Non Fault Accident Claims
Accidents are a part of everyday life and you can’t avoid some accidents. In many cases, however, the accident you have suffered was a direct result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. If you believe that someone didn’t take safety measures, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Compensation, in personal injury cases, is there to try to get you back to your life before the accident. This means that you can get all of the expenses that your accident causes. It also covers rehabilitation costs. Further any loss of earnings or loss of potential future earnings if you have to change your job.
We know that money will never make up for the pain you experience due to a non fault accident. But a portion of the compensation you will receive acknowledges your sufferings and to start to put things right.
If you have had a non-fault accident and you think that you might be able to make a claim, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or use our free online claims form to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. Our team of personal injury solicitors will discuss your case with you. They will offer you the best possible expert advice.
What Does A Non Fault Accident Claim Mean?
A non-fault accident claim is a compensation claim for personal injury that occurs following an accident that you were not responsible for. You are only able to make a claim if there was someone else who was responsible for preventing your accident or for looking after your safety. Examples of non-fault accidents include:
Accidents At Work
Everyone deserves to be safe in the workplace and your employer has a statutory duty of care. This means that they should look after your health and safety, removing risks that might lead you to an accident. Also if you suffer an injury and also providing safety equipment and first aid trained staff and first aid supplies as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) to make any accidents and injuries that do occur as minor as possible. If your employer is not taking your safety seriously enough, you are highly likely to be able to bring a compensation claim if you have been injured at the workplace or as a result of your job. Examples of accidents at work include:
Falls From A Height
This could be from scaffolding or a ladder, or just from an insufficiently marked and protected ledge or drop. It is the responsibility of your employer to provide you with adequate and well-maintained equipment, to provide railings if there is a risk of a fall and also to ensure that you have all the training and support you need to do your job. If there are insufficient staff to hold the bottom of a ladder you are using, for example, your employer would be liable (the legal term for being to blame) for any fall you might have.
Injuries From Faulty Machinery
Working with machinery can be hazardous, requiring care and attention to maintain the safety of yourself and those around you. Your employer is still responsible for keeping you safe, however. If they don’t maintain machinery well, if you have not sufficient training regarding how to use it safely or if any protective equipment or safeguards are missing, for example, any resulting accident may be the responsibility of your employer. In these circumstances, you would be able to make a non fault personal injury accident claim.
Many workplaces involve working with hot materials, for example much machinery, motor mechanics and those working in kitchens. If your employer has not provided you with personal protective equipment and training to ensure that you are able to negotiate these hazards safely, they would be considered at fault in your accident and injury.
Road Traffic Accidents
Most of us are able to travel daily on the roads without suffering any problems at all. When road traffic accidents do occur, however, they are usually due to someone’s carelessness, lack of attention, or poor judgment. If you meet a road traffic accident and the other person was at fault for the accident, make a claim. This is true no matter what kind of road user you are. These could include:
- Car or taxi driver
- The passenger in a car or taxi
- Bus driver or passenger
Slips, Trips Or Falls
Some slips, trips or falls are pure accidents, not the result of negligence on anyone’s part. Others, however, are due to poor maintenance of the pavement or other grounds or due to a slip on a wet or slippery surface that they didn’t mark. Everyone who invites or permits the general public into a space that they own and control, whether this is a council-run park, a supermarket or a cinema for example, is responsible for making sure that the public remains safe.
This means that they should maintain paths well with level surfaces wherever possible. If it is not possible to keep surfaces flat, it may be necessary to erect signs. It is to inform members of the public to take additional care to avoid accidents. If insufficient care to maintain the surfaces and you trip and fall as a result, you can make a non fault accident claim for compensation. The same is true if they don’t put hazards away promptly or mark clearly and if spills or other slippery surfaces do not have warning signs and are rectified promptly.
This list is not exhaustive, so do not worry if your accident is not included. If you suffer injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to make a claim.
How Do I Start A Non Fault Accident Claim?
How Do I Start A Non Fault Accident Claim?
Making a non fault accident claim is easy. The first step is to call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. We will take the opportunity to listen to you and ensure that we understand the details of your claim. We will be looking for three types of information:
The Circumstances Of Your Accident
We recognize that it may be difficult to talk about the non fault accident that you have experienced. It is important that we understand exactly what happened to you, however, as we need to be sure that we will be able to gather enough evidence to put forward a strong case for who is to blame. Our friendly, experienced team of personal injury solicitors will listen carefully and provide you with a safe space to explain confidentially what has happened.
- The Extent Of Your Injuries
It is important that we talk through the injuries you have sustained, as this will form a significant proportion of the compensation you will be eligible for. We may ask about things that seem unrelated to what you have told us so far. This is because we are aware of common additional injuries that you may be unaware of relates to your accident. Examples of this could be that you report headaches following a fall in which you struck your head, but we ask you about changes in your mood and personality, particularly with regard to risk-taking behavior. This is because many clients did not realize that changes to their mood were a consequence of their head injury. Our expertise means that you can be sure that you are getting the full compensation you deserve.
How It Impacted You
The ways in which your non-fault accident and injuries have impacted your life. It is important that we understand what you used to be able to do that is now no longer possible for you following your non fault accident. We will be able to claim for compensation for many of these issues, including loss of earnings if you are not able to work while you recover, loss of future earnings if your non-fault accident and injuries mean that you are no longer able to carry out the same job that you used to, any adaptations you may have to make to your home or transport, for example buying an automatic car if leg injuries mean that you might no longer be safe driving a manual transmission.
Why Us For Non Fault Accident Claims?
Why Us For Non Fault Accident Claims?
Once we have talked through what happened to you and made sure that we understand your unique case, we will also discuss the option of making your claim on a no win no fee basis. If you make your non fault accident claim on a no win no fee basis, it means that you do not need to pay anything upfront. It allows more people to access justice for the accidents that they suffer. It also means that we don’t leave you out of pocket. If we lose the case, you won’t pay anything. We cap our fees at a percentage of your payment. It means that you are always left better off as a result of your successful non fault accident claim.
If you think that you might be able to make a claim for a non fault accident, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form.