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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Slips, Trips and Falls Claims

    Can I sue the council after tripping on a pavement?


    ContentsWho’s at fault for my accident?How common are pavement trips and falls?What sort of injuries have you sustained?Should you claim compensation after tripping on a pavement?Your local council has a responsibility to ensure that pavements and roads in your area are well maintained and safe for pedestrians to use, yet you would be surprised how….

    First aid for slips and trips


    ContentsWhat to do after an accidentWho’s to blame for your accident?Why you might need first aid for slips and tripsTreating your slip and trip injuriesHow common are slip and trip accidents?How much compensation could you get?Did you know that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the workplace, according to figures….

    What is the average payout for a slip or fall?


    ContentsUnderstanding the average payout for a slip or fall?Which industries might see greater occurrences of a slip or a fall?Staying safe in the winter monthsThird-party negligenceCould we help you work out whether you can claim?Is there such a thing as an average payout for a slip or fall? These are among the more common things….

    Making a wet floor slipping accident claim


    Here at Accident Advice Helpline our team of experienced solicitors are on hand to advise you on how to go about making a successful wet floor slipping accident claim. Many victims of wet floor slips suffer in silence, not knowing that they can claim and win compensation for their injuries. Wet floors are a real….

    Have you slipped on a wet bathroom floor?


    ContentsHow to prevent accidents like this happeningWhat should you do?Bathrooms can by their very nature be damp and wet places. Normally they are fine, but when someone has a hot bath or shower, there will be a build-up of steam in the room. Of course, you would expect this and you’d put a mat on….

    Top tips for spotting pavement trip hazards


    ContentsWatch out for uneven paving stones when spotting pavement trip hazardsAn uneven tarmacked surfaceRegardless of how old you are, you may well have experienced times when you tripped over while walking along a pavement. If so you will know how important it is to be alert to spotting pavement trip hazards. You never know when….

    How to claim car park fall compensation


    ContentsInjuries suffered in car park fallsMaking a claim – what happens next?Have you suffered injuries after a fall in a car park? Pay-and-display car parks, multi-storeys or even your car park at work could all be the location for an accident that could leave you injured. But how about if somebody else is to blame….

    Claiming for tripping over an obtrusive tree root


    You may have heard that you can only take legal action if your accident was caused by another person, so is claiming for tripping over an obtrusive tree root possible? Actually, the answer is yes — at least in some circumstances. It all hinges on where the accident occurred and who was responsible for maintaining….

    Compensation for falling down stairs


    There are many ways we can be injured in life, but surely falling down stairs is one of those situations that can result in a number of nasty injuries. We all take care on stairs but there are cases when someone else is negligent in their responsibility to take care of and maintain a particular….

    The most common injuries caused by slips, trips and falls


    We are, as a species, naturally clumsy, but not all trips and falls are our fault. Many of the slips, trips and falls we suffer through have been the result of somebody else’s negligence and if the accident in question has left us seriously injured, our work and personal lives could be affected. If this….

    Compensation for slipping in an airport


    Next time you’re at the airport, jetting off to an exotic, far-flung destination, watch out for that wet floor sign! Of course, if you’ve already been involved in an accident and have been injured after slipping in an airport, you could find yourself able to claim personal injury compensation if somebody else is to blame…..

    What is a fall astride injury?


    ContentsHow has your fall astride injury impacted your life?Claiming compensation after your accidentA fall astride injury, also known as a ‘saddle injury’ is actually something that’s fairly common in children. However, it could happen to adults in an accident. It’s when the urethra is damaged by ‘falling astride’ an object, usually a bike saddle, handlebars,….

    Have you slipped on wet stairs?


    Most of us will encounter a flight of stairs at some point during our day, whether you’re going up and down stairs at work, climbing stairs in a department store or coming down stairs at your local coffee shop on your lunch break. Stairs are actually a fairly common place for accidents to happen, and….

    Suffering a back injury after a fall down stairs


    If you work in an office, shop or hotel with stairs, you probably rush up and down them multiple times a day without any thoughts about personal safety. But you’d be surprised at the number of people injured each year on stairs at work – and the number of claims we have handled for a….

    How to treat someone who has tripped over


    It can happen to any of us at any time, and often without prior warning. Therefore, having some knowledge of how to treat someone who has tripped over could be very useful indeed. Firstly, it is wise to check if the person is conscious. If they weren’t able to break their fall, they may have….

    Compensation for service station trips and falls


    An accident is probably the last thing on your mind when you stop to fill up at a service station, whether you’re coming home from work or in the middle of a long road trip. Yet service station trips and falls are actually surprisingly common – and most of the time they can be prevented…..

    Compensation for slipping on a polished floor


    Wooden or tiled floors are a breeze to keep clean and far more hygienic than carpeted floors, particularly in retail stores. But polished floors could cause an accident, especially if the floor has recently been cleaned and no warning sign has been displayed – or if the wrong cleaning products have been used, causing a….

    Compensation for being injured on a public footpath


    If you live in a rural area, you might find yourself using public footpaths on a regular basis, to get to work or visit friends. Or perhaps you regularly go rambling in the countryside and use public trails and footpaths to explore your surroundings. Whatever your reasons for using a footpath, did you ever stop….

    Compensation for tripping up on a pavement


    If pavements and walkways are not maintained, they can cause trip and fall injuries to pedestrians. We spend so much time walking on pavements that we sometimes forget it is somebody’s responsibility to make sure that they are safe. In most cases, this responsibility falls on the local council. Potholes in pavements can be just….

    Reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls for the elderly


    Every year, a third of people aged over 65 years old in the UK suffer slips, trips and falls. Sometimes it is impossible to avoid a fall when elderly, but experts estimate that around a third of falls are preventable. If you’ve suffered a fall and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to….

    How to treat elderly fall victims


    Many people are unaware of how to treat elderly fall victims. In reality, a fall for an elderly person could have more serious consequences than it might for someone far younger. Injuries such as hip fractures can be more common, and as such it is usually better to call for medical attention than to assume….

    What to do if you fell on dangerous stairs


    We are often told to take the stairs rather than the lift, usually because it is safer and better for our health to do so. The extra exercise can certainly be a good thing, but that’s only if you are walking up or down a safe set of stairs. Not all stairs can be said….

    Road and pavement defect claims


    Who is to blame if you catch your heel in a cracked paving stone and fall, injuring your ankle? Who’s at fault if you trip on a damaged kerb and sprain your wrist as you fall? Whose responsibility is it to keep our roads and pavement free of defects and safe to use? This usually….

    Slips, trips and falls


    Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident, and they injure thousands of people every day. If you have been hurt in this way, and the accident was the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation. You may be asking yourself what are slips, trips and falls and could they be….

    Types of injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls


    There are a huge variety of injuries sustained in slips, trips and falls. Some are very minor, but others are much more serious and can be life changing, if not fatal. Types of injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls It would be impossible to list all the different types of injuries sustained from slips,….

    How can slips, trips and falls occur?


    Do you want to know how can slips, trips and falls occur? How can slips, trips and falls occur? In no end of different ways. They can happen in the workplace, in shops, parks, on the street or maybe in your local restaurant. They can be caused by spillages, obstacles, loose flooring and any other….

    Slips, trips and falls claims


    Of all the unfortunate accidents people are involved in every year, some are certainly more common than others. For many people, their accident is either a slip, trip or a fall (and of course, many slips and trips lead to falls). Here we take a look at how such accidents happen and how slips, trips….

    Treatment for a slip, trip or fall injury


    Do you need treatment for a slip, trip or fall injury? If you have been involved in an accident and have been injured then you will most likely need medical treatment. Any treatment for a slip, trip or fall injury may require a stay in hospital or continued medical care in the weeks, months or….

    The cost of making a claim for a slip, trip or fall injury


    What is the cost of making a claim for a slip, trip or fall injury? We don’t consider the cost of making a claim for a slip, trip or fall injury because in truth we don’t expect to be involved in such accidents. Unfortunately though, thousands of people in the UK every year are the….

    Slip, trip and fall claims for personal injury


    Do you need help to make slip, trip and fall claims for personal injury? Whether it occurs in a public place, on a pavement or in a shop, those responsible for maintaining that particular area should be held accountable should you be involved in a slip, trip or fall incident. Making slip, trip and fall….

    Tripped on the road


    You may be already aware that it’s possible to receive personal injury compensation for an accident that was not your fault, e.g. if you have tripped on the road due to the local authority’s failure to maintain pavements properly. However we understand that in real life, there can be quite a lot of factors that….

    Trip compensation


    Unfortunately, the UK sees its fair share of slip, trip and fall accidents, both in public places and in work settings. Mostly, these incidents are caused by spills which leave floors slippery, or paths which have been poorly maintained, leading to potholes or elevated areas of ground. In workplaces, slips and trips can happen where….

    Suffered a slip at work


    If you have had the misfortune to have suffered a slip at work and sustained an injury in addition to feeling some discomfort, you may be feeling rather uncertain about what to do next. It’s important to know that you are not alone. Every year many people have accidents whilst at work and according to….

    Slip and fall settlement amounts


    ContentsWhat are the most common injuries after a slip and fall?How do slips, trips and falls happen?What if you’re injured in a public place?Why do slip and fall settlement amounts vary?It’s free to call usIf you have been injured after a slip and fall, you may be looking to make a claim for personal injury….

    Making a slip injury compensation claim


    An accident can happen in a number of ways, and more often than not if you’ve been impacted by an accident that took place due to no fault of your own, you can make a claim for personal injury. If you’re interested in making a personal injury claim following a slip for example, you might….

    Fall cases


    Can slip and fall cases be compensated? Yes, they can with Accident Advice Helpline, and if you read on you will find out how this can be done. Slip and fall cases: the facts If you slip and fall, you could suffer injuries. A slip can happen on a wet or oily floor, and when….

    How much compensation is paid for a bad fall?


    Injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Wondering how much compensation is paid for a bad fall? If you have suffered an injury and it was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to find you the compensation you deserve. The burning question.. How much compensation is paid for a bad fall’?….

    How much compensation is paid for a trip?


    Are you thinking of claiming for injuries and wondering how much compensation is paid for a  trip? Whilst a trip or a slip may seem like a relatively minor issue, and in many cases will only result in the bruising of one’s pride, if you are unfortunate it can result in a surprisingly severe injury…..

    Tripped on a loose kerb stone


    Trips on defective pavements are among the most common forms of accident. Often they result in embarrassment rather than injury, or only minor injuries such as minor cuts and bruising. However, they can also result in more serious injuries such as broken bones. Many injuries caused by people having tripped on a loose kerb stone….

    Slip, trip and fall compensation


    Slips, trips and falls are among the most common form of accident in the UK. People are suffering accidents which are caused by defective surfaces or inadequate warnings to alert them to the dangers. Defects in the floor surface can include cracked pavement surfaces or uneven paving slabs. Generally, a pothole that is more than an….

    Injury after slipping on water


    How can you get compensation for an injury after slipping on water? You could have been injured at your place of work when there was water lying around that was not meant to be there. You could also have been in your own home and slipped on water as a faulty appliance was leaking. No….

    Falling down a manhole


    ContentsCovers should be safely in placeGet advice after falling down a manholeCall Accident Advice Helpline about falling down a manholeYou may have heard compensation stories about people falling down a manhole because of missing or damaged covers which may sound humorous at first, but it is a very serious matter.Compensation Stories for Falling Down a….

    Slipped on water and injured


    Suffering an injury after slipping on water is a very common source of a claim: whether in a public place, at work, or elsewhere. It’s easy to see why slipping on water is such a common occurrence, and why it so often leads to injuries. It can be very difficult to see, and hard floors….

    Slipped at work


    Slipped at work If you have slipped at work and had an accidental injury as a consequence, and your employer did not take the correct safety procedures to protect you, then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim against your employer. Injuries caused by slipping at work have become a more regular occurrence. Slip injuries….

    Slip and trip claims


    Slip and trip claims are amongst the most common types of claim in the UK. They are caused by a range of factors and can result in a variety of injuries from minor cuts and bruising, to broken bones and even permanent disability. What causes slip and trip claims? Mostly, slip and trip claims are….


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