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Weather-related accident claims

There has been a significant rise in weather-related accident claims following the poor weather conditions during the last few years.

The weather has had an impact on all walks of life leading to a diversity of personal injury claims.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.

Insurance Companies report a Surge in Claims

Some of the top insurance companies have reportedly paid out over £650 million in weather-related accident claims comprising of damaged houses, cars and businesses. Personal injury claims also make up a considerable portion of the figures.

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Weather-related Accident Claims Types

Unfortunately, there are a number of different types of accidents which can occur as a result of extremities in weather, some of which are below. Of course, the list is not comprehensive and there may be other types of injuries you have experienced which you may want to discuss with our team of specialist personal injury solicitors:

  • Accidents in the snow
  • Slipped outside on an icy supermarket entrance
  • Fallen in the street on snow or ice
  • Been injured as a result of flooding
  • Had an accident in a car skidding on an icy road
  • Hit by debris from broken trees

One of the main types of accidents highlighted were car accidents caused as a result of a number of problems caused or exacerbated by the weather:

  • Motorists driving on icy roads
  • Motorsists hit by debris due to wind
  • Inadequate gritting of roads by the council
  • Potholes that are sufficiently managed in time by the council

The report concluded that most of the accidents were preventable if some attention to problems had been acknowledged and addressed beforehand.

Accidents from Wind

Wind can cause a lot of accidents, the main one is debris from broken trees as it can not only land on people, but cyclists can be hit, motorists, even trains or an accident from just walking along a street when the wind has blown an object into someone.

Accidents In The Snow

During the winter months, the snow can cause serious disruption and injury to many individuals.  While it is difficult to fully anticipate the snow, many people  are injured due to others’ unawareness of the potential hazards of accidents in the snow.

Have you been injured from icy or snow covered company pathways or vehicle entrances?  Have you received any injuries from other motorists’ careless driving in the snow? Have you suffered harm as a result of someone else’s negligence to properly remove the dangers of snow and ice?  You would be surprised how many people suffer from accidents in the snow.

Regardless of the situation, if you have been involved in a major or minor accident you could claim accident compensation.

Had a crash, slip or fall in the snow? Here’s how we can help you

Our aim is to remove as much stress as possible whilst providing you with clear information on your claim. With our dedicated and qualified team of accident and injury claims specialists, we’ll ensure that you’re always up to date with what’s happening while we continually strive to get you the 100% compensation you deserve.

Have you been injured from an accident because of the weather? We’re here for you

Having an accident in the snow can be a stressful and confusing time.  Many feel that they shouldn’t claim or that their claim is not serious enough for consideration.  With over 20 years of experience in accident claims, we feel that we have the necessary knowledge and expertise to help you through this difficult time.

With our full in-house team, we’ll ensure that your claim is our priority and we’ll take care of every detail of your snow-related accident. You won’t have to pay a penny for these services as we’ll reclaim the costs from the faulty party.

Start Your Weather-related Accident Claim with First Personal Injury

Weather-related accident claims cover a broad spectrum of personal injuries. Our helpful and friendly team will be able to guide you through the personal injury claims process confidently and easily.

If you feel you have a valid weather-related claim then please contact our team as soon as you can.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.

How Much Compensation?

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. Compensation is understood by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.

General Damages

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused are main factors that are used to determine how much general damage compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that highlights the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much general damage compensation you might be entitled to based upon your injuries.

Special Damages

In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, you may be able to reclaim any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensation for financial losses is known as special damages compensation. This can include losses such as loss of earnings due to not being able to return to work, the cost of treatment as well as travel to treatment. It is important that you keep any receipts or evidence of additional losses in order for these to be reclaimed.

With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.