Personal Injury & RTA's (Road Traffic Accidents)
Personal injury is the physical injury or illness inflicted on an individual. If this has been caused by someone else's negligence it may be possible to claim compensation from those responsible.
Personal injury can occur at any time and in any situation. From road traffic accidents to slip and trips, to accidents in the workplace; to name a few.
At Aman Solicitors Advocates, we are here to help you every step of the way. The standard time limit for claiming compensation is three years from the date of accident/perceived injury. The three year limit applies either from:
- The date of the incident which caused your injury or illness
- The date you became aware of an illness which was caused by your work (e.g. illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos for instance can take many years to develop)
Our areas of expertise include:
- Personal Injury and RTA (Road Traffic Accident Claim)
- Slips & Trips
- Accident at Work
- Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA)
- Industrial disease
- Accidents and Claims abroad
RTA (Road Traffic Accident) Claims
If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident, our Personal Injury Solicitor can help you get compensation, rehabilitation and the support you deserve. Each year we help hundreds of people to claim following a road accident.
It is important to contact our personal injury team as soon as possible. Insurance companies often try to settle claims directly, which can mean you get less compensation than you are entitled to. Call us and we will let you know if you're likely to have a successful claim. We will endeavour keep you updated throughout your claim so that you will know how much compensation to expect.
There are some exceptions to this three-year time limit e.g. claims involving children or people without the mental capacity.
It's worth speaking to our personal injury team, even if you think you were to blame. It may be that you were partly to blame, but you may still be able to claim if someone else was also partially at fault. We will talk to you about what happened and give you an honest view on your chances of receiving compensation.
The time it takes for Road Accident Claim depends on a range of factors, including the severity of your injuries and the complexity of the case. Some simple cases may settle in a few months, whereas more complex cases will take longer.
We can also assist in out of pocket expenses; including travel costs i.e. having to travel to hospital, prescription, medication and physiotherapy charges.
Slip & Trips Claims
Slips, trips and falls can leave you with a range of injuries, some of which can have a significant impact on your long-term health. If you are out and about and you have an accident because the proper safety precautions are not in place, our Personal Injury Solicitor could help you get the compensation you deserve.
Many people who slip or trip believe that the accident was their own fault, but in fact most accidents could be prevented if the right safety procedures were in place.
- Slip & Trips Measures Include:
- Risk assessments
- Appropriate footwear
- Maintaining a tidy workplace
- Cleaning up/signposting spillages
- Slip & Trips include:
- Tripping on a uneven pavement
- Slipping accidents
- Falling down stairs because of defective handrails or uneven surfaces
- Falling from a raised height, such as a ramp or walkway
Accident at Work Claims
You may be able to make an accident at work claim to our Personal Injury Solicitor, if you've been injured as a result of health and safety procedures not being followed.
In some instances, you may even be able to claim if you caused the accident, for instance if your injuries were made worse because of a piece of faulty equipment. It may also be possible to claim if a workplace accident made an existing injury or condition worse.
Employer responsibility to avoid Accident at Work.
Below are the responsibilities that can safeguard the employer to avoid accident at work:
- Make sure you're properly trained
- Provide you with suitable work and personal protective equipment
- Undertake risk assessments
- Manage business activities to minimize risks to your health and safety
- Provide safe working systems
Our dedicated team will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Your settlement can help pay for private medical care and any time you've had to take off work. The standard time limit for starting a workplace accident claim is three years from the date you were injured.