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What are the most common causes for accidents in the UK?

Every year, millions of people injure themselves in some way. Whether that injury is something slight like a paper cut or something more serious like a broken wrist, injuries are mainly caused by unseen hazards and distraction.


Slips, trips and falls from unseen hazards
In the United Kingdom the most common accidents are slips, trips and falls and these accidents can happen anywhere including on the high street or at work. Most slips, trips and falls occur because of an unseen hazard, such as a raised paving slab on the street or black ice in the middle of the road. Thankfully, the injuries sustained from such accidents are usually minor, however they can be serious and especially so for pensioners and younger children, who have more fragile bones.

Road traffic accidents because of distraction
Another common cause for accidents in the UK is not paying attention, and one of the most common accidents arising from this is the road traffic accident. Accidents on our roads are particularly common in the morning and during rush hour. This can be attributed to the fact that there are more vehicles on the road at these times. However, it’s also important to consider that in our increasingly connected lives, people are becoming more and more distracted while driving whether that’s through using a satellite navigation system or taking a phone call hands free – and distraction is one of the main causes of accidents.

Most common claims in the United Kingdom 

In terms of accident claims in the UK, statistics show that our assertions above regarding how common slips, trips and falls and road traffic accident are were well placed. The most common accident claims processed by law firms are for these very accidents. In fact, slips trips and falls account for over a third of all workplace accident claims.

If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall or a road traffic accident, you could be owed compensation worth thousands of pounds. You have three years from the date your injuries became clear to make a claim, and making a claim is a simple process – your only input will be an interview and attending a medical examination. If your claim is clear-cut, then you could have your financial compensation in just 6-8 weeks.

To find out if you have a claim, you should contact UK Claim Lawyers on Freephone 0808 278 2370. By calling our helpline, you can speak with a highly trained claims advisor who will help you to ascertain your eligibility to make a claim and answer all of your claims-related questions, including how much compensation you could be entitled to.
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