It’s Injury Prevention Week 2021, a campaign from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) which aims to raise awareness and reduce the number of avoidable injuries in the UK.
The APIL commissioned research conducted by YouGov which found that most people do not think about the safety of others. The findings of the report have led to increased support from members of parliament who have taken to social media to spread the message to the public that everyone has a part to play in helping to avoid needless injury.
While accidents will always happen, last year hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims were registered in Britain, enough to fill more than six Wembley stadiums! These people all suffered avoidable injuries, which have an impact not only on them and their families, but also the NHS and the economy.
During this Injury Prevention Week, APIL is also highlighting that a personal injury claim compensates people who were injured by others in circumstances where that injury could have been avoided. This is the key difference between an incident that is simply an accident and an incident that gives rise to a personal injury claim. There are no grounds for a personal injury claim if it is a genuine accident where no one is at fault, where a person is injured in circumstances where no one could have foreseen the incident which caused the injuries.
At Hatch Brenner we understand the consequences of injury and suffering caused by negligence and, because we specialise in high value and complex claims, these injuries are usually life-changing for the injured party, their family and friends. If you think you have a personal injury claim, please contact our team on 01603 660811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.