Injuries happen on a daily basis. From car crashes to accidents in the workplace, they can occur in many different ways and in a whole host of places. In this post, we will take a look at six of the most common injuries that people sustain to give you an insight into the sheer diversity of accidents that happen today…
1. Repetitive strain injury
First, we have repetitive strain injury, which is commonly abbreviated to RSI. This is typically a workplace injury. It occurs because of overuse or misuse of something. Consequently, people who sit at their desk working on the computer for extended periods of time often suffer from RSI. To be able to claim, you need to have the belief that your employer has not done enough to prevent repetitive strain injury from occurring.
2. Travel accidents
Have you experienced an injury whilst travelling abroad? No matter how you have travelled – whether it was by boat, aeroplane, train, coach or any other method of transport – you will likely be entitled to compensation.
3. Product liability
These cases involve individuals that have been injured as the result of a faulty product. All products that have been released on the marketplace have to be tested rigorously to ensure that they are safe for public use. However, some items, unfortunately, fall through the wire. If you have been injured as a result you will be entitled to compensation.
4. Slips, trips or falls
These are one of the most popular types of injuries that result in claims. They can happen in a number of different ways. However, if the injury was not your fault then you will be entitled to compensation.
5. Untraced driver claims
Suffering a road traffic accident can be frightening enough, but it is even more worrying when the driver in question flees the scene. Yet, this will not impact your ability to claim!
6. Motorbike accidents
Did you know that motorcycle fatalities happen 27 times more frequently than car fatalities? Motorbike users are some of the most vulnerable on the roads, which is why the correct protective gear and safe riding practices are a must.
Can I make a claim for one of these accidents, or any other? This is the question everyone wants the answer true. It doesn’t matter what type of incident you have been involved in – whether it was a workplace accident, a road traffic incident, or something that happened whilst you were on vacation – what actually matters is whether it was your fault or not. If the accident occurred because of someone else’s error or negligence you are likely to be entitled to compensation.
How much compensation will I receive? It’s impossible to state a definitive sum without knowing the ins and outs of your case. Compensation is calculated based on two things. Firstly, you receive an amount based on your injury – the severity of it and the impact it is having on your life. Secondly, you receive compensation for any out of pocket expenses experienced – such as medical fees and travel expenses.
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