Month: April 2015

April 24, 2015 0

This is what happened

By Edward Moander

The rising number of personal claims indicated by insurance figures means that the accidents and injuries have also increased. The reasons and types of causes responsible for these numbers may vary depending on the situation of each person making a query.

Studies have shown that the number of road incidents has decreased in the UK and yet, more claims have been registered. Perhaps the nature of the incidents has changed thereby increasing the number of injured people.

Accidents overseasmay have contributed to the rise of figures. When being on holiday, trips and slips can easily occur. In most cases, the wounds caused by such incidents are superficial and recover quickly. However, these can also lead to spine injuries, or even worse, affect the head or brain. Many people are tempted to cycle while being on holiday, therefore bicycle accidents are likely to occur in such situations.

Tourists represent an interesting target for thieves simply because they do not know the area well enough, therefore becoming vulnerable. In the process of attempting to steal valuable items such as mobile phones, jewellery or even money, the victim could be hurt, with or without the intention of the robber. When presenting the required amount of details, information and evidence to the solicitor, one may be entitled to criminal injury compensationfor the unpleasant experience he has been through.

Another type of accident which may occur overseas is when the person works abroad. In this case the situation is slightly different because the incident is easier to prove. The employee has access to the work place, being able to document everything and collect the necessary information. Photographic evidence can in usually be obtained with considerably less effort. In the case of an assault, photos are almost impossible to obtain and the strongest evidence are the testimonials provided by the witnesses, if there happened to be any at the scene of the incident.

If you find yourself in a delicate situation the best option available is to ask for the assistance which can be provided by specialist lawyers and solicitors. There are a number of companies including Bolt Burdon Kempwho deal with such matters and they will surely help the ones in need to obtain a positive answer when putting forward a claim.