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Personal Injury And Accident Claims

Irrespective of the safety measures you might have taken, an accident could occur at any time and to pretty much anybody, it doesn’t matter who you are, even a personal injury solicitor. We humans neither decide to become an accident victim, nor do we choose why, when and where the accident will take place.

It might seem obvious but almost any accident is likely to be both a distressing and potentially costly experience. Any injuries you are unfortunate enough to sustain are likely to cause you various degrees of pain and any medical attention and treatment can incur high costs.

A way to reclaim these losses is through making a successful personal injury claim and the importance of such a claim really shouldn’t be taken lightly. Certainly you won’t be able to make any personal injuries sustained any less traumatic or painful but you will get some comfort from knowing that you will be fine financially.

How A Personal Injury Solicitor Can Help

The trouble with making a personal injury claim is for most people it seems a difficult process to grasp, and that’s because generally most people have no previous experience with these kind of procedures. A trouble-free alternative to trying to do it all yourself is to contact a specialist personal injury solicitor.

Personal injury solicitors are professional people and these kind of personal injury claims are how they make their living. Their role is to put together a strong injury claims case in your name to win you accident compensation.

The injury solicitor’s service is based upon a “No Win No Fee” process. This will mean If your accident claim is successful, the solicitor recovers all of their bills, or fees from the losing party or the losers insurance company and you could get 100% of the compensation depending on the agreement with your solicitor.

If you don’t win your accident claims case the solicitor is accountable for the loss, in other words you won’t have to pay them anything. However, you may be liable for the winning sides costs, but you can take out insurance cover for this scenario.

Choosing Your Solicitor

It is entirely up to you which personal injury claims company, or solicitor you choose to take up your case. Always try your best to research a company before deciding for certain they are right for you. Also make sure you understand the “agreement” you might be signing so you know exactly what fees you may or may not end up having to pay.

Is It Necessary To Opt For A Personal Injury solicitor?

Naturally you could very well attempt to manage your accident claim on your own, or with the help of friends and family if you prefer, but have you actually thought hard about what the process entails?

Personal Injury Claims

Remember solicitors train for a reason and that’s to know the ins and outs of the British law so they have the best chance possible of being successful. This isn’t to say you won’t but do you really need the hassle?

Ask yourself these few questions and it might help you to decide which route is best if you haven’t already.

Are you aware of what preparations you need to make before going to court? Have you got all of your facts and details correct so you don’t inadvertently lose your road accident claim for example, on some small technicality?

Will you be able to stay calm and focused if things start to become personal? If you can’t answer these few questions with a resounding “yes” then maybe you ought to consider the services of a “No Win No Fee” solicitor, but the choice is always yours.

Please do bear in mind that a personal injury solicitor will undoubtedly make life easier. This is after all what they do for a living. They’ve already all the essential expertise and experience to take care of your accident compensation claim.

Claims For Burn Injuries

Claims for burn injuries are frequently filed in the United Kingdom because many jobs involve chemicals, fire, or steam that can leave you burned if thee right procedures are not followed. Burns are some of the most painful injuries that somebody can have. With a minor burn it is said that the pain is more intense than with a more serious burn. That is because serious burns will damage the nerve endings stopping the signals that the nerve endings send to the brain about the pain.

If you or someone you know has been burned and it was not your fault you should consider talking with a solicitor about filing a compensation claim. Severe burns can affect you tremendously, the way you live, the activities you can do, and your career for the rest of your life. Compensation for burn injuries can be vital for your recovery if you have had to give up work or need full time care and don’t have the finances to cover such costs.

Where do the Majority of Severe Burns Occur?

The most frequently reported place where people sustained severe burns was in their own homes. If you suffer burns at home because of your own carelessness you won’t be entitled to claim.

The following places are often reported as the scene where severe burn injuries occurred:

  • On the job in restaurants, factories, and other locations.
  • In car accidents.
  • At childcare facilities, including private childcare facilities where the child is kept in a private residence.
  • Using fireworks, and at public fireworks displays.

Children and Burn Injury Claims

Accidents that cause children to suffer burn injuries account for around thirty seven thousand incidents each year. Of those children seventy six percent of them are younger than five years of age.

When a child is severely burned they often require years of surgery in order to treat them. Skin grafts and other painful procedures may have to be performed as the child grows. A severe burn on a child can affect them physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

Children cannot file burn injury claims themselves for obvious reasons, but their legal guardians, or parents, can file a claim on their behalf if the burns are because of negligence, or a faulty product for example. When a solicitor submits a compensation claim for a child who has suffered burns they will claim for pain and suffering and also take into consideration how the burns will affect the child as they mature, what further treatment will be required (if any), will they require full time care. This will all be calculated and included in any claim for burn injuries.

Work Related Burn Injury Claims

Work related injury claims affect thousands of people each year in the United Kingdom. A large number of careers involve tasks that can cause burns or scalds. The majority of burns or scalds that happen at work places are fortunately relatively minor ones. Even minor burns or scalds can be very painful however and compensation may still be sought if negligence has been the cause.

Severe burns or scalds that occur may affect the individual for the remainder of their life. A severe burn or scald can leave a person incapacitated, having to have surgery to graft skin, and having to stay in hospitals, and often require full time care. Major scars from burns often affect how people think of themselves and they cause emotional instability in the individual. The psychological impact on an individual will also be considered and compensated for where applicable.

You should speak to a solicitor about filing a personal injury claim that will help you to be financially prepared to treat your burns properly.

Employer Responsibilities

According to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999, each employer in the United Kingdom is required to do everything they can to prevent an employee from being injured while performing their job. The employer must provide the employee with:

  • A safe work environment. This includes a work area that is free of slipping and tripping hazards.
  • Equipment to do the work that are routinely maintained and function correctly.
  • Protective clothing where needed.
  • Training on how to use the equipment and how to do the job.
  • Knowledge of where safety exits and fire extinguishers are located.

An employer has to make a report to the Executive over Health and Safety regulations if any of their employees are burned or scalded over more than ten percent of their body. The employer must also report to the Executive over Health and Safety regulations if an employee suffers a burn or a scald that causes severe injury to their eyes, their respiratory system, or to any of their vital organs.

Firework Display Safety Regulations

When arranging a fireworks display that will be attended by the public the Executive of Health and Safety regulations issues advice to help the coordinators create a safe display. Fireworks should be considered dangerous as they are explosives after all, and if displays are not properly handled the spectators can be injured. If you are injured at a pubic fireworks display you should contact a solicitor for advice about filing a claim for burn injuries.