Slip, Trip & Fall Injury Claims
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Slip, Trip & Fall Injury Claims
Slip, trip and fall compensation claims are some of the most common types of personal injury claims that we deal with. Often there is no-one to blame but ourselves when it comes to this type of accident but sometimes they are caused because someone else is at fault.
Take a wet floor in a supermarket for example. Each year hundreds of people come to us because they have suffered an accident due to a wet floor in a public place. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer this type of accident you should keep a note of witnesses and make sure the accident is recorded in your own words as soon as possible in the store accident book.
In addition to this we are also contacted by clients after they have tripped over an uneven paving slab. If your accident was the result of a slip or trip on the pavement or public highway, you may be able to bring a claim against the local government or highway authority. It will be necessary to show that the pavement was in a dangerous condition and that this caused the injury.
There are also possible legal claims for slips and trips on other’s land under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957. The act applies to all injuries on owner occupied land. We know that some horrific accidents can take place on other peoples property and have experience in dealing with these claims. Due to the high potential value of these types of cases and the complex law involved occupiers liability cases are often taken to the highest courts.
If you or a member of your family has experienced a slip, trip or fall that was the fault of someone other than yourself then you could be eligible to make a slips, trips and falls compensation claim.
Before Taking Legal Action
If an accident happens, wherever possible always keep a record and take photographs if relevant; take the names and home addresses of witnesses; keep evidence of doctors visited and treatments received and keep receipts for any injury related expenses.
It is advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as is possible after suffering an accident as there are strict time limits for dealing with personal injury compensation claims. Slip, trip and fall compensation claims need to be started in court within three years of the accident happening or within three years of it becoming clear that you are injured as a direct result of the incident.
Our slips, trips and falls personal injury solicitors are experts in all aspects of public liability law and have a proven track record after successfully representing clients who have suffered as a result of a variety of slip, trip and fall accidents. Clear Answers’ solicitors will not only provide you with expert legal advice, we will also ensure that the compensation claims process is as simple as possible so that you always know where you stand.
Slip, Trip & Fall Compensation Claims
In deciding the amount of accident compensation to award you the court will assess the severity of the injury caused by your slip, trip or fall; the levels of pain and distress it caused you; the chances of a full recovery and the cost of any medical treatment. The courts will also make a separate award to cover loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses you may have incurred as a result of your accident. In order for your claim to succeed you must be able to prove that a third party was at fault.
- Slipping on the wet floor of a supermarket where there was no visibly clear warning of the danger.
- Inadequate lighting in a public building which has caused you to fall down the stairs.
- Tripping over a poorly placed or hidden object in a public place.
- Slipping on a patch of icy ground in a public place that should have been gritted.
- Tripping over workmen’s tools in a public place.
- Falling over a loose curb stone.
We understand that many potential Claimants have questions they would like to ask before starting their claim. Our solicitors are available to answer these and to discuss your options.
Helping people make successful compensation claims for slip or trip accidents, our specialist solicitors have acted for Claimants injured in a wide range of environments including supermarkets, on pavements, public roads and other thoroughfares.
Compensation awards and settlements have been successfully negotiated for injuries including:
- Wrist and arm injuries
- Bruises and cuts
- Sprained and broken ankles
- Back and neck injuries
- Slip Injuries arising from leaking and spilled fluids
- Trips caused by discarded packaging
- Falls and trips caused by poorly-maintained walkways
- Our solicitors take care of the legal work and negotiation so you can prioritise your recovery.