Can I make a personal injury claim for my skiing accident?

If you’ve recently sustained an injury as a result of a skiing or tobogganing accident, it can leave you feeling weak and vulnerable. You might not have expected to have an accident on the slopes when you believe that you’re in highly capable hands, however you may later have discovered that the person coaching you is not as qualified or as professional as they first appear.

There could be all sorts of reasons why the accident occurred including negligence on the behalf of the other skiers with you or your trainer. Defective skiing equipment or adverse weather conditions such as high winds or environmental problems you weren’t warned of could all be to blame.

What you can do

If you believe that your skiing accident is the result of third party negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. It’s the responsibility of the skiers who were with you, instructors, resort owners, tour operators and equipment manufacturers to ensure that you stay safe. It can even be possible to bring your case to the UK courts if your skiing or tobogganing accident happened abroad.

Do you believe you’re eligible for a personal injury claim as a result of a skiing or tobogganing accident? To be eligible for compensation you need to start your claim within 3 years of the event of injury or from the injury’s diagnosis.

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I was recently involved in a public transport accident. Can I make an injury claim?

Did you go on a trip which ended badly? Perhaps you were travelling home as a passenger on the bus after a day at work or out shopping, when the vehicle was involved in an accident. As a result you may have suffered and sustained personal injuries which make you feel helpless, causing your self-esteem to plummet to an all-time low.

The good news is that if you were involved in a public transport accident, involving a bus or a taxi for example, you could be eligible for compensation in the form of a public transport claim. If it’s determined that the driver was at fault concerning the collision you were involved in, then it’s possible for the accident claim to be made by the company that employs the bus or taxi driver.

An accident on a bus can be the result of careless or even dangerous driving which results in serious injury or trauma. If you or other passengers in the bus or taxi were being thrown out of your seat by a driver who was speeding, braking suddenly or too hard, or even driving fast around corners, then the bus driver could be found to be at fault for the accident.

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If you believe you have a case for a compensation claim regarding your public transport accident, our Personal Injury Solicitors can help.

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I was involved in a motorway accident, how do I seek compensation for my personal injuries?

Being involved in a motorway accident can be a traumatic experience and for those involved, it often raises a mirror to their own mortality, raising the question of ‘What if?’. After a high-speed accident on a motorway you will understandably need the time and space to recover from what’s happened.

If you have severe injuries as a result of the accident and it’s been determined that it was someone else’s fault, it’s possible to claim compensation for any suffering pain or loss you may have endured. This can include any loss of earnings or rehabilitation costs which may have been incurred too.

The Department of Transport has revealed that in 2010, 10,369 casualties happened on motorways in Great Britain. Meanwhile 798 people were severely injured while travelling on motorways and 118 fatalities occurred. It’s no surprise given the billions of miles travelled across England and the rest of the United Kingdom, along with the increasing number of vehicles on the road that motorway accident claims are on the rise.

Whiplash is considered to be the most common injury endured from a motorway accident. This can happen when the neck is jolted suddenly during the impact of a car crash. The pain can be immediate and last for two days or longer, sometimes even weeks or months

It’s possible to receive injuries while wearing a seatbelt as while it’s designed to stop you moving forward, it can also cause chest injuries and bruise the chest, making it feel uncomfortable. If the crash you were in was high-impact then you may have suffered skeletal fractures, serious cuts or abrasions as a result of flying debris or crushing of limbs.

Call our personal injury solicitors for motorway accident claims advice

If you believe that your motorway accident is eligible for compensation due to the negligence of another driver, Personal Injury Solicitors can help. They can provide you with initial advice about your claim and provide you with the best course of action to take.

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I was injured while swimming. Am I eligible for compensation?

Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise and can be a fun activity for all the family to get involved in. There are many swimming pools who strive to uphold strict health and safety standards so that everyone, both the public and staff can enjoy the water safely.

From time to time however accidents can happen and children in particular can be vulnerable to having an accident in a swimming pool due to being naturally excited around water. In these instances if anything happens it should be reported to staff who can then record it in their accident book.

It may be possible that you are eligible for compensation if it can be proven that the swimming centre didn’t provide adequate safeguarding measures to protect all users, particularly vulnerable people such as children from any potential dangers.

If a swimming pool and leisure centre doesn’t provide adequate warning signs about the depth of the pool or have signs which prohibit running, this could be a cause for concern. Similarly, if you have tripped on any broken tiles either around the poolside or in the changing room area then you could have a case for compensation.

If you have received skin burns or irritations as a result of getting into a swimming pool with excessively high chlorine levels or you have been injured as a result of someone else’s inappropriate behaviour, i.e. they were running or jumping around the pool, you could be eligible for a claim.

If the lifeguard didn’t act responsibly to stop this behaviour or you found there to be other problems around the swimming pool such as defective or badly maintained equipment, these are all potentially dangerous problems.

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Do any of the above situations sound familiar? If any of these have happened to you, it’s possible that you could receive compensation. If you would like to receive expert advice about whether your swimming pool injury is eligible for compensation, please:

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Have you been injured while on a footpath or public highway?

When out walking, we’re not always aware of any dangers lurking just around the corner. While we shouldn’t be afraid of what we might see, if you’ve recently been injured while walking along a footpath or a public highway you might be feeling more cautious than usual.

Perhaps you had an accident with an obstruction on a walking surface or you ventured into dangerous utility or road works without realising. If you’re a pedestrian these obstructions aren’t always easy to spot, especially if there were no proper signs warning about their imminent danger.

While out walking at night it’s even easier to have an accident, especially if there was insufficient lighting in the area or the footpath you were walking along had a poorly maintained surface. All of these concerns should be the priority of the local authorities who have to ensure they are providing a reasonable level of care along public highways. This is so that people are kept safe and don’t find themselves involved in an accident.

Some areas of this law can be more complex, for example if it involves equipment left by a utility company then working out who the defendant is and why they should be held responsible can be tricky. This is because it has to be ascertained who is responsible for providing a safe work environment and ensuring that it’s properly maintained for pedestrians. Does the issue lie with the council, sub-contractors who carried out the work or the utility company itself? All of these are factors which have to be taken into consideration.

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If you’re suffering and in physical pain due to being injured on a footpath or a public highway then you may be eligible for personal injury compensation.

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Can I claim for an accident in my home?

Being injured in the comfort of your own home can be devastating, especially if you live by yourself. Every year in the United Kingdom it’s estimated that around 2.7 million people have to visit the A&E department in hospital after being injured in a serious accident at home. It’s also estimated that around 4000 people will die each year in the UK as a result of these injuries.

It’s possible to claim compensation for an accident in your home if it’s the responsibility of a company or another person to ensure your personal safety is paramount. A defective product is a good example as if for example an electrical item caught fire and burned you, it’s the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that it isn’t faulty before being sold.

If unsatisfactory work has been carried out like a new window falling from its frame and injuring you as it was being fitted, then a personal injury claim could be carried out against the company. If you live in rented or council owned property then it’s the responsibility of the owner or the landlord to ensure that it’s properly maintained and no personal injuries occur as a result of the property’s poor condition.

In all of these instances, it’s possible to make a compensation claim if it was another person who is believed to be responsible for causing you personal injury.

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Don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve following an accident in your own home for which you were not to blame.

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Nerve Damage Injury Claims

Shattered nerves

It can take a long time for damaged nerves to recover; sometimes they never do. When the damage results in a slight loss of sensitivity, or occasional pins and needles it can be accommodated but when it causes varying degrees of paralysis, muscle wastage or a variety of other extremely disagreeable symptoms it is much harder to live with. In fact it can change lives. If the cause of the injury that led to the nerve damage wasn’t the fault of the victim, that victim’s physical suffering can take on psychological aspect that almost certainly will not play a positive role in the process of recovery.

The balm

Compensation can prove to be a balm for both the victim’s physical and psychological injuries, making them feel that there is ‘justice’ in what can seem at times a very random world. The amount awarded should fully reflect the full extent of the victims pain and suffering and their economic loss as a result of the nerve damage they have suffered.

Help at hand

How do you ensure that the compensation does reflect all that needs to be taken in consideration or even that a claim is made in the first place? Answer: You hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who specialises in compensation claims for nerve damage. That is kind of common sense, but for the person suffering nerve damage, perhaps after a serious accident, perhaps due to medical negligence or even a sporting accident and not at their most mentally alert due to the effect of pain killers, thoughts about whether they can make a claim and what has to be done to do so, are usually not uppermost in their mind.

Clever old lawyers

Over to the clever old lawyer; who, whilst their client concentrates on recovering, coping with medical treatment and adjusting to a life that might be changed out of all recognition, will be able to assess the likelihood of any claim succeeding, and then if they judge it viable, proceeding to gather all the information necessary to support it. This will usually include details about the circumstances of their client’s accident including statements from any witnesses to the accident, a comprehensive medical report from a specialist consultant detailing the extent of the nerve damage and offering a prognosis and a comprehensive report on the economic and social consequences of the injury on the client related to that prognosis.

Happily ever after?

Perhaps not, depending on the seriousness of the nerve damage, but without the compensation to which a person can be entitled if they were injured due to another’s negligence or carelessness, the future can be a lot grimmer and those feelings of being treated unfairly might well eat deeper and deeper into the victims psyche. Why would anyone do that to themselves? Even just enquiring of a solicitor if a compensation claim can be made can be the equal of any other first step on the road to recovery.

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Have you been affected by nerve damage? If you have, you may be entitled to claim compensation but you need the right legal advice. Make sure that you call our personal injury experts as soon as possible.

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I was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease. Can I make an injury claim?

If you were recently diagnosed with Legionellosis or Legionnaires disease as it’s otherwise known, you may have had to take time off work due to experiencing a high fever, chills, muscle pains or feeling run down with a persistent cough or a headache.

All of these symptoms can make you feel run down and in the process, you may be left feeling depressed if you’re struggling financially due to taking time off work. Legionnaires disease is usually contracted by breathing in water droplets which contain the legionella bacterium.

The bacteria can survive in a natural environment along with contaminated water sources. At temperatures of 20 and 45 degrees C the bacteria can thrive, contaminating cooling systems, swimming pools, hot water systems, air conditioning units and any place where the temperature is right. They are more likely to survive if they have a viable food source like algae, sludge or rust.

On average it can take two weeks or so until a person shows any of these symptoms. Legionnaire disease symptoms can be severe and similar to pneumonia which can therefore be potentially fatal. To avoid this from happening, it’s the responsibility of the people who manage the premises you’re staying in to ensure that any water systems are subjected to strict legislation. This is to enable for the management and maintenance of the water system, so that it is safe from contamination and doesn’t harm any people.

If you or a friend or relative have contracted Legionnaires disease or have any of the symptoms associated with the legionella bacterium, you could be eligible to claim injury compensation for any damages to your health along with any knock-on effects caused by loss of wages.

Our solicitors can help with your Legionnaires disease injury claim

Specialist industrial disease solicitors can review your case and determine how much your Legionnaires disease claim could be worth.

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Broken finger injury claims

Every year, statistics show that fingers are a major cause of bone fracture compensation claims. This may seem obvious, given how numerate and expose our fingers are but nevertheless, breaking fingers can be excruciating and can cause significant difficulties when working or carrying out simple everyday tasks.

Given that we need to use our fingers all the time, we have to be wary of how easily they can become fractures. The various forces that fingers are exposed to can lead to different types of injuries, from small fractures that should heal of their own accord to more serious breaks that require surgery and splints to correct. Furthermore, in some cases, physiotherapy will needed in order to restore strength and movement, making the whole process of recovery more arduous. Such injuries can be particularly frustrating when they have been caused by someone else’s inattentiveness and where this is the case, individuals may be entitled to make broken finger personal injury compensation claims.

It is absolutely crucial in such circumstances that a specialist personal injury lawyer is instructed. Such a specialist will be able to quickly assess the likelihood of success for your claim and how much compensation you may receive. An expert personal injury lawyer like those at our firm will understand every aspect of the claims process and know never to settle for less than you are entitled to. By taking full of control of your compensation claim, your solicitor will be able to relieve some of the burden on you and allow you to concentrate on recovering from your painful finger injuries.

Remember that your opponent is likely to have instructed a specialist lawyer themselves in order to defend themselves. In order to prevent yourself from starting the claims process at a disadvantage, you should do the same. If you are considering making a broken finger claim, our specialists can be of service.

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The personal injury experts at Bonallack & Bishop will quickly be able to determine whether or not you have grounds for a compensation claim and can help you win the compensation you deserve if you do.

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Broken femur personal injury claims

The femur is a remarkably strong bone located in the thigh and is attached to some of the most powerful muscles in the body. Indeed, the forces required to break this bone are so strong that it generally only happens through road accidents or falls from height at work which can impart the crushing or twisting forces needed to make the bone fracture.

Breaking your femur can have devastating psychological as well as physical effects because of how debilitating the injury can be but for those who sustained a fractured femur due to the carelessness, legal ignorance, or deliberate malice of another individual, it can be even more difficult to cope with. Thankfully, in such circumstances, a broken femur compensation claim could be pursued with the help of an expert personal injury solicitor. It is essential that you choose an expert because such claims are highly complex and the solicitors in our personal injury team have the specialist skills and supportive nature you need. We understand how difficult the claims process is for our clients and use our years of experience to win the full amount of compensation deserved.

In order to win your claim you will need to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the defendant, whether they are a road user or your employer for example, was to blame for your injuries. Finding evidence for this is not straightforward. In the case of road accidents, witness statements may be required and for falls in the workplace information on the working environment and health and safety measures in place will need to be collected. An expert orthopaedic consultant must also be consulted who will produce a report on the extent of your injuries, the likely cost of future care and the pain and suffering it has caused you.

The written report you will receive from an expert orthopaedic consultant will be crucial in determining the compensation payout you will be receive. These damages should cover the following:

1. General damages: these will cover your financial losses. A broken femur is likely to put you out of work for a considerable period of time and as a result it is only right that when the injury was not your fault you are compensated for the loss of earnings both in the present and the future. These damages should also cover any medical expenses or the cost of having to hire help whilst you are immobilised for example.

2. Special damages: the severity of your injury will be crucial to determining this figure which should take into account your pain and suffering. If your break is likely to have long term and possible life-long consequences this figure is likely to be particularly high.

If you are relatively lucky, your fractured femur will be proximal and will therefore heal after a few weeks in a cast (albeit a very large and uncomfortable one). However, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a serious and complex break, you could find yourself with permanent weakness of the upper leg and knee joint, heightened future chances of arthritis and a metal rod inserted through your bone. However bad the injury is, should contact one of our specialist personal injury solicitors and claim what you deserve.

Thinking of a Broken Femur Personal Injury Claim? Contact our specialist injury lawyers today

A broken femur can be a devastating injury, so it is crucial that you instruct an expert personal injury lawyer at the earliest opportunity who can set about winning the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve.

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