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UK Personal Injury Compensation

UK Personal Injury compensation is awarded to cover pain, suffering and loss, when an injury has been sustained due to third party negligence. If you have suffered an injury which was not entirely your fault, and which has been caused by the negligence of at least one third party, you could be eligible to claim UK personal injury compensation.

Many people would not even think of pursuing legal action in the UK to claim compensation for an injury. After all, accidents happen and are a fact of life. While this is true, and compensation cannot be claimed if an accident was entirely your fault, when someone else has caused your injuries, it is perfectly acceptable to pursue a UK personal injury claim, and to try to recover compensation for any loss or suffering.

UK Personal Injuries

Statistics suggest that the number of injuries sustained in workplace accidents is actually decreasing. According to the Health and Safety Executive, there has been a downward trend in work related illnesses and deaths in the work place over the past decade. Better working conditions and greater attention to personal safety has certainly helped to reduce the number of injuries. Even so, there are still half a million new cases of work related illnesses reported each year in the UK, many of which are eligible to claim UK personal injury compensation.

Road traffic accidents are also falling, according to the Department of Transport’s 2010 report. Deaths on the road fell by 17% between 2009 and 2010, with serious injuries falling by 9% and a 6% reduction in minor injuries over the same time period. Even so, over 24,000 people were killed or seriously injured in 2010, with over 208,000 people suffering from injuries in total.

Although many people believe a compensation culture is developing in the UK, it is impossible to calculate whether UK personal injury compensation claims are rising, with many claims settled privately out of court, and increasing number of insurers contacting accident victims directly to make a rapid settlement.

Common Reasons for Filing a UK Personal Injury Compensation Claim

The two main areas for UK personal injury claims are road traffic accidents and injuries in the workplace. Whiplash injury compensation claims are numerous and, with the condition of the roads after last year’s bad weather, there has been an increase in claims for vehicle damage as well as personal injury claims.

The increase in fuel costs and a drive to get healthier by cycling to work has increased the number of cyclists on UK roads, and accidents have risen by the same degree according to the latest Department for Transport figures. Bicycle compensation claims can often be made, whether an accident was caused by a negligent driver, or due to poor maintenance of cycle paths and roads.

Other common reasons for UK compensation claims include the following, but no matter how you have sustained an injury, if it has been the result of third party negligence, you should be eligible to claim UK personal injury compensation.

  • Work related illnesses
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Medical negligence and clinical malpractice
  • Accidents involving children
  • Birth Injuries
  • Mental health issues such as PTSD, depression and anxiety

Why You Should Speak to a UK Personal Injury Solicitor

A UK personal injury solicitor will look at your case and assess your eligibility to claim compensation, and can advise you of the likelihood of making a successful claim. Your appointed solicitor will contact the defendant and advise them of your claim, make the necessary arrangements with the UK courts, and will negotiate with third party insurers to get fair compensation.

UK personal injury law is clear about who can claim compensation, and the conditions under which a claim can be made; however making a claim can be a complicated process, and the legal terminology and statutes can be confusing. Television advertising may give the impression that claims can be settled without even a legal process, or that any injury sustained can be easily compensated. You should be aware that life is rarely that simple, and when it comes to pursuing compensation, a personal injury solicitor can make all the difference to whether you are awarded any personal injury compensation.

When you are suffering from injuries the last thing you need is to be distracted from recovery by legal wrangling, which can often add considerably to the stress and strain suffered. Using an experienced UK personal injury solicitor can help smooth out the process, and will allow you to concentrate on recovering from your injuries.

Calculating UK personal injury damages accurately to get fair compensation is difficult without first seeking legal advice, and many unrepresented claimants fail to get the full compensation to which they are entitled. A competent UK personal injury solicitor will look at a case, and will calculate compensation accurately, and will fight for your right to get fair compensation.

The value of compensation claims generally increases with the help of UK personal injury solicitors and by using their services you will be will maximise your chances of making a successful claim.

UK Personal Injury Compensation Payments

UK personal injury compensation is awarded in two separate categories, each dealing with a particular aspect of damages. General damages are claimed to cover personal suffering and compensate for any pain that has been caused by an injury. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, and how this affects day to day life, will determine the amount of compensation awarded. General damages also cover any loss of amenity, or loss of function as a result of an injury. A keen tennis player who can no longer play as a result of an injury, could be awarded higher compensation to make up for that loss of amenity.

Special damages can also be claimed alongside general damages, and cover more easily identifiable costs arising from an injury. Loss of earnings from unpaid sick leave or an inability to work, the cost of medical bills and prescriptions, transportation costs and home care costs can all be included in a special damages claim. As long as the expense can be proven with the appropriate documentation, and it has arisen as a direct result of the injury, it can be included in any special damages claim.

UK Personal Injury compensation payments will also cover personal legal costs, such as after the event insurance payments and any disbursements paid when processing a claim. The idea of special damages compensation is to ensure that the victim of an accident is no financially worse off than if the accident had never occurred.

Coping with Ongoing Medical Costs

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, the costs of medical treatment can easily become unmanageable. A lack of finance to cover treatment is a situation which we can help you avoid. In strong compensation cases when negligence has been admitted a case may still take some time to settle as insurance companies battle to reduce their costs. In such cases our UK personal injury solicitors can apply to the courts to get a proportion of the settlement figure paid as interim payments. These payments are intended to cover costs until a full and final settlement can be reached. These payments can be invaluable for accident victims who require expensive treatment, and are an important part of many UK personal injury claims.

Free Legal Advice on UK Personal Injury Claims

If you have been injured in an accident which was not entirely your fault, and would like to check your eligibility to claim UK personal injury compensation, please call us today on our free claims hotline. You will be able to speak directly with a personal injury solicitor, who will advise you on your eligibility to claim, and will explain the legal processes that need to be completed. We would like to have the opportunity of helping you get compensation for your injuries, but you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim.

Common Personal Injury Questions and Answers

After restyling my hair I got home to find it felt like straw to touch, it was also singed in a few places, I will now have to get it treated to get it back to the way it was before the restyling. Will I be entitled to make a compensation claim for hair damage in a beauty salon?

Once it can be established beyond reasonable doubt that the hair salon are responsible, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for hair damage in a beauty salon. Click to read more.

How do I claim compensation for death during surgery? My husband died unexpectedly during a knee operation and it has left the family devastated. What can we be compensated for and is there a time limit?

To claim compensation for death during surgery the first thing you should do is contact a solicitor with experience in dealing with death from surgery compensation claims. After you inform them of the particular circumstances of your husband’s death they will be able to give you all the specific information you need in a sensitive manner that will put your mind at ease about the claims process. Continue reading.

How can I make a compensation claim for cutting hand on a shelf in a shop if the shelf has been removed? I recently returned to the shop to get photographic evidence, but the shelf was replaced. How can I gather evidence?

Even if key evidence for your claim for cutting hand on a shelf in a shop has been removed, it should still be possible to gather evidence of your injury. Photographic evidence is certainly useful when supporting your claim, as it often clearly shows the negligence of the third party in question. Read the full answer.

How is compensation for wrong arm amputation calculated?

Compensation for wrong arm amputation is likely to be calculated by taking into consideration a number of factors regarding the circumstances of the surgery in which the amputation was sustained, the pain and suffering endured during and after the procedure and also the impact it has had on your life as a result. The information provided here will merely be a general overview of how your final wrong arm amputation compensation claim settlement may be calculated; it is no substitute for the specific information that a solicitor who has knowledge of your particular situation will be able to present to you. Go to answer.

How much compensation can I claim after I fell off a broken stool in a Walkabout pub? I have been offered £1,000, is this enough?

Whether £1,000 is fair compensation after you fell off a broken stool in a Walkabout pub depends entirely upon the unique circumstances surrounding your accident and injury. Various elements will determine your amount of compensation for falling off a broken stool in Walkabout. Click to read the full answer.

Is it possible to claim compensation for hospital patient with pressure ulcers for my mother who died after developing pressure ulcers that got severely infected and caused her to get septicaemia?

It should be possible to claim compensation for hospital patient with pressure ulcers. Pressure sores are entirely preventable, and even when they do end up developing there are many possible treatments for them. See more details.

Is it possible to pursue an injury claim for a pedestrian hit by a car at a zebra crossing, and is it possible that the accident was my fault?

It is possible to pursue an injury claim for a pedestrian hit by a car at a zebra crossing, however to do so you may need to be able to prove someone other than yourself – more than likely the driver of the car – was at least partially responsible for your injuries. All road users – pedestrians and cyclists included – owe each other a ‘duty of care’, a responsibility which obliges them to take measures to ensure the safety of other road users. Full answer.

I slipped on steps boarding an airplane and was wondering what the procedure for making a compensation claim is?

Firstly if you slipped on steps boarding an airplane you will need to review the circumstances surrounding the incident in order to determine your eligibility to make a compensation claim. It will only be possible to claim for an airplane slip if you can demonstrate that a negligent third party, responsible for your safety, failed to provide you with a duty of care. Click to read this answer.

A bone in my hand was crushed by a cow on the farm where I am employed. What is the procedure for making a compensation claim for a cow bite?

A compensation claim for a cow bite is generally very similar to any other work injury claim. To successfully claim cow bite compensation you will first need to demonstrate that the third party responsible for your safety, failed to provide you with a duty of care. This could be through a lack of training or a failure to provide you with the necessary equipment to ensure your safety while at work. See the full answer.

Can I claim compensation for being hit by forklift truck in a factory?

You will be entitled to claim compensation after being hit by forklift truck in a factory as long as the negligence of your employer resulted in your accident and injury. Your employer may insist that your co-worker is liable for any compensation you may wish to claim. Read the full answer.

Is it possible to claim compensation for anaesthesia error that left patient still awake? My mother recently had surgery on her hip and she was awake during the whole thing, it has left her traumatised and unable to function the way that she used to.

It may be possible for your mother to claim compensation for anaesthesia error that left patient still awake. What your mother experienced is known as “anaesthetic awareness”. Click to read more.

Is it possible to claim compensation for being hit by a tree branch in an amusement park if I did not get the contact details of any witnesses to the accident?

When you are seeking to claim compensation for being hit by a tree branch in an amusement park, the more evidence that can be collected to support your claim, the easier it should be to recover compensation for your injury. This does not mean that you need to collect every possible piece of evidence to demonstrate that the amusement park management or staff failed to provide you with a duty of care, however if it is possible it would benefit your amusement park injury claim. Continue reading.

Can I claim compensation for medication errors made by a chemist rather than a doctor?

Medication errors can have serious consequences to the health, be it an incorrect dosage or the wrong medication altogether. Both doctors and pharmacists should be aware of the doses and should provide you with drugs which will help your condition rather than jeopardise your health. Click here to read more.

Are Tesco accident at work claims for compensation worthwhile? I recently broke my big toe after a box fell from a shelf onto my foot, am I eligible to claim compensation from my employer?

Generally solicitors in the UK offer free consultations for Tesco accident at work claims, they evaluate compensation claims that are worth large and small amounts, therefore it is always in your best interests to discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury with a personal injury solicitor before deciding if you wish to pursue your claim. Click here to read more.

Can my wife still claim injury compensation for an accident in a John Lewis shop if she did not see her doctor for several days after slipping on coat hangers left on the floor of the shop and spraining her ankle as she fell?

Although your wife may not have sought professional medical attention from a GP for several days after she sustained her injury, this will not make her ineligible to claim compensation for an accident in a John Lewis shop. However, the value of compensation she may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click to read this answer.

I was prescribed a new medication and had severe adverse reactions to the pills. Is it possible to claim compensation for pain and suffering, and should I claim against the doctor or the drug company?

Prescription drugs are subject to rigorous tests before being accepted for use on patients, and are required to undergo human trials before they can be prescribed by doctors. Part of the trial will highlight any adverse reactions to the medication, and these will be detailed on the accompanying documentation. Full answer.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for cutting a hand in a supermarket?

You may be able to claim compensation for cutting a hand in a supermarket if you can prove that the supermarket was at fault for your accident. Supermarkets, like other businesses, have a duty of care to customers on their premises, and while this ‘duty’ is not absolute, it does require them to ensure that the products they sell are of merchantable quality. Go to answer.

Can my wife claim miscarriage compensation for an infection sustained after an evacuation of retained products of conception procedure?

A miscarriage is a highly distressing experience, and having to undergo ERPC surgery can add to that distress. For some it is a better choice to make, as it should ensure the minimum amount of physical pain and suffering is experienced. Click to read the answer.

Can I claim compensation for being injured by collapsing shelf in a shop? I broke several ribs after a shelf fell on me, along with the products resting on it. Is the shop liable for my accident and injury?

Your entitlement to claim compensation for being injured by collapsing shelf in a shop will depend on the liability and negligence of the shop in which the accident occurred. At a glance, it may appear that liability lies with the shop. Click here to read more.

I was going to try claim compensation for wrong hand amputation until I got an offer of compensation from the NHS that seems reasonable. Should I still make a claim or just accept it?

I cannot tell you whether or not you should still try to claim compensation for wrong hand amputation without knowing the value of the claim that you were offered in addition to the impact that your wrong hand amputation injury has had on your life. The only one who will be able to give you a definite answer is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in compensation for amputation of wrong hand related claims who has also been informed of the particular circumstances of your situation. See more details.

I suffered severe burns to my lips after hot wax was applied around my mouth during a waxing treatment, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for burning during a facial waxing?

The severity of your injury, the impact it will have on your personal life and the circumstances surrounding the accident are all factors that will determine your eligibility to make a compensation claim for burning during a facial waxing. Click here to read more.

Is making a claim for slipping on food on the floor in the office canteen possible if I slipped and sprained my wrist when I fell?

Provided that it can be proven that your employer – through the canteen manager or supervisor – failed in their duty of care to provide you with a safe environment in which to eat, and you sustained a quantifiable injury as a result, it should be possible to make a claim for slipping on food on the floor in the office canteen. Continue reading.

I recently received a severe electric shock while operating the printer in my workplace. However I am not sure how to gather evidence of my injury. How can I make claims for electrocution from office equipment?

Regardless of whether or not your employer was aware that the printer in question was malfunctioning, any claims for electrocution from office equipment will be valid provided that you did not contribute to your own accident. This would be considered a failure in your employer’s duty to provide a safe environment in which to work. Read the full answer.

When am I eligible to make a claim for hand injury on a construction site? I put my hand down on an exposed rusty nail, resulting in a bad cut and later an infection. However my employer says it was my own fault. Is he correct?

Your eligibility to make a claim for hand injury on a construction site will depend upon whether your employer has been negligent towards your health and safety. It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that your workplace is a safe environment, and should they fail in this responsibility they can be held liable for your injury. Click here to read more.

I had an accident in a beauty salon when I tripped over the electrical cord of the hairdryer being used on the person next to me and sprained my wrist when I fell. The beauty salon has offered me 500 Pounds in compensation. Should I accept it?

How much compensation for an accident in a beauty salon you would be entitled to if you were to go through the process of making a beauty salon accident claim is going to depend on the severity of your injury and the impact it has on your quality of life. Click to read the full answer.

A few days ago I came out in a large rash on my arms, I think it may be due to a new hair product we’ve been instructed to use in the salon, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for contracting a rash at work?

If you can demonstrate that your employer has been negligent or failed in a duty of care to staff, you may be eligible to claim for contracting a rash at work. First you need to ascertain what caused the rash, it is recommended that you seek professional medical care if you have not done so already, so medical staff will be able to diagnose your injury and the causes of it. See the full answer.

Am I eligible to claim for a heavy lifting injury in a factory? I recently suffered a back injury after attempting to lift a sofa from the back of a truck. Since then I have been bed-ridden, and although my doctor expects me to be active again within weeks, I still believe I am eligible to claim for compensation.

You may be eligible to claim for a heavy lifting injury in a factory if you are able to prove that your employer’s negligence was the reason for your accident. Employers have a duty of care toward their employees, meaning that they are obliged to take measures to ensure their safety while at the workplace. Click to read more.

Can I claim for loss of earnings in compensation for dentist error with anaesthetic if it has left me unable to work?

You may be able to make a claim for dentist error with anaesthetic; however I cannot give you a definite answer without knowing the particular circumstances of how your dental error occurred and without negligence having been established. Even though the side effects of the anaesthetic may seem like a clear instance of anaesthetic error at dentist, it may still be difficult to prove that it was entirely the fault of your dentist. Click here to read more.

I was diagnosed with occupational emphysema six months ago. I had thought about making a claim for compensation but have not acted on it yet, however a friend just told me that there is a three year time limit for occupational emphysema claims, is this true?

Yes, in accordance with UK law those who are making occupational emphysema claims have a maximum of three years from the ‘Date of Knowledge’ (that is the date you first become aware of your injury) to claim compensation, in your case this will be the date you were officially diagnosed with occupational emphysema. There are some exceptions to this rule but generally it applies in all circumstances bar the most extraordinary. Click to read the answer.

If I make a food poisoning in Pret a Manger claim, how long will it take to receive an award of compensation?

The time it takes for a food poisoning in Pret a Manger claim to be resolved is difficult to predict as there are a number of factors that can affect how long it takes for compensation to be awarded. If you want to make sure your case runs smoothly and it is resolved in the quickest possible time frame, you should involve a solicitor as soon as possible. Click here to read more.

I have been diagnosed with a long-term injury from an incident which occurred a year ago. What is the statute of limitations for professional negligence?

The statute of limitations for professional negligence provides the claimant with three years in which to make a claim, although the start date may differ depending upon the nature of the accident and injury. Before making a claim for professional negligence injury, it must be established that you suffered your accident and injury on account of the action – or inaction – of a professional who owed you a duty of care. Continue reading.

I was going to claim for a facial scar I got on a construction site when I was burned in an accident, but then I heard that it is only women who get that type of compensation. Is that true?

Inasmuch as the law considers that a woman places a greater importance on her looks, there is no reason for you not to make a claim for a facial scar on a construction site if the accident in which you were burned was due to the negligence of your employer. Go to answer.

What is taken into account in calculating claim for surgical error during operation that has left me blind in one eye?

A variety of factors will be taken into account when calculating a claim for surgical error during operation compensation is being calculated. This will include the severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the operation error injury and the impact your blind eye has had on your life as a result, both psychologically and financially. Click here to read more.

How long does my sister have to make a compensation claim for wrong finger amputation that has left her unable to work as an artist?

Your sister will have three years from the date of amputation to make a compensation claim for wrong finger amputation, in accordance with the UK Statute of Limitations. This legislation was introduced as part of the Limitation Act in 1980 in order to limit the amount of time potential claimants have to make a claim in order to ensure that claims are initiated while evidence from an accident is still recent, and also so that negligent parties will not have to be fearful of having claims being initiated against them at any time. Click here to read more.

Who should I make a compensation claim against if I slipped in a kitchen at work? The floor was wet but no hazard signs were erected.

In you intend to seek compensation for having slipped in a kitchen at work your employer is likely to be third party who is responsible for your injury unless he is using the services of an external cleaning company. Although you employer may not have caused your injury, he or she is still responsible for the conduct of staff they directly employ therefore even if it was a work colleague your work injury claim must be made against your employer. Read the full answer.

While having dinner in a restaurant the chair I was sitting on collapsed underneath me, this incident caused me great embarrassment and I also suffered soft tissue damage. Am I entitled to make a compensation claim for falling from a broken chair in a restaurant?

In order to successfully claim for falling from a broken chair in a restaurant you will need to demonstrate that the chair was faulty which would mean the restaurant failed to provide you with a safe environment to enjoy your dinner, thus breaching its duty of care to you. Click to read the answer.

How much compensation for surgical procedure error can I get after I sustained an infection after surgery?

I cannot answer how much compensation for surgical procedure error you could get without knowing more specific information about your infection and the circumstances in which it was contracted. The only one who will be able to provide this information is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with error in surgical procedure claims and who also has knowledge of your specific situation. Medical negligence can be difficult to prove so it is in your best interest to contact a solicitor at the first possible moment. Full answer.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for an accident in a Topman store if I did not pay a visit to the hospital for a week after I tripped over an uneven flooring tile and broke my finger when I fell?

Although you did not pay a visit to the hospital for a week after you sustained your injury, this will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for an accident in a Topman store, but the value of the compensation settlement you may be entitled to for your personal injury claim in Topman could be affected. Click to read this answer.

Is it possible for my diabetic mother to claim compensation for hospital patient with bed sores after a recent stay in hospital where she developed bed sores that later got infected?

It may be possible for your diabetic mother to claim compensation for hospital patient with bed sores. Bed sores are caused by leaving a patient lying in the same position for a prolonged period of time. Click to read the full answer.

How much compensation for slipping in Lloyds chemist might I be entitled to, as I slipped and fell on the recently washed floor in the pharmacy where there were no hazard warning signs and fractured my wrist?

There should be no issues about the pharmacy’s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for slipping in Lloyds chemist because you slipped and fell in the store due to a clear breach in the duty of care that the shop owes to its customers. However, how much compensation for slipping in Lloyds chemist that you may be entitled to in a personal injury claim is going to be dependent on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in the store. See more details.

What can compensation for hysterectomy complications include, and when are complications considered to be due to medical negligence?

Compensation for hysterectomy complications can be made for an injury which has been caused by a surgeon which could have been prevented had proper care been taken. A hysterectomy is a relatively safe surgical procedure to have completed these days. Although complications can arise as in any surgical procedure, if they have been caused by carelessness of the surgeon or operating theatre nurses, it should be possible to claim compensation for hysterectomy complications. Continue reading.

My friend woke up during an operation due to an anaesthesia error. She was in intense pain and could not alert the doctors. Can she claim compensation against the hospital?

An anaesthesia error which causes a patient to regain consciousness during a surgical procedure is fortunately very rare, but when it happens it can be one of the most frightening experiences it is possible to endure, and can cause major psychological problems as well as lead to complications with the surgical procedure. When an anaesthesia error is made, and a patient is not properly monitored, it is possible that they can recover consciousness, yet not be able to move their body or call for help. Click to read more.

Am I eligible to make supermarket car park accident claims for compensation if I fell and badly cut my head due to tripping over a broken drain cover as I returned my trolley?

Provided it can be demonstrated that the drain cover had been a hazard for an unreasonable period of time, it is likely that that you will be able to make supermarket car park accident claims for compensation. However, there are certain procedures that you may need to complete first, if you have not undertaken them already. Click here to read more.

I sustained an eye injury in a factory accident when a machine belt snapped and hit me in the face. My employer says it was an unfortunate accident, but I maintain that I am entitled to compensation because there should have been a safety guard in place. Am I right?

In the circumstances as you describe them, you should be eligible to make a compensation claim for an eye injury in a factory accident as – except for very few exceptions – belt driven machines in a factory environment should be fitted with a safety guard. If a safety guard is missing or damaged, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 state that the machine should have been removed from service, in which case your eye injury in a factory accident would never have occurred. Click to read the answer.

How much compensation can I claim for falling down a wet stairs in Starbucks, I have been offered £3,000 compensation for my injury?

Whether £3,000 is a fair settlement for your claim for falling down wet stairs in Starbucks depends on the specific circumstances of your accident and injury. No two claims for compensation for falling down a wet stairs in Starbucks are identical, and neither are any two compensation amounts. Click here to read more.

Can a claim for slipping on coffee on office floor be made against my employer – even if he was not directly responsible? I broke my leg, which resulted in missing six weeks of work.

As long as a third party was responsible for your accident, you should be able to initiate a compensation claim for slipping on coffee on office floor against your employer. In order to do so however, it must be verified that your employer had failed in his duty of providing a safe environment in which to work, that the coffee was present on the floor of the office for an unacceptable period of time before it was cleared up and that the cleaning staff failed to remove the hazard in question. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to pursue an injury claim for a concussion from a fall in Morrisons?

You may be able to pursue an injury claim for a concussion from a fall in Morrisons if you can prove that someone other than yourself was at least partially responsible for your accident. Supermarkets like Morrisons have a duty of care toward their customers and if they are found to have breached their duty, can be pursued for compensation. Go to answer.

How much compensation do claimants usually receive for claims for burns during cellulite treatment?

The amount of compensation claimants receive for claims for burns during cellulite treatment depends on the location and extent of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the incident such as how much pain you suffered when you received the burns. No two claims are the same and the compensation awarded will depend on the impact the injury has on your personal life. Read the full answer.

Am I able to pursue a compensation claim for slipping on sugar spilled on the floor in Morrisons? I recently injured a head wound after experiencing a fall in Morrisons and am eager to know if I qualify to pursue compensation.

You may be able to pursue a compensation claim for slipping on sugar spilled on the floor in Morrisons if you can prove that that someone else was to blame. Supermarkets, like other businesses, have a duty of care to their customers and are required to take steps to ensure their customers’ safety. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to claim for falling off a ladder in a factory?

You may be able to claim for falling off a ladder in a factory if you can prove that your employer was at fault for your accident. Under UK law, employers are required to exercise a duty of care toward their employees, meaning that they must take steps to ensure that their employees have a safe environment in which to work. See the full answer.

I was told that medical procedure errors were the reason for me being given incorrect drugs in hospital which caused a seizure. Is it possible to claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by these errors?

If a hospital has admitted that there were medical procedure errors, they could be considered to have accepted that they have been negligent in their duty of care. Under such circumstances it should be possible to make a claim for compensation for medical procedure errors if you have received an injury as a direct result of receiving the wrong medication; or if receiving the correct drugs would have prevented an injury or sped up recovery. Click to read more.

Is it possible to make an injury claim for tripping in the office over boxes which were left on the floor by delivery men? If so, against who?

Any claim for tripping in the office has to show that you sustained a quantifiable injury due to somebody else’s negligence – usually your employer. However, in this case, there are three possible scenarios – either your employer was negligent in failing to provide a designated delivery location for boxes to be left, the delivery men were negligent by failing to use a designated delivery location, or you yourself were negligent by walking through a designated delivery location when you tripped. Full answer.

Can I claim compensation for cutting a hand on glass at work if the glass had been broken by one of my co-workers?

You may be eligible to claim for compensation for cutting a hand on glass at work if you are able to prove that someone other than yourself was at least partly responsible for your injury. Although it may appear as if the person who is partly responsible for you injury is your co-worker who broke the glass on which you cut yourself, it is more likely to be your employer. See more of this answer.

Are claims for lifting injury in an office possible? I wish to claim for an injury while lifting a cabinet, but my employer says that my sore back is due to a pre-existing condition, and not from lifting.

Provided that you had not contributed to your accident in any way through negligence, claims for lifting injury in an office should be perfectly valid. However if you have a pre-existing condition this may complicate procedures to some extent. Continue reading.

Can I claim for an office injury on wet floor due to no cleaning sign?

Sustaining an office injury on wet floor due to no cleaning sign is a clear health and safety hazard, and provided that you did not contribute to the extent of your injuries you may be entitled to claim compensation. Your employer has argued that because you did not see the cleaner working, you are not entitled to receive compensation. Click to read the full answer.

How much compensation for slipping on food on the floor in an office canteen can I expect from my claim?

Before considering how much compensation for slipping on food on the floor in an office canteen you may be entitled to, you will first have to ascertain if you are entitled pursue compensation for a slip. In order to be able to claim for slipping, you must have sustained an injury serious enough to have warranted medical attention. You must also be able to be able to prove that someone other than yourself was at fault for your accident – as you were injured at work, this is most likely to be your employer. Click here to read more.

I recently suffered from salmonella after eating in Walkabout, and I was wondering how I can claim compensation for food poisoning in a Walkabout pub?

If the negligence of a third party has resulted in your illness, you may be entitled to claim compensation for food poisoning in a Walkabout pub. However before initiating a claim for food poisoning in a Walkabout pub, it is crucial that you first seek immediate medical attention once you first notice symptoms of salmonella poisoning. Click to read the answer.

I have been offered £2,000 general damages for personal injuries for a broken leg – however my younger sister was offered £5,000 for an identical injury. How is this possible?

Many claimants upon receiving general damages for personal injuries may seek to compare their compensation to other claims with similar injuries, in order to determine whether they have been fairly compensated. However it should be noted that rather than being compensated based solely on your broken leg injury, a claim for damages after injury encompasses several aspects of an injury. Go to answer.

My wife developed a terrible scar after getting a shock from the photocopier at work, but her employer says that she is not eligible to claim for being electrocuted by office equipment because the copier is leased from another company. Is he right?

Provided that your wife’s injury was not due to her own lack of care, she should be eligible to claim for being electrocuted by office equipment – although not necessarily from her employer. Although your wife’s employer has a duty of care to provide your wife with a safe environment in which to work, his duty of care is not absolute. See more details.

Is compensation possible if I slipped on a wet floor in a toilet in Costa Coffee, or is the manager correct by saying it was my fault for not looking?

Whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation for having slipped on a wet floor in a toilet in Costa Coffee depends entirely on the circumstances of your accident and injury and the party who is liable. Upon entering Costa Coffee, you should not expect to sustain a slip injury in a toilet of Costa Coffee as you fall under the duty of care of the store. Read the full answer.

I was recently burned by a hot drink in Subway and I have been offered £1,000 compensation for my injuries, should I accept this offer?

Whether £1,000 is sufficient compensation after having been burned by a hot drink in Subway will depend entirely upon the circumstances of your accident, injury and your personal situation. No two claims are exactly alike and as a result no two amounts of compensation for scalding by hot drink in Subway will be exactly the same. Click here to read more.

Is £5,000 enough compensation for a claim for slipping on water in a toilet in Caffe Nero as I suffered severe back injuries and cannot work for a year?

The amount of compensation you may be entitled to claim for slipping on water in a toilet in Caffe Nero can depend upon the circumstances of your accident and injury. Various factors determine the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled, and not solely the injury after slipping in toilet of Caffe Nero you sustained. See more of this answer.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for falling in a River Island store if I did not see my doctor for two weeks after I tripped on clothes which had fallen off a hanger and hurt my wrist when I fell?

The fact that you did not attend a doctor for two weeks after you sustained your wrist injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for falling in a River Island store, but how much compensation you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click to read this answer.

How much compensation should you get for pallet truck accidents? I was offered three thousand pounds after a pallet truck crushed bones in my foot at the warehouse that I work in, but it does not seem like a lot.

How much compensation for pallet truck accidents you are entitled to receive does not depend on the cause of the injury but the extent of the injury, your personal circumstances and the consequences the injury has on your quality of life. Click here to read more.

I broke my leg when an excavation trench collapsed at work, but I have been told by my employer that I have to claim compensation for a construction accident caused by the negligence of another worker from the negligent worker and not from him. How do I do that?

Compensation for a construction accident caused by the negligence of another worker should actually be paid by your employer’s liability insurance company and has nothing to do with the worker whose error was responsible for the excavation trench collapsing. Continue reading.

I slipped on some water that had been spilled in the kitchen at work and damaged my spine when I fell. My employer says it is unlikely that a claim for slipping in the kitchen would be successful because the staff leave it in such a mess. Is he right?

The fact that your employer admitted your colleagues always leave the kitchen in a mess practically guarantees the success of an injury claim for slipping in the office kitchen, as an employer has a duty of care to identify potential risks of injury and ensure they are removed wherever possible. Click to read the answer.

Will it be worth my while making a claim for compensation for an injury from faulty gym equipment? I strained my back quite badly.

Before you decide to pursue a claim for compensation for an injury from faulty gym equipment it is important that you are aware of the costs of taking legal action and the value of your compensation claim for a faulty gym equipment injury. Click here to read more.

How can I claim compensation for tripping on carpet in a shop? I fell over a piece of loose carpet recently and broke my arm. As a result I have had to take public transport everywhere as I am unable to drive.

It is possible to claim compensation for tripping on carpet in a shop if it can be determined that the negligence of the shop owners was responsible for your accident and injuries. It is possible that the carpet had been loose for an unacceptable period of time prior to your accident, yet no action had been taken in order to fix this hazard. Click to read the full answer.

How long do I have to claim compensation for surgeon negligence and what is the process for doing so?

According to the UK Statute of Limitations the length of time that you have to claim compensation for surgeon negligence is three years. The Statute of Limitations was introduced in 1980 as part of the Limitation Act in order to ensure that potential claimants would initiate a claim while an accident was still recent and so that a negligent party would be protected from a continual fear of litigation. Click here to read more.

I believe that I have recently been the victim of a breast cancer misdiagnosis. Please can you tell me how to claim breast cancer misdiagnosis compensation?

A breast cancer misdiagnosis can have serious consequences, and while breast cancer may still be recognised in time to be treated following a misdiagnosis, the nature of treatment often becomes far more serious. An early diagnosis of breast cancer makes it possible to undergo relatively minor surgery to remove the lump, yet a delay in diagnosis can see both the affected breast and the lymph nodes having to be removed. Go to answer.

Is it possible to claim for a work injury with no risk assessment completed by my employer?

It may be possible for you to pursue a claim for a work injury with no risk assessment if you are able to prove that your employer neglected to carry out a risk assessment of your workspace before you began working there. Under health and safety at work regulations employers are required to carry out a risk assessment of each new workspace in which their employees must operate before they begin work. Click to read this answer.

My boss says I cannot make a compensation claim for a lifting injury in the office because that would make me a special case because I am a woman. Is this correct?

Irrespective of your gender, you will be able to make a compensation claim for a lifting injury in the office if you have sustained a quantifiable injury due to the negligence of your employer. Therefore, there are two conditions which have to be met before you will be entitled to claim for compensation for a lifting injury in the office – that an injury has been sustained and that your employer is responsible for it. Click to read more.

I tripped on carpet in Ritazza cafe and broke a leg. I was offered £500 but a friend once broke a leg and got £5,000. Should I accept it?

The compensation you have been offered after you have tripped on carpet in Ritazza cafe would have been determined by a number of factors and not just the injury you have sustained. No two claims are identical, and therefore your settlement for tripping in Ritazza cafe could be very different from another claim with an identical injury. Read the full answer.

Are claims for falling over a carpet in an office possible?

While claims for falling over a carpet in an office would often indicate the liability of your employer, this is not always the case. Your employer has a duty to provide a safe environment in which to work, and should a hazard such as a worn carpet exist in your workplace this would be deemed as negligence on behalf of your employer. Full answer.

I felt severe discomfort towards the end of a massage treatment at my local beauty clinic, the pain was in the back of both my thighs, I had it assessed by a doctor and he said the muscles are inflamed. Am I entitled to make a compensation claim for an injury during a massage?

The beauty clinic is responsible for the conduct and performance of the massage therapists they employ therefore any compensation claim for an injury during a massage must be made against them rather than the therapist. In order for your claim to be successful you must be able to prove that the beauty clinic was negligent. Click to read the answer.

I developed an illness due to my workplace; however my colleagues have warned me of the statute of limitations and date of knowledge – what is this?

The statute of limitations and date of knowledge places a time limit of three years in which to make a claim to compensation from the date on which you became aware of your illness. The statute of limitations places a time limit from the date of knowledge for an injury in order for the claimant to seek compensation within a reasonable timeframe. See more of this answer.

I read in the news that a “foreign object left in patient after operation” resulted in compensation being awarded. I had to have emergency surgery after a severe infection was caused by a sponge left inside my abdomen after my appendix was removed. Can I claim compensation as well?

A foreign object left in patient is one of the clearest cases of medical negligence. Negligence of the surgeon or assisting staff has directly resulted in an injury; in this case an infection which has been caused by a foreign body left in a patient after an operation. See more details.

What is difficult birth medical negligence?

Difficult birth medical negligence is less common today than in previous years thanks to improved training and better medical facilities. Midwives and obstetricians are usually highly attentive and can take action to prevent problems from causing harm to either mother or baby. Continue reading.

Am I eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim for slipping in a beauty salon if I recently slipped on a wet floor in the premises and broke my wrist?

Your eligibility to make a claim for slipping in a beauty salon depends on a number of factors. If the floor was wet for a considerable amount of time before you slipped, and no hazard signs were present, you may be eligible to claim compensation for having slipped in a beauty salon. Click here to read more.

My partner has been very ill for the past month and I believe it could be work related, what is the procedure with claims for work related sickness?

As with all claims for work related sickness, your first priority should be your partner’s health, it is imperative he seeks professional medical attention without delay. That way he can have his illness diagnosed and determine if, on the balance of probabilities, it was contracted at work. See the full answer.

My son was burned by a firework during New Year’s Eve celebrations in the town centre, is he eligible to make a compensation claim for an injury from a fireworks display?

Under the UK Statute of Limitations a child is not permitted to appoint a solicitor or initiate a claim for compensation, therefore if you wish to claim for an injury from a fireworks display, you have two choices, wait until the child turns 18 years of age and is legally recognised as an adult or appoint a litigation friend to act on behalf of the child. Click here to read more.

I am suffering from nerve damage by dentist, how much am I entitled to claim for this?

The only way to find out how much you could be entitled to claim for nerve damage by dentist is by contacting a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with dental nerve damage injury claims and informing them of the specific circumstances of how your nerve damage was sustained and the extent of this damage. Click here to read more.

My daughter has cerebral palsy. Can I claim compensation for childbirth medical negligence?

The fact that your daughter has cerebral palsy does not automatically entitle you to make a childbirth medical negligence compensation claim on her behalf. Cerebral palsy can be caused during a difficult birth when the umbilical cord gets compressed or twisted and blood flow to the brain is reduced, or stops altogether. Click to read the full answer.

Can I still claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys, as I was diagnosed with a sprained ankle after visiting the doctor a week later?

While you may be entitled to claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys if you have been the victim of negligence, the amount you can claim may be reduced in order to reflect your own recklessness towards your well-being if – as suggested by your question – you delayed seeking medical attention after your accident after slipping in Ben and Jerrys. Click to read the answer.

I would like to claim for a loss of a thumb in a work accident. What procedure should I follow in order to claim?

You must consider a number of factors before proceeding with a claim for a loss of a thumb in a work accident. No two thumb loss injury claims are the same – even if they injuries are identical – they can impact two lives quite differently. Therefore it is always in your best interests to speak with a personal injury solicitor to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident. Go to answer.

I’ve been having trouble breathing recently so I went to my doctor and he has diagnosed me with occupational asthma. Will I be entitled to make a compensation claim for contracting occupational asthma at work?

If you can demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that your employer is to blame for your condition you may be eligible to claim for contracting occupational asthma at work. Asthma could be brought on by overexposure to substances such as dust from flour or grain, wood dust, dust from latex rubber and dust from insects or animals. Read the full answer.

Can I claim compensation for loss of tooth due to dentist error? It was one of my front teeth and the loss has affected my confidence greatly. I don’t like going out in public or spending time with my friends anymore because of it.

You may be able to claim compensation for loss of tooth due to dentist error. However, this may be complicated due to how difficult it can be to establish dental negligence. See more of this answer.

Can I make a claim for tripping over electrical cable in a shop? I tripped over the cable of a vacuum cleaner while shopping, but the shop insists that I should have seen and heard the cleaning taking place. Is this correct?

You may have a valid claim for tripping over electrical cable in a shop if it can be proven that a third party has been negligent towards your health and safety. The fact that a cable was present in the shop means that a hazard would have existed – even if only for a short amount of time – and if the shop did not take appropriate measures to reduce the risk of injury to other customers (such as taping the cable to the floor) they may be liable for your injury. Continue reading.

Is it possible for my mother to receive compensation for the wrong surgical procedure on a patient? She recently went to hospital for a hip operation but she underwent a completely different operation altogether.

It could be possible for your mother to receive compensation for the wrong surgical procedure on a patient, however it is impossible answer this question without knowing more specific details about the operation your mother had and the consequences of this. For example, although it may be a clear instance of medical negligence, a claim for wrong surgical procedure will not be successful unless there has been an injury or some kind of health deterioration that has occurred as a result of the negligence. Click here to read more.

If I claim compensation for wrong toe amputation how much should I be entitled to get?

It is impossible for me to say how much you could receive if you claim compensation for wrong toe amputation without first knowing the circumstances in which your toe was amputated and the impact it has had on your life as a result. Worth noting though is the fact that although medical negligence can often be difficult to prove, with injuries such as an amputation of wrong toe injury, this is not the case due to how discernible the injury is. Click here to read more.

Will it be worth my while making a claim for accident with a knife in a restaurant kitchen? The cut was bad and I needed ten stitches.

Before you decide to pursue a claim for an accident with a knife in a restaurant kitchen it is important that you are aware of the costs of taking legal action and how much compensation for cutting a finger at work you can claim. Click to read more.

I hurt my fingers in a factory accident, but did not think it was worth my while to claim compensation at the time. However, I cannot drive because of my injury and am taking taxis to and from work which are costing a fortune. Can I recover my taxi fares in a claim for hurt fingers in a factory accident?

It is a shame that you did not think it worth your while to make a compensation claim for hurt fingers in a factory accident at the time your injury was sustained, as it would have been easier to collect evidence of negligence in support of your claim and your taxi expenses would have been included in the settlement you received of compensation for hurt fingers in a factory accident. Click to read the answer.

Can I claim injury compensation for having slipped on clothes on the floor in a Next shop and tearing a tendon in my hand?

If you slipped on clothes on the floor in a Next shop and suffered a torn tendon due to the store’s lack of care to protect their clients from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for your accident. However, in order to make a successful personal injury claim for slipping in a Next store, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a diagnosed injury for which the Next store is liable, and that the store’s liability arises from a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I recently had my hair styled at a salon but when the stylist used a curling iron on my hair, it was singed badly and some hair fell out, am I entitled to make a compensation claim for hair damaged in a salon?

Your eligibility to make a claim for hair damaged in a salon, depends on the circumstances surrounding the injury to your hair, the severity of the damage and the impact it has on your personal life. See more details.

Am I eligible to pursue an accident claim for slipping in a factory?

You may be eligible to pursue an accident claim for slipping in a factory if you can prove that your employer was at least partly responsible for the accident in which you sustained your injuries. Employers have a duty of care to take steps to protect their employees and to provide them with a safe environment in which to work. Full answer.

Am I entitled to make a forklift accident claim if a forklift pinned me against a wall?

You may be entitled to forklift accident compensation to address the psychological impact of the accident which resulted from negligence on the part of a responsible party. You would be suing the driver’s employer however, as this is the party liable for forklift accident compensation when someone is injured as a result of a poorly trained employee, a glitch in the forklift, or another issue which could have been avoided with the appropriate measures. Click to read the full answer.

My son suffered a broken leg in a car accident two years ago and I now want to claim compensation. What is the statute of limitations for minors?

The statute of limitations for minors is different from the usual three year time limit as imposed upon claims for adults. Generally speaking, a claim can be initiated anytime until the child reaches the age of eighteen, after which they can initiate their own injury compensation for minors. Read the full answer.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for tripping in a River Island store if I did not see my doctor for ten days after I tripped over a box which had been left by a display unit and sprained my thumb when I fell?

The fact that you did not attend a doctor for ten days after you sustained your thumb injury will not make you ineligible to claim compensation for tripping in a River Island store, but how much compensation your claim may be settled for could be affected. See the full answer.

I would like to know against whom to claim compensation for JCB accident at work. My husband used to work on a building site before he was run down by a JCB, and the driver admitted that he had made a mistake controlling the vehicle. However, my husband’s employer says that he was just standing in the wrong place at the wrong time and that accidents happen.

It sounds as if there are three potential breaches of health and safety which may qualify your husband (or you on his behalf) to make a claim for compensation for JCB accident at work. See more of this answer.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for cutting a finger in Morrisons? I recently required four stitches in my thumb after cutting it on a rusty metal shelf that was used to display cereal.

You may be able to claim compensation for cutting a finger in Morrisons if someone else was responsible for your accident. Supermarkets, which have a duty of care toward their customers, are required to inspect shelves regularly for evidence of broken products or any other dangers to the public. Click to read the answer.

I sustained a broken leg on an airplane and was wondering who is liable for my injury?

Firstly you need to ensure that your eligibility to claim compensation for a broken leg on an airplane is confirmed by a personal injury solicitor. Although you broke your leg in an accident on an aircraft, this does not necessarily mean that you will be entitled to claim for an airplane accident. Go to answer.

While lifting weights, one of the discs fell off hitting me on the foot and breaking my big toe – my friend tells me I may be entitled to compensation – are claims for a gym injury due to faulty equipment complex?

The circumstances surrounding your accident, the severity of your injury and the impact it will have on your personal life are all factors that determine the complexity of claims for a gym injury due to faulty equipment. It is recommended that you speak with an experienced personal injury solicitor if you are considering filing a claim as they will be able to guide you through the procedure and advise you on what evidence is required to help substantiate your claim. Click here to read more.

I slipped in a Puccinos Cafe and when I visited the doctor two weeks later I was diagnosed with a torn foot ligament, can I claim compensation?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for having slipped in a Puccinos Cafe – however if there was an unacceptable delay in seeking medical attention, the compensation you may be entitled to claim can be reduced in order to reflect your own negligence. An injury claim for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe may be possible if it can be determined that management have failed to perform their duty of care towards their customers and this resulted in your accident and injury. Click to read this answer.

Can I claim for slip on a wet floor in Coffee Republic? A week later I saw the doctor and was diagnosed with a torn ankle ligament.

A claim for slip on a wet floor in Coffee Republic may be possible if you have been the victim of negligence which resulted in an injury. However if – as suggested in your question – you waited a week until you received medical attention, the compensation for slipping on wet floor in Coffee Republic to which you may be entitled can be reduced to reflect your own negligence. Continue reading.

What is the procedure for seeking compensation for burns to eyebrows from tinting in a salon?

The severity of your injury, the impact it will have on your personal life and the circumstances surrounding the accident are all factors that will determine your eligibility to claim compensation for burns to eyebrows from tinting in a salon. Continue reading.

How much compensation for injury from tripping over cable in office can I claim?

The amount of compensation for injury from tripping over cable in office to which you may be entitled will depend on various factors – not least the identity of the liable party. If your employer has accepted full responsibility for your accident this should not affect your entitlement to compensation. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to make compensation claims for accidents in Primark if I did not visit the hospital for ten days after I tripped over display equipment that been left on the floor and broke my toe?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical treatment from the hospital for ten days after you sustained your toe injury will not disqualify you from making compensation claims for accidents in Primark, but how much compensation for an accident in Primark you may be entitled to receive could be affected. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for an electrocution on a construction site if suffering the injury meant you had to take an extended period of time off work?

You may be able to pursue a claim for an electrocution on a construction site if you are able to prove that someone other than yourself was at least partially to blame for your injury. As you employer holds a ‘duty of care’ to you and your co-workers, they are the most likely person against who you will be eligible to claim for compensation. See more of this answer.

My son was attacked by a dog yesterday – he received severe bites to both legs – what is the procedure for making a claim for a dog bite injury?

A compensation claim for a dog bite injury is relatively common in the UK and the procedure is quite similar to any other personal injury claim with one exception. Under the UK Statute of Limitations a ‘litigation friend’ must be appointed to act on behalf of the child as you are forbidden from appointing a solicitor or making a compensation claim until you reach the age of eighteen. Click to read more.

Can surgical complications compensation claims be made for injuries suffered during a routine operation?

Surgical complications compensation claims can be made under certain circumstances, such as if a patient is injured during surgery due to the negligence of a surgeons or hospital staff. Complications which arise after surgery, which could have been avoided had greater care been taken by the surgeon, or prevented with an adequate follow up after the surgery can be considered to be medical negligence, and surgical complications compensation claims can be pursued. Click to read the answer.

Can I make a claim if I slipped in a Cafe Rouge toilet, as when I visited the doctor a week later I was diagnosed with a fractured ankle?

You may be entitled to make a claim to compensation if you slipped in a Cafe Rouge toilet – however the compensation to which you may be entitled can be reduced if your injuries deteriorated due to your failure to seek immediate medical attention. Cafe Rouge has a duty of care to fulfil to their customers, meaning that a claim after slipping in a toilet of Cafe Rouge may be possible if their negligence can be determined. However this duty of care is not absolute, and for this reason your compensation for slipping in a Cafe Rouge toilet can be reduced if it is considered that you failed to take measures to limit the extent of your accident or injury. See more details.

Is it possible to claim for a leg injury on a construction site if I slipped and fell from a scaffolding due to overnight rain?

You should almost certainly be entitled to make a compensation claim for a leg injury on a construction site if you have been allowed to access a scaffold without it first being inspected for any hazards after overnight rain. An employer has a duty of care to identify and eliminate possible risks of injury for all employees and one of the most important elements of his responsibilities is to look after the health and safety of employees that have to work at height – especially when conditions underfoot may be slippery. Click to read the full answer.

Am I eligible to claim for an electric shock at work as an electrician if I believe that the workspace to which I was sent to operate was unsafe?

You may be eligible to pursue a claim for an electric shock at work if you believe that your employer sent you to work in an unsafe environment. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their workers are placed in safe workplaces, which are suitable for the work which they are expected to undertake. Read the full answer.

If I told my office supervisor that my chair was broken and she did nothing about it, and then I injured my back when the chair collapsed, can I claim for a hurt back due to falling from a faulty office chair?

It would appear that a claim for a hurt back due to falling from a faulty office chair would be perfectly reasonable; however there are two potential issues which might prevent you from claiming compensation for an injury due to a faulty chair. Full answer.

I would like to claim compensation for a tendon injury at work and want to know how much I may be awarded if successful?

The nature and severity of your injuries as well as the effect they will have on your quality of life are all factors which determine the amount of compensation for a tendon injury at work you are entitled to claim. The Judicial College is used to help decide the amount of compensation that should be awarded for a tendon injury sustained at work. Click here to read more.

Can I make a claim for slipping on food on a floor in Cafe Rouge, as the manager says I was being careless towards my own well-being?

You may be entitled to make a claim for slipping on food on a floor in Cafe Rouge if the negligent actions – or inactions – of Cafe Rouge staff resulted in your accident and injury. Upon entering Cafe Rouge, you should not expect to sustain an injury as you are owed a duty of care, and they may hold liability for a slipping accident in Cafe Rouge if you sustained an injury for which you are not entirely to blame. Click here to read more.

Can I make a claim for an accident in a railway station? I slipped and fell and fractured my hip on ice at the entrance.

Railway station compensation claims have potential to be highly complicated, as in order for a claim for an accident in a railway station to be successful, you must be able to prove that the station management has been negligent. Go to answer.

If I make a claim for slipping on a spilled drink in a canteen, can I recover the cost of private medical treatment?

If you are eligible to make a claim for slipping on a spilled drink in a canteen, you will be entitled to get the best possible medical treatment. You will already have suffered enough due to your injury, and you should not have to endure further suffering while you wait for the NHS to assign you an appointment. See more of this answer.

Can I claim miscarriage misdiagnosis compensation for the loss of my baby? I was told that my baby had died, and took abortive drugs when there was nothing wrong with my pregnancy.

Miscarriage misdiagnosis compensation claims can be made when a miscarriage has been diagnosed resulting in an injury to mother or baby as a direct result. All too often, doctors place too much reliance on ultrasound tests and can fail to hear the heartbeat of a baby. Click to read the answer.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation for a minor accident at work?

Many potential injury claimants underestimate the seriousness of their own injury and believe that they are not entitled to pursue injury compensation for a minor accident at work. Even if your injury is minor however, it may still be possible to pursue a claim for an injury for a minor accident. Continue reading.

I recently burned my arms after I was scalded by a hot drink in a Ritazza cafe, what is the procedure for claiming compensation?

If you have been scalded by a hot drink in a Ritazza cafe, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. When visiting any Ritazza premises, you should not expect to sustain an injury from scalding by a hot drink in a Ritazza cafe as you fall under their duty of care. Click to read this answer.

I was prescribed wrong medicine by my doctor, and if it were not for my catching it on time, I might have had a serious adverse reaction. Am I entitled to make a compensation claim against him for what is obvious negligence?

Although you have every right to be upset for having been prescribed wrong medicine, and your doctor may very well be negligent for his error, you will not have a compensation claim against him unless your doctor’s negligence caused you actual harm. Even though you were prescribed wrong medicine, it must have caused you either a physical and/or psychological injury in order to entitle you to wrong medicine compensation. Click here to read more.

I suffered great embarrassment and soft tissue damage when I was injured by a stool collapse in a pub after the chair gave way underneath me, can I claim compensation?

In order to successfully claim compensation for being injured by a stool collapse in a pub you will need to demonstrate that a third party who owed you a duty of care was at least partially responsible for your injury. See the full answer.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for falling on the ice in Morrisons’ entrance? Last week while entering my local Morrisons supermarket, I fell on an isolated patch of ice left over from a cold snap that had ended a few days earlier. I broke my ankle on impact with the ice and have been off my feet since. Am I eligible to claim for compensation?

You may be eligible to claim for compensation for falling on the ice in Morrisons’ entrance if you can prove that someone other than yourself was responsible for your accident. Claiming compensation from a negligent third party requires you to be able to prove that a person or business has failed in their duty of care to you, injuring you as a consequence. Click here to read more.

My wife and I want to make claims for food poisoning in a Hungry Horse pub after contracting salmonella, how much are our claims likely to be worth?

It is not possible to calculate the value of your claims for food poisoning in a Hungry Horse pub without being provided with detailed medical information about your symptoms and the severity of the infections you have both suffered. Compensation amounts in claims for food poisoning in Hungry Horse pub depend on the level of pain and suffering caused and the time it takes to make a full recovery. Click to read the full answer.

Recently I visited a beauty salon and used their sunbed for the first time. I wasn’t completely sure how to operate the machine and I subsequently suffered burning to my arms and legs, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for sunbed burns due to a lack of supervision?

As this was your first time visiting a beauty salon, you should have been shown exactly how to use the machine, if staff failed to complete this task, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for sunbed burns due to a lack of supervision. The length of time you can spend in a sunbed depends on your skin type and staff should have informed you about this, you may also be eligible for compensation if the injury you suffered was due to faulty machinery. Read the full answer.

What should I do if I receive a direct offer of compensation for a compensation for a nerve injury at work?

If you have received a direct offer of compensation for a nerve injury at work it is recommended that you have your claim assessed by a personal injury solicitor as they will be able to advise whether it is worth your while pursuing the claim for compensation further or if you should accept the direct offer for your nerve injury accident. See more of this answer.

Am I eligible to claim for slipping on cooking oil in Morrisons? I was recently left hospitalised after slipping on cooking oil on a trip to Morrisons supermarket and am eager to recoup the cost of my treatment.

You may be able to pursue an accident claim for slipping on cooking oil in Morrisons supermarket if someone other than yourself was at least partly at fault for your accident. Supermarkets have a duty of care toward their customers, and although their duty is not “absolute”, proving that they failed in it is a key factor of being able to pursue a successful claim for compensation. See more details.

If I make a claim for a muscle injury at work, can I recover the cost of private medical treatment? I have been informed by my doctor that I will require surgery but there is a long waiting list.

If you are eligible to make a claim for a muscle injury at work, you will be entitled to get the best possible medical treatment. You will already have suffered enough due to the incident, and you should not have to endure further pain while you wait for the NHS to assign you an appointment. Full answer.

Can I claim compensation for tripping on step in entrance to Coffee Republic, or is the manager correct by saying I should have noticed the litter?

Whether you are entitled to claim compensation for tripping on a step in an entrance to Coffee Republic depends on if you have sustained an injury for which you are not entirely to blame. While Coffee Republic have a duty of care to fulfil towards their customers who should be able to visit their stores without fear of injury, this duty of care is not absolute and you may yet hold some liability for tripping on a step in Coffee Republic. Click to read more.

I slipped on ice boarding an airplane and was wondering who is liable for my injury?

A claim for when you slipped on ice boarding an airplane could be more than likely made against the airport itself. Like all public places that are attended by the general public, an airport owes a duty of care towards their passengers. Continue reading.

I would like to claim compensation for a tendon tear at work but I am worried my claim will be affected if it is deemed that I adversely affected my injury through my own negligence. What should I do?

It may be possible to claim compensation for a tendon tear at work but if it is deemed that you in some way contributed to your injury it may complicate matters. Therefore you are advised to speak with a personal injury solicitor as they will be able to determine whether your claim for a work injury may be compromised by your own negligence. Click to read the answer.

I suffered a severe burning to my skin after a patch test and would like to know if I can claim compensation for an adverse reaction to a patch test?

It will be possible to claim compensation for an adverse reaction to a patch test provided you can demonstrate that negligence from a third party led to your injury. It may be the case that the wrong products were used on your skin or you did not consent to the patch test, if this is the case it may be possible to successfully claim patch test compensation. Go to answer.

During a facial treatment at a beauty salon, I had a new face product applied to my skin however I had a bad reaction to it. Am I eligible to claim for burned skin after a beauty treatment in a salon?

The circumstances surrounding your injury as well as the extent and severity of your injuries are all factors that will affect your compensation claim for burned skin after a beauty treatment in a hair salon. Click here to read more.

I broke my arm in Starbucks, although I was accused by the manager of contributory negligence, can this affect my claim for tripping on step in Starbucks?

Liability for your claim for tripping on a step in Starbucks will depend on which party has been negligent towards your health and safety. If – as the manager has suggested – you are partially liable for your injury, your compensation for tripping on step in Starbucks can be affected by contributory negligence. Click here to read more.

I was wheelchair bound after a negligent driver caused an accident, and I wish to make a claim. How do you make a civil compensation claim?

The question of “how do you make a civil compensation claim” is often one which people do not wish to make. Apart from the trauma of being injured in an accident for which they were not at fault, accident victims may be intimidated by the prospect of making a claim for injury compensation. Click to read this answer.

Is it possible to pursue a compensation claim for a fracture from a fall in Morrisons?

It may be possible for you to pursue a compensation claim for a fracture from a fall if your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else. Falling down the stairs can be a traumatic and painful experience and can often lead to serious injury, or in the most extreme cases death. Click here to read more.

I was recently operating a buzz-saw at work when it malfunctioned, resulting in a serious cut to my hand. I thought there was something wrong with it before, but I never reported it. Could this effect the amount of compensation which I could be entitled to?

While you may be entitled to claim some compensation for hand injury from machinery in a factory, the amount to which you may be entitled could be reduced due to contributory negligence. Your employer has a duty of care towards their employees, and must provide them with a safe environment in which to work. It may be possible that regular inspections and maintenance could have prevented your accident occurring, because of which you can be entitled to some compensation. Click to read the full answer.

What are the procedures for making an NHS misdiagnosis of cancer claim for compensation?

An NHS misdiagnosis can often be grounds for making a claim for compensation, provided that the NHS misdiagnosis concerned led to a personal injury being sustained or that an existing condition deteriorated and caused you to come to harm. However the very first step that should be taken is to consult a medical negligence solicitor for advice. See more of this answer.

The job I do involves the use of many chemicals, now I have been diagnosed with bronchitis by my doctor. Will I be eligible to make a compensation claim for contracting occupational bronchitis at work?

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for contracting occupational bronchitis at work, if you can demonstrate that it is due to the negligence of your employer. You must show that your employer failed in their duty of care to you by not providing adequate safety standards and/or safety equipment leading to your exposure to chemicals harmful to your lungs in the workplace and subsequently your illness. Click here to read more.

I currently have a rash on both my legs which I believe is due to the cellulite treatment I recently had. What are the common factors that can affect claims for an allergic reaction during cellulite treatment?

The circumstances surrounding your injury, the extent and severity of the injuries sustained and the effect they have on your personal life are all factors that can affect claims for an allergic reaction during cellulite treatment. Your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident will also be accounted for when deciding the amount of compensation you are entitled to claim. Full answer.

Do I qualify to pursue an accident claim for slipping on milk in Morrisons?

You may be entitled to an accident claim for slipping on milk in Morrisons. Hip injuries can often be painful and debilitating afflictions from which it can take months or years to recover. Sustaining a hip injury can force a person of any age to have to put their life on hold for a significant period of time and repairing them – or in more extreme cases, replacing – can be costly and time-consuming. Read the full answer.

If a waiter slipped on a wet floor in a kitchen and badly injured his knee, can he claim injury compensation?

If a waiter slipped on a wet floor in a kitchen, it may be possible to claim compensation for slipping in a kitchen provided you can demonstrate that there was a failure in a duty of care and that staff failed to remove or alert you about the hazard in time to prevent the accident. Click to read the answer.

Is it possible make a compensation claim for being bitten by a sheep on behalf of a child? My daughter was attacked during a trip to a visitor’s farm.

It is possible to make a compensation claim for being bitten by a sheep on behalf of a child, although your daughter cannot make a claim personally until she becomes a legal adult. Go to answer.

I have tripped on a step in a Walkabout pub, however I have been warned that contributory negligence may affect my compensation, how is this possible?

If you have tripped on a step in a Walkabout pub you may be entitled to claim some compensation – however this amount can be reduced if you have been negligent towards your own health and safety. You are entitled to a duty of care when you enter any Walkabout premises, and you should not expect to sustain an injury after tripping on a step in a Walkabout pub. Click to read more.

While working behind the deli counter in Tesco, I slipped on a wet floor while I was carrying a knife and cut my hand badly in the fall. Am I eligible to claim for a hand injury at work in Tesco?

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for a hand injury at work in Tesco if you were not entirely to blame for the accident. Work injury claims for lacerations are relatively common and while it is naturally to feel somewhat apprehensive about making a compensation claim against an employer, it is important to remember that your compensation claim is against their insurance company and not the employer’s themselves. Continue reading.

Recently, while I was having my hair straightened in a salon using hair relaxers, I felt a burning sensation in my scalp, the stylist told me this was normal, but there are now blisters across my scalp. Am I eligible to claim for skin blistering after beauty treatment in a salon?

You may be eligible to make a compensation claim for skin blistering after beauty treatment in a salon if your stylist fails to conduct a patch test to investigate for any reaction from your skin to the product. Go to answer.

I want to make sure my son receives compensation for food poisoning in a Sayers Bakery. What do I need to do in order to start a personal injury claim?

The first step to take after your son’s illness has been treated by a doctor and the food poisoning has been reported to the Environmental Health Department is to speak with a personal injury solicitor about claiming compensation for food poisoning in a Sayers Bakery on behalf of your son. See more details.

Is there any point in making a minor construction injury claim for a welder’s flash burn I got on my wrist?

The decision about whether it is worth making a minor construction injury claim is always entirely up to the claimant in any construction site injury scenario; however before you dismiss your injury as insignificant, you should take legal advice about how much compensation for a minor construction injury you might be entitled to. See the full answer.

How much can I claim for slipping on a wet office floor if I broke my arm?

While it is a positive sign that your employer has accepted liability for your claim for slipping on a wet office floor, you should still exercise caution before accepting any offer of compensation from your employer’s insurance company. Your employer may be horrified that such an accident has happened and recognises your entitlement to compensation – however the primary goal of the insurance company is to save money, and is not interested in whether that you have enough compensation to meet your requirements. Click here to read more.

While out playing golf a couple of months ago I was struck in the eye by a stray golf ball, it caused a lot of damage and my vision has been blurred ever since. Am I eligible to make a compensation claim for being hit by a golf ball?

The circumstances surrounding the accident, the extent of your injuries and the impact it has on your personal life are all factors that can affect your eligibility to claim for being hit by a golf ball. See more of this answer.

How much compensation for error during bladder operation should I be entitled to receive if it has left me incontinent?

I cannot give an exact value of the figure you may be entitled to receive for compensation for error during bladder operation without knowing more about the circumstances in which you sustained your injury and without negligence having been established. Although the negligent party may seem apparent to you, errors during operations are not always the fault of the surgeon alone. Click here to read more.

I decided to change the colour of my hair and had a new hair dye applied in my salon, but I had an allergic reaction to it, am I entitled to claim for a loss of hair after an allergic reaction to hair dye?

In order to claim compensation for an allergic reaction to hair dye you must be able to demonstrate that the salon where you had your accident failed in its duty of care to you. It could be that there was a fault with the product used, the stylist did not enquire if you had any existing medical condition with your hair or the stylist was not adequately trained to do their job or failed to display that training. Click here to read more.

What is the process for claiming compensation for failure to diagnose DVT? After a hospital visit recently it was discovered that I have it even though my GP recently informed me that I did not. Can I claim for negligence?

You could be eligible to claim compensation for failure to diagnose DVT; however it is impossible to provide a definite answer without knowing more specific information. Although DVT can be serious if left untreated, medical negligence claims can be complicated, even when negligence is apparent and even when the negligent party is known. Go to answer.

Can I claim compensation if I slipped on improperly signed wet floors?

If the negligence of a third party resulted in an accident, you will be able to claim compensation if you slipped on improperly signed wet floors. In any area which represents a health and safety hazard, sufficient warning must be given so that an individual can reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring. Continue reading.

While helping to construct a new building I suffered an electric shock after drilling through a cable under the floor – the cable was in the wrong location – I have been off from work since. Am I eligible to claim for an electric shock injury?

While helping to construct a new building I suffered an electric shock after drilling through a cable under the floor – the cable was in the wrong location – I have been off from work since, am I eligible to claim for an electric shock injury? Click to read the full answer.

After I tripped on a step in the door of a Ritazza cafe, I was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder when I visited the doctor two weeks later. Can I claim compensation?

While you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have tripped on a step in the door of a Ritazza cafe, your compensation may be affected if an unjustifiable delay occurred in seeking medical attention. You are entitled to a duty of care upon entering any Ritazza cafe, and should you sustain an injury for which you are not primarily to blame you may be entitled to claim for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe. Read the full answer.

If I slipped on hangers on the floor in a BHS store and tore a tendon in my hand when I fell, can I make a personal injury claim for compensation for falling in a BHS shop?

If you slipped on hangers left for an unreasonably long time on the floor in British Homes Stores, and suffered a torn tendon due to the store’s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be eligible to claim injury compensation for falling in a BHS shop. However, in order to make a successful personal injury claim for a fall in BHS, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the BHS store is liable, and that the store’s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care. Click here to read more.

I read that it may be possible to pursue compensate on for slipping in a railway station if there was there was no warning sign and the floor was wet. Can I make a claim?

It should be possible to claim compensation for slipping in a railway station, although the lack of a warning sign does not necessarily mean you will automatically be entitled to compensation. Your eligibility to claim should therefore be confirmed by a personal injury solicitor. Go to answer.

I suffered painful blisters to my legs after a hair removal treatment went wrong, am I entitled to claim for blistering following a laser hair removal?

The circumstances surrounding your injury and the impact it has on your life are factors that will determine your eligibility to seek compensation for blistering following laser hair removal. Before you had the procedure it is likely you were warned about possible dangers such as mild irritation to your skin however burns to your skin would suggest that something has gone wrong with the procedure and you may be eligible to claim compensation for blistering following laser hair removal. Full answer.

I recently sustained a lifting injury working in a factory loading dock, and I have been unable to work for three months because of my injured back. However my employer says I received training and am not eligible to claim compensation. Is this correct?

If your employer has failed to comply with safe workplace procedures, you may be entitled to claim compensation for a lifting injury working in a factory loading dock. Over a quarter of accidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are made in relation to manual handling injuries, and compensation is possible for many claims if an employer has taken shortcuts with regards to health and safety. See more of this answer.

Is there any way I can claim compensation for walking into glass door in a shop?

You will be entitled to claim compensation for walking into glass door in a shop if it can be determined that the negligence of the shop resulted in your accident and injury. Before making any claim for compensation, you should seek medical attention immediately after your accident. See more details.

Can a claim for compensation for cosmetic surgery error be made for a face lift which has gone horribly wrong? What should I do?

Compensation for cosmetic surgery error can only be awarded when there has been medical negligence. Even when medical negligence can be proven, claims for compensation for cosmetic surgery error can be highly complicated. Click to read this answer.

Am I able to claim compensation for an acoustic shock injury in a factory? I was recently injured in work after a loud ringing in my left ear caused me to suffer hypersensitivity. As a result of the injury I am unable to carry on in my present role as a call centre worker.

You may be able to claim compensation for an acoustic shock injury in a factory if you can prove that the injury was sustained as a result of negligence on the part of your employer. Acoustic shock, a sharp screech in the ear which occurs primarily during telephone conversations, is a major issue among call centre workers in the UK and when suffered can leave workers with a range of ear problems such as tinnitus, ear pain, and as in your case, hypersensitivity. Click here to read more.

I want to make a claim for an electric shock in a restaurant kitchen due to faulty equipment. Can you tell me how long it will take to recover compensation?

Unfortunately there is no fixed time limit in which a claim for an electric shock in a restaurant kitchen due to faulty equipment must be resolved, therefore it is not possible to tell you exactly how long it will take from commencing your claim for an electric shock to receiving payment of compensation for a kitchen injury. Click here to read more.

What are my options for claiming compensation for surgical error for my seven-year-old son who has recently fallen ill after an operation?

There are a number of options when it comes to claiming compensation for surgical error when the injured party is a child. However, you should make sure to contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with children’s medical negligence claims at the first possible moment. Click here to read more.

Can I Claim Still Birth Death Compensation in the UK?

Still birth death compensation is a particularly complicated area of claims law. Despite there being over 3,500 cases of still births in the UK each year, the reasons why a still birth occurs are not particularly well understood. Click to read the full answer.

My partner is concerned that I will not be able to claim injury compensation for an accident in Debenhams department store because I did not see my doctor for several days after tripping over discarded packaging and damaging a ligament in my thumb as I tried to break my fall. Is this right?

The fact that you did not seek medical advice from a doctor for several days after your injury will not disqualify you from making a personal injury claim for compensation for an accident in Debenhams department store, but the value of the compensation for your claim could be affected. Continue reading.

I injured my hand in a factory accident because a safety guard was missing, but my employer says I should claim compensation from the company from which the machine was rented rather than him. How do I do that?

If you have injured your hand in a factory accident while you were working for your employer, it your employer that a claim for an injured hand in a factory accident should be made against rather than the supplier of the machine. Your employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe environment in which to work and would have been responsible for accepting delivery of the machine. Click to read more.

I was a front seat passenger in a car accident last week, the car I was travelling in was hit from the side by a vehicle that broke a red light, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for a soft tissue injury after a car accident?

Before determining your eligibility to claim for a soft tissue injury after a car accident you must first seek professional medical care, assuming you have not already done so. If there is no record of your injury in your medical history it will be very difficult to successfully claim compensation as the negligent party’s insurers could allege your injury was not serious enough to warrant professional medical attention. Read the full answer.

Is it possible to claim compensation for falling in a Topman shop due to slipping on water that was on the floor? I suffered concussion when I fell and still get headaches.

If you fell in a Topman store and were concussed because of the shop’s lack of care to protect their clients from risk of injury, you should be eligible to make a claim for compensation for falling in a Topman shop. However, in order to make a successful injury compensation claim for falling in a Topman shop, it has to be shown that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Topman shop is liable, and that the company’s liability arises from a breach in their duty of care. See the full answer.

What is the time limit for pursuing compensation for a torn ligament at work?

For the majority of those claiming compensation for a torn ligament at work in the UK the amount of time they have to pursue their claim will be subject to the time limit set out in the UK Statute of Limitations. Generally this is three years from the ‘date of knowledge’; this refers to the date when you first become aware of your injury or condition. See more of this answer.

I would like to claim for concussion at work but I am worried the injury will be trivialised. Should I proceed?

Provided you can demonstrate that a negligent third party is responsible for your accident, you should pursue a claim for concussion at work. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for slipping on waste food on the floor in Morrisons?

It may be possible for you to claim for slipping on waste food on the floor in Morrisons. The first step to making a successful claim for compensation is to contact an experienced injury claims solicitor. Explaining the accident to an injury claims solicitor will allow you to find out if you are eligible to claim for compensation and how to prepare your claim. Go to answer.

I was recently sustained a leg injury in a motorbike crash, and although my broken leg has already healed, I am still eager to pursue a claim for compensation.

You may be able to pursue a claim for a leg injury in a motorbike crash if you are able to prove that you were not at fault for the accident in which you were injured. As all road users owe a duty of care to each other – meaning that they must ensure that they take adequate precautions to protect the safety and wellbeing of other road users, you may be eligible to pursue a claim for a broken leg if you can prove that the road user you believe is responsible for your accident failed in their duty of care toward you. See more details.

Are claimants usually successful with Tesco work injury claims? Recently I slipped on a wet floor while at work in Tesco and broke my wrist, am I entitled to compensation?

It is impossible to give a definitive answer to the first question regarding the success rate of Tesco work injury claims as each claim is assessed on its own merits, therefore the circumstances surrounding the incident as well as the extent and severity of the injuries received will determine the outcome of your claim. Full answer.

I believe I have had unnecessary surgery as I have found out that my bowel problem could have been treated with drugs rather than a proctocolectomy. Can I claim unnecessary surgery compensation?

Compensation for unnecessary surgery can be awarded if it can be proven that on the balance of probabilities your condition could have been treated with medication which was available to a doctor through the NHS, and that the drugs were a recommended treatment for your condition. Click here to read more.

I’m employed as a hairdresser and in my salon we’ve begun using a new type of hair product, however I have suffered a reaction to it which has caused my skin to become inflamed, am I eligible to claim for contracting occupational dermatitis?

Your employer has a duty of care to protect you from developing Occupational Dermatitis, he or she are required to provide all staff with a safe working environment and if they fail to do so, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for contracting occupational dermatitis. Continue reading.

I work fulltime in a call-centre and recently have developed tinnitus which I believe is due to a hearing injury sustained at work, what procedure must I follow to claim for a hearing injury from an acoustic shock?

The procedure for making a claim for a hearing injury from acoustic shock is the same as the procedure for making any personal injury claim. You must first visit a doctor without delay if your condition has not been already diagnosed, you will receive treatment for your injury and your medical records will be updated to reflect your condition which you can use to support your compensation claim. Click here to read more.

My husband was recently killed in a farmyard accident and I wish to claim compensation, what is the statute of limitations for fatal accidents?

The statute of limitations for fatal accidents is generally three years from the date of death, although this can change in certain circumstances. Following the death of a loved one, the upset and trauma caused can mean that a claimant will not even consider fatal accident compensation. Click here to read more.

Who is liable for my claim for being electrocuted on construction project? I was operating a buzzsaw when it malfunctioned, leaving me with severe burns on my hands and with limited functionality. Can I claim compensation?

Your eligibility to make a claim for being electrocuted on construction project will depend on whether a third party was responsible for your injuries. All employers have a duty of care that requires them to provide a safe environment in which to work. Click to read the full answer.

My son recently had braces incorrectly fitted by his orthodontist; can he claim for orthodontic surgeon negligence if he’s only 15 years old?

Your son may be entitled to orthodontic surgeon negligence compensation, however he will not be able to make a claim for himself as he is only 15 years old and is still seen as a minor by UK law. In the UK minors are not permitted to advise a solicitor or initiate a claim on their own behalf. Read the full answer.

Is it possible to claim for an injury from splinters in a pallet?

It may be possible to claim for an injury from splinters in a pallet if you can prove that the injuries are being caused by the negligence of your employer. UK law says that employers must exercise a duty of care toward their employees, meaning that they are required to implement constructive measures aimed at safeguarding the health and safety of employees. Click to read this answer.

I worked in coal mining for a significant portion of my working life, although it has been some time since I left I have now developed breathing difficulties and I fear I may have the black lung. Is it possible to still make a claim for contracting pneumoconiosis at work?

You may be entitled to claim for contracting pneumoconiosis at work if you can demonstrate that the condition you have sustained is due to negligence on behalf of your employer. See more of this answer.

I recently went to a salon to have my hair styled but when the hairdresser was drying my hair, I was burned by the hairdryer, am I eligible to claim compensation for skin burns from a hair dryer in a hair salon?

The nature, extent and severity of the injuries you have sustained are all factors that can affect your eligibility to make a compensation claim for skin burns from a hairdryer in a hair salon. Click here to read more.

I recently purchased hair relaxer but when I applied it to my hair my scalp was burned by the product, am I eligible to claim for scalp damage from a hair product?

Your eligibility to claim for scalp damage from a hair product depends on the circumstances surrounding your injury, the severity of the damage and the effect the injury will have on your personal life. Click to read more.

I want to make a claim for compensation for falling in football stadium grounds. I slipped on a wet floor in the toilets and hurt my shoulder. Can I make a claim for my injury?

If you slipped on a wet floor in a toilet and were not alerted to the fact that there was a hazard, you may be entitled to claim compensation for falling in football stadium grounds. Go to answer.

During a go kart session with my friends there was a collision, I was hit from behind and suffered whiplash. Am I entitled to make a compensation claim for a go karting accident?

You may be eligible to make a compensation claim for a go karting accident if the go karting company is found to be liable for the accident and your subsequent injury. The go kart company has a duty of care to its customers and staff and if they breach that you may be entitled to compensation. Continue reading.

I recently suffered severe back strain after bending down to pick up some items at work, the injury has left me immobile, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for a back injury at work in Tesco?

The circumstances surrounding your injury, the effect it has on your personal life and the severity of the injury are all factors that can affect a claim for a back injury at work in Tesco. You will have to demonstrate that Tesco were liable for your injury in order to successfully make a compensation claim. Full answer.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for walking into a glass automatic door in Morrisons?

Whether or not you are eligible to claim for compensation depends on a number of variables, including whether or not someone else was at fault for your injury and if it is serious enough to entitle you to pursue compensation for walking into a glass automatic door in Morrisons. See more details.

I sprained my wrist trying to break my fall when I tripped on loose carpet in office and now cannot compete in the finals of a badminton tournament at my local club. Am I entitled to compensation for this?

Assuming that your employer has accepted his liability in your tripped on loose carpet injury claim, you are entitled to include compensation for your ‘loss of amenity’. Loss of amenity most often applies to compensation for being deprived of the facility to perform day-to-day activities, but can also be extended to account for any deterioration in your quality of life. Click here to read more.

I fell off a ladder while working on a building site and fractured my collarbone, but the boss says I will not be able to make a construction fall injury claim because I had not secured the ladder as I had been shown. Is he right?

Inasmuch you may have contributed to the cause of your accident, you may still be entitled to make a construction fall injury claim for compensation if it can be shown that your employer – or a supervisor representing him – had been negligent by failing to correct your poor work practices previously. Indeed, if you employer noticed before your accident that your ladder was poorly secured, he or she had a responsibility to stop you from working on the ladder until such time as you had made it safe. Click to read the full answer.

I recently injured myself during an accident in work and am curious to know how much compensation for falling off scaffolding I may be entitled to.

Before determining how much compensation for falling off scaffolding you may be entitled to, you will first have to ascertain who it is you may be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation against. As your accident occurred in work, your employer is the person your claim for falling from height is most likely able to be brought against. See more of this answer.

What is the procedure for making a compensation claim for chronic pulmonary disease at work? I believe I may be entitled to compensation as I have developed lung problems since I finished coal mining.

To claim for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at work, you must first have your condition diagnosed by your GP or doctor. Once you have been diagnosed, you have three years from the ‘Date of Knowledge’ (the date of knowledge is the date you were first diagnosed with the condition) to claim compensation for your condition. Click here to read more.

Is kidney stone misdiagnosis compensation possible for two failures to give me a correct diagnosis in an emergency room?

Kidney stone misdiagnosis compensation can be awarded only when there has been medical negligence. Medical negligence means that there has been a failure in a duty of care to you as a patient. Click here to read more.

I recently suffered a severe scalding after my hot chocolate was reheated, can I make a claim for being burned by a hot drink in Starbucks?

Whether you can make a claim for being burned by a hot drink in Starbucks depends on whether you have been the victim of third party negligence and suffered an injury in an avoidable accident. This is possible if you have been injured by hot drink in Starbucks due to a lack of care being taken towards your health and safety and Starbucks have failed to perform their duty of care. See the full answer.

Can I make a post surgery infection compensation claim for MRSA contracted in hospital while recovering from gastroenterological surgery?

Hospitals take great care to ensure that operating theatres and wards are kept sterile and clean, but lapses in standards of cleanliness can occur which can place patients at risk of contracting infections. MRSA infections are particularly serious, as the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria which cause an MRSA infection are resistant to most antibiotic treatments, making curing the infection particularly difficult. Read the full answer.

Is it possible to make injury claims for an accident in an Austin Reed shop due to tripping over hangers which had been left on the floor? I suffered lacerations and bruising to my arm when I fell.

If you tripped in Austin Reed, and suffered lacerations and bruising arising from the store’s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be make injury claims for an accident in an Austin Reed shop. However, in order to make a successful claim for an Austin Reed accident, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a professionally diagnosed injury for which the store is liable due to a breach in their duty of care. Click to read this answer.

Am I eligible to pursue an accident claim for a spinal injury from falling in Morrisons?

Your eligibility to pursue an accident claim for a spinal injury from falling in Morrisons depends on whether or not you sustained your injury because of the negligence of someone else or through your own carelessness. It would greatly help your bid to win compensation if you could prove that the supermarket had failed in its duty of care to you. Go to answer.

Can you tell me how much compensation for an injury opening a window at work I am entitled to seek?

We can tell you what can be included in a claim for compensation and how damages are calculated, but not how compensation for an injury while opening a window at work you may be entitled to seek. Calculating the value of a claim for a work injury is a complex process and your case will first have to be thoroughly investigated before your maximum entitlement to compensation can be determined. Click here to read more.

Can I make claims for falling down wet stairs in an office? I recently fell on the stairs in my office after coming in from the rain, breaking my leg as a result. However my employer says that I should have used the lift. Is he correct?

Any claims for falling down wet stairs in an office will be valid if your employer has taken shortcuts in health and safety standards in the workplace. It is your employer’s obligation to provide a safe environment in which to work, and if he fails in this duty he will be liable for any compensation. See more of this answer.

I would like to know if I am eligible to claim compensation for being burned on the scalp in a hair salon after I was burned by the hairdryer while the stylist was drying my hair.

The nature, extent and severity of the injuries you have sustained are all factors that can affect your eligibility to claim compensation for being burned on scalp in a hair salon. Continue reading.

Is it possible to claim for compensation if you tripped over a display unit in Morrisons supermarket?

It may be possible for you to claim compensation if you tripped over a display unit in Morrisons supermarket because of the negligence of a member of staff or management. Supermarkets are obliged to exercise a duty of care towards their customers, and this incudes identifying and removing any health hazards from shop floors. See more of this answer.

I had a shoulder operation last year – however I believe the surgeon has been negligent as I suffered nerve damage. What is the medical negligence statute of limitations?

The medical negligence statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of knowledge on which you were diagnosed with the injury which was sustained from the alleged negligence. However it should be noted that medical negligence claims can be difficult to make, and as a result the time limit for medical negligence claims should be well-noted. See more of this answer.

I recently broke my ankle after tripping over a crumpled-up carpet, how can I make a claim for falling on an uneven carpet in Starbucks?

Before initiating a claim for falling on an uneven carpet in Starbucks it must be determined that you suffered an injury for which you are not entirely to blame. This is possible if Starbucks have been negligent in their duty of care, resulting in you sustaining an injury for tripping on an uneven carpet in Starbucks. Click here to read more.

Can I still claim compensation for burns from laser hair removal if the redness and swelling on my upper lip has gone down but a visible scar remains which affects my confidence at work?

A visible scar is one of the worst possible side-effects of laser hair removal and you will be able to claim compensation for burns from a laser hair removal treatment if it can be shown that the burns which resulted in the scar were caused by a lack of care from the beautician proving you with the treatment. Click to read more.

I was in a supermarket last week and slipped on some milk that had leaked from a carton on the shelf, I suffered a deep laceration to the face. Is it possible to claim for a facial scar from falling on your face?

You may be eligible to make a compensation claim for a facial scar from falling on your face once you can demonstrate that the injury you sustained was due to negligence on behalf of the supermarket. The store has a duty of care to its customers however in some instances accidents are unavoidable, for example if the milk carton began leaking seconds before you slipped, it is unlikely you could claim as it would be unrealistic to expect supermarket staff to be immediately aware of the danger. Click here to read more.

Can you explain the process of making a claim for food poisoning in a Wetherspoons pub?

The legal process of making a claim for food poisoning in a Wetherspoons pub starts with the issuing of a claims letter, which outlines the reason why food poisoning in Wetherspoons compensation is being claimed. However, before the claims letter can be drafted it is important that your eligibility to take legal action is confirmed by a solicitor and evidence of negligence of the pub manager – or his or her staff – is collected. See more details.

Can I claim compensation for slipping in office kitchens? I slipped on a puddle of spilled water, but my employer said I should have watched where I was going as it ‘comes with the job’.

Your claim to compensation for slipping in office kitchens will be entirely valid as long as you were not directly responsible for the injury you sustained. It appears as though your employer is trying to discourage you from making a claim for compensation. Click to read the full answer.

Does emergency room malpractice include the misdiagnosis of an illness?

The avoidable misdiagnosis of an illness can constitute emergency room malpractice, and can be the basis for a claim for compensation, only if your heath has deteriorated or you have been harmed as a direct result. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to pursue a compensation claim for falling off a factory roof? I recently broke my leg after falling from the roof of the factory at which I work. I was sent up there by my employer to repair a leaking drainpipe. As I have no experience and am not trained to work at height I believe I am eligible to claim for compensation.

Your compensation claim for falling off a factory roof may depend on your ability to prove your employer was at fault for your accident. Falling from height can be a frightening and traumatic experience, and can often lead to serious injury or even death. Full answer.

I have worked as a welder for some years, but recently I suffered damage to my retinas that my doctor says is because of my work. As I am no longer able to work as a result, am I able to claim injury compensation for welding burns?

You will be able to claim injury compensation for welding burns if it can be determined that your employer’s negligence led to your injury. Working as a welder is a highly dangerous profession, and it is imperative that the relevant health and safety precautions are taken. Click here to read more.

I decided to change the colour of my hair and had a new hair dye applied in my salon, but later found that my ear and neck were badly discoloured from the dye, am I eligible to claim for skin discolouration from hair dye treatment in a hair salon?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for skin discolouration from hair treatment in a hair salon if you can demonstrate that the hair stylist was negligent or was not adequately trained for the task or produced a poor professional performance which resulted in the accident. Read the full answer.

If I claim compensation for food poisoning in a Yates pub do I need to collect any evidence to support my claim?

An Environmental Health Department report confirming contaminated restaurant food can be used alongside your medical reports to substantiate a claim for compensation for food poisoning in a Yates pub, so it is important that you contact the Environmental Health Department promptly to report your illness. It is probable that an inspection of the pub will be arranged promptly and, if evidence of food contamination is found, the report issued by the Environmental Health inspectors can be obtained and will be valuable evidence to support your case. See more of this answer.

Is an injury claim for falling off a chair in a Cafe Rouge restaurant possible, as I have suffered a concussion after my chair collapsed beneath me?

An injury claim for falling off a chair in a Cafe Rouge restaurant may be possible if you have been the victim of negligence which resulted in your accident and injury. Cafe Rouge owe their customers a duty of care and should a customer sustain an injury on the premises for which they were not to blame, liability for falling off a chair in a Cafe Rouge may rest with management for failing to prevent an accident from occurring. Click to read more.

I was burned by hot drink in Caffe Nero, but the manager says I cannot claim as I should have noticed the coffee was hot, is this correct?

If you have been burned by hot drink in Caffe Nero, you may be entitled to claim compensation for any injuries which have been sustained if you have been the victim of negligence. Compensation for burning by hot drink in Caffe Nero may be possible if you have been injured because of Caffe Nero’s failure to perform their duty of care. Go to answer.

How much compensation would I be entitled to claim for spraining a neck at work?

The most important thing to remember when seeking an evaluation of your potential claim for spraining a neck at work is that no two compensation claims are the same. There are many external factors which can alter the value of a claim such as your age, sex and health prior to the incident as well as the circumstances surrounding the injury. Continue reading.

I am considering making a compensation claim for food poisoning in an Upper Crust shop. How is compensation calculated and how much am I likely to receive?

It is not possible to tell you how much your compensation claim for food poisoning in an Upper Crust shop will be worth without knowing more about the illness you have suffered and how it has affected you although we can tell you how compensation amounts are calculated in claims for food poisoning from a shop. Click here to read more.

Can I claim for being burnt by cooking oil in a kitchen?

Your eligibility to pursue a claim for being burnt by cooking oil in a kitchen may depend on your ability to prove that your employer is at least partially responsible for your injuries. As an employer owes their workers a ‘duty of care’ – meaning that they must take all measures possible to protect their staff from injury – they may be claimed against when an injury occurs, even if a colleague was directly involved in the incident. Click here to read more.

I recently dislocated my shoulder after slipping in a coffee shop, who is liable for my claim for slipping on a wet floor in Coffee 1?

Your eligibility to make a claim for slipping on a wet floor in Coffee 1 will depend upon which party is liable for your injuries and to what extent. If you have been the victim of an avoidable accident for which you are not entirely to blame, you may be entitled to claim some compensation for slipping on wet floor in Coffee 1, provided that their negligence can be proven. Click to read this answer.

Can I claim compensation for removal of wrong kidney? My husband is in critical condition following the removal of his healthy kidney and I want to take action.

It is likely that you will be able to claim compensation for removal of wrong kidney as it suggests a gross demonstration of negligence on the part of the medical professionals involved in your husband’s surgery. In order to take action for their lack of care and your husband’s condition, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in wrong kidney removal claims at the first possible moment. See more details.

Can I claim for slipping on an uneven tile in Morrisons? On a recent visit to my local Morrisons supermarket I suffered a nasty fall caused by an uneven floor tile. As a result of the accident I was left unable to walk due to a broken ankle and a stubbed toe.

Your entitlement to claim for slipping on an uneven tile in Morrisons depends on whether your accident was the fault of you or someone else. Under UK Law supermarkets and other businesses owe their customers a duty of care, and although the duty is not “absolute” it means that a claim for compensation may be brought against a business which has failed to adequately protect its customers. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for slipping on spilled water on the floor in Morrisons?

It may be possible for you to claim for slipping on spilled water on the floor in Morrisons if you can prove that someone other than yourself was responsible for your accident – in your case this is most likely to be the supermarket. Supermarkets have a duty of care to their customers, meaning that they are obligated to implement safety measures in order to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Click to read the full answer.

How much compensation can I claim for slipping on steps in an office?

Without specific details of your claim for slipping on steps in an office, it is difficult to determine the amount of compensation to which you may be liable. The fact that your employer’s insurance company has made an offer of compensation is a good indication that liability for your accident is being accepted. See more of this answer.

I recently went to a spa for some rest and relaxation however I subsequently suffered an adverse reaction to the treatment, am I entitled to make a compensation claim for an allergic reaction to spa treatment?

Before you consider pursuing a compensation claim, you must first ask who is to blame for your injury, were you aware of any underlying allergies you may have had and did staff inform you of the products they were using in your treatment? Full answer.

Can I make shopping centre car park accident claims for a motorbike accident caused by hitting a pothole in the car park?

You should be entitled to make shopping centre car park accident claims for compensation against the operator of the shopping centre if you were injured in a motorbike accident which was caused by a pothole on the shopping centre premises. The operator of the shopping centre owes its visitors a duty of care to ensure that all areas of the shopping centre can be accessed safely, including the car park facility. Read the full answer.

I bought a coffee this morning on my way to work, the cafe was quite busy but in his rush to give me my coffee the attendant did not secure the top of the plastic cup properly and I ended up spilling much of the coffee on my hand and burning it. Am I eligible to claim for a burn from a hot drink?

In order to successfully make a compensation claim for a burn from a hot drink, you must first seek professional medical attention. This should be done without delay as it could be argued by the negligent party that you contributed to your injuries by failing to seek timely medical care, which could affect the amount of compensation you are entitled to. Click here to read more.

It was very wet last week and being mindful of cars I crossed the road without looking at the ground and tripped on a pothole. Am I eligible to claim for a sprained ankle after tripping on a pothole?

Generally road maintenance is the council’s responsibility and if you can demonstrate that their negligence resulted in your injury you should be able to make a compensation claim for a sprained ankle after tripping on a pothole. Go to answer.

I have been offered a settlement of £750 for food poisoning in a Wimpy restaurant by an insurance company. Should I make a claim or accept the compensation that I have been offered?

When an insurance company makes an offer to settle a case of food poisoning in a Wimpy restaurant, it is strongly advisable to have the compensation amount assessed by a personal injury solicitor. Insurance companies make settlement offers to their limit liability to pay damages to reduce company losses. Continue reading.

Is it possible to pursue compensation for a shop worker after a manual handling injury carrying merchandise if I received no manual handling training?

You may be entitled to pursue compensation for a shop worker after a manual handling injury carrying merchandise if you are able to prove that the injury you sustained was as a result of the negligence of someone else – in your case, this is probably going to be your employer. Employers are obliged to provide manual handling training to workers if they are expected to lift heavy items without the use of transport equipment. See the full answer.

Is it possible to pursue a compensation claim for falling on lettuce in Morrisons?

It may be possible for you to pursue a compensation claim for falling on lettuce in Morrisons if it can be proven that the supermarket failed in its due of care to you, one of its customers. Supermarkets owe a duty of care to their shoppers, meaning that if they are found to have taken inadequate preventative measures to protect a customer they might be able to be held liable for an accident. Click here to read more.

I slipped and fell in an HMV shop and broke my patella because cleaners had failed to erect hazard signs warning of a wet floor. What is the process for claiming injury compensation?

As you slipped and fell in an HMV shop due to a clear breach in the duty of care the company owes to its customers, there should be no issues about HMV’s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for an accident in HMV. However, how much compensation for a slip and fall in HMV you may be entitled to claim will be dependent on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in an HMV shop. Click to read more.

Can I claim compensation for slipping on food in an office kitchen area if it had not been cleaned in more than a week?

You may be eligible to pursue compensation for slipping on food in an office kitchen area if you sustained an injury for which someone else was responsible. In order to be eligible to claim for a slip at work, you must be able to prove that someone who owed you a duty of care at the time of your accident – that is, someone responsible for your health and safety – failed in their obligation. Click here to read more.

I slipped on a wet floor in a Walkabout pub and broke my leg, is the manager correct when he says I should have noticed the floor was wet?

If you have slipped on a wet floor in a Walkabout pub, you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have suffered an injury due to somebody else’s lack of care. When you visit any Walkabout pub, you should not expect to be involved in an accident as you fall under Walkabout’s duty of care, and if you sustain an injury after slipping on a wet floor at Walkabout you may be entitled to make a claim. Go to answer.

I recently attended a clinic to have the hair on my legs removed using a laser, I was told to expect some mild discomfort afterwards but it would fade in a day. However I have been left with painful burns on both my lower kegs, am I entitled to claim for burning skin during laser hair removal?

The nature, severity and extent of your injuries are all factors that will affect your eligibility to make a compensation claim for burning skin during laser hair removal. Before you had the procedure it is likely you were warned about possible dangers such as mild irritation to your skin but if you have suffered burning it is possible something has gone wrong with the procedure and you may be eligible to make a compensation claim for burning skin during laser hair removal. See more of this answer.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for a work accident in a factory? I recently suffered facial burns when a vat full to the brim with oil became unstable and spilled. The vat had been filled beyond safety limits and I believe that I may be entitled to compensation.

You may be entitled to compensation for a work accident in a factory if you can prove that the factory’s management was responsible for your injuries. Employers are obliged to exercise a ‘duty of care’ toward their employees – meaning that in some circumstances they must shoulder some of the burden for their employees’ wellbeing. See more details.

Am I eligible to claim for a back injury from tripping in Morrisons?

You may be able to claim for a back injury from tripping in Morrisons if you can prove that the injury was at least partially due to the negligence of someone else – most likely the supermarket’s management or a member of staff. Supermarkets, like most businesses, have a duty of care to their customers and while this is not ‘absolute’, it does require supermarkets to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of its customers. Click here to read more.

How much is awarded for a claim for breaking an arm in a fall in Morrisons?

In order to find out how much you could be awarded for your claim for breaking an arm in a fall in Morrisons, you should speak with your solicitor again, and describe the particulars of your claim to him in detail. It is impossible to judge how much compensation you may be awarded without knowing more about the details of your case. Click here to read more.

Due to my being given wrong medicine, I experienced an allergic reaction and had to be hospitalised. Am I entitled to make a compensation claim against the doctor who prescribed the medicine?

When being given wrong medicine results in an injury which is due to negligence on the part of a medical professional who owes you a duty of care, you are entitled to claim compensation against them. However, medical negligence cases must prove that “on the balance of probability” the medical practitioner responsible for your care was negligent — an assessment that is made through comparison with other practitioners’ actions under similar circumstances. Continue reading.

How do I claim compensation for patient slipping in hospital showers for my five-year-old daughter?

To claim compensation for patient slipping in hospital showers for your daughter you or another legal guardian without a conflict of interest will have to speak on her behalf as her “litigation friend”. This is due to the fact that under UK law minors are not permitted to advise a solicitor or make a claim by themselves. Read the full answer.

Is it possible to claim for injuring a finger in a door at work?

It may be possible to pursue a claim for injuring a finger in a door at work if you are able to prove that your injury was at least partly the fault of someone other than yourself. All employers owe a ‘duty of care’ to their employees – meaning that they may be held responsible for an accident which happens on their premises – and if you are able to prove that your employer allowed you to come to harm through their negligence, you may be eligible to pursue a claim for work injury compensation. Full answer.

Recently, I had Botox done at a clinic that was offering a special deal, however the surgery has caused my eyelids to droop, am I eligible to claim for Botox injections gone wrong?

In order to determine if you are eligible to claim for Botox injections gone wrong, it must first be established beyond reasonable doubt that the Botox injections are causing your eyelids to droop. Click to read the full answer.

Can I claim compensation for a failure to diagnose appendicitis?

A failure to diagnose appendicitis in an emergency room could well be due to medical negligence of the doctor who completed your examination. Appendicitis is one of the most common diagnoses made in an emergency room, and also a common complaint which is misdiagnosed. Click to read this answer.

Can I claim compensation for being injured by a falling object in a factory if it was a box I had placed on top of my machine which fell due to the vibration?

Claiming compensation for being injured by a falling object in a factory may be complicated in these circumstances although not necessarily impossible. Although it looks as if your own negligence was responsible for your accident and injury, if the placing on boxes on top of a machine was a ‘usual’ practice and was done frequently – both by yourself and other employees of the factory – it could be argued that your employer allowed this unsafe practice to continue despite the risk of injury. See more of this answer.

Can I claim compensation for falling off a chair in an office while changing a light bulb if, in my opinion, the accident was partially my fault for knowingly standing on a chair which was not sturdy enough for the job?

In order to find out if you are entitled to pursue a claim for compensation for falling off a chair in an office while changing a light bulb, you will need to examine your company’s health and safety policy. Your entitlement to claim for compensation may depend on whether or not your employer has included a provision addressing the possibility of an employee standing on a chair to change a light bulb. Click here to read more.

Can compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer be made when a patient has been told that they have terminal lung cancer when they do not, or can a claim only be made for a failure to diagnose lung cancer?

Compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer are possible for both a failure to diagnose and for a misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer. Although the latter will certainly come as a great relief to a patient; simply being given the all clear does not stop the mental health problems which often develop as a result of such a misdiagnosis. Click here to read more.

I recently lost a leg in an accident which resulted in significant alterations to my life. How much compensation will I get for my injury?

After sustaining an injury in an accident, the question many people ask is “how much compensation will I get for my injury?” However this is not always easy to determine, and your compensation for an injury claim will be calculated by a number of factors which will differ for each individual. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to make compensation claim for a hair straightener burning hair? A stylist singed my hair badly and some fell out during a recent visit to my local salon.

Your eligibility to make a claim for a hair straightener burning hair depends on the circumstances surrounding the burn, the severity of the damage and the impact it has on your personal life. Read the full answer.

How do you assess how much compensation for being injured by inhaling toxic fumes in a factory you should get?

Compensation for being injured by inhaling toxic fumes in a factory is assessed according to four different factors – compensation for the physical injury you have sustained, the effect that inhaling toxic fumes in a factory has had on your quality of life, any psychological trauma you may have experienced and the financial cost of your injury. Go to answer.

Can I claim compensation for a patient slipping on a hospital floor if it was because I went to the toilet by myself when I wasn’t supposed to but the nurse was nowhere to be found?

It may be possible to claim compensation for patient slipping on hospital floor in this instance. Hospitals owe a duty of care to provide a safe environment for their patients while they are on the premises. Click to read more.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for a facial injury from tripping in Morrisons?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for a facial injury from tripping in Morrisons if you can prove that someone other than you was at least partly responsible for your accident. Supermarkets, like most businesses, have a duty of care to persons on their premises, and although this is not absolute – meaning customers must also shoulder some of the responsibility for their welfare – you may be able to pursue a settlement if you believe you can prove that Morrisons failed in its responsibility to ensure your safety on its premises. Continue reading.

How much compensation can I claim for chemical burn to hands in factory?

The amount of compensation you can claim for a chemical burn to hands in factory will depend on a number of elements. It must be remembered that no two compensation claims are identical, and for this reason the compensation amounts will never be exactly the same. Click here to read more.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for breaking a leg in Morrisons?

Pursuing a claim for compensation for breaking a leg in Morrisons should not be a process anyone has to experience. Breaking a leg can be a traumatic and frightening event, and can leave a person unable to pursue many of the activities which they find pleasurable. Full answer.

I recently slipped on a wet floor in Starbucks and wish to claim compensation for slipping in a Starbucks toilet; are they liable for my injury?

If you wish to claim compensation for slipping in Starbucks toilet, it must be determined that the failure of Starbucks to perform their duty of care resulted in you sustaining an injury for which you are not entirely to blame. When a customer visits a Starbucks premises they should not expect to sustain an injury, and they may be entitled to make a claim for slipping in Starbucks toilet if they have been the victim of negligence. See more of this answer.

I retired as a coal miner five years ago and last month I was diagnosed with beat knee, the doctor said it was due to my career in the mines. Am I eligible to claim for getting beat knee at work?

Under the UK Statute of Limitations you have three years from the date you first became aware of your injury to claim compensation, as you were only diagnosed last month you are still eligible to make a compensation claim for getting beat knee at work. Click to read the full answer.

Is it possible to make a personal injury claim for compensation for an accident in a House of Fraser shop if I did not seek medical attention for several days after slipping on some discarded food in the cafeteria and suffering a broken finger when I fell?

The fact that you did not seek professional medical attention for several days after your injury will not make you ineligible to make a personal injury claim for compensation for an accident in a House of Fraser shop, but your lack of action could impact on how much compensation you may be entitled to receive. See more details.

How should I proceed with my claim for spraining a wrist from tripping in Morrisons?

If an insurance company offers compensation to a potential claimant without them first needing to inform the supermarket that they intend to take a claim, it means that they may be entitled to claim for spraining a wrist from tripping in Morrisons. It is imperative that you do not accept the insurance company’s offer without first speaking with your solicitor. Click here to read more.

Can I pursue a claim for compensation for slipping on a wet floor in a toilet in work even if there were no witnesses?

You may be able to pursue a claim for slipping on a wet floor in a toilet at work despite there not being any witnesses to your accident as there are other ways of gathering evidence to support a claim for falling at work besides witness statements. Read the full answer.

Can I claim for slipping on rubbish left on the floor in Morrisons?

You may be able to pursue a claim for slipping on rubbish left on the floor in Morrisons providing someone other than you is at least partially responsible for your accident. Every supermarket owes a duty of care to its customers and in order to be able to mount a successful claim for compensation you will have to prove that the supermarket failed in its duty of care to you. Go to answer.

I have to work in the boiler room at work a half an hour every day carrying out essential maintenance, however I usually feel dizzy, nauseous and I even vomit sometimes. It is not well ventilated in the room and I fear the boiler may be leaking carbon monoxide, could I make a compensation claim for carbon monoxide poisoning?

In order to successfully claim compensation for carbon monoxide poisoning you must demonstrate that your employer’s negligence is to blame for the illness you have suffered. However in this instance your first priority should be your health and that of your co-workers. If you believe the boiler is leaking carbon monoxide you must have it examined by experts, assuming they find the boiler to be faulty, you may be entitled to claim for carbon monoxide poisoning. Click to read this answer.

Am I able to claim compensation for a chef burnt by chip pan oil if I was aware that the chip pan was not safe to use?

You may be eligible to claim compensation for a chef burnt by chip pan oil in an accident even though you were aware that the chip pan was not safe. You may however have to forfeit a portion of any settlement awarded to you to represent your own contribution to your injuries. Click here to read more.

I would like to claim compensation as a waiter burned by a hot plate, what do I need to do before I can initiate the claim?

To successfully pursue compensation for a waiter burned by a hot plate you will need to prove that your injury was caused by third party negligence. However in the immediate aftermath of the accident, your health should be your first priority therefore you should seek medical attention from a doctor or your GP before you begin collecting evidence of negligence. See the full answer.

I would like to claim compensation for whiplash on an airplane and was wondering who is liable for my injury?

Firstly you need to ensure that your eligibility to claim compensation for whiplash on an airplane is confirmed by a personal injury solicitor. Although you may have suffered a whiplash injury and could be entitled to make an airplane compensation claim in order to successfully obtain compensation, you will need to demonstrate that a third party who owed you a duty of care was negligent. Continue reading.

I worked in a quarry all my life, a couple of years ago I retired but recently developed a persistent cough and a shortness of breath, my wife thinks it may be silicosis. Would I be entitled to make a compensation claim for contracting silicosis at work?

Before you consider pursuing a compensation claim for contracting silicosis at work, you must first determine if you have the disease. You should visit your GP or a doctor who will be able to ascertain if indeed you have been unfortunate enough to contract silicosis. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to recover lost earnings if I claim compensation for a head injury in a hospital? I have not been allowed to work after I fractured my skull in a fall at the hospital and have not received any sick pay.

It is important that eligibility to claim compensation for a head injury in a hospital is confirmed first by a personal injury solicitor. Although you suffered a fractured skull in a fall, it does not mean you are automatically entitled to pursue a head injury compensation claim. Click here to read more.

I had eyelash extensions applied at a beauty salon for a dinner party I was attending, but immediately they felt very uncomfortable. I removed them but both eyes became very swollen and I decided not to attend the party, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for eye swelling after eyelash extensions?

If you can demonstrate that the beauty stylist who applied your eyelash extensions was negligent and failed to provide you with a duty of care, you may be entitled to claim for eye swelling after eyelash extensions. Full answer.

I was running for the bus the other morning and tripped on the pavement, am I entitled to make a compensation claim for bruising after falling in the street?

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for bruising after falling in the street if you can demonstrate that your accident was caused by a poorly-maintained public footpath, however your claim may be complicated by the fact that you were running for the bus. Go to answer.

What is the procedure for claiming compensation for slipping on food in Caffe Nero, as I suffered back injuries after my accident?

Before seeking compensation for slipping on food in Caffe Nero, it must be determined whether you sustained an injury in an accident for which you are not entirely to blame. To make a claim for slipping on food in Caffe Nero, it has to be established that the actions or inactions of the store resulted in your accident and injury, and that they have failed in their duty of care to provide you with a safe environment. In this scenario you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injury from slipping on food in Caffe Nero. See more of this answer.

What is the procedure for claiming compensation for a muscle tear at work?

When claiming compensation for a muscle tear at work, you will first need to demonstrate that the incident in which you sustained your injury came about as a result of negligence from a third party who owed you a duty of care. In legal terms ‘a duty of care’ essentially means they are at least partially responsible for your safety, for example you have a duty to other employees to observe health and safety protocols. Click to read more.

Is it possible to make a claim for food poisoning in Cafe Rouge as I missed work for a month after sustaining E. coli?

If you have sustained food poisoning in Cafe Rouge it may be possible to make a claim to compensation if their negligence has resulted in your illness. However before making a claim for Cafe Rouge food poisoning you are advised to first receive immediate medical attention. Read the full answer.

I recently purchased a new type of hair dye product that I had not used before, I suffered burns to my scalp, am I entitled to make a compensation claim for hair dye burns?

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for hair dye burns if the chemicals used in the dye are found to be harmful. However, as you had not used this product before you must first investigate if you followed the treatment instructions correctly and you must also check that you are not allergic to any of the chemicals used in the dye. Click to read the full answer.

Is it possible to pursue a claim for injury compensation for an office worker for a manual handling injury after carrying heavy material?

It may be possible for you to pursue a claim for injury compensation for an office worker for a manual handling injury after carrying heavy material if you are able to prove that a person who owed you a ‘duty of care’ at the time of the accident failed in their obligation to safeguard your health and safety. A person with a ‘duty of care’ is someone who has been charged with looking after another person or group of people and may be able to be claimed against if they can be proven to have failed in this duty. When injuries occur in the workplace, this is likely to be an employer. See more details.

I recently attended a nail bar and had new nails applied, subsequently I had an allergic reaction, am I entitled to claim for an allergic reaction to false nails?

To determine if you are eligible to claim for an allergic reaction to false nails you must first investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury. Are you aware of any allergies you may have? Click here to read more.

I wish to make an injury claim for slipping on a wet floor in an O’Neill’s Pub; however I was warned about contributory negligence affecting my compensation, what does this mean?

While an injury claim for slipping on wet floor in O’Neill’s pub may be possible if you have been the victim of the lack of care of a third party, your compensation can be reduced in order to reflect your own carelessness if contributory negligence is a factor in your injury. It is true that liability for slipping on wet floor in O’Neill’s Pub may rest with the owners if you have been injured in an accident for which you are not primarily to blame, and you could be entitled to some compensation for a slipping injury in O’Neill’s Pub. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to pursue compensation for slipping in a toilet at work due to a leaking tap?

It is impossible to ascertain whether or not you are eligible to pursue compensation for slipping in a toilet at work due to a leaking tap from the detail provided in your question. For you to be eligible to pursue a claim for an injury at work, you must have sustained an injury which was the fault of a person who owed you a duty of care at the time – that is, a person responsible from protecting your health and safety. Continue reading.

Is it possible to claim compensation for being injured operating heavy machinery at work if I have not been provided with any training in how to operate it?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for being injured operating heavy machinery at work if you were not provided with any proper training in how to operate the equipment. Your failure to undergo any proper training may represent a failure in your employer’s ‘duty of care’, a responsibility held by every employer to ensure that their staff do not come to harm. Click here to read more.

I decided to change the colour of my hair but an accident in my local salon meant that my hair was damaged, am I entitled to claim for hair ruined by bleaching in a hair salon?

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for hair ruined by bleaching in a salon, if the hairdresser failed to take the necessary precautions before attempting to style your hair. Your hairdresser is expected to conduct a patch test on your hair to ensure the product is suitable for you. If they fail to conduct this test, they will have demonstrated a lack of care for your hair. Click to read this answer.

Recently I had my hair styled at a local salon, but the hair dye that was used caused a reaction and I developed a rash soon after, am I eligible to claim for an allergic reaction after a beauty treatment?

Your eligibility to make a compensation claim for an allergic reaction after a beauty treatment depends on the nature of the injury, the impact it has on your personal life and the severity and extent of your injury. See the full answer.

How much compensation could I get for when my dentist failed to identify tooth infection?

I cannot tell you how much compensation for when your dentist failed to identify tooth infection you could be entitled to receive without first knowing the extent of your tooth infection and also without knowing how negligent your dentist could be considered to be. Proving dental negligence and claiming tooth infection compensation can be complicated. Read the full answer.

Are claims for teeth whitening gone wrong trivial? I recently had my teeth whitened but have been suffering excruciating pain in some of them ever since, is it worth my while making a claim?

Firstly, it is important to note that claims for teeth whitening gone wrong are not trivial, the majority of personal injury claims solicitors in the UK offer a free consultation for potential claims and as a result they evaluate claims that can be worth large and small sum of money. See more of this answer.

Am I entitled to finger injury compensation if I cut my finger on a broken piece of glass in the pub?

Whether or not you are entitled to claim finger injury compensation will largely depend on the circumstances surrounding how you finger came to be cut. Finger injuries from broken glass are a common problem in pubs because of the large amount of glass that is present – not only the glasses and bottles, but many of the furnishings too. Go to answer.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for beautician negligence if the girl who dyed my hair failed to give me a patch test beforehand?

Unfortunately you omitted to advise us in your question whether or not you suffered any negative event due to beautician negligence; for although failing to conduct a patch test prior to a hair dye treatment is indeed negligent, you will only be able to claim compensation for beautician negligence if you have experienced an adverse reaction to the hair treatment you received at the beauty salon. Click here to read more.

I recently developed a fungal infection after I had a pedicure at a local salon, I’ve heard other people have suffered similar infections and the salon may be facing several claims for pedicure infection. If several claims are made is a successful outcome likely?

The threat of several compensation claims for pedicure infection does not automatically guarantee success or prove that the beauty salon is responsible for the infections suffered. However if you complain to the department of the local council who oversees licensing beauty salons in your area, they can carry out a health and safety investigation to ensure the salon is maintaining the expected standard of hygiene. Click to read the full answer.

Am I entitled to claim for bruising from slipping in Morrisons?

You may be entitled to claim for bruising from slipping in Morrisons, although the chance of your claim being successful is reliant on a number of factors. Firstly, you will have to prove that your injuries are severe enough to warrant a claim. Click to read more.

I was recently scalded on my hands after a hot drink was spilled, is it possible to claim for burns by a hot drink in Coffee Republic?

Your entitlement to make a claim for burns by a hot drink in Coffee Republic depends upon whether you were the victim of negligence which resulted in your injury. It must first be determined whether Coffee Republic had failed to perform their duty of care towards you, and because of this negligence you suffered an injury from a hot drink in Coffee Republic. Full answer.

Can I claim drug trial organ failure compensation for a drug trial I took part in which I thought only presented a minimal risk to my health? I was left me in critical condition in hospital for weeks after taking the new drug?

Drug trial organ failure compensation claims are a particularly complicated area of medical negligence claims, and as such it is strongly recommended that you seek professional legal advice from a solicitor with experience in medical negligence claims. Continue reading.

I recently slipped in a toilet in Subway and broke my leg as a result, what procedure should I follow in order to claim compensation?

If you have slipped in a toilet in Subway, you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have sustained an injury for which you are not primarily to blame. This may be the situation if Subway have failed to carry out their duty of care and a claim for slipping in a toilet in Subway can be made if their negligence resulted in your accident and injury. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to pursue an accident claim for slipping on yoghurt in Morrisons?

It may be possible for you to pursue an accident claim for slipping on yoghurt in Morrisons if you can prove that your accident was at least partially caused by someone aside from you. Supermarkets owe a duty of care toward their customers and can be held responsible for accidents which happen on their premises provided their management or staff was wholly or partially to blame. See more details.

Are compensation claims from horse riding school accidents usually successful even when the victim failed to obtain contact details of witnesses of the accident?

In compensation claims from horse riding school accidents, the more evidence that can be collected to support your claim, the stronger position you will be in to successfully make a horse riding injury claim. This does not mean that you need to collect every possible piece of evidence to show that management or staff caused your accident through negligence, only that it would benefit your claim for compensation for a riding school injury if you were able to do so. Go to answer.

What is the process of claiming compensation for hospital patient falling out of bed when it involved my five-year-old daughter falling out of bed and breaking her arm because the nurse forgot to use rail guards?

When you are considering making a claim, such as one for compensation for hospital falling out of bed, it is always advisable to contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with hospital patient injury claims. Once you explain to them the circumstances in which your daughter’s falling out of bed in hospital injury occurred and the severity of your daughter’s broken arm, they will be able to tell you if she has a viable claim and how best to proceed with a claim. Click here to read more.

Am I entitled to claim compensation for item left inside after operation? After I began to feel excruciating pain the week after my C-section, an x-ray revealed that a swab had been left inside me leading to an infection that may affect my future ability to conceive.

It appears as though you may have a viable claim for compensation for item left inside after operation on the grounds of medical negligence. Click here to read more.

What happens when I win – or lose – my ambulance injury compensation claim with a “no win, no fee” agreement?

If you have a viable claim for ambulance injury compensation – i.e. the ambulance driver was negligent, causing you an injury – you can expect the following from entering into a “no win, no fee” agreement with a solicitor. Click here to read more.

I have been offered £3,000 by my employer’s insurance company after I tripped in a Kitchen over boxes. I broke my ankle and was wondering if there was any way I could get more compensation?

You do not have to accept a compensation offer from your employer’s insurance company if you tripped in a kitchen over boxes. Often when insurance companies approach you with a direct offer of compensation it is more than likely only a tentative step taken to try to reduce the costs it may be liable to pay for your claim for tripping over boxes. See more of this answer.

How much compensation for breaking a leg in a construction accident can I claim? My leg broke after a platform collapsed on top of me, leaving me unable to work for two months. I have been offered £5,000 compensation by my employer’s insurers. Is this fair?

Determining the amount of compensation for breaking a leg in a construction accident to which you may be entitled can be difficult without specific details of your accident and injury. Various factors establish the amount of compensation that is given in a successful claim, and as these are wide-ranging this means that no two compensation amounts are identical. Read the full answer.

Can I make an injury claim for falling over extension cord in an office? I tripped over an extension cord recently and sprained my wrist, but my boss says that it was not there long enough for me to claim compensation.

You should be able to make an injury claim for falling over extension cord in an office – regardless of how long the hazard was present on the office floor. As long as a third party is responsible for your injury in the office and you did not contribute to your accident, you will be entitled to claim compensation. Click to read this answer.

Will I need to take a claim for food poisoning in a Brewers Fayre pub to court in order to get an award of compensation?

Although it may be necessary to take your claim for food poisoning in a Brewers Fayre pub to court to be decided, if a strong case can be prepared and there is evidence to establish that the pub food caused your illness, it is probable that Brewers Fayre food poisoning compensation can be recovered without litigation. Click to read the full answer.

As a waiter scalded by a hot drink I wanted to make a compensation claim but was unexpectedly approached by an insurance company with a direct offer of compensation. Should I accept?

In this scenario you are best advised to have the offer of compensation assessed by an independent personal injury solicitor to determine whether it is appropriate, as it may be in your best interests to reject the offer and to pursue a higher amount of waiter scalded by hot drink compensation. Continue reading.

Can I claim injury compensation for falling from construction scaffolding? I recently hurt my back after falling from scaffolding, but my employer insists I was safe as I was wearing a harness.

It will be possible to claim injury compensation for falling from construction scaffolding if the negligence of your employer can be proven. Your employer says that you were not at risk of injury as you were wearing a harness, inferring that the injury was your own fault. Full answer.

Is it possible to claim injury compensation after slipping on a floor in a work cafeteria?

It is possible to claim personal injury compensation for slipping on a floor in a work cafeteria provided you can demonstrate that the negligence of a third party resulted in the accident and your subsequent injury. Go to answer.

Am I entitled to claim against a consultant doctor if I received a considerable delay in diagnosis and treatment?

You are entitled to claim against a consultant doctor if the delay in diagnosis and treatment you received was due to a breach in the doctor’s duty of care towards you, and the delay caused you to sustain an injury that could have been avoided by the consultant doctor in the circumstances. For a claim against a consultant doctor to be viable, the harm done to you (your injury) must have been attributable to the low standard of care you received. See more details.

I’ve worked as a carpet fitter for the last 20 years, recently I’ve developed swelling and pain around my knee and it is quite difficult to move, I think I may have knee bursitis. Will I be entitled to claim for getting knee bursitis at work?

Your eligibility to claim for getting knee bursitis at work depends on whether you can demonstrate that your employer’s negligence contributed to your injury. Knee bursitis is an inflammation around the joints that comes from frequent and prolonged kneeling and usually develops over a period of time. It is one of the most common health problems among carpet fitters. Click here to read more.

I was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago and suffered serious nerve damage, the driver of the car was my best friend. If I make a claim for nerve damage from a car accident will they be liable?

Making a claim for nerve damage from a car accident can be an emotional experience if a friend or relative is responsible for your injuries; however, the important thing to remember is that you are making a compensation claim against your friend’s insurance company and not your friend. See the full answer.

My husband is unable to work because he has lost the dexterity in his hands to use power tools on the building site, but his former employer says that he is not entitled to claim compensation for construction worker vibration white finger because he continued working after his condition was diagnosed. Is he right?

If your husband’s condition has been caused by the working conditions on the building site, he may still be eligible to claim construction worker vibration white finger compensation. However, how much compensation for construction worker vibration white finger he receives may be reduced to reflect his own lack of care for his injury if it was diagnosed some time ago and your husband continued to work with the same power tools that caused his condition. Click to read more.

How can I check if I am eligible to claim wrong diagnosis breast cancer compensation and what can a wrong diagnosis breast cancer compensation claim include as damages?

A wrong diagnosis breast cancer compensation claim can be made if you have been misdiagnosed with breast cancer, of if you have been given the all clear by a doctor despite having breast cancer. Breast cancer is diagnosed by a triple testing strategy, which includes a physical examination of your breast primarily, followed by a mammogram or ultrasound analysis, and finally, if both of these tests indicate that a lump in the breast could be cancerous, a biopsy of the affected breast tissue. Click here to read more.

Is it possible to claim for a cut on a hand from box cutters?

You may be able to pursue a claim for a cut on a hand if you can prove that negligence on the part of your employer was the reason for, or at least contributed, to your accident. Although it was a colleague who inflicted the injury, your employer is the one with a duty of care toward you and your fellow employees, meaning that he may be able to be held liable for an accident which occurs while you are working. Read the full answer.

I was recently involved in an accident at Tesco my place of employment and I may be eligible for compensation but I am unsure. What is the procedure that should be followed to successfully claim for an injury to a Tesco employee?

In order to make a compensation claim for an injury to a Tesco employee you must demonstrate that Tesco was liable for your accident. In order to do so you must gather sufficient evidence to support your claim and you are also advised to consult with a personal injury claims solicitor. See more of this answer.

A few days ago I attended a horse riding lesson, I was not really sure how to handle my horse and was subsequently thrown off, suffering severe bruising to my lower back. Am I eligible to make a compensation claim for a horse riding accident?

The riding school has a duty of care to all its customers and to claim for a horse riding accident you must prove that the riding school was negligent with regard to your safety. Before you mounted your horse a proper assessment of your riding abilities should have been carried out, a trained assistant should have been provided and the school were obliged to give you protective equipment such as a back protector and riding boots. Full answer.

I recently hurt my back at work while lifting very heavy boxes in a Tesco storeroom, am I eligible to claim for an injury sustained working in Tesco?

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for an injury sustained working in Tesco if you can demonstrate that Tesco are responsible for your injury. If the boxes were heavy why did you fail to use appropriate machinery? If there was no appropriate machinery or if it was in poor condition rendering it useless, you may be entitled to claim for an injury sustained working in Tesco. Click to read the full answer.

I have been off work for a year after being electrocuted on a building site due to an ungrounded live wire, but my employer says that I am not entitled to claim for an electric shock on a construction site accident because the faulty wiring was due to a work colleague’s negligence and not his. Is this right?

Even if the faulty wiring was due to a work colleague’s negligence, you should still be eligible to claim for an electric shock on a building site accident against your employer as he or she has the ultimate responsibility for your health and safety and for providing you with a safe environment in which to work. Continue reading.

Can I claim neo-natal death compensation for the death of my baby from hypoxia brain damage? The doctors said that the difficult birth resulted in oxygen starvation, but there was nothing they could do to save my baby.

Neo-natal death compensation can be claimed when the negligence of hospital staff caused a sequence of events that led to the death of a baby or when they failed to take necessary action during a difficult birth. Hypoxia brain damage is caused when the flow of oxygen to the brain is compromised, which is often due to the umbilical cord becoming entangled during a difficult birth. Go to answer.

I recently got a tattoo on my upper arm but unfortunately developed a skin infection soon after, my doctor says the infection was caused by equipment at the tattoo parlour not being sterilised properly, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for a tattoo infection?

You may be eligible to claim for a tattoo infection if you can prove that your doctor is correct and you contracted the condition from improperly sterilised equipment in the tattoo parlour. See the full answer.

Will I still be entitled to make a construction worker injury claim for compensation if I left seeing a doctor for two weeks after I injured my back in a manual handling accident?

Your entitlement to make a construction worker injury claim for compensation will remain unchanged provided that the injury you sustained was due to the negligence of your employer and a breach in his or her duty of care to provide you with a safe environment in which to work. Click here to read more.

Can I make a claim for cuts and bruises in an accident at work? I slipped and fell and fractured my hip on ice at the entrance to the office.

Work injury compensation claims have potential to be highly complicated, as in order for a claim for cuts and bruises in an accident at work to be successful, you must be able to prove that the work management have been negligent. See more details.

Should I be eligible to make a claim for an injury from factory machinery if I have developed an upper limb disorder due to working on the same machine for long periods of time?

Your eligibility to make a claim for an injury from factory machinery is going to depend on whether your employer was negligent in protecting you from the risk of an upper limb disorder – the term favoured by the Health and Safety Executive to describe repetitive strain injuries which are not necessarily due to strain and rarely shown signs of an injury – and if you contributed to the extent of your injury by your own lack of care. Click to read this answer.

Is it possible to claim compensation for food poisoning in Subway after I became very ill with salmonella?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for food poisoning in Subway if you have been the victim of negligence. However your immediate priority after you first notice symptoms of salmonella should be to seek immediate medical attention for your food poisoning injury in Subway. Read the full answer.

Can my father claim special damages in compensation for a hospital patient with pressure sores after this left him unable to work for weeks?

If your father is considered to be entitled to claim compensation for a hospital patient with pressure sores then he should be able to claim for special damages as part of this. It seems likely that your father does have a viable patient with pressure sores from a hospital claim. Hospitals owe all of their patients a duty of care when it comes to their wellbeing. Click here to read more.

What is the procedure for seeking compensation for neck burns from a hairdresser using a blow dryer?

The amount of compensation claimants receive for neck burns from hairdresser using a blow dryer depends on the severity of the injuries and the circumstances surrounding the incident such as how much pain you suffered when you received the burns. No two claims for blow dryer neck burns are the same and the compensation awarded will depend on the impact the injury has on your personal life. Go to answer.

My husband suffered a broken leg in a construction accident for which his employer admitted liability. How much compensation for a broken leg in a construction accident is he likely to receive?

How much compensation for a broken leg in a construction accident your husband is likely to receive is going to depend on a number of different factors. First, he will be entitled to claim broken leg construction accident compensation for the pain he experienced at the time of his injury and during his recovery. Click here to read more.

Could my child claim compensation for wrong leg amputation?

Based on what you have told me your child should be entitled to claim compensation for wrong leg amputation, however because she is still a minor she will not be able to do so on her own behalf. This is because according to UK law, children are not permitted to advise a lawyer or make a claim on their own account. If you would like your child to be compensated for her amputation for wrong leg injury as soon as possible then you or another legal guardian without a conflict of interest will have to represent your child as her “litigation friend”. Continue reading.

I spray paint cars for a living, but now I have just been diagnosed with asthma. Are claims for occupational asthma complicated?

No two claims are the same therefore one cannot say with any real authority how complicated claims for occupational asthma are as each claim for compensation must be judged on its merits. See the full answer.

My son suffered a broken vertebra when masonry fell on him while he was working on a building site last month and his employer wants to make a private settlement of compensation for construction debris falling on his head. Should he accept?

Without knowing how much compensation for construction debris falling on his head your son is being offered, it is difficult to advise you on this matter. It is most likely that it will be a considerable amount of time until the full consequences of your son’s injuries are known, and for this reason alone it would be prudent to restrain from accepting any offer of compensation. See more of this answer.

In what circumstances will I be entitled to claim compensation for being burned by a hot drink in Costa Coffee?

It may be possible to make a claim to compensation for being burned by a hot drink in Costa Coffee if it can be determined that you suffered an injury on account of third party negligence. When you visit any Costa Coffee premises you fall under their duty of care, and should not expect to sustain an injury from hot drink in Costa Coffee. Read the full answer.

Is it possible to claim compensation for negligence in patient follow up procedures?

The short answer is yes, it is possible to claim compensation for negligence in patient follow up procedures, but only when this has resulted in further injury, pain or suffering. A doctor has a duty of care to a patient that involves not just treating the symptoms of a disease, but with a follow up to make sure that treatment has been effective. See more details.

While out for Sunday lunch, my son was playing under our table when the waitress knocked a hot cup of coffee off the table onto my child scalding his arms. Am I eligible to claim for scalding from a hot drink spilled in a restaurant compensation on behalf of my son?

Under the UK Statute of Limitations, you are eligible to make a compensation claim for a scalding from a hot drink spilled in a restaurant on behalf of your son. The Statute does not allow people under the age of 18 to appoint solicitors or initiate compensation claims, however an adult or guardian can be appointed to act as a litigation friend and represent the child if legal proceedings are required. Click to read the full answer.

Is it possible to make a compensation for electrocution on a construction site?

It is possible to claim compensation for electrocution on a construction site, although there are a number of criteria which must first be met before you can take legal action against your employer in order to recover compensation for a construction site injury. Full answer.

How much compensation for slipping on food in Coffee Republic can I claim? I have just been offered £4,000 for my broken leg, is this fair?

Whether £4,000 is sufficient compensation for slipping on food in Coffee Republic can depend entirely upon the specific circumstances of your accident and injury, and your personal situation. While many claimants may compare their settlement for slipping on food in Coffee Republic to cases with similar injuries, the truth is that various elements determine compensation amounts. Continue reading.

I recently fell over a pile of books at work and injured my knee. I tried to claim compensation for my injury, but my employer says the accident was my co-workers fault. Should my colleague be held responsible for my injury tripping over books in an office?

Whether you are entitled to compensation for your injury tripping over books in an office depends on your individual case. However if you were not responsible for your accident your employer will be held liable for your injuries, not your co-worker. Click to read this answer.

Will it be worth my while making a claim for cut hand on a broken metal display in a supermarket?

It may be worthwhile pursuing a claim for cut hand on a broken metal display in a supermarket; however you must first ascertain the potential amount of compensation for cutting a hand in a supermarket you can claim before making your decision. Go to answer.

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