By Ian McKenzie | Submitted On February 04, 2015,
In a perfect world there would be no accidents. We live in a world however which is far from being perfect, and accidents do occur. Accidents are never planned, they happen unexpectedly by chance.
Duty of care is an obligation that we all have. This involves doing whatever is reasonable to keep ourselves and others free from harm and personal injury. If you or someone you know has been involved in a work accident or a road traffic accident, you or the person you know may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The fact that an accident has occurred would suggest that someone or some people were in breach of their duty of care obligations. It may be that a product was faulty or a machine was not properly maintained. Regardless of the cause, compensation claims can be made.
Medical attention would be one of your immediate concerns following an accident, not making accident claims. Deal with your medical issues first, as in most areas you will be allowed some time before commencing legal proceedings. Be sure to check the legislation in your local area, and seek legal advice as soon as you are well enough to do so.