Slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of injuries seen by doctors and nurses in Accident and Emergency departments up and down the country, but often, they can be avoided. Sometimes, you have to take responsibility for a trip, but if you’ve hurt yourself as a result of a fall and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Have you had a slip, trip or fall in Camden?
Camden is a thriving area of London, with bars and restaurants aplenty and an eclectic mix of independent shops, markets and chain stores. There are many reasons why you may want to visit Camden, from the famous Camden Lock market to London Zoo, but the last thing you want to think about is ending up in hospital after slipping in a public place. Local councils, shop and restaurant owners and public building managers have a duty to ensure that public facilities are safe and free from hazards, which may result in injuries and illness. If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a public place accident in Camden, you may be eligible for compensation.
Common injuries caused by public place falls
Falls are very common and they range from mild to severe; you can normally bounce straight back from a small trip, but a severe fall, a fall from height or an awkward landing can leave you with serious, potentially life-limiting or life-threatening injuries. The most common injuries caused by falls include:
- Grazes and lacerations.
- Head injuries.
- Spinal injuries.
Slip and trip compensation: How can I make a claim?
If you’ve had a fall in a public place, it is important to jot down as much information as possible about the incident. Write down what happened, talk to other people who saw the accident and ask for their contact details so they can provide a witness statement and seek medical attention. Once you have the relevant information about your public liability claim, contact Accident Advice helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our expert legal team will take your case from there and get you the personal injury compensation you deserve without any stress or hassle; the majority of clients never attend court proceedings and most of the information required by the lawyers can be collected via the telephone. Our firm has over 15 years of experience and has established a reputation for reliability and integrity.
Date Published: February 12, 2014
Author: David Brown