Chest Injury Claims
Suffered a chest injury? If you have and if it was not your fault, you may be able to recover compensation.
Injuries to the chest may occur as a result of a single event, or it can be caused gradually over a period of time. Some of the main causes of chest injuries include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Heavy lifting and manual handling
- Criminal assaults
- Slips, trips and falls
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals, fumes, smoke, asbestos fibers, etc
Can I Make A Claim?
If your chest injury was caused due to no fault of your own, you may be able to make chest injury claims. A compensation claim can be made against the person or party responsible for your injury. For example, if your injury occurred at work as a result of carrying out heavy lifting and manual handling tasks, then you can make a compensation claim against your employer.
Similarly, if you suffered a chest injury as a result of slips and falls on a public pavement, you can make a claim against the local council responsible for the maintenance of the pavement in question.
As with any type of injury claim, it is essential to prove that the person or party responsible for your chest injury owed you a duty of care.
Therefore, you will have to collect as much evidence as possible to prove that you sustained a chest injury due to someone else’s fault. Medical evidence is most important and for this reason, you should visit a G.P or a hospital following your injury.
You must also obtain contact details of witnesses so they can provide their account of what exactly happened and who was at fault.
Obtaining photographic evidence can help put up a strong compensation claim.
Lastly, you must seek legal advice from specialist solicitors and find out whether you are eligible to make a chest injury claim. If your claim is valid, you will also be able to discover the level of compensation to which you are legally entitled and how you can go about making a claim.
We Can Help You
Our team of expert solicitors will be more than happy to assist you with your chest injury claim. To discuss your claim with a member of our team, simply give us a call on our free phone number. You can also fill in our quick claims form on our website and request a call back.