Slips, trips and falls account for roughly a third of the 3 million accidents that happen every year in the UK, and although they might not sound like a serious accident, that depends on where you slip, trip or fall.
The seriousness of slips, trips and falls in Uttlesford
Slips, trips and falls in Uttlesford, or anywhere else, can be very serious, and sometimes end in severe injuries or death.
Slipping down a flight of stairs, tripping over an obstacle or falling from great height can cause serious injuries, much more then the few cuts and bruises, and maybe a bit of hurt pride that you think of when you hear of slips, trips and falls in Uttlesford.
- Just imagine if you are working on a roof doing a repair, and the scaffolding is not as secure as it should be. You could easily fall three or four levels, and be very lucky to survive the impact as you land.
- Just imagine if you are carrying something down a flight of stairs that is not properly lit so you do not see that the top couple of stairs have had something spilt on them. You could slip and tumble from top to bottom and sustain some very nasty injuries.
- Just imagine if you work in a factory and someone has left an obstacle in a walkway between two pieces of machinery. If you trip over the obstacle you could fall into a piece of moving machinery, and the consequences could be dire.
These might just be suggestions of the way slips, trips and falls in Uttlesford can happen, but things like this do happen every day of the week, and if they were not the fault of the injured victim, they are entitled to claim compensation from whoever was to blame.
Claiming the compensation you are entitled to
Compensation is a legal right in the UK if you have been injured by the actions of someone else, as long as you needed medical attention and the accident happened no more than three years ago.
If this is the situation you find yourself in, you should be getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, as we are a specialist law firm that has been making successful personal injury claims for over 14 years.
Our solicitors are experts in making compensation claims, and with nearly 200 of them, we can offer nationwide coverage to all innocent victims of accidents that were the fault of someone else.
To find out more about how we can help you, get in touch via our website or by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.