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Suffering a slip, trip or fall in a public place can be both painful and embarrassing. The most serious cases can result in fractures, head injuries, back injuries, and even paralysis. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a total of 111,000 injuries are inflicted in the UK each year as a result of slips, trips or falls – many of which could have been prevented.
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 you have suffered a slip, trip or fall, then you could be entitled to compensation as a result of the injuries and losses that you have sustained. This includes help with your treatment and any future care that may be required, as well as compensation for any time taken off work to recover.
The occupier of a property is obliged to take reasonable steps to ensure visitor safety. If you believe that your injury is the result of the occupier not taking reasonable steps, then our experienced personal injury solicitors can advise on your case and whether you can pursue a slip, trip and fall compensation claim.
If you are unsure as to whether you have a claim, and if you do not know whether a private landowner or a local authority is to blame, then our personal injury solicitors can help. We have assisted many clients around the country to make a successful slip, trip and fall claim after suffering an accident that was somebody else’s fault.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that around 111,000 injuries associated with slips, trips and falls are reported in Britain each year. Many of these accidents are preventable with proper care and safety provisions. Unfortunately, they do happen, with slips, trips and falls leading to members of the public sustaining pain, injury or loss.
Here at Hampson Hughes, we have a team of highly trained and diligent accident injury solicitors, known for assisting many clients who have suffered injuries after falling, tripping or slipping in different public places. You have a right to be compensated for any injury experienced after a slip, trip or fall, provided:
Employers, event managers, site planners and a whole range of other parties should employ all the necessary safety measures to guarantee safety to all of their visitors. If the owner or the occupier fails to address possible hazards adequately, visitors are unreasonably exposed to higher levels of safety risk, leading to a possible accident injury claim.
Some of the most common compensation areas for a Slip, Trip and Fall claim include:
|Claim Area||Type of Injury||Expected Compensation|
|Paralysis||Quadriplegia||£284,610 to £354,260|
|Paraplegia||£192,090 to £249,270|
|Neck Injuries||Severe neck injuries - incomplete paraplegia, |
serious fractures, tissue damage, chronic pain
|£39,870 to around £130,060|
|Back Injuries||Severe back injury - incomplete paralysis, |
nerve damage, loss of sensation, mobility issues
|£34,000 to £141,150|
|Shoulder Injuries||Severe shoulder injury - damage to the |
brachial plexus with significant disability
|£16,830 to £42,110|
|Neck Injuries||Severe arm injury - no amputation, but little |
better off than if arm was lost
|£84,310 to £114,810|
|Limb injuries||Severe wrist injury - complete |
loss of function in wrist
|£41,760 to £52,490|
|Simple fracture of tibia or fibula or |
simple soft tissue injury to leg
|Up to £10,380|
|Serious knee injuries - leg fracture extending |
to knee joint, limiting movement
|£45,700 to £61,140|
|Modest ankle injuries - standards fractures, |
sprains and ligament injuries
|Up to £12,050|
|Modest foot injuries - simple fractures,|
ruptured ligaments, puncture wounds
|Up to £12,050|
If you are not sure whether you have a strong accident injury claim or not, our solicitors are ready to help. Once you contact us, our accident injury solicitors will be able to offer a free consultation, where we can assess where blame may lie for the injuries you have suffered. We have assisted many clients in Liverpool, London, Birmingham and across England and Wales to successfully claim compensation for a slip, trip or fall. No individual should suffer significant injury because of the inaction or negligence of another person. If you have suffered injuries due to trip, slip or fall, contact us.
Loss of earnings
Loss of earnings may be awarded where time away from work is taken as a result of your injury. You may also be eligible to claim for loss of future earnings where your claim has settled but you have not fully recovered and have not yet been able to return to work.
If a doctor authorises you to be away from your workplace, you may be entitled to lost earnings compensation. Our experienced accident injury solicitors will also be able to help you to claim for potential loss of earnings in the future, provided that the suffered injuries prevent you from resuming your work immediately.
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.
Your accident injury solicitor will help you to make a claim with regards to any slip, trip or fall injury. Some of the factors considered while determining the appropriate compensation include; the impact of the injuries on your life, recovery duration, and the pain levels involved.
Medical expenses and damages may be awarded to cover the cost of any reasonable and necessary medical treatment required as a result of the slip, trip or fall that you have suffered. Examples include:
Loss of Enjoyment
Loss of enjoyment opportunities, due to injuries like being unable to take part in your regular workouts in the gym, or any restriction from routine family activities like holidays or performing the ordinary household chores or caring for your children, also deserve appropriate compensation.
Here at Hampson Hughes, our skilful legal team will assess your potential claim against the other party responsible for your injury. Accident injury claims are made against the person or organisation who may be legally responsible for the actual accident that caused the injuries. Establishing whom to hold accountable for the injuries is not an easy task in some cases. For instance, if you trip over discarded rubbish, you may not immediately identify who is responsible for the negligence.
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.
However, even 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 compensation following a slip, trip or fall as long as the following 3 criteria are met:
After helping many clients around the UK to recover maximum compensation, our skilled personal injury solicitors have gained a reputation as experts in their field. If you’re uncertain about whether you actually have a claim, then our experts can discuss your case with you and provide you with reliable advice and guidance with regards to obtaining fair slip, trip and fall compensation.
The amount of slip and trip compensation you will receive will depend on the type and extent of the injuries you sustained during the incident. Here are some of the most common slip and trip injuries:
You can find out an estimate of how much compensation on average your injury is worth with our compensation calculator – please remember this is only an estimate and should not be relied upon.
Here at Hampson Hughes we endeavour to obtain the best possible outcome for all of our clients. To discuss a potential claim and average compensation levels, you can fill out our email contact form, or phone us on 0800 888 6888 to speak with our personal injury team about our services with regards to slip, trip and fall claims. In addition to obtaining compensation for the injuries, you may also be able to recover for any additional financial losses you have suffered as a result of the injury such as a loss in your earnings.
If you have yet to gather any evidence, you may be unsure where to begin. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors can help and we can advise you on the specific types of evidence that will be beneficial in progressing your claim. Where possible, Hampson Hughes Solicitors advise gathering evidence as soon as you can in support of your claim, including:
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault, then you should consult with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible in order to discuss your legal options. Discover today how we could help you by calling us on 0800 888 6888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our skilled and committed team of slip, trip and fall solicitors will provide you with all of the necessary legal assistance should we take on your claim. Tapping into their vast expertise and experience, our accident injury solicitors will advise you on the particular types of evidence critical in strengthening your claim before a court and obtain as much as they can on your behalf so please do not worry if you do not have any or all of it.
The three criteria highlighted below must be properly met for a person to make an accident injury compensation claim:
As one of the leading accident injury solicitors in the UK, with a track record for helping clients around England and Wales to obtain maximum compensation for their slip, trip and fall claims, we have a wealth of experience. Even if you are not sure of whether you have a strong claim, our legal experts will be able to offer a free consultation with you to discuss your possible accident injury claim, providing expert guidance to maximise the chance of a successful claim.
There are a range of different injuries that a slip, trip and fall solicitor could help you claim for, with the compensation being based on the extent of the injury or damages sustained and any financial losses. Some of the most frequent slip, trip and fall injuries include:
– Medical Expenses: Any compensation awarded should recognise the costs of any required treatment resulting from a slip, trip or fall. Such expenses may include:
i) Home visits, including carers or nursing staff
ii) Medical appointment travel costs, medical aids and physiotherapy
– Injuries: Your accident injury solicitor will help you to make a claim with regards to any slip, trip or fall injury. Some of the factors considered while determining the appropriate compensation include; the impact of the injuries on your life, recovery duration, and the pain levels involved.
– Lost Earnings: If a doctor authorises you to be away from your workplace, you may be entitled to lost earnings compensation. Our experienced accident injury solicitors will also be able to help you to claim for potential loss of earnings in the future, provided that the suffered injuries prevent you from resuming your work immediately.
– Loss of Enjoyment: Loss of enjoyment opportunities, due to injuries like being unable to take part in your regular workouts in the gym, or any restriction from routine family activities like holidays or performing the ordinary household chores or caring for your children, also deserve appropriate compensation.
As you can see, making a successful slip, trip and fall claim is a complex process that requires you to use a qualified and experienced accident injury solicitor.
With this in mind, you should consider the following points before choosing your ideal accident injury solicitors:
– Compare and contrast legal services
Always take the time to review the first consultation meeting to assess the expertise of the accident injury solicitors and how they communicated with you. Some of the questions that can guide you through the reflection process include:
i). Did they explain the legal process involved during the meeting?
ii). Did they look properly at the details of your potential claim?
iii). Did you feel satisfied with the expertise and experience they displayed?
– Do your research
Take the time to perform an online search about the leading lawyers in your region. Include your local area in your keyword searches. You can also seek recommendations from friends, colleagues or family members who have requested legal services for accident injury claims in the recent past.
– Consider the Legal Charges
Here at Hampson Hughes, we offer No Win No Fee claim options in the vast majority of cases, protecting your financial interests as we can claim our legal costs from the defendant. Always discuss the legal fees with your solicitor, avoid working with accident injury solicitors who ask for upfront charges with no guarantee of any success.
Failing to contact competent accident injury lawyers can greatly reduce your chances of winning your accident injury claim. We encourage our clients to document the event as well as they remember in order to inform your slip, trip and fall solicitor on the details of the incident to ensure that all the necessary points are included in the final claim.
Here at Hampson Hughes, we encourage our clients to ensure that they have fully benefited from our consultation services by:
Please contact Hampson Hughes today to speak to our slip, trip and fall solicitors and ascertain whether you have a chance of a successful slip, trip and fall claim. Once you contact our diligent and skilled team of solicitors, they will provide you with the expert advice and guidance you require, as we have done for many clients in Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and in many other places across England and Wales.
You can get in touch by phone, by email, by completing our online contact form, by requesting a callback or by reaching us on our social media accounts, with details of each method available on our Contact page. Our friendly and experienced team of legal professionals will be able to advise on your possible claim and the chances of securing slip, trip and fall compensation.
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