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.
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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.
What can slip trip and fall compensation cover?
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.
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 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:
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
Who can you make a claim against?
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.
Who can make a Slip, Trip or Fall claim?
Anyone can claim for compensation following a slip, trip or fall as long as the following 3 criteria are met:
You must have sustained an illness or injury
The illness or injury must be a direct result of someone’s negligence
The incident must have taken place in the last 3 years (although minors can claim from 3 years after their 18 birthday).
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.
How much is a Slip, Trip or Fall claim worth?
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:
Cuts, abrasions, and bruising
Injuries to the joints (e.g ankles and knees)
Head and brain injuries (including concussion)
Neck, back and shoulder injuries
Spinal cord injury
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.
What evidence do I need for a Slip, Trip or Fall claim?
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:
Specifics regarding the location of the incident
The precise date and time
The cause of your slip, trip or fall (e.g. wet surface, defective paving etc.)
Photographs or video of the scene and what caused you to fall
Contact details of the land owner or the attending company representative
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.
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