Types of accidents
Road Traffic Accidents
The most common cause of Personal Injury claims are road traffic accidents. Goodge Law has many years of experience dealing with a range of road traffic accidents, from whiplash claims to very complex cases where multiple injuries were sustained. Some examples of road traffic accidents that we have dealt with in the past include:
- Severe injuries which required long-term rehabilitation
- Passengers injured in a friend or family member’s car
- Passengers on public transport
- Victims of motorcycle and bicycle accidents
- Pedestrians that have been hit by a vehicle
- Victims who are the subject of an accident with an uninsured driver
- Victims who are the subject of an accident with an untraced driver
If you are the victim of one of the above situations and were not at fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Accidents at Work
Your employer is legally required to ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken to minimise the risk of injury at your workplace. This is regardless of whether you are a part time, temporary or a full time worker.
An injury at work could include:
- Dangerous working practice
- Unsuitable machinery
- Injuries in construction
- Exposure to substances: If you have been susceptible to occupational diseases such as asthma, dermatitis and hearing loss which may be claimed for.
Trips or Slips
Goodge Law deals with clients of all ages who have been injured in trips or slips. For example, the Council is under a duty to maintain pavements and public highways for public use. These injuries can range from bruising to broken bones.
Trip and slip injuries could include:
- Falling due to a defective pavement
- Slipping on wet floors in supermarkets, hospitals or schools
- Injuries to cyclists, motorcyclists and motorists due to potholes in the road
- Raised paving stone, missing kerbstones, defective utility grids
If you have been injured due to defective products, you may be able to claim compensation under the Consumer Protection Act.
Faulty products could include:
- Defective appliances or equipment
- Faulty toys used by children
- Poorly tested products that explode, break or leak hazardous materials
- Products that have deteriorated unreasonably over time
Our investigation procedure
- Investigate the accident claim and advise whether it is likely to be successful
- Conduct site visits, contact witnesses or the police
- Obtain a detailed medical report confirming the nature and extent of your injuries and any long lasting effects you may have suffered or are likely to suffer in the future
- Prepare a detailed schedule of all the expenses that you have incurred as a result of the accident
- Establish how your accident will impact your earning potential in the future
We will always attempt to negotiate with the other party (or their insurers), which may result in a settlement. However, if it is not possible to settle your claim, we will take your claim to the local county court. If the settlement is still not forthcoming, we will take your case to trial to determine the matter.
Please call or email to see how we can help with your accident claim.