General information on accidents and injuries


Personal injury doesn’t always occur somewhere obvious like at work or on the roads; you may sustain an injury whilst horse riding, skating, playing sports, or on holiday. Other injuries arise from freak accidents and disasters such as fires.

We’ve provided some information on these less common types of injuries and accidents which may help you get an idea of whether you can claim for compensation. For other more common injuries you can find more detailed information about them in the relevant section of our Personal Injury section.

We have also set out some basics about:

  • Accident law
  • The law of negligence
  • Principles of legal liability
  • Compensation
  • Investigating accidents
  • Accidents data
  • Accident reports
  • Accident rates

If you would like to obtain legal advice on matters concerning accidents and injuries, we can help to put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor. Our service is free. Call our experienced case handlers on 0800 1777 162.

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