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What to Do if You Have an Accident in a Supermarket

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Supermarkets are large and busy and the chances of having an accident whilst using one are bigger than many people may think. It is not uncommon for people to have accidents whilst using a supermarket, the most common cause being through slipping on a wet or soiled floor or tripping on unsupervised equipment or spilled products.

Because shopping is such an everyday and personal experience, many who experience an accident while doing it are thrown by the experience and are unsure as to what to do.

Immediate feelings
Apart from any physical pain involved, many people experience embarrassment at having an accident.… Read more

How Much Can You Get From A Motorcycle Accident?

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For anyone unfortunate enough to be involved in a motorcycle crash, it can be a very distressing and often debilitating experience. Without the safe and reassuring cocoon of a car body around them, motorcyclists are far more vulnerable, and therefore far more likely to be injured or even killed. In fact, even though bikers represent only about 1% of all traffic on UK roads, they account for 20% of KSI collisions (Killed/Seriously Injured).

Some collisions occur when the rider runs out of talent or oversteps their abilities, causing them to lose control of their machine. However, a greater proportion of crashes are caused by road conditions such as Diesel spills, or actions by other drivers such as failing to see the motorcyclist approaching.… Read more

Back injury at work compensation amount

We all know there is very little that is more painful or more debilitating than a back injury. Everyday we expect to come home from work in the same state we started, maybe a little more tired after a hard days work, but we don’t expect a back injury that impedes upon our day to day life. If you suffer a back injury at work then you should be due compensation, the question is what is the back injury at work compensation amount?

This can differ according to severity of the injury and duration of the recovery. There are places online that offer a compensation calculator to find an approximate figure of compensation that you’d receive for your back injury, but below are of few of the guidelines concerning the amount of compensation.… Read more

Average compensation for soft tissue injury

How Much Compensation Can You Expect from a Soft Tissue Injury?
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

A soft tissue injury is one which affects skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves, or an injury to any other part of the body which doesn’t involve broken bones and so on. If you’ve suffered such an injury through the negligence of someone else, you could be in line for a compensation payment of at least £1,000 for minor cases, although this can rise significantly depending on the seriousness of the injury and the effects it’s had on your life.

Examples of soft tissue injuries can include:

– Sprains
– Torn ligaments or tendons
– Severe bruising
– Cuts to the skin
– Bursitis (a painful swelling within a joint)

Why You Might Make a Claim

The most basic reason to claim for this kind of injury is simply to compensate you for the pain and distress you were caused through no fault of your own.… Read more

I had an accident at work what are my rights

Employers in the UK have a duty of care to their employees, and generally work hard to provide a safe working environment. However, it is an unfortunate fact that workplace injuries still happen that were caused by an employer’s wrongdoing. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to understand your rights and the responsibilities of your employer before considering a compensation claim.

One of the biggest worries is that seeking compensation from an employer may lead to redundancy. It can be an awkward situation in the workplace when someone decides to take action. Employers have been known to pressure their employees to cancel legitimate claims, stating directly or indirectly that their jobs may be in danger.… Read more

How much compensation can you claim for a spinal injury?

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If you have been involved in an accident then you may be able to put in a compensation claim for any injuries that you have received. The amount that you are able to claim will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the seriousness of the injury, medical costs, psychological issues, as well as the impact it has had on your day-to-day living. An injury lawyer will be able to create a legal case in order to claim the maximum amount of compensation available for the type of injury that you have sustained. Injury claim amounts have been set out by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB).… Read more

How to go about claiming compensation for a brain injury

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Lives can be dramatically changed as a result of brain or head injuries. The effects can last just a short while, or they can be permanent, impacting the victim and their family members in a number of different ways. Support is sometimes needed from loved ones or from professionals for a short amount of time or for a prolonged period. With these changes to everyday life, financial loss may also occur which can add to stress and difficulties. In these situations, compensation can go someway to putting things right and helping the sufferer.

What kind of brain injuries can you claim for?Read more

How common is Cancer misdiagnosis?

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There are over 2.5 million people in the UK who have been diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, about 25 per cent of people in the UK are facing poor health conditions and instability in cancer treatment. One out of every three people in the UK is affected by cancer, and thousands diagnosed with it annually. Since Cancer is very frightening, wrong diagnosis is the worst thing someone can ever go through. Nevertheless, misdiagnosis is common, which calls for appropriate action, including compensation for the victims. Doctors have the responsibility to practice a high standard of competence in their work through the correct interpretation of the symptoms to avoid misdiagnosis that might lead to loss of life.… Read more

How can you prove medical misdiagnosis when making a claim?

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Some things in life are priceless; it’s hard to put a number on the value of life itself, or the quality of life afforded by your standard of health. But when either of these are negatively impacted by medical misdiagnosis, it’s possible to make a compensation claim. It won’t turn back the clock, but it can help you to recover from the devastating effects of someone else’s mistake.

Medical misdiagnosis describes a range of different problems arising from clinical negligence. It could be that a doctor wastes precious time treating menstrual problems with the contraceptive pill, when it later turns out that irregular bleeding was a symptom of uterine cancer.… Read more

How long after an accident at work can you make a claim?

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How long after an accident at work can you make a claim?

People tend to put off claiming for an accident at work, maybe to concentrate on their recovery, or maybe because they want to immediately confront their employer. Maybe you just want to concentrate first on getting back to work. The day-to-day living that tends to accompany being out of work may prevent the feeling that you should claim compensation.
Whether you can return to work or even recover depends obviously on the seriousness of the injury. It is usually the little injuries that employees feel more uncertain about. Where do you stand?… Read more
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tripping accident compensation

Geraldine Gardiner

Tripping Accident

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Diane Jones

Industrial Illness

Awarded £5,000

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