Five types of personal injuries that may lead to compensation

by admin on October 20, 2010

Have you been injured or harmed through another party’s negligence? Here are five types of personal injury claims that often lead to compensation pay-outs.

1. One of the biggest causes of personal injuries is a road traffic accident. Whether in a car, on a motorcycle, bicycle or in a heavy goods vehicle, if you have been injured when somebody else was to blame, you could be entitled to make a claim. Injuries caused by road traffic accidents tend to fall into three categories – slight, serious and fatal.

2. Accidents at work are very common, from head and hand injuries to bad knees, eyes or hearing. However, because people are reluctant to make a claim against an employer, they often go by without being dealt with. However, by ignoring the problem, the same injury could be caused to other employees. On the other hand, by making a successful claim you could get the compensation to cover any medical bills and loss of earnings, while the problem could get rectified to avoid it happening to anyone else.

3. Industrial disease cases, particularly those relating to asbestos-related illnesses are sadly more common than they should be. If you were exposed to asbestos for many years or repeatedly over a short time period, you may only find out about its impact many years later. Asbestosis, mesothelioma, plaque thickening and lung cancer are all diseases associated with asbestos, so make a claim if you have suffered from them. Other industrial disease claims include dermatitis and occupational deafness.

4. One of the most common personal injuries are trips and falls, which have gained widespread coverage in recent years. From broken footpaths and wet floors to dodgy ladders and hazardous obstacles, there are numerous causes of these injuries – which can include broken limbs, hip injuries, back problems and sprains.

5. When you go on a package holiday, you may feel lost and alone if you encounter a personal injury. However, no matter where you are in the world, it’s important to know that if the accident was not your fault, you may still be entitled to make a claim. Problems at the hotel, with the transfer, at the airport, or even out and about could all lead to the compensation you’re entitled to.

So, if you’ve suffered a personal injury or developed a serious disease because of a company’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a claim. Why not speak to a personal injury specialist to find out more information about the situation?


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Why not visit Lees.co.uk for friendly and helpful support regarding your personal injury claim? In addition to this area of expertise, Lees Solicitors LLP can provide a family law solicitor or residential conveyancing specialist to help deal with your legal requirements.
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