Had a Slip, Trip or Fall? You Could Be Entitled to Thousands in Much-Needed Compensation
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common, but also the most severe forms of personal injury. A simple slip on a wet floor or trip over a loose carpet tile can result in torn muscles and ligaments, fractures and dislocations, head, neck or spinal injuries and in the most severe cases, long-term mobility problems, paralysis or even death.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall in a public space or workplace, you could be rightly entitled to much-needed financial compensation from the business or local authority that was responsible for your safety.
The result of a slip, trip or fall can be devastating, not only for the injured party, but their dependants and loved ones too. We work with people every day who are dealing with physical injuries, struggling with the impact of those injuries on their family relationships and emotional well-being, and the heavy burden of financial losses too.
If this is the first time you have ever been in a position where you need to recover from a slip, trip or fall then it’s likely you don’t yet know what the long-term impact of your accident will be on you and your family, what your compensation entitlement is, or who to pursue for compensation.
Personal injury lawyers specialise in resolving these issues and can help you secure your compensation. These are some of the most frequently asked questions:
Can I claim for compensation?
A successful compensation claim relies on proving that your personal injuries have been caused by the negligence of someone else. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall through no fault of your own, then you are legally entitled to be compensated for it.
Being able to prove that an employer, public business or local authority is responsible for your injuries means being able to give a clear account of what happened. In some circumstances it can be stressful to relive an accident, so writing it down can be helpful in making sure that you provide as much detail as possible and don’t forget anything. It is also useful to provide details of any witnesses who can confirm your accident happened as you describe it.
What can I claim compensation for?
Calculating exactly how much you are entitled to can be complicated, but a personal injury lawyer can help you through the process to make sure you claim the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Each claim varies depending on the nature of the injuries. Broadly speaking, you are initially entitled to be compensated for the pain and suffering caused as a direct result of your accident. This can range between a few hundred pounds, to hundreds of thousands.
On top of that, it’s likely that you’re also owed money to cover the financial losses caused by your injuries. This includes medical bills for things like surgery, dental work or physiotherapy, travel expenses, damage to clothing or property, any loss of earnings and the costs of future healthcare if you need it.
Will I need to pay for making a claim?
No. The personal injury lawyers at Accident Compensation 4 UK specialise in these sorts of compensation claims and can offer you free advice and support. Once we’ve established that you have a right to compensation, we will handle your slip, trip or fall claim on a No Win No Fee basis.