Injury Prevention Day – 21 August 2019

Posted By: on 1st August 2019 | Category: Personal Injury

This year’s Injury Prevention Day falls on 21 August 2019. The event is promoted by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) which currently has 4,600 members. Coole Bevis LLP’s Parisa Costigan is one such member, being a Senior Litigator member of the organisation. This an independent not for profit organisation which provides accreditations for specialist personal injury lawyers.

Only a specialist lawyer with experience in handling a claim such as yours would get you the right sort of compensation quickly. A specialist lawyer, for example, will agree a way to fund your claim, be it by way of a no win no fee arrangement or otherwise.

The initial meeting with that solicitor would be free of charge and without any obligation. It is important to be aware that unless you know your rights, you will not be in a position to make a claim.

This area of the law can be complex and it is essential that a claimant speaks to a specialist lawyer. Unfortunately, there are many practitioners representing themselves to the outside world as specialists when in truth they do not have the necessary knowledge or experience needed to handle such claims.

Accident Prevention

There are 6 ways in which you can prevent accidents, for example at work:

  1. Always be alert;
  2. Do not rush your work;
  3. Wear appropriate safety gear if appropriate;
  4. Follow any instructions you have been given by your employers;
  5. Pay attention to and follow any instructions given in how to do your work safely;
  6. Insist on proper training if this has not been provided to you.

You should be aware that you are responsible for your own safety as is everyone else and if you see something which does not look right then you should speak out. Accident prevention refers to plans, preparations and actions taken to avoid or stop an accident before it happens.

Accidents are unplanned or unexpected events giving rise to an increased risk of injury or ill-health or death.

Carrying out regular risk assessments, training of staff and exercising control and monitoring performance to ensure working practices and processes are being carried out properly are the key to preventing accidents at work.

So far as road traffic accidents are concerned, again one should be always alert to unsafe practices adopted by other drivers and be able to take evasive action to avoid an accident.

So far as a medical negligence causing injury is concerned, this is somewhat more tricky in that of course an individual cannot take action in order to prevent injuries being caused through negligent medical treatment provided by a specialist.

Nevertheless, if unsafe practices appear to be adopted, then you should insist on the appropriate guidelines being followed so far as you are aware of this. Again, it is highly important that you receive appropriate legal advice from a specialist lawyer in this specialist field to advise you as to what you should be expecting in terms of the treatment you have been provided with which may or may not be responsible for injuries which you have sustained.

If you wish to discuss any issues arising from this article, please do not hesitate to contact Parisa Costigan, our specialist Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Partner on 01403 224608 or by email or at 14 Carfax, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1DZ.


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