At Hampson Hughes Solicitors, our expert personal injury solicitors are here to help. If you have suffered an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact our team of personal injury solicitors today.
Our expert personal injury solicitors have helped many people who have been injured after a slip, trip or a fall in a public place. If the slip, trip or fall was caused by factors beyond your control, you stand a chance of being compensated for personal damages suffered. You can determine who is liable for a claim based on where the accident occurred. For example, If you slip on a pavement that is cracked or uneven, the council could be liable.
Damages towards loss of earnings may be awarded where time away from work is authorised by a doctor.
You may also be eligible to claim for loss of future earnings where your injury prevents an immediate return to the workplace.
You can claim for any injuries you’ve sustained as a result of a slip, trip or fall.
The extent of your injuries; recovery time and the impact these injuries have had on your subsequent quality of life will all be taken into consideration when determining the compensation awarded.
Medical expenses and damages may be awarded to offset the cost of any reasonable and necessary additional medical treatment required as a result of the slip, trip or fall that you have suffered.
Home visits (e.g. nursing staff, carers)
Physiotherapy, medical aids, travel costs to and from medical appointments
‘Gratuitous care’ – compensation towards the costs of care provided by family
Any loss of enjoyment as a result of your injuries e.g. being unable to participate in regular activities such as the gym or being restricted in your daily life such as caring for children or performing normal household duties.
Your solicitor must establish who the other party is, who was legally responsible for the accident and that your injuries resulted from that accident. In some cases, such as tripping over discarded rubbish in a public place, it may not be immediately obvious who is to blame. If you are not certain who caused the accident you may still be able to make a claim. Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully made slip and trip compensation claims against parties including employers, retailers and local authorities. In many instances, the responsible party is insured for injuries caused and we liaise directly with the insurance company who provide their cover.
Anyone can claim for workplace injury compensation; however the following 3 criterias must be met:
The occupier of a property is obliged to take reasonable steps to ensure visitor safety. Unreasonable exposure to risk occurs where the occupier fails to respond appropriately to a potential hazard. If you believe that your injury is the result of unreasonable exposure to risk, we can help.
This include places like cinema, restaurant, hotel, hospital, gym, school etc…
Depending on the circumstances of your claim, negligence may be attributed to a private land owner or to a local authority. If you are unsure as to whether you have a claim, and if you do not know whether a private land owner or a local authority is to blame, we can help.
The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the type and extent of the injury or injuries you sustained during the accident. Here are some of the most common road accident injuries:
You can find out an estimate of how much compensation on average your injury is worth with our compensation calculator – but please note, this is only a guide.
If you have yet to gather any evidence, you may be unsure where to begin. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors can help – upon accepting your claim, we will advise you on the specific types of evidence that will be beneficial in progressing your claim. However, there are many general types of evidence that are likely to form the basis of your claim, such as:
For more information and to find out if you have a slip, trip or fall claim, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors.