When people talk about making accident claims or even simply about an accident they have been involved in, they are usually using an erroneous term. We talk about accidents as we can relate to the term and therefore understand exactly what might have happened. However, by using such a blanket term, the majority of us may be missing the point about making accident claims – if there is a claim to be made, then someone is to blame and therefore the event was not an accident.
Road traffic accidents are now being referred to as road traffic incidents to reflect this fact, and something as serious as a traffic collision should not be treated lightly. Yet, it is not just traffic collisions that need to be renamed, but any incident or ‘accident,’ whether in the office or out on the street.
If you have been involved in an ‘accident,’ it is therefore very important to ask yourself how such an event took place. Was it your fault or someone else’s? If the latter is the case, then you may well be entitled to make personal injury claims and get remuneration for whatever incident has occurred.
Whether you have lost control of your car or tripped and fallen, looking into the cause of the incident can reveal very interesting things. Was the floor slippery? Had there been a diesel spill on the road that had not been flagged up? In the majority of cases, there will always be a significant cause to an incident, and simply realising that accidents almost never happen and that such an event will have someone to blame (whether yourself or someone else) could help you understand whether or not you might be able to make personal injury claims and be fully compensated for whatever has occurred, no matter how big or small.