Any accident that leads to bodily injury may result in serious injuries.
- Road traffic accidents: particularly when vulnerable road users are involved, i.e., pedestrian accidents, cycling accidents, motorcycle accidents.
- Accidents at work: faulty machinery accidents, falls from height, falling objects, forklift truck accidents, to name but a few types of workplace accidents that may cause serious injury.
- Accidents in Public Places: trips, slips and falls, accidents in playgrounds, bouncy castles and fairground ride accidents, accidents on faulty pavements, accidents on private land and accidents in shopping malls; all are types of accidents that may result in catastrophic accidents.
- Medical negligence – poor or inadequate medical treatment can cause the patient severe injury.
A severe injury can occur even when the accident occurred in circumstances that seem innocuous.
For example, when someone trips on a faulty pavement, they fall and sustain a sprained ankle or cuts and bruises.
However, the same type of accident may equally result in the victim’s head hitting the floor, causing them to suffer severe brain injury.
The difference is often a matter of chance, i.e., being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The responsible party can’t argue that the type of accident he caused shouldn’t have resulted in serious injury. Provided you can prove the full extent of the injury damages you claim were directly caused by the accident, you can expect to recover compensation in full.