Celtic’s John Hartson was involved in an unusual accident when playing golf near his home in Peebles. The golf buggy which he was a passenger in ploughed into a tree whilst going downhill at 25 miles per hour. The driver had reportedly hit the accelerator and not the brake.
Following the accident John, who feared for his life and almost lost an eye, required 48 stitches to his head and was told that he would require follow up plastic surgery.
People associate Thompsons Solicitors as being specialists in securing maximum compensation for those involved in road traffic accidents, employment law cases, medical negligence, wills, executory, criminal compensation, work related stress, industrial disease, abuse claims and accidents at work. However that’s not all, there is a growing number of claims that do not fall into any particular category.
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.
Over four million people end up in A&E as the result of an accident every year. Many of these accidents are not due to the fault of the injured party. If you are injured anywhere, under any circumstances, then there is the potential for a claim where the injury was not your fault.
Employers, business owners or anyone responsible for premises which are visited by the general public have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment. We see cases where people are injured in a whole series of circumstances and we have successfully resolved a wide variety of claims.
Our cases include botched salon beauty treatments, such as eyebrow tints that have gone wrong, compensation for assaults, nursing home residents who have been injured or died due to inadequate care, Segway accidents and even those injured by safety signposts falling on top of them whilst out on the school run.
Many people experience serious accidents that have a disastrous effect on their lives, and thousands more experience loss of earnings, require short or long-term medical help or have to make significant changes to the way they live their lives.
If you are injured through no fault of your own there is the potential to take legal action. To check and see whether you have a legitimate claim call Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0891 331.
Blog by Tara Davison.