The most common types of personal injury cases
Here in the UK, it is estimated that some three million people are injured in accidents each and every year – that’s nearly 5% of the total British population!
Here at Aston Knight Solicitors, we are specialist accident injury solicitors. Dealing with a whole host of personal injury cases on a daily basis, we are familiar with the many different types of claims.
Here’s our overview of the most common types of personal injury cases…
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents account for 50% of all personal injury claims made in the UK, which is perhaps not surprising given that there are some 31.7 million cars on the roads.
Whether you’re travelling in a car or other vehicle, on a bike, or on foot, accidents and collisions can happen, no matter how careful you are. Had a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault?
If you’ve suffered an injury such as broken bones, whiplash, concussion, or more severe injuries, you could be entitled to claim compensation from the guilty party, regardless of whether you were the driver, a passenger, or a motorcyclist. Get in touch with our expert accident injury solicitors today!
Accidents in public spaces
Accidents that occur in public spaces account for approximately 21% of all personal injury claims.
Both public and private organisations are obligated to ensure that all visitors to their premises are safe and well looked after. If you are injured as a result of them not living up to this duty of care, you may be entitled to compensation.
As specialist accident injury specialists, we regularly help people claim for injuries suffered at the hands of accidents in public spaces – from illnesses caused by poorly maintained council properties and injuries to cyclists caused by potholes, through to accidents in supermarkets and shops.
If, for example, you’ve been injured on a retailer’s premises, the accident may have been avoided if the store in question had taken more care. As long as you (or your legal team) can prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accident wouldn’t have occurred if the company, service provider, authority, etc, had better adhered to health and safety protocol.
Accidents in the workplace
Accidents in the workplace are the third most common type of personal injury claims in the UK, accounting for approximately 16% of all claims.
As dedicated accident injury solicitors, we recognise that employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their working environment is safe and meets the relevant health and safety standards. They also have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their employees at all times.
Anyone suffering from an injury in the workplace within the past three years may be able to make a claim for compensation.
For further information, or to find out if you could make a claim, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated accident injury solicitors are always on hand to provide advice and assistance.