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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

    The most common fall-related injuries in elderly


    As we get older, it’s understandable that we would become far less steady on our feet. People over the age of 65 constitute the age group that has the highest risk of accidents. Moreover, in 2009, almost half of the deaths in this age group that stemmed from an accident were due to those individuals….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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…..

    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….

    Compensation for a fall on an uneven pavement


    Slips, trips and falls can occur anywhere and are a part of everyday life. In most cases they are completely accidental; modern life can be busy for the majority of people. However, a small amount of cases can be attributed to the negligence of a third party. This could be your workplace, your local authority….

    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….

    Compensation for slipping on a wet floor


    Wet floors are a major cause of slipping accidents and if you have experienced slipping on a wet floor, you may be able to claim for compensation, although it depends on the exact situation. If you slip on a wet floor in a public place or at work, where no warning signs were displayed, the….

    Avoiding slips, trips and falls during the Christmas period


    Christmas can undoubtedly be the most magical time of year, though it is dependent on a number of things, the core of which are: –  Good food –  Good company –  Good health The first two you have a relatively large amount of control over. However, accidents can strike at any time and slips, trips….

    Common injuries caused by slipping on ice


    When you think of injuries caused by slipping on ice, your mind probably turns automatically to elderly people. Whilst it’s true that elderly and frail people are most at risk from slipping in icy conditions, falling on ice can cause a range of injuries whatever your age, from cuts and bruises to broken bones or….

    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….

    Whose responsibility is the safety of public pavements?


    Sometimes it seems that our public roads and pavements are riddled with potholes, posing very serious dangers to the cyclists and pedestrians who have to navigate their bumpy surfaces. With many thousands of miles worth of roads and pavements in the UK, it’s easy to understand how difficult the maintenance of these must be. However,….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    Tripped on the pavement claims


    Tripped on the pavement accident claim information and advice If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your tripped on the pavement accident claims, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now on 0800 689 0500. Have you suffered an injury as a result of tripping….

    Accident in a public place claims


    Accident in a public place claim information and advice If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your accident in a public place claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500. Have you been injured in a public place? Each year,….

    Slip, trips and fall claims


    Slip, trip and fall information and advice If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your slip, trip and fall, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500. Have you suffered an injury after a slip, trip or fall? If you’ve slipped,….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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…..

    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 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….

    Pavement trip compensation


    Pavement trip compensation claims Many people are injured by tripping over uneven or defective pavements each year. Sometimes this results in only minor injuries such as cuts and bruises although it can also result in more serious injuries such as sprains or broken bones, as well as time off work for the person who has….

    Make an accident claim for a fall


    At Accident Advice Helpline we have over fifteen years of experience in dealing with individuals who have been hurt or injured as the result of something which was not their fault.  Unfortunately accidents can happen at any time to anyone in a variety of situations. The most common types of accidents are accidents at work,….



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