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I was injured at work and then fired

You cannot be legally dismissed for suffering an injury at work. If your employer dismisses you for this reason, subject to you satisfying the requirement of a minimum period of employment, usually two years continuous employment with the employer’s company (or firm), you may be able to bring a claim ...

By |2023-10-04T10:37:54+01:00October 4th, 2023||

I was hit by a drunk driver

A pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist, motorist or other road user who suffers injury due to an accident that was caused by the negligent driving of a drunk driver, can bring a personal injury claim against the drunk driver and expect to recover compensation from his insurers. By virtue of the Road ...

By |2023-10-04T10:36:41+01:00October 4th, 2023||

I was hit by a company vehicle

If you are injured in a road traffic accident caused by someone driving a company vehicle, you may have the option to bring a claim against both the driver and the company. The driver can be held personally liable for their negligent actions, while the company may also be held ...

By |2023-10-04T10:35:30+01:00October 4th, 2023||

I was injured outside of work

If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault away from your normal workplace, but whilst on work business, whether or not you have a possible claim against your employer will vary depending on the particular circumstances of each case. It would be easy to assume that ...

By |2023-10-12T13:15:45+01:00September 25th, 2023||

I was hit by a car as a pedestrian

If, as a pedestrian, you get hit by a car in a road traffic accident, you are likely to have suffered injury. It’s also likely that the car driver was to blame for the accident. There are occasions when the pedestrian may be found partially liable for the accident. An ...

By |2023-08-29T09:16:43+01:00August 17th, 2023||

I was hit by a car when riding my bike

If you get hit by a car whilst riding your bike, your first concern must either be to get urgent medical attention or, if you can walk, remove yourself to a place of safety. Cyclists come off second best when involved in an accident with a car. If you collide ...

By |2023-08-29T09:16:50+01:00August 17th, 2023||

I was bitten by a dog

It is estimated there are 11 million pet dogs in the UK. Following an investigation into dog attacks, figures produced by the BBC revealed there were almost 22000 cases of dog attacks causing injury in 2022. If you get bitten by a dog, here’s our advice: After a dog bite, ...

By |2023-08-29T09:16:56+01:00August 17th, 2023||

I am uninsured and have been in an accident

If you drive a car without insurance cover, you commit a criminal offence under s 143(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The possible penalties for driving whilst uninsured are: Minimum six penalty points Unlimited fine Disqualification Seizure and potential destruction of motor vehicle If you are an uninsured driver ...

By |2023-08-29T09:17:04+01:00August 17th, 2023||

How long do I have to start a personal injury claim?

For most adults, the time limit for bringing a claim (known as the Limitation Period) is three years from the date of the accident or incident that was the cause of your injuries or illness. The three-year period for children under eighteen does not start until they reach their eighteenth ...

By |2022-11-21T11:35:03+00:00November 21st, 2022||

I was injured at home and can’t work

If you are an employee who works from home and gets injured whilst working at home, you may theoretically be able to bring an accident at work claim against your employer. The business you work for has a common law duty to do all they reasonably can to keep you ...

By |2022-08-17T20:11:55+01:00August 17th, 2022||
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