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Hand Sanitiser Accident Claims

In compliance with government advice, you will usually now find hand sanitiser pumps upon entrance to a public place. This is in an attempt to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 through touching surfaces whilst on the premises. Whilst the intentions of hand sanitiser are positive, the increased presence has led to a surge in hand-sanitiser-related accidents in public places.

CONTACT THE CLAIMS EXPERTS

Jefferies Solicitors have over 25 years of experience in dealing with compensation claims. If you have suffered an injury because of an accident involving hand sanitiser, our lawyers may be able to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and help you win the compensation you are entitled to.

If you have been in a hand-sanitiser-related accident at work or in a public place, contact us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.

Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact us as soon as possible to assess your case.

Hand sanitiser locations

Hand sanitiser pumps will likely be placed in public spaces where the touching of surfaces/items is common. These places include areas such as:

  • Supermarkets
  • Cinemas
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Hairdressers
  • Hotels
  • Gyms
  • Salons
  • Theme parks
  • Train stations
  • Restaurants/Bars

Hand Sanitiser Accidents

Increased amounts of hand sanitiser can lead to a number of different types of accidents occurring. However, we often see hand santisier accidents that are the result of slips, trips, and falls resulting in soft tissue damage, fractures, and broken bones.

HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?

At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.

A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.

A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.

AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN HAND SANITISER ACCIDENT CLAIMS

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

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

HAND SANITISER ACCIDENT CLAIMS, START TODAY

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.