Monmouthshire Compensation Claims for Personal Injury
Monmouthshire Personal Injury Solicitors
If you live in Monmouthshire and have been involved in an accident that has left you injured through no fault of your own, our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors here at Accident Line Direct could help you make a claim against whoever caused the injury.
What is Considered a Personal Injury Claim?
Within law, ‘personal injury’ refers to an injury or illness that has occurred as a result of an incident (accidental or intentional) which was someone else’s negligence or carelessness that caused you to be physically or psychologically injured.
In order to make a personal injury claim in Monmouthshire, your personal injury must have been caused by the negligence of another party – whether that is another person or an organisation – and you are less likely to receive compensation at all if the incident was your fault.
For your claim to be successful, evidence is often required for our solicitors to be able to prove that:
Duty of care was owed
Duty of care was not provided
An injury or illness occurred (or was made worse) as a result of the negligence
What is Duty of Care?
Duty of care is an important part of the whole personal injury claims process, and essentially refers to a moral or legal obligation that someone or something has to ensure the safety and well-being of another person.
For example, an employer has a duty of care for an employee, as do road users for pedestrians.
Injuries at Work in Monmouthshire
Accidents can occur in a variety of ways in almost all occupations. Some of the workplace accidents that have happened in Monmouthshire in the last three years include: electrical injuries, machinery-related injuries, exposure to harmful substances, falls from height, lifting-related injuries, slips and falls, and being hit by an object.
Another example of injuries at work includes physical attacks, which actually increased from only five cases in 2012-13 to 13 incidents in 2013-14.
Our personal injury lawyers covering Monmouthshire are trained and experienced in dealing with all types of injuries and accidents at work, so get in touch if you have a claim to make or if you want more information.
Road Traffic Accidents in Monmouthshire
Road traffic accidents in Monmouthshire are relatively common, as they are in most places across the UK. Official statistics state that a total of 236 accidents (196 minor, 30 serious and 10 fatal accidents) happened in Monmouthshire in 2013.
After the accident, be sure to take photographs and gather as much information about the incident as possible, including details of other parties and witnesses, in order to provide the best evidence available.
You should always be examined by a medical professional also, especially if you hope to claim for injury compensation, as you are unlikely to receive a pay-out if you have no official evidence of the injury.
Whiplash Injuries and Payouts
The most common injury in road traffic accidents is whiplash, which is essentially a back or neck injury often as a result of a rear-end collision.
These cases are typically clear-cut, with the driver travelling behind taking the blame on most occasions.
The average amount of compensation for whiplash is around £1,000 to £2,750 for minor to moderate cases, while severe whiplash injuries with on-going symptoms can reach almost £100,000.
Make a Personal Injury Claim in Monmouthshire Today
If you have been injured in Monmouthshire and it wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Accident Line Direct.