We understand it can be overwhelming to navigate the personal injury claims process. However, our site aims to give you the information you need to take steps to move forward to securing the compensation and justice you deserve.

In addition, we have included information on what accidents you could claim for and examples of where someone’s breach of duty could have caused your injuries.

Please be aware that if you have any questions or require any further information while reading, you can complete the form below and we’ll get in touch, or you can call us directly on the number at the top of this page.

What Cases Fall Under Personal Injury Law?

There are various types of accident claims you could make under personal injury law. For instance, claims for an accident at work, road traffic accident or accident in a public place. Additionally, fatal accident claims could be made on behalf of someone if the incident has led to someone’s death. Each area of law is regulated by different legislation, yet the three principles of negligence still apply. For instance:

Below we have provided examples of how someone who owed you a duty of care may have been liable through a failure to comply with the above legislation. Updated 25/02/2022 by James Vincent: A personal injury claim in the UK is a legal case you can open if you have been injured or hurt and in a accident was not your fault. As a example a company or someone else who was negligent could of caused the accident and you could attempt to bring a claim in order to claim compensation. When claiming compensation in the UK a popular way of doing this is on a No Win No Fee basis or on a conditional fee agreement. Examples of personal injury claims can be accidents at work, public liability claims or a road traffic accident. If you have had a accident there is many companies and organisations you can get free information and advice on how a personal injury claim work and if you

Accidents At Work

An employer’s duty of care is set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It means they need to provide, so far as reasonably possible, a safe workspace free from risks. Failing to do so could result in employees suffering preventable harm.

For example, an employer failing to provide an employee with adequate training to use a specialist machine in a factory could see that employee suffer a crush injury to their finger or hand.

However, it’s important to note that an employer is only expected to keep you reasonably safe from harm.

If they’ve done everything they can to prevent you from suffering an injury in an accident, then negligence won’t have occurred and you won’t hold a valid personal injury claim.

Learn more about accident at work claims here.

Road Traffic Accidents

All road users are expected to follow guidelines and rules set out in the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988. The rules may vary depending on whether you’re a pedestrian, driver, cyclist or motorcyclist.

However, each has a duty of care to be considerate to one another on the road and to avoid creating the risk of harm.

For example, drivers must not operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The consequences could result in them losing control of the vehicle, having slower reflexes and poor judgement. This could lead to them crashing into another vehicle or knocking over a pedestrian or cyclist.

Accidents In Public Places

The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 stipulates that any party in control of a space accessible to the public should ensure they do everything reasonably possible to prevent visitors from suffering harm.

If they fail to do so, members of the public could end up suffering an injury that an occupier could have otherwise avoided.

For instance, lack of signage informing swimmers of no diving zones could lead to someone diving into the shallow end and suffering a damaged spinal cord injury.

Similarly, failing to clear up broken glass in a car park could see someone suffer a nasty cut or laceration if they fell over.

However, it should be noted that the actions an occupier must take will vary depending on the public place in question. So if you have any questions regarding an occupier’s legal duties, call our team on the number above. They can answer any questions you may have about personal injury claims.

Industrial Diseases

When working with harmful substances or dangerous equipment, an employer must implement preventative measures to prevent employees from developing occupational diseases. For instance, carpal tunnel syndrome, occupational dermatitis, noise induced hearing loss or asthma.

There are many ways an employer could be at fault for contributing to the development of these illnesses. For instance:

  • If they failed to give you enough rest breaks between using tools and carrying out repetitive tasks, this could lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome or hand arm vibration syndrome.
  • If an employer failed to provide you with protective gloves or barrier cream to prevent irritation from harmful substances, they may be liable for causing occupational dermatitis.
  • If an employer failed to provide you with protective masks when working close to wood dust or solder fumes, you may be able to claim negligence for occupational asthma.
  • A failure to provide hearing protection in a noisy working environment could lead to the development of industrial deafness and tinnitus.

If you are considering making a personal injury claim for an industrial disease, speak to a member of our team by pressing the “call now” button above. They can provide further information that could help.

Make A No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim

When seeking personal injury compensation, it could be beneficial to have a solicitor representing you. If you’re concerned about the cost of legal representation, a No Win No Fee agreement could be a suitable option.

This type of agreement allows you to avoid upfront and ongoing costs that may build up throughout your claim. Additionally, if the solicitor is unsuccessful with your case, you won’t be required to pay solicitor fees.

If your solicitor succeeds, you’ll be required to pay a small success fee to cover their costs. This is capped by law, and you may agree on the fee upon starting your claim.

We understand that you might be wondering, ‘what is the average payout for a personal injury claim?’. However, each case varies in nature and severity. So it’s difficult to give an estimate of what your claim could be worth without knowing further details of your case.

If you’d like to find out more, you can speak to a member of our team. They can assess whether you have a valid claim and discuss how your injuries may be valued. If they feel you hold a valid claim, they may connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel to represent you.

Learn More About The Personal Injury Claims Process

Visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website for more workplace accident statistics.

See also the HSE website for more guidance on managing health and safety in the workplace.

For more information on occupational safety, see the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents guide.

We also have a bunch of our guides on personal injury claims which you can read below:

We hope you find the answers you’re looking for on our site. If you need any more help or advice with personal injury claims, don’t hesitate to reach out.