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It is well known now that if you have suffered an injury as a result of a third party’s negligence then you could make a compensation claim against them because they are likely to have owed you a duty of care for your health and safety. For example, road users owe each other a duty of care, medical professionals owe their patients and duty of care, employers owe their employees a duty of care, occupiers owe those who pass over their land a duty of care and so on.

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**Personal Injury Claims Bristol have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.

Sometimes however, whilst there has been a breach of the duty of care, the claimant may also be at fault for some of his or her injuries and this is known as contributory negligence. The most common example of contributory negligence is where a driver or passenger is injured in a car crash that was not their fault, but they have aggravated their injuries because they were not wearing a seat belt. Another example is where a passenger gets into a car with a driver who is over the limit and this results in an accident. A final example is one of an employee who is provided safety equipment by his or her employer but does not take the care to put the equipment on properly.

Personal Injury Claims - Contributory Negligence

In all the above scenarios it would be an unjust enrichment for the claimant to be able to make a compensation claim for the full amount as they would be (at least) partially to blame for their own injuries. In these circumstances, the amount of compensation that will be awarded will be reduced by the appropriate proportion to take into account the claimant’s own negligence.

If you would like to make a compensation claim following an accident where you were not wholly to blame then you should speak to one of our personal injury solicitors** in Bristol who will help you to make a claim which will include establishing by what proportion your compensation should be reduced if you were partially to blame for your own injuries.

Contact our Accident Claims solicitors** in Bristol

Call us on 01174 538 052 Furthermore, you can make an online enquiry here.

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