This injury claims guide has been compiled to help people who have suffered a loss or an injury due to somebody else´s fault. It is intended to help plaintiffs take the first steps to recovering compensation; however, due to the diversity of statutes and laws around the nation, this injury claims guide should not be interpreted as legal advice for any individual case or situation.

Claiming compensation for an injury is a complex matter. A significant amount of resources has to be dedicated to discovering the facts, developing a case and attempting to settle claims for injury compensation before court action is necessary. Even if the outcome of a case appears to be a foregone conclusion, it is always in your best interests to discuss the merits of your claim with a injury claims lawyer to ensure you receive your full entitlement to compensation.

When is it Possible to Make Claims for Injury Compensation?

Certain conditions have to be fulfilled before it is possible to make claims for injury compensation. Without going into legal jargon, these conditions are:

A. Somebody owed you a duty of care.

That somebody could be another road-user who has a responsibility to drive safely with due care and attention, and within the law. It could be an employer, who has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for you to work in. It could be a medical practitioner, who assumes a duty of care when they undertake to treat you. There are many other examples of persons who might owe you a duty of care – from a store owner to a hotel chain to your child´s teacher.

B. That person breached their duty of care.

An example of somebody breaching their duty of care is when the driver of an automobile jumps a red light and collides with your vehicle as you are crossing an intersection. Or an employer failing to provide you with the appropriate safety equipment for you to safely do your job. Or a doctor who diagnoses you with the wrong illness. Or a store owner who neglects to repair his leaking freezer. Or a hotel chain that fails to service a faulty elevator. And so on. And so on.

C. You suffered a quantifiable injury as a result.

Finally, in order to make claims for injury compensation, you must have suffered a quantifiable loss, injury, or the deterioration of an existing condition due to somebody who owed you a duty of care breaching that duty of care. In cases of physical injury, this can usually be proven by your medical records; but when no physical injury has been sustained – let´s say you suffered an emotional trauma due to being trapped in a hotel elevator – it has to be “quantified” that an injury occurred. In this scenario by a psychiatrist.

One very important point to consider is that if it cannot be proved that you suffered an “adverse effect”, you will be disqualified from claiming compensation for an injury. An adverse effect can include financial loss (for example if the value of your property decreases due to construction defects) and, if in doubt, please do not hesitate to check your eligibility to claim injury compensation with an injury claims solicitor on our toll-free claims advice service.

In reality, claiming compensation for an injury is far more complicated than A,B,C; and this is one of the reasons that we compiled this injury claims guide – to give potential plaintiffs an indication of what is involved if you want to make claims for injury compensation. There are many different “exceptions to the rule”, which is why we stipulate that this injury claims guide is no substitute for discussing the specific circumstances of your injury with an injury claims lawyer as soon as you have received appropriate medical attention for your injury.

Scenarios in which it is Possible to Claim Injury Compensation

There are very many scenarios in which it is possible to claim injury compensation. Provided that you have sustained a quantifiable loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to the negligence of a person or persons who owed you a duty of care.

Below we provide some of the scenarios in which it is possible to make claims for injury compensation. The list is not exhaustive by any means and, if your particular accident and injury scenario does not appear, it does not mean that you are not entitled to claim injury compensation.

Injury Compensation Claims for Automobile Accidents

Injury compensation claims for automobile accidents are the most common category of claims due to the unfortunate frequency at which they occur. Most claims for automobile accident injuries are resolved quickly and satisfactorily; however there are also circumstances in which complex litigation is involved in order to obtain an appropriate settlement, for example:

  • When you are injured by a negligent driver who is uninsured
  • When you are injured in an accident and the negligent driver has left the scene
  • When the negligent party denies liability for your automobile accident injuries
  • When you are making claims for injury compensation against the State
  • When you are a passenger in a car who is injured due to the negligence of the driver you are travelling with

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents in Public Places

Injury compensation claims for accidents in public places usually come under the category of public liability. Most civic authorities, stores, places of entertainment, hotels, transport systems and leisure parks have to maintain insurance for accidents in public places, and therefore it would be possible to make claims for injury compensation in the following circumstances:

  • When you are injured due to tripping on an uneven sidewalk
  • When you are injured due to slipping on a wet floor in Wal-Mart
  • When you are injured due to inappropriate lighting in a bar or restaurant
  • When you are injured due to a bus hitting a speed ramp too quickly
  • When you are injured due to an unsafe ride in a leisure park

Injury Compensation Claims for Injuries Caused by Faulty Products

Injury compensation claims for injuries caused by faulty products can often be particularly complex cases because the product due to which you have sustained an injury has usually passed a quality inspection test before being allowed onto the market. However, products are known to fail and subsequently be recalled, and you may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by faulty products:

  • When a medical device has failed causing you an injury
  • When you have an adverse reaction to a medication
  • When you suffer food poisoning from contaminated food bought from a store
  • When you are injured falling from a chair which has a manufacturing fault
  • When you sustain an injury due to an appliance not functioning as it should

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents on Farms

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over 15,000 youths under twenty years of age are injured on farms annually, with only one quarter of these injuries related to employment. It is important that injury compensation claims for accidents on farms are prepared meticulously due to the often serious nature of injuries such as:

  • Tractor overturns – the leading cause of fatal accidents on farms
  • Death due to drowning in slurry pits
  • Injuries caused by the unsafe use of ATVs on farms
  • Falls from height when inadequate safety equipment has been provided
  • Injuries caused by animals on a farm

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents on Vacation

Injury compensation claims for accidents on vacation in the United States are usually covered by the same legislation as provides damages when you are injured in a place of public access. However, what if you are injured travelling to or from your destination? Or your accident happens in another country? You should speak with an injury claims lawyer when:

  • You are injured on a plane flying out of or into the US from another country
  • You are injured on a cruise ship which has at least one port of call
  • You are injured in an automobile accident overseas
  • You are taken ill due to eating contaminated food in a foreign hotel
  • You are injured due to slipping on a wet surface by the side of a swimming pool

Injury Compensation Claims for Accidents at Work

Most injury compensation claims for accidents are work are handled by special administrative agencies who determine the amount of workers´ compensation an injured employee should receive. However, there are circumstances in which it may be possible to make injury compensation claims for accidents at work, such as:

  • When an employer has recklessly endangered the health of an employee
  • When a third-party or product fault is responsible for an injury at work
  • When a claim for workers´ compensation payments is contested by an employer
  • When compensation for a serious injury at work is considered inadequate (certain states only)

Injury Compensation Claims for Medical Negligence

Injury compensation claims for medical negligence are often the most complicated category of legal action; for not only has it have to be established that an avoidable loss, injury or deterioration of an existing condition occurred, but that it was attributable to an unacceptable standard of care “at the time and in the circumstances”. There are very many scenarios in which a claim for medical negligence compensation could be made, and these would include:

  • Medical negligence claims for birth injuries
  • Medical negligence claims for surgical errors
  • Medical negligence claims for malpractice by a dentist
  • Medical negligence claims for being given the wrong medication
  • Medical negligence claims for cosmetic surgery gone wrong

One of the most important factors when claiming compensation for an injury is that the negligent party has an insurance policy against which to claim. Except for instances when you may have Uninsured Motorist coverage on your own insurance policy, it is very difficult to recover a fair and adequate settlement of claims for injury compensation without an insurance policy to claim against. This is one of the first things an injury claims lawyer would establish before advising you whether you have a claim for injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.

Injury Claims Guide – Procedures

Health: As soon as you have been involved in any accident, it is important to have a medical examination as soon as possible. Some injuries may not manifest for several days after an accident has occurred and, in the case of work acquired industrial diseases or hospital acquired infections, the symptoms of an injury may not appear for decades. However to delay a medical examination exposes you to the accusation that you exacerbated your injury by failing to get immediate treatment for it, or you were solely responsible for an injury in an unrelated accident.

Report Your Accident: There needs to be some record of your accident occurring and an explanation of how it happened. In the event of serious road traffic accidents, this report would be compiled by the police and, when a serious workplace injury has been sustained, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may launch an investigation. However, the majority of accidents due to negligence thankfully do not result in debilitating injury; so you (or somebody on your behalf) will need to inform the police, your employer, the owner of a business premises, the local civic council or whoever the correct authority is that you have sustained an injury.

Collect Evidence: Collecting evidence to support a claim for injury compensation is one of the most essential procedures. Inasmuch as witness statements can carry significant weight, photographic evidence or physical evidence can cement claims for injury compensation and ensure a quick and appropriate settlement. Most people have a camera facility on their mobile phone and, if the presence of mind to take a picture at the time of your injury is understandably absent, you can always return to the scene and re-create the circumstances of your accident at a later date.

The Role of an Injury Claims Lawyer

An injury claims lawyer can remove some of the procedural burden from you, and also take care of many of the other processes involved in claiming compensation for an injury such as claims letters, filing a claim in court and negotiating with third party insurance companies to arrange a full and adequate settlement. Many act as “Contingency Fee” lawyers, and although there can be strings attached to their services in these “conditional fee agreements”, the lawyer´s experience in claiming compensation for an injury can be invaluable.

Issues such comparative negligence, claims limitation periods and insurance company intervention (below) can all jeopardize claims for injury compensation, but they can be dealt with efficiently by an experienced injury claims lawyer –  who will acknowledge that you are going through a period of recovery after a particularly traumatic experienced when you first contact them. An injury claims lawyer is also exceptionally understanding when it comes to speaking with the parents of children who have been injured due to a third party´s lack of care, and he or she will explain how children´s claims for injury compensation are managed through the parent acting on the child´s behalf.

How Comparative Negligence Affects Claims for Injury Compensation

“Comparative negligence” is a term which most often relates to any contribution you have made to either the cause of your accident or the extent of your injury. If you are found to have been partly responsible for the cause of your accident or you exacerbated the extent of your injury (for example, by not seeking a medical examination as soon as possible), your settlement of compensation may be reduced to reflect your own lack of care.

Comparative negligence can also be used to describe the scenario in which more than one party is responsible for causing an accident – say, for example, you brake heavily to avoid hitting a lorry which has pulled out from a turning in front of you and you are rear-ended by a vehicle travelling too close in behind you. When more than one negligent party is responsible for you sustaining an injury, the settlement of claims for injury compensation can sometimes be delayed when the negligent party cannot agree upon how liable each party is.

Claiming Compensation for an Injury and Limitation Periods

Every state enforces time limits on how long you have to make claims for injury compensation, and these limitation periods vary from state to state. In most cases the limitation period begins from the “date of knowledge” that you have sustained an injury, and not necessarily on the date that an accident occurred which resulted in an injury – for example  if you have developed a workplace illness due to your working environment.

This “date of knowledge” is particularly relevant in cases where an injury has manifested over a period of years, and the limitation periods for victims of this type of injury have from the date on which they are diagnosed with an injury attributable to somebody else´s negligence in which to make injury compensation claims. Different procedures also apply to children, who usually have until their twenty-first birthdays to file a claim, unless one is brought previously by an adult acting on their behalf.

Insurance Company Intervention

Insurance company intervention is when the negligent party´s insurance company approaches you directly with an offer of early settlement, and applies pressure on you to accept it immediately. Alerted by their (negligent) client, the insurance company may make an offer to settle any potential claim for injury compensation before you have even considered whether you may be entitled to compensation or not.

These offers of settlement are usually in the insurance company´s favor. Although the insurance companies may claim that they are making the offer in good faith to save on the “hassle” of claiming compensation for an injury – and they may admit that it saves their legal costs at the same time – should their offer of compensation be inadequate for your needs, you cannot go back to them and ask for more when the money runs out. Without a full assessment of your injuries, their consequence to your quality of life and what financial impact they will have for the future, it is impossible to second guess how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Get a Personal Injury Claims Guide from an Injury Claims Lawyer 

There are many, many different scenarios in which you may be entitled to make injury compensation claims and no two claims for injury compensation are ever identical. Therefore it is in your best interests to take advantage of our toll-free injury claims advice service to get a personal injury claims guide from an injury claims lawyer that relates to your specific circumstances.

Our toll-free injury claims advice service is completely confidential, and there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim once you have spoken to us. If you do decide to proceed with a claim for injury compensation, it may not be easy, it may not be quick and you may not always qualify for a “contingency fee” agreement; but you can be assured of a courteous and professional service at all times from an injury claims lawyers with more than two decades of experience and your best interests at heart.

Your Injury Claims Questions Answered

I had an accident in Starbucks and want to claim compensation for stress fractures to my pelvis.

I was knocked off my chair by a member of staff. Do I have grounds to make an injury claim? Click here to read the full answer

I recently suffered a back muscle injury at work lifting a heavy box – however my employer says I was lifting incorrectly. Is compensation possible?

Whether you can claim compensation for a back muscle injury at work depends upon the circumstances surrounding your accident and injury. Click to continue reading

I recently sustained a bruising injury at work after my office chair collapsed while I was sitting upon it. How can I claim compensation?

You may be entitled to claim for a bruising injury at work if you have been involved in an avoidable accident for which you are not entirely to blame. Read more here

When I make a claim for broken shin bone compensation, what damages am I entitled to receive?

My condition is likely to affect my career in sports, requiring months of treatment and rehabilitation. Click here to read the rest of the answer

How can workers know if they are eligible to pursue broken leg on construction site claims?

I recently suffered a broken leg after falling from some weak scaffolding. Since the accident I have not been able to return to work or pursue any of the leisure activities which I enjoy in my free time. Click here to find out more

Can I make a claim for a burn from hot drink in Starbucks cafe?

I was handed my coffee but the lid was not attached and it spilled over my hand and I suffered horrible burns to my hand and fingers. Click here to continue reading

I was burned by a hot drink in Subway. Is it possible to claim compensation for badly burned lips and for severely scalding my tongue?

A claim for being burned by a hot drink in Subway is possible if you required medical treatment for the burns to your lips and tongue. Click to read the answer

Can a farmer claim for injuries on a farm?

I was recently injured after falling from a ladder, but I’m unsure of whether I can claim compensation. Continue reading here

I was standing in the box of a cherry picker carrying out some work on a high wall, when it malfunctioned causing me to fall. I broke my arm and fractured several ribs, how much compensation would I receive for a cherry picker injury claim?

There are numerous factors to consider when calculating the potential value of a cherry picker injury claim. Read the full answer

I was tending to the pigs on a farm when one of them bit me on the leg. However my employer says it was my own fault. Can I claim compensation for a farm animal bite?

If you seek to claim compensation for a farm animal bite, it must first be determined that your employer has been negligent regarding your health and safety. Read the rest of the answer

I sustained a groin injury after I slipped on spilled milk in my local grocery store. How can I claim compensation for groin injuries?

It may be possible to claim compensation for groin injuries if you have been the victim of the negligence of a third party who owed you a duty of care. Click here to read more

Am I able to claim compensation for injuries from a cow on a farm?

I was recently working with a cow when I was kicked in the stomach, but my employer says I should have noticed the cow was irritable. Continue reading

I need to claim for a back injury from slipping and falling in Aldi. I cannot afford to continue to pay my mortgage payments as I do not receive sick pay. How long will it take for me to receive compensation?

If you start a claim for a back injury from slipping and falling in Aldi promptly, you may receive an award of compensation in a matter of months, although this will depend on the strength of your case. Read the answer here

While herding cattle from one field to another one of them collapsed and died trapping me underneath from the chest down.

I was trapped for some time and suffered damage to my vertebrae. Psychologically I was quite traumatized by the event therefore can I include emotional trauma in a claim for a crushing injury from a cow? Continue reading the answer

My husband was killed in an accident on a farm which I do not believe was his fault. Is it possible to initiate a compensation claim for a death while working on a farm?

Initiating a compensation claim for a death while working on a farm is a situation in which no person wishes to find themselves, but sometimes it is necessary. Read the answer

My son was bitten by a dog on his uncle’s farm. I would like to make a claim for a farm animal bite but I am worried about the financial implications it may have for my brother-in-law. What should I do?

It can be quite an emotional experience making a claim for a farm animal bite against a relative however it is important to be aware that it is your brother-in-law’s public liability insurance company that will provide compensation if you successfully make a claim and not your brother-in-law. Click here to continue

I was recently opening a door in my office when it suddenly slammed shut, breaking my hand in the process. Can I claim for a hand injury on an office door?

Whether you are eligible to claim for a hand injury on an office door depends upon a number of factors, not least who is responsible for your injury. Continue reading

How much compensation can I claim for a hand injury on an office window?

A window recently shut on my hand suddenly while at work, badly injuring it. Click for the answer

I was recently working on a farm when I fell off a ladder, breaking my leg in the process. Can I make a claim for an accident while working on a farm?

Your eligibility to make a claim for an accident while working on a farm may depend on who is responsible for your injuries. Click here to continue reading the answer to the question

I suffered an electric shock at work where I received minor burns despite this it has been quite expensive treating them and I think I am entitled to claim for an electrocution on a construction site, however I am worried about facing my employer in court. What should I do?

It is important to remember that your claim for an electrocution on a construction site will have a different set of circumstances surrounding it in comparison to another claim for an electrocution. Read the entire answer

I was out in poor conditions driving a farm baler and was injured when it skidded down an embankment and hit a wall. I want to claim for an injury from a farm baler but my employer is disputing this on the grounds that I should not have been out while the weather was so poor. What should I do?

You may be entitled to claim for an injury from a farm baler provided your employer carried out a risk assessment before sending you out to work in poor weather conditions and also if he warned you about the hazardous conditions. Click to continue reading

When can I claim for an injury from a tractor overturning on a farm?

I suffered spinal injuries after a tractor I was driving overturned, which was not equipped with seatbelts. Read the answer

I was milking a cow while working on a farm when it suddenly fell on top of me, resulting in severe internal damage. How can I claim for an injury from cow crushing?

Before you can claim for an injury from cow crushing it must first be determined that your employer is liable for your injury. Click to read the rest of the answer

I have experienced chronic back pain ever since I carried a number of heavy boxes for my employer. Can I claim for back injury from heavy lifting in office?

Whether you can claim for back injury from heavy lifting in office will depend upon whether your employer has displayed negligence which resulted in your injury. Read the answer

I was operating a printer at work when I received a serious electric shock, causing serious nerve damage. Can I make a claim for being electrocuted by office printer?

A claim for being electrocuted by an office printer can be made if you can prove that the accident occurred due to third party negligence. Continue reading

I recently suffered severe spinal injuries when I fell from a cherry picker after it was hit by a car on the farm I was working on. Can I claim for being injured by a cherry picker on a farm?

The eligibility of your claim for being injured by a cherry picker on a farm depends on whether your employer has been negligent in their duty of care to you. Click here to read more

I was recently tending to a cow on a farm when I received a heavy kick from it. Can I claim for being injured by a cow on a farm?

A claim for being injured by a cow on a farm is possible. However it is necessary to establish who was liable for your accident before you claim compensation. Click to read answer here

How do I claim for being injured by agriculture equipment malfunction? I lost a finger in an accident and I’m certain it was not my fault, but my employer denies liability.

Liability for a claim for being injured by agriculture equipment malfunction will depend on the party who was negligent in performing their duty to provide adequate health and safety standards. Read the rest of the answer here

Can I make a claim for being injured by an advertising display in Aldi? It fell on me and cut my cheek.

You should be entitled to claim for being injured by an advertising display in Aldi if it fell on you through no fault of your own, although even if you bumped into the display it may still be possible to claim compensation. Click for the answer

I have recently been injured in my workplace after falling from a chair. How much can I claim for being injured by office chair collapsing?

In order to claim for being injured by office chair collapsing, a number of factors must be taken into account which can determine how much compensation you will be due. Read the full answer by clicking here

I was badly injured at work after scaffolding I was standing on collapsed. The doctors told me I will be unable to work for five months; can I recover my loss of earnings if I make a compensation claim for breaking a leg at work?

Provided you can demonstrate that your employer’s negligence lead to the accident and consequently your injury, you should be able to recover your loss of earnings in a compensation claim for breaking a leg at work. Click this link for the answer

A temporary second floor erected to store bales of hay collapsed while I was walking on it. I want to claim for breaking a leg on a farm, but no one saw the incident therefore I am worried it may be a waste of time. What should I do?

Although nobody saw your fall, there are many other pieces of evidence you could gather to support your claim for breaking a leg on a farm. Click to learn the the answer

Can I claim for breaking teeth in a fall if I slipped on spilled milk in grocery store?

Whether or not you can claim for breaking teeth in a fall will be dependent on the circumstances in which you sustained your dental injury and if you could be considered to be partially liable for causing the accident. Click here to read a detailed answer

I was not provided with adequate safety gloves while working with chemicals and suffered burn injury as a result. What is the procedure for making a compensation claim for burning a hand work?

The procedure for making a compensation claim for burning a hand at work is similar to any compensation claim for a personal injury. Click to continue reading the rest of the answer

How can I claim for chemical burns in a factory?

I was recently involved in an accident in which I suffered second degree burns to my arms. Since the accident, for which I blame my employer, I have been unable to work or enjoy any of my favorite pastimes. Click here for the full answer

I recently went to the doctor as I was having trouble breathing. He said that this was because of exposure to pesticides from a farm. Can I claim for chemical exposure while working on a farm?

You can initiate a claim for chemical exposure while working on a farm if you can determine that your employer has been negligent towards your health and safety, disregarding their duty of care in the process. Go here to read the answer

I was recently injured in a car accident as a passenger of the negligent driver, is it possible to claim for an ear laceration?

Provided that you suffered an injury in an accident for which you were not primarily to blame, you may be entitled to make a claim for ear laceration. Go here to read the full answer

I was operating a light switch while at work, which then gave me an electric shock resulting in severe muscle damage. Am I entitled to claim for electric shock at work in office?

Receiving compensation is important with a claim for electric shock at work in an office. Click learn more

Is a claim for falling from a tree while working on a farm legitimate?

The ladder which I climbed up had been taken away briefly, so I jumped and broke my ankle. My employer insists my accident was due to my own carelessness, not his. Click here to read the detailed answer

Can I claim for falling into an open manhole with no cordon or warning signs?

I was lucky that I only tore a ligament and suffered cuts and bruises. I could have been severely injured. See the answer

A ladder that I had been told was secured to the wall came loose while I was climbing it.

I fell and damaged the ligaments in my knee meaning that I have been unable to work since. I would like to claim for falling off a ladder on a farm and want to know what steps should be followed. See more details about this answer

How much compensation for falling on uneven ground in parking lot in my local shopping mall can I get if it caused me to break two fingers?

How much compensation for falling on uneven ground in parking lot you are entitled to receive is going to be dependent on a number of factors. Continue reading

I was involved in an automobile accident in which I was badly injured as a passenger, can I claim for fractured pelvis in this situation?

A claim for fractured pelvis is possible if you have been the victim of negligence, even as a passenger in a car. See the answer

Can I still claim for fracturing an ankle in an accident in a grocery store if it was from tripping over a basket left in the middle of an aisle by another customer and not a member of staff?

You may be able to claim for fracturing an ankle in an accident in a grocery store in this instance. Read more from this answer

I wish to make an injury claim for hair straightener burning hair but I am worried that this will seem unusual, is a claim possible?

A claim for hair straightener burning hair may be possible to make, although this will depend upon the circumstances of your accident and injury. Read more

I stated to my employer several times that my office chair was unstable. I recently fell off the chair, hurting my back in the process. Can I make a claim for injury falling off a faulty office chair?

It is possible to make a claim for injury falling off faulty office chair as long as the negligence of your employer can be proven. See the full question and answer

I suffered severe back pains ever since I carried out heavy lifting on a farm. If I never received heavy lifting training, can I claim for lifting injury on farm?

A claim for lifting injury on farm can be made in the circumstance that the negligence of your employer resulted in you sustaining an injury. Continue reading the answer

Can a claim for manure pit accident be made if my husband has died after suffocation on a farm?

A claim for manure pit accident which resulted in a fatality is unfortunately one which is made from time to time. Click here to read more

How do I make a claim for pulling a calf muscle after falling in a grocery store if I was working when the accident occurred?

If you wish to make a claim for pulling a calf muscle after falling in a grocery store it is always advisable to contact a personal injury claims lawyer with experience in grocery store injury compensation claims as soon as it is convenient. Click here to see the answer

I wish to make a claim for radial nerve damage – however the driver who hit me sped off before I could get details – how can I claim?

You may be able to make a claim for radial nerve damage provided that you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a third party. Read the answer

I want to make a claim for slipping in a Starbucks cafe on a wet floor. What do I need to do in order to claim compensation for a sprained ankle?

Before you can claim for slipping in a Starbucks cafe you must make sure that you receive medical attention for your injury. The full answer

Am I entitled to make a compensation claim for slipping in an office kitchen?

The floor was wet and I slipped — dislocating my shoulder — my employer says he isn’t responsible as one of my colleagues cleaned the floor but forgot to put up hazard signs. Click for the full answer

I have developed severe arthritis in my knee after I slipped at work some years ago, is it still possible to make a compensation claim for slipping on a wet floor in a factory?

Although it may be some time since you suffered your injury it still could be possible to make a compensation claim for slipping on a wet floor in a factory provided you can demonstrate your employer’s negligence resulted in your injury. See more details

How should my grandmother claim for slipping on rubbish on a floor in hospital for when she slipped on the way to the toilet and injured her already damaged hip?

To claim for slipping on rubbish on a floor in hospital your grandmother should contact a personal injury claims lawyer with experience in dealing with slipping at hospital compensation claims. Go to the answer

I want to make a claim for slipping on the pavement against the local authority. There was rubbish overflowing from bins which had not been collected and I slipped on oil leaking from a bin bag. Is it possible to claim?

It is possible to make a claim for slipping on the pavement against the local authority, provided that it had not fulfilled its responsibility to collect the rubbish from the streets in an acceptable time frame. Find out more

If I claim for slipping on wet steps in a theater what will I be compensated for?

There are a number of factors that will be taken into account when your claim for slipping on wet steps in a theater is being calculated. The full answer

Can you tell me how long I have to claim for spraining a wrist from slipping in Aldi?

The accident only happened a couple of weeks ago, but I cannot commit the time to taking legal action for the next few months. Get the answer

I recently fell over a stack of files which were on my office floor, leaving me with a broken wrist. Is it possible to initiate a compensation claim for tripping in an office?

Whether you can claim for tripping in an office depends upon whether your employer is liable for your injuries. Read the full answer

How can I tell if I can make a claim for tripping in Subway?

I tripped and fell and badly injured my wrist in the fall. See more details

Is it possible to claim for tripping on a road under construction on behalf of my daughter who damaged her knee when she was out playing?

It may be possible to claim for tripping on a road under construction compensation on behalf of your daughter, but only a personal injury claims lawyer who has knowledge of the road construction injury she sustained will be able to tell you this. Read this answer

The stairs in my workplace are quite steep and while rushing for a meeting the other day I tripped and broke my arm.

Am I eligible to claim for tripping on office stairs? Read more about this question

My younger brother is being offered a higher amount of compensation for tripping on uneven ground in a grocery store entrance from their insurance company than me, even though we sustained the same injury. Why is this?

There could be a number of reasons why your younger brother is being offered a higher amount of claim for tripping on uneven ground in a grocery store entrance. Go to the answer

My younger brother is being offered a higher amount of compensation for tripping on uneven ground in a grocery store entrance from their insurance company than me, even though we sustained the same injury. Why is this?

There could be a number of reasons why your younger brother is being offered a higher amount of claim for tripping on uneven ground in a grocery store entrance. More details

I have been told that claiming compensation for tripping on a road is now very difficult. How can I tell if I will be able to recover compensation for my injuries?

It is true that claiming compensation for tripping on a road is not always straightforward, but if you have suffered an injury for which you were not entirely to blame, and the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party, you should be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Read the full question and answer

I have no idea how to go about claiming for slipping in the street. Can you tell me how I can start a claim for compensation after slipping on frozen water from a leaking pipe?

You are not alone, as claiming for slipping in the street is a totally alien concept to many people. Click for the answer

Is it possible for factory workers to pursue claims for a burn from hot factory equipment?

I recently injured myself in work after picking up a soldering gun which was still hot. As a result of the injury I have been left with third degree burns which my doctor has told me will scar. Read the entire answer here

How can factory workers pursue claims for a crush injury from factory equipment?

I recently suffered a hand injury when a faulty compactor slammed shut on it at work. As a result of the accident, I suffered three broken fingers and a large amount of bruising. Click this link for the answer

How can workers pursue claims for a hand injury in a factory accident?

I recently injured my hand while operating a piece of machinery at work and am interested in pursuing compensation. I believe that I am eligible to claim for compensation as several co-workers have in the past alerted my boss to a possible fault in the piece of equipment I was operating the time of my accident. See the answer

How can factory workers pursue claims for a leg injury in a factory accident?

I recently suffered a broken leg after a piece of equipment fell on it from a shelf several feet above my head. I have been told by my doctor that I will not be able to work for at least the next three months. Go to read the answer

What process do successful claims for a lifting injury at work generally follow?

I pulled some ligaments in my back and now I can barely move, even sleeping is difficult. Click here to read the answer

Is it common for claims for a manual handling injury at work to go all the way to court?

I suffered a hernia after moving heavy furniture in an office, I believe I may be entitled to compensation but am worried about taking legal action against my employer. Click here for more

What evidence do successful claims for a neck injury at work usually contain?

I damaged the ligaments in my neck over time due to my job working in furniture removal. See this answer

Is it possible for workers to pursue claims for an acoustic shock injury in a factory?

I recently suffered an acoustic injury while operating the phone at the factory in which I work. A high-pitched noise which was fed back through my headset left me with a ringing in my ears, which I later discovered was tinnitus. Click here to go to the answer

How much compensation can be awarded for claims for an injury from slipping on grease spilled on a factory floor?

I recently suffered an injury after slipping on a factory floor while visiting the premises and the management has already accepted liability and agreed to pay me a certain amount. I am unsure if what they offered is fair however, and would like a professional opinion. Read more about this question

Can factory workers pursue claims for cutting a finger in a factory accident?

I recently cut my index finger while sawing a piece of wood at work. Although I did not require stitches, I had to take two days off work as my primary role in the factory – operating the saw – is not possible without the use of the finger. Click here for more

Is it possible to pursue claims for cutting a hand in a factory accident?

I was recently injured while attempting to carry a piece of furniture from one end of the factory to another. Although I had never brought a piece of furniture from one end of the factory to the other before, I felt confident that I could accomplish the task at the time. I received several stitches in my palm and will be out of work for at least two weeks. See this full answer

How can accident victims pursue claims for eye injuries in factories?

I was recently involved in an accident in my workplace in which a piece of glass struck me in the eye after it had broken off from a piece of equipment. As a result of the accident I have lost vision in my eye, although my doctor has not been able to ascertain if the damage is permanent. Go to the answer

How can factory workers pursue claims for factory injury due to manual handling error?

I recently injured my back attempting to lift a 60lb crate which needed to be loaded into a truck. My doctor has told me that as a result of my injury, I will no longer be able to work as a laborer, or perform any work which requires stress to be exerted on my back. Click here to read more

How can construction workers pursue claims for falling off construction site scaffolding?

I was recently involved in an accident at my workplace where a fall from scaffolding led to me breaking my arm. It was my first day working at the site. More from this answer

How do workers made ill by toxic gas pursue claims for gas exposure in a factory?

I have recently discovered that I have suffered nerve damage as a result of an incident at work last month in which I was exposed to a toxic gas. I am convinced that my employer is liable for my accident and that I am entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. Click to see the answer

How can workers pursue claims for injuries from lifting heavy machinery in a factory?

I was recently injured lifting a piece of heavy machinery in work and believe that I may be entitled to compensation. My employer insists that the accident was of my own making, however given that he never sought to have me enrolled in a manual handling course, I believe that it was his error which caused me to experience my injury. Find out more

How can workers pursue claims for injury by chemical spills in a factory?

I was recently injured in work in an accident which wasn’t my fault and am eager to claim compensation. I suffered extensive burns to both my forearms after a co-workers spilled powder on me. My injuries are still extremely painful and required immediate medical attention. Continue reading

How can workers determine if they are eligible to pursue claims for injury by sharp equipment in a factory?

I was recently hospitalized after falling on a sharp piece of metal which had been dropped on the ground by a co-worker – as proven by CCTV footage – and am interested in pursuing a claim for compensation. My employer has been very kind to me since my accident, but continues to insist that I am not eligible to claim for compensation. Click for more

Is it possible to pursue claims for injury due to broken factory machinery?

My foot was recently crushed during an accident in work, and although my employer insists that I am not eligible to claim compensation, I am considering scheduling an appointment with a lawyer anyway. As a result of the crush, which occurred when the restraints supporting a fuel tank gave way, causing the tank to fall on my foot, I suffered two broken toes. Click to see more

Can factory workers pursue claims for injury due to faulty factory equipment?

I was recently involved in an accident in work which wasn’t my fault and am interested in claiming compensation. The accident happened about two weeks ago when a stack of pallets tipped over, trapping me underneath. As a result of the accident, I suffered a mild concussion, and I feel, psychological trauma. Read more – click here

How can workers pursue claims for injury from using poorly maintained factory machinery?

I was recently injured whilst operating the conveyor belt at the factory where I work and am eager to pursue compensation. The accident happened due to a fault with the belt’s motor, which caused it to unduly speed up. Click here for more from this answer

Is it possible to pursue claims for machinery accidents in factories?

I was recently injured at work when my right hand was crushed in a malfunctioning compactor. I was told by the doctor who treated me that I will not be able to return to work for at least three months. Continue reading

How can factory workers pursue claims for needle stick injuries in a factory?

I recently suffered a needle stick injury in my job after walking on a syringe which had been lying on the ground. Although my injury was minor, the psychological impact of the event has remained and has forced me to leave my job. Go to read the answer

I wish to make a compensation claim for broken foot – however my employer says I was in the wrong area of the warehouse and I cannot claim – is this correct?

Regardless of the area of the warehouse in which you were, a compensation claim for broken foot may be possible if your employer has been negligent in their duty of care. See more – read the answer

Will I get more get more compensation claim for chipped bone in knee since it has affected my ability to work?

I cannot say if you will get more compensation claim for chipped bone in knee for affecting your ability to work without knowing the specific circumstances of your injury and the accident in which it occurred. View the answer

Is it possible to make a compensation claim for pallet truck accident in a warehouse?

I was hit by a pallet truck which resulted in a broken leg, but my employer says I should have seen the truck coming. More details in the full answer

Can I make a compensation claim for slipping on a dirty floor in Aldi for an injury to my neck if I didn’t see a doctor for 4 days?

I only went to the doctor when I started getting terrible headaches and neck pain. Read the answer

Can a compensation claim for slipping on yogurt in Aldi be made for a knee ligament injury, or is the accident unlikely to be considered to be the fault of the grocery store?

It is possible to make a compensation claim for slipping on yogurt in Aldi for a knee ligament injury, provided the grocery store staff can be shown to have been negligent for failing to clean the slip hazard in time to prevent your accident. Get the answer

How can I prove negligence when I make a compensation claim for tripping on a pothole in an Aldi parking lot?

Proving negligence is one of the most important aspects of making a compensation claim for tripping on a pothole in an Aldi parking lot; as if a claim cannot be substantiated with evidence of negligence the case is unlikely to be successful. Find more details here

My son recently sustained severe injuries to his skull after a car accident, is it possible to claim compensation for a cranial fracture for my child?

Provided that the negligence of a third party can be established, it should be possible to claim compensation for a cranial fracture for your son. Click here to see the answer

My manager has told me that I may not be able to claim compensation for a hand injury at work in Walmart as I have been with the company for less than three months. Is this correct?

You are entitled to make a claim for compensation for a hand injury at work in Walmart if your accident was caused by the negligence of your employer and involved a failure in a duty of care. Go to the full question and answer

How Much Compensation for a Pedestrian Knocked Down by a Bus Can I Expect from My Claim?

It is impossible to determine how much compensation for a pedestrian knocked down by a bus you may be entitled to based on the information provided in your question. See this answer in full

Is it possible to make a claim for compensation for a sidewalk fall, or is this only possible for trips and falls in the street?

It should be possible to make a claim for compensation for a sidewalk fall, although it is likely to be more complicated than making a claim for a fall in the street. The main problem with claims for a trip and fall on a sidewalk is determining who was responsible for the accident. Read this answer

From whom can I claim compensation for an injury in a loading dock?

A crate fell on top of me from a crane, but my employer says that the crane’s operator is responsible. Click here for the answer

I slipped on discarded plastic packaging on the floor and fell into a shelf; will I be able to claim compensation for breaking my nose in Aldi and what must I do in order to start a claim?

You can claim compensation for breaking your nose in Aldi due to slipping on discarded packaging that had been carelessly left on the floor by a member of staff. Continue reading the answer

My young daughter was recently injured in a car accident, and I was wondering if I could claim compensation for broken arm on her behalf?

It is possible to claim compensation for broken arm on behalf of a child, although the process for doing so will be different. More details – click here

Can I claim compensation for broken back I suffered at work?

I was using equipment that I knew was defective but my employer failed to do anything about it and I was expected to carry on anyway. Read more about this

I wish to claim compensation for bruising ribs after I tripped in Walmart – however the manager said I was liable, can this be correct?

You may be eligible for compensation for bruising ribs if you have been the victim of third party negligence which resulted in your accident and injury. Continue reading the answer

Is it possible to claim compensation for cutting a hand on glass in a bar if I was quite drunk when it happened?

It should be possible to claim compensation for cutting a hand on glass in a bar if you can establish that your injury was due to the lack of care or negligence demonstrated by the staff or bar owner. Click here to read this answer

Is it possible to claim compensation for cutting a foot on glass at the swimming pool of my local leisure center if I don’t know how long the shattered glass had been there for?

It may be possible to claim compensation for cutting a foot on glass at the swimming pool of your local leisure center; however your eligibility to claim and how much you could be entitled to receive will be dependent on a number of factors. Click for the answer

How is compensation for facial scarring calculated?

What can be included in a facial scar claim against an employer? Click to see this answer

Can I claim compensation for falling off a faulty toilet seat in restaurant toilet and hitting my head if the toilet seat has since been fixed?

You could still be eligible to claim compensation for falling off a faulty toilet seat in restaurant. All restaurants have a duty of care towards their customers. More details in this answer

Can I claim compensation for hand cut from nail on a wooden pallet?

I have been receiving splinters from wooden pallets for a while, but I was recently injured by a nail — resulting in infection. Read the answer

I work as a cleaner in an office, and while I was working recently I cut my hand on the blade of a box cutter. My employer says I should have been more careful, is there any way I can claim compensation for hand injury by box cutters?

You can claim compensation for hand injury by box cutters in the event that the negligence of your employer resulted in your accident. Click to see more from the answer

How can I claim compensation for head injury from falling stock in a warehouse?

I was injured by stock which fell upon me which was — like almost all the stock in the warehouse — badly stacked. My employer says I cannot claim compensation as I do not work in that area. Is this true? See more about this question

What is the amount of compensation for injury while working in a warehouse I can claim?

I was recently working at a height in a warehouse when I fell. I have since been confined to a wheelchair. Jump to read the answer

Can I claim compensation for lifting injuries in a factory?

I recently pulled a muscle in my back while lifting a heavy crate in my job. My employer insists that I am not eligible to claim for compensation even though I had informed him before I took the job that I was not trained in manual handling. As far as I know he had no plans to provide training to me. I have since left the job because of the injury and am keen to pursue a claim for compensation. Get more details from this answer

Am I entitled to claim compensation for merchandise falling on foot in warehouse?

A heavy weight fell upon my foot recently, resulting in a break. However my employer insists that he is not liable as my shift ended half an hour prior to the accident and I had no business being there. Is this true? Read more here

I have been offered $10,000 as compensation for nerve damage from my employer’s insurance company after suffering a serious electric shock on faulty machinery at work. Should I accept this offer?

It would be unwise to accept any offer of compensation for nerve damage without first seeking legal advice from a personal injury lawyer. See more – click for the answer

Am I entitled to receive compensation for orthodontic surgeon negligence after living for three years with braces that I later found out was unnecessary?

You could be entitled to receive compensation for orthodontic surgeon negligence for wearing unnecessary braces for three years, however a definite answer cannot be provided without first knowing the circumstances in which these braces were determined as being necessary and the subsequent negative affect it may have had on your life. Read more

I recently underwent corrective surgery on my hand but this resulted in severe damage to my finger, can I claim compensation for partially severed finger?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for partially severed finger – however making a medical negligence claim can be difficult and will require a great deal of strong evidence to support it. See more details here

Does this mean I cannot make a claim for injury compensation?

I have been offered compensation for slipping in a bar toilet due to a leaking tap by the bar’s insurance company. Click here to read the complete answer

I was told that grocery stores often contest liability for slips and falls and it will be difficult for me to claim compensation for slipping on a cherry in Aldi. Is this correct?

Claiming compensation for slipping on a cherry in Aldi may be more problematic than other types of grocery store personal injury claims, as it is likely to be harder to establish that a single cherry on the floor constituted a failure in a ‘duty of care’. Read the answer

How do I claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in hospital for my five year old daughter?

She was recently staying overnight to get her tonsils out and she slipped and broke her arm because the nurse wasn’t paying attention. Find out more about this question

How can I tell how much compensation for slipping on oil in Aldi I can claim for a fractured femur?

I checked a number of online compensation calculators, but I received wildly different estimations of compensation amounts. See the answer

I slipped on a wet floor in Aldi with no warning sign; does this mean that I will definitely be able to claim compensation for slipping on water in Aldi?

Even though you slipped on a wet floor in Aldi with no warning sign, it does not mean that you will be entitled to claim compensation for slipping on water in Aldi. Click to read this answer

My employer has told me that it is not possible to claim for minor injuries and I will not get compensation for soft tissue bruising, even though she admitted the accident was her fault. Is this correct?

Your employer has admitted that she caused the accident in which you were injured, so you should be entitled to claim compensation for soft tissue bruising against her employer’s liability insurance policy. Read the answer

Is it possible to claim compensation for toxic gas inhalation in a factory?

I was recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which my doctor told me was caused by my repeated exposure to toxic gas at work. Before I visited the doctor, I was unaware that any toxic gases were being used in the factory at which I work. Click here for more

Can I claim compensation for tripping on a manhole cover on the pavement?

The manhole cover was not level and I tripped and fell and injured my shoulder. Click here – see more details

I have just been offered $1,000 as compensation for twisting an ankle from slipping in Aldi. Should I accept the offer from the Aldi’s insurance company?

It is good news that you have received an offer of compensation for twisting an ankle from slipping in Aldi, although it may not be in your best interests to accept the settlement. See the answer

What am I entitled to receive for a compound fracture injury claim?

Since the accident I have had considerable medical bills and have been unable to return to my former line of work. Click here and read the answer

How does one know if they are eligible for construction accident claims?

I was recently involved in a work accident in which I broke a bone in my arm. As a result of the accident I will be unable to work as a construction worker again and am eager to be compensated, especially considering I spent four years completing an apprenticeship. Click here for more details

Am I eligible to pursue a case for construction bricklayer injury claims?

I was recently diagnosed with occupational asthma and am eager to claim for compensation. I worked as a bricklayer for over 30 years for the same employer and have just retired, which has left me less secure financially and less able to afford the treatment and medicines I need to treat my condition. Click to read the answer

Is it possible for injured carpenters to pursue construction carpenter injury claims?

I recently suffered a leg wound in work which required stitches. The injury was sustained after a co-worker dropped a piece of equipment on my leg. As a result, I was left bed-ridden for almost a week, and even though I am now able to walk unaided again, my doctor says I must take another week off work. Click for the answer

Is it possible to pursue construction crane accident claims? I recently injured my back after falling 30 yards from the cab of a crane.

I have been told by my doctor that my injury is so severe that I will never be able to work on a construction site again. I believe that my fall was the result of an oversight on the part of my employer and that I am eligible to be compensated for my injury. Read more details

How can one qualify to pursue construction excavation injury claims?

I was recently injured when I fell into a trench which had just recently been dug, breaking my arm. Although I am apprehensive about claiming compensation from my employer as I am friends with him and many of my co-workers, I may need to claim in order to pay my medical bills. More details in the full answer – click here

How can construction workers pursue construction fall injury claims?

I recently broke my wrist attempting to arrest a fall from insecure scaffolding. I believe my employer is at fault for my injury and although he insists that I am not eligible to claim for compensation, I am considering making an appointment with a lawyer. Go to read the answer

How can claimants tell if they are eligible to pursue construction JCB accident claims?

I am a construction worker who recently required surgery on a foot after it was injured when a JCB digger crushed it. What makes the case even more complicated is that the driver, a colleague and friend of mine, did not have a licence to operate it. Full answer – click here

How does one pursue construction labourer injury claims?

I was recently injured in an accident at a worksite and am interested in claiming compensation. As a result of my injury I have been left unable to earn a wage, leaving me unable to pay my medical or household bills. Click here to read the answer

Is it possible for construction workers to pursue construction trench injury claims?

Although my employer has admitted liability for an accident in which I suffered a head injury, and has told me that he is willing to help me to pay my medical bills, he has also attempted to convince me that it is not possible to claim more compensation. Do I have any options? Click to read the answer in full

Is it possible to pursue construction worker injury claims?

I was recently injured while at work on a building site and am eager to pursue compensation. Although my employer is insistent that I am not eligible to claim compensation for my injury, I am keen to speak with a lawyer about my right to claim. Continue reading

Who is liable regarding duty of care for farm accidents?

I recently had an accident with a piece of farm machinery, but my employer said that I am liable for my own injuries. Is this true? See more from this question

What damages am I entitled to receive when I make a claim for elbow injury compensation?

I have a dislocated elbow due to a motorcycle accident that was not my fault, and now require surgery and a lot of rest. My condition is also likely to interfere with my work as a manual laborer. Click here to view the answer

How can construction workers pursue falling construction debris injury claims?

While working on a site recently I was struck by a piece of debris which had fallen from two floors up. As a result of the accident I have been off work for two weeks, and expect to be off for another six. Is there any way I could be compensated for the earnings I am missing out on? Get more details in the full answer

I sustained knee ligament damage after falling on a farm and would like to make a farm injury claim. What steps should I take?

A successful farm injury claim will demonstrate that the injury sustained by the claimant was caused by the negligence of a third party who owed them a duty of care. Click here – read the answer

I recently fell from a ladder while working on a farm and broke my wrist. My employer says I should have set the ladder on more stable ground, but I was following his instructions. Can I initiate a farm ladder injury claim?

If it can be determined that your employer was not following safety protocol when you fell from a ladder, you may be entitled to initiate a farm ladder injury claim. Click here to go to the answer

Can I claim for a farm machinery accident?

I recently lost a finger when operating a piece of farm equipment. I believe the equipment was malfunctioning, but my employer says I was being careless. Click here and read the answer

Is it worth my while making a farm machinery compensation claim?

I suffered an electric shock when plugging in a hand drill at work. It later transpired that the plug was faulty and should have been replaced some time ago. I suffered burn injuries but they were not too serious however I did miss two weeks work. See the full answer

How much compensation will I be entitled to with Farm Machinery injury Claims?

A farm machinery accident has left me without the use of my right arm. Expand the answer

How do I claim compensation for a farm tractor accident?

I was operating a farm tractor when I suddenly received a severe electric shock from the controls. View the answer – click here

How do I pursue a farm tractor accident claim?

One of the steps leading to the cabin snapped as I was climbing down and I fell, dislocating my shoulder and suffering a laceration to my head. View the answer

Is it possible to initiate farm tractor injury claims?

I recently fell from a tractor which my employer says was my own fault. Continue reading this answer

I fell off a broken chair in Starbucks, can I claim compensation for concussion and a sprained wrist?

It should be possible to recover injury compensation if you fell off a broken chair in Starbucks, as the coffee shop manager should not have allowed a broken chair to be used in the coffee shop. See more details

Who do I make a claim for special damages against if I fell on a sidewalk path that was under construction?

It is difficult to know who you make a claim against if you fell on a sidewalk path that was under construction without knowing more about the incident and the extent of the injury you sustained. Click here to read the answer

Am I entitled to fitness gym injury claim if I was injured while using the gym’s free weights?

Your entitlement to fitness gym injury claims will depend on whether you received proper induction into the use of free weights by the gym’s staff. More details in this answer

How much compensation will I receive if I make a personal injury claim?

I contracted food poisoning in a Burger King restaurant. Read the answer

I got food poisoning in a Domino’s Pizza restaurant; can you tell me how I can prove this?

In order for you to claim compensation for food poisoning in a Dominos Pizza restaurant, it must be possible to prove that the illness was suffered as a direct result of eating contaminated food purchased at Dominos Pizza. Read more from the answer

My partner and I got food poisoning in a Wagamama restaurant. How can we make sure that we can recover compensation?

We feel that we should be entitled to claim injury compensation as we were both severely ill. Go to the answer

I got food poisoning in a Pizza Hut restaurant and I have been contacted by an insurance company and offered compensation. Should I accept the settlement?

It is a good sign that an insurance company is willing to settle your case and pay you compensation for food poisoning in Pizza Hut restaurant; however we advise you carefully consider the offer as it may be far lower than your full entitlement to damages for your illness. Continue reading – click for more

Is it possible to pursue hand injury on construction site claims?

I was recently injured by a fellow worker who accidentally dropped a cinderblock on my hand, breaking two of my fingers. As a result of the injury I will be unable to work for up to three months and am keen to claim for compensation. Click here to read the extended answer

How can potential claimants tell if they are eligible to pursue head injury on construction site claims?

I was recently treated for a laceration on my forehead which required several stitches. Although I suffered the injury at work, my employer insists that he is not liable and that I am not eligible to claim for compensation. See more

I was recently injured falling off construction scaffolding, although I was not wearing a safety harness at the time. Is compensation possible?

While you normally may be entitled to claim compensation for being injured falling off construction scaffolding, you may not be entitled to claim compensation if contributory negligence was a factor in your injury. Click this link to read the answer

I was injured opening a window in an office after I fell out, and I have been confined to a wheelchair. Is the $6,000 compensation I was offered fair?

The amount of compensation to which you are entitled to claim after you were injured opening a window in an office will depend upon the unique circumstances of your accident and injury. View this answer

I would like to make an injury claim for a JCB accident on a construction site. What steps must I follow to pursue compensation?

The brakes failed while I was driving it and I crashed into a wall sustaining a broken nose and lacerations to my face from where I hit my head on the steering wheel. More in the full answer

If I make an injury claim for an accident in an apartment building for an injury I sustained from a faulty washing machine will it affect my future relationship with my landlord?

It is against the law for an injury claim for an accident in an apartment building to affect your future living situation in the apartment building in any way, so you need not worry about potential future conflict. The answer

My daughter strayed from us while we were visiting a farm and ended up breaking her arm when she fell off a tree. Are we entitled to make an injury claim for falling from a tree or is it our responsibility that she was hurt?

The circumstances surrounding the injury, the impact it has on your child’s life and the severity of the injuries are all aspects that will determine who is liable in your injury claim for falling from a tree. Click here to get the answer

How much compensation for my injury claim for tripping in furniture shop could I get if I damaged my hip?

I cannot tell you how much compensation for your injury claim for tripping in furniture shop you could be entitled to receive without knowing about the particular circumstances in which you sustained your hip injury. Click here and read this answer

I was at an equestrian school when the horse buckled and threw me off, who is liable for my injury claim from horse riding accident?

An injury claim from horse riding accident may be possible if you have sustained an injury for which you are not entirely to blame. Full answer

How much injury compensation for being hit by a forklift truck am I entitled to?

I have been off work for a year due to a spinal injury, and I expect to be for another six months. I was offered compensation of $15,000. Is this fair? Click here to read the answer

I reported my accident to the local authority, what do I need to do next in order to make a claim for injury compensation for tripping on a loose pavement?

It is important that the local authority is made aware of an accident if you are looking to recover injury compensation for tripping on a loose pavement, and you were correct to report the accident promptly. Continue reading the answer

How is liability for farm accidents established?

I was recently injured in a farm accident which I believe my employer was responsible for, but I am being blamed for causing it. Continue reading the answer

I recently sustained a ligament injury at work – however I did not visit the doctor until a week later, can this affect my compensation?

While you may be entitled to compensation for your ligament injury at work if you have fallen victim to third party negligence, your compensation can be affected if you have failed to seek immediate medical attention. Click here for rest of answer

I recently suffered a loss of an eye in an accident at work after a shard of plastic struck me despite the fact I was wearing goggles – can I seek compensation?

The fact that you were wearing goggles indicates that you had taken the required safety precautions and provided that you were not liable in any way for your loss of an eye in an accident at work, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Read the answer

I recently suffered a loss of toe at work after an accident on a construction site – is it possible to claim compensation, and could I be liable?

You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have suffered a loss of toe at work – however this may depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident and injury. Read on here

I believe I may be entitled to make a compensation claim but I’m worried about what my employers will think; what should I do?

I believe I have sustained a manual handling injury at work as my back has been giving me trouble ever since we were asked to do some heavy lifting. Click for full answer

Can I seek compensation for a manual handling injury in a warehouse?

My employer asked me to move a heavy load because the machinery was broken. I hurt my back in the process, but my manager says I can’t claim compensation because I should have noticed the load was too heavy. Learn more here

I suffered a muscle strain at work after heavy lifting in my office, but I did not receive medical attention until a month later. Can I still claim compensation?

Although you may be entitled to receive some compensation for your muscle strain at work, the amount you may be able to claim can be reduced if contributory negligence is a factor in your injury.  Go here to read the rest of the answer

How can construction workers pursue power tool accident claims?

I was recently involved in an accident in which one of my colleagues accidentally injured me with a drill. Although I know the incident was an accident, I still feel as if I am entitled to compensation. Click to continue

The sleeve of my jacket became entangled with an unguarded PTO shaft and I ended up losing my arm in the accident. But I read that you should have had a guard in front of the shaft, therefore am I entitled to claim PTO shaft accident compensation?

While my employer has been very sympathetic he says he is not responsible as I should have followed the strict guidelines set out in his training. Click here to read the answer

I recently sustained a ruptured ligament at work – however my employer says he is not liable as I was wearing safety gear, is this correct?

If you have suffered a ruptured ligament at work, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries – however liability is not always easy to determine. Read the full answer

How much compensation can construction workers who pursue scaffolding collapse injury claims expect to receive?

I recently broke my arm when the scaffolding on which I was working collapsed from under me. Since the accident I have been unable to work and have been unable to drive or pursue any of my favourite activities. Click here to continue

I slipped on the floor in a toilet in Subway. The floor was wet due to a leaking pipe and there was no warning sign. Does this mean I will be able to claim for concussion and a severe cut to my head?

It should be possible for you to make an injury claim for having slipped on the floor in a toilet in Subway as it would appear that there are a number of aspects of the accident which indicate negligence of the Subway manager. Continue reading more

I recently sustained a sprain injury at work and I wish to claim compensation for my medical treatment – how do I do this?

You may be entitled to seek compensation for a sprain injury at work if you have been the victim of the negligence of a third party.

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What is my entitlement to construction injury claim if I am sub-contractor?

Your entitlement to construction injury claim is the same whether you are a sub-contractor, self-employed, or an employee of a construction company. Click for more

I recently suffered a torn hamstring at work which my employer accepted liability for – is the $2,000 I have been offered enough compensation?

Whether $2,000 is appropriate compensation after you suffered a torn hamstring at work depends entirely upon the circumstances of your accident and injury. Click here to continue

I tripped in a Starbucks cafe and fell on a table and chipped a tooth. Will I be able to recover the cost of dental treatment from Starbucks?

You will certainly be able to claim compensation for a chipped tooth if you make an injury claim for having tripped in a Starbucks cafe, but whether you are entitled to take legal action will depend on the cause of your trip and fall in a Starbucks coffee shop. Click here to continue reading the answer

I tripped on a broken kerb stone and broke my jaw when I fell into a garden wall. How much compensation will I be able to claim for my injury?

How much compensation you are entitled to claim for having tripped on a broken kerb stone depends on many factors and the calculation of compensation amounts is not always straightforward. Read the full answer