Why make a Personal Injury claim?

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Solicitor at WSP Solicitors

How and why should I make an injury claim?

A personal injury claim often starts with an accident occurring at work or in a public place. The accident needs to have been caused by an individual or a company failing to take reasonable care for your safety. Accidents at work can include a fall from a defective ladder, doing a job which you have not received training for, lifting heavy items, cutting yourself on an unguarded machine or using tools which are not safe. Accidents in public places can range from dog bites, falling into a pothole in the ground to using unsafe playground equipment.

Sometimes people suffer from an illness or disease as a result of failings by their employer, such as not receiving appropriate protective work wear or working in an environment where they have been exposed to harmful substances.

An injury or illness can be physical, such as a broken bone or dermatitis, or psychological such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It can be common to have muscle damage known as a soft tissue injury and sometimes an injury can worsen any existing symptoms.

If there is an accident and an injury or illness then you have to prove the two are connected and work out what the claim is worth. Valuing a personal injury claim is a specialist’s job. Identifying and calculating the losses can be a complex task.

The specialist personal injury team at WSP Solicitors take great pride in ensuring that each element of a personal injury claim is dealt with thoroughly, professionally and in a friendly manner. We initially offer an hour appointment, free of charge, to assess the situation. After that we can pursue a claim on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement. If you do not win your case, then we do not take a penny. We are a local firm of solicitors, which means that you can have face to face contact with the person running your claim.

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an illness as a result of someone else’s negligence our personal injury team would be happy to discuss your situation and answer any questions.

Please contact our Personal Injury team to arrange your first free hour appointment.

Alternatively see our other articles on Personal Injury.

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