If you have suffered as an injury through someone else’s negligence, then you could be entitled to claim a compensation payout for your injury. To see if you have a claim please complete our FREE 24 hour online enquiry service located at the bottom of this page.
Broadly speaking negligence injury compensation claims can be placed into two general categories:
1. Public Liability Claims.
2. Medical Negligence Claims.
1. Public Liability Claims
A public liability claim is a claim made against injuries sustained from an accident that occurs on property that is open to the public such as shopping centres and supermarkets and other public venues.
If you have had an accident in a public building, walkway, pavement, footpath, stair case, road or any other place, you could be entitled to make a claim for injury compensation. Accidents in public can occur in a variety of places anywhere outside your own home, including shopping centres, supermarkets, and grocery stores. Sufficient steps must be taken to oversee the safety of the public and if injury occurs through negligence than you can claim for full and just compensation. Public liability also covers accidents caused by unsafe public property or property that is left in dangerous places. Examples include a slip, trip and fall or injuries caused by protruding objects and unsafe environments.
Injuries can occur to any part of the human body and include, fractures, bruising, swelling, sprains, soreness, stiffness, tenderness and other bodily aches and pains including headaches and other mental injuries such as nervous shock. However minor you may think your injury is to begin with, you should still find out if you are entitled to compensation by completing our FREE online Enquiry Form.
The most common causes of slip, trip or fall accidents are spillages which leave the floor slippery or unclean floors which have hazardous material left lying around such as fruit and vegetable scraps. Also, badly maintained paths which cause raised sections of ground or potholes can cause personal injuries.
Trips, slips and falls at work are also a frequent occurrence when walkways are obstructed by objects or where walkways are not properly maintained in a clean and satisfactory state. If you suffer a slip, trip or fall due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. If you slip, trip or fall on any property open to the public and injure yourself, then the personal injury compensation claim would be made against the occupier’s public liability insurance policy.
If your accident was on private property such as a house or piece of land privately owned by an individual, you would be able to make a personal injury compensation claim providing the accident was the fault of the land owner or occupier and they had suitable insurance in force or the means to pay personally.
To find out whether you are entitled to claim compensation, please complete our FREE online legal enquiry form.
2. Medical Negligence Claims
Where the injury or death was caused or contributed to by the breach of a duty of care committed in the course of the provision of clinical or medical services, including dental or nursing services, you and/or your child, friend or relative may be entitled to financial compensation for what is termed “Medical Negligence”.
Personal injuries, including brain damage and psychological injury such as nervous shock, or death can occur in all clinical specialties. If you feel that your Doctor may have been negligent in providing medical services to you, then you should complete our FREE online Enquiry Form to find out if you are entitled to claim compensation.
Medical claims can arise out of, for example, accident and emergency, anaesthetics, cancer treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, general practice, keyhole surgery, mental health, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, radiology, sterilisation, urology, vascular surgery and many more.
A medical professional could be found to be in breach of a duty of care for, among other things, failed or delayed diagnosis, failure to warn of risks in treatment, failure to obtain proper consent to treatment, medication errors, careless surgical procedures, delayed referral to specialists. Negligence can also arise out of system errors in the hospital where the treatment took place. Most cases concern registered medical practitioners (doctors and surgeons). But similar principles apply to doctors, dentists, midwives, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists.
If you feel that you have a medical negligence case, you could be entitled to claim compensation. For a free case assessment and to find out if you are entitled to claim compensation, please complete our Free online Enquiry Form. Our service is completely free and is available 24 hours, 7 days per week!