If you have been injured in an accident for which someone else was either wholly or partly responsible, then it is likely that you will be able to pursue a claim to recover damages arising as a result of your injury.
In order to succeed with a claim it is necessary to establish, or prove to the satisfaction of the Court, that the other party was at fault. This usually involves allegations of negligence, ie where the other party has failed in their duty to have proper regard for your physical safety and as a result of that, your injury has occurred. It can also involve breaches of their obligations under the Occupiers Liability Act if the other party fails to maintain property or premises in a safe condition, as a result of which you sustain an injury.
Claims can also arise as a result of a breach of statutory duty, ie a legal duty that one person has, for example, to protect or make safe moving parts of a machine, as a result of which an injury is sustained. Personal injury claims often include overlapping allegations of negligence and breach of statutory duty.
We can offer help and guidance on:
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents
- Injuries arising from defective products or equipment
- Clinical negligence
- Injuries arising from defective premises
- Tripping and slipping accidents
- Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
- Claims to the Motor Insurers Bureau
A personal injury claim can be funded either through legal expenses insurance, if you have it, or otherwise by way of a Conditional Fee Agreement.
For more information or for an initial free or fixed fee consultation contact Tom Walsh or Ian Tofts.
Tom Walsh is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.