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Accidents inevitably happen and when they occur they can often throw the victims life into turmoil. For the victims of an accident they may have medical costs, reduced mobility, excessive pain, loss of income and more which can be directly attributed to the accident.
This all adds stress to an already bleak situation but there is something that an accident victim can do. Compensation claim lawyers can assist individuals who are involved in such an accident dependant on who is at fault.
Though one takes enough care and precautions, several times, accidents do occur. Many times, these accidents occur due to the negligence of some other third person rather than oneself. These accidents may lead to losses of different kinds.
If there wouldn't be any legal system today, then it would have been quite difficult to pursue the negligent party and compensate the losses incurred by the victims. The victims are compensated for the loss incurred in terms of money.
Out-of-court settlements to individuals claiming acoustic shock injury now total more than £10 million and more claims are expected to be filed by potentially thousands of call centre employees now at risk.
The rising issue for call centre employees is due largely to the computer based headsets that are used with Internet Protocol voice packages. They simply do not offer wearers even the basic levels of personal protection that are currently included with the industry standard call centre telephone headsets.
A Manchester council has saved over £1.5m by cracking down on bogus compensation claims. This year, Tameside council paid £40,054 to settle personal injury claims compare to £1.6m in 2001. Last year the insurance industry paid out over £7bn in compensation.
Tameside's new hardline stance has led to it winning ninety percent of cases it challenges in court.
Blackburn Rovers, a Barclays Premiership club, thought that when it came to insurance coverage for their players they were well insured, since they dished out £13,000 per year for insurance premiums, but a court ruling has showed them that they made a costly mistake - a £4 million one.
The case should prove as a wake up call for all football clubs to look more carefully at their coverage and to evaluate if it is better to pay for insurance or just carry the risk of injury them selves.
Health and safety is an important element of public life and especially in the working environment, where most of us spend so much of our time.
However, in the ever increasing world of litigation some rulings have gone over the top, in an attempt to ward off compensation claims from injured employees or members of the public.