Personal Injury Solicitors - Claim accident compensation
Sadly accidents, injuries or illnesses can affect us at any time and in any place;
so if you have suffered an
accident at work, home on the
road, or in this country (UK) or
abroad our personal injury compensation team can
help you. Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors provide swift, expert help and individual
legal advice from personal injury lawyers
who are experienced in dealing with compensation claims leaving you to concentrate
on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our personal injury solicitors have the expertise to make the difference between
winning or losing a personal injury compensation case and maximising
the amount of damages recovered. Our personal service is tailored to every case
and even extends to providing independent financial advice in respect of damages
that could be recovered.
Our personal injury solicitors are
accredited members of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel.
If you have been involved in a serious accident and have catastrophic personal injuries
eg brain/head injuries,
spinal cord damage, paralysis, amputation, severe burns and multiple fractures
then our catastrophic
injury claims team can help you.
If your relative is paying nursing/care home fees due to physical or mental capacity following a personal injury they could be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare funding.
You may not be aware that workplace
stress is a form of personal injury and our specialist team of solicitors
can help you with this area of law.
Personal Injury Claims - Case examples:
What do I need to prove? Can I claim
personal injury compensation?
To obtain personal injury compensation you must be able to show
that somebody else was at fault for the injuries or disease you have suffered. Although
in some cases the fault would be obvious, eg being hit by a speeding car running
a red light, others may be less so. You could have been injured in your work place
or in your own home and fault may be less obvious but you could still be able to
claim and luckily, for our clients, our personal
injury solicitors' expertise means we will do all we can to offer sound
practical legal advice to achieve the best result and in the minimum amount of time.
Our postman client made a personal injury compensation claim after injuring his
shoulder when pulling a loaded pump truck across the rear tail lift of an articulated
lorry. His employers, Royal Mail, denied all liability for the accident and the
case proceeded to a full hearing at the Mayors and City of London Court. It was
our client’s case that there was a gap between the rear body of the lorry and the
tail lift and the wheels of the pump truck became caught in this gap. Consequently,
our client hurt his shoulder as he exerted extra force to get the pump truck into
the back of the lorry.
Royal Mail defended the claim on the grounds that the manual handling task involved
did not create a foreseeable risk of injury. Moreover, they heavily relied on the
fact that, to their knowledge, no other employee had previously suffered injury
when carrying out this task. The Judge accepted our submissions that the lifting
operation involved applying a force of 27 KGs which exceeded the HSE recommended
maximum figure of 20 KGs. Our client therefore succeeded in establishing a breach
of regulation 4 of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. The judge also
found that Royal Mail had breached its common law duty to provide and maintain a
safe and suitable system of work. Our client won his case and was awarded damages
Personal Injury Compensation Experts
Contact our team of personal injury solicitors to discuss claiming
compensation for your accident now by using the online enquiry
form and we will call you back or you can call us direct on 0808 129 3320.
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