evidence you need to support your claim. They will also be able to give you an idea of the likelihood of success and what amount of compensation you will be entitled to.

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