Slips, Trips and Falls Personal Injury Compensation Claims Advice – UK, England & Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland
Have you been injured as a result of a slip, trip or a fall?
Duty of Care
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or a fall for example on the street, in a shop or a pub then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. When walking in the street, shopping in a store or as a patron of a pub you are owed a duty of care by the relevant public authority, the shop owner and the pub landlord respectively. If these parties have been negligent or breached their duty of care towards you resulting in personal injury to you then you may be entitled to claim injury compensation.
No win no fee
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or a fall why not let our no win no fee panel Solicitors deal with your personal injury claim for you? If you have been injured you have three years from the date of that accident in which to claim injury compensation.
What do I do if I wish to bring an injury compensation claim following a slip, trip or fall?
As soon as your physical pain/injuries allow it you should gather the following evidence to aid the claims process:
- Negligent Third party Liability Insurance details including policy number (not relevant if accident occurred on street/property maintained/owned by public authority;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Photographs of injuries following the accident;
- Photographs of scarring following the accident;
- Details of those who witnessed the accident;
- Details of witnesses who can provide evidence on previous similar accidents/injuries or comment on the poor health/safety practices at the accident location;
- Incident Report Form and name/position of person accident reported to;
- Ensure injuries are recorded/noted by medical Practitioners qualified to treat injuries such as Paramedics/Hospital/GP/Physiotherapist;
- If medication is required for your injuries ensure this is obtained on prescription as this is easily evidenced;
- CCTV of the accident;
- Accident report forms filled with any other health & safety agencies.
Financial Loss compensation claims
As well as compensation for injuries you may be able to claim for financial loss such as loss of earnings (past and future), care, physiotherapy, travel to and from medical appointments, damaged possessions and home modifications. Keep receipts to prove your loss.
A broken leg resulting from a slip, trip or a fall type accident can result in up to a £175,000.00 injury compensation settlement for general damages.
In addition to this the Plaintiff/Claimant would be entitled to claim for financial/special damages/losses as above to include loss of earnings (past and future), care, physiotherapy, travel to and from medical appointments, damaged possessions and home modifications.
Our no win no fee panel Solicitors can advise you on the value of your claim in the UK, England & Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland.
Common injury compensation claims following slips, trips or falls
Common injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall type accident typically result in the following compensation claims:
- Head injury claims:
- Back injury claims:
- Foot Injury claims:
- Arm injury claims;
- Leg Injury claims;
- Neck Injury claims;
- Shoulder injury claims;
- Hip Injury claims.
In the UK you have three years from the date of your accident or three years from the date that you become aware that the cause of your injuries were linked to your fall in which to process your claim for injury compensation.
If more than three years passes before you become aware of the cause of your injuries you will have three years from that date on which you became aware of the cause of your injuries in which to process your claim for compensation.
In Ireland you have two years from the date of your accident or from the date that you became aware that your injuries were related to your fall in which to process your claim for personal injury compensation.
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It is always best however to begin the injury claim process as soon as possible so do not delay -get in touch with us today for free no win no fee Solicitor injury compensation claim advice.
Let our no win no fee Solicitors take the stress away and get you the injury compensation you deserve by guiding you through the compensation claims process from start to settlement or Court. Remember to try our injury compensation claim calculator to value your claim!