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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

    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 in a pothole

    We are all aware of potholes and the potential hazards they can bring forth to all road users, not to mention any pedestrians who may be crossing the roads at any time. Some potholes are relatively small but if they are not dealt with and filled they can soon become larger and potentially become a….

    Compensation for tripping in the street

    Tripping in the street may be an embarrassing experience, especially in a busy shopping area. However, embarrassment may be the least of your worries if you suffer a head injury or a broken bone from your fall. Some cities have ‘problem areas’ where the pavements have been destroyed by excessively bad weather or wear and….

    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….

    Laboratory Accidents: Slips, trips and falls

    Laboratories are hazardous environments, with risks of potential workplace injuries including chemical burns; thermal burns caused by hot equipment, explosions and/ or fires; exposure to potentially toxic fumes; cuts and electrocutions. In addition, there is also a risk of slips, trips and falls. Potential causes of laboratory slips, trips and falls Accidental spills that have….

    Winter slip accident advice

    Looking for winter slip accident advice? Then you’ve come to the right place. At Accident Advice Helpline, we provide a free service so that you can call and get assistance with working out your legal options. We’re ready to help at all hours, seven days a week, and getting our help doesn’t mean that you….

    Public place trip and fall claims

    Have you suffered a slip, trip or fall in a public place that wasn’t your fault? If you have, you may be eligible for compensation for public place trip and fall claims. Slips, trips, and falls are amongst the most common causes of personal injury claims and Accident Advice Helpline has many years of experience….

    Common causes of trips and slips

    Trips and slips are very common; most of us are familiar with the feeling of losing our footing and ending up in a pile on the floor, but what if you had an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault? Trips are one of the most common reasons people make a work accident claim;….

    Slips, trips and falls – What to be aware of when making a claim

    People are often cynical about people seeking compensation in the event of a slip, trip or fall. It is true that sometimes such accidents can be the result of being careless. However, people are less likely to be cynical if they are the ones who have injured themselves because a company forgot to put up….

    How to avoid embarrassing slip ups

      The potential for embarrassing and damaging slips, trips and falls, in the workplace, anywhere for that matter, lurks menacingly around every corner. We’ve all experienced the awkward shuffle that immediately follows a stumble, nervously glancing around to assess if anyone saw your impromptu Michael Flatley impersonation. The fact is, however, that there are often….

    Parental tiredness with kids

    Being a parent is tough – the only people who say otherwise are those who haven’t had children. Part of the challenge with babies and young children is overcoming the tiredness to make sure they stay safe, and don’t suffer slips, trips and falls. Accidents at home can and do happen, so don’t be lulled….

    Some advice about fall injury treatment

    Suffering from a serious fall at work or elsewhere can be a scary experience and if you had to get medical attention for your injury then you may be left wondering about your right to compensation. Compensation can be awarded for your pain and also for any financial or emotional suffering you have endured. Fall….

    Can you claim for falling on ice injuries?

    The winter months can present us with some beautiful sights outdoors. Crisp mornings with a glimmering frost, freshly-fallen snow (if we’re lucky) and a chance to see the world in minus temperatures. But of course, for some, the winter brings with it falling on ice injuries, and those are definitely not pleasant at all. Falling….

    Sometimes fall in bathtub injuries can be serious

    If you’ve ever fallen over in the bath, you’ll know the outcome can be extremely painful. Any fall can be painful, of course, but when you’re in a wet environment that is likely to have tiles in the immediate vicinity, either on the walls or the floor or perhaps both, the result can include several….

    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….

    Can you win compensation for fall-related injuries?

    If you have been the victim of a fall-related accident you may be wondering if you can make a claim for compensation. Fall-related injuries can be serious and if your accident happened in the last three years and required medical attention then you could be entitled to make a claim, providing that the accident was….

    Compensation for fall injuries in the elderly

    Slip, trip and fall injuries are amongst some of the most common types of injuries suffered in accidents. Whilst most of us will suffer minor injuries such as cuts and bruises or a sprained ankle after a trip and fall, the consequences of these types of accidents are much more serious for elderly people. As….

    Have you tripped on a broken pavement?

    Broken pavements don’t often come to light, but when they do they can potentially cause a significant hazard to anyone walking on them. While paving slabs are large and heavy, they can break if they have some kind of weakness in them, or if something heavy is dropped on them. If the slab was not….

    Have you tripped due to negligence?

    What does negligence mean? Put simply, it means a lack of care. For instance, it might mean an employer has failed to take adequate care in making the workplace safe for their employees. It may also refer to a breach of duty in the same manner. An employee responsible for health and safety may not….

    Have you slipped in a health spa?

    The idea of going to a health spa would be a real treat for many of us. It would provide the perfect chance to escape and unwind, and enjoy some time away from the everyday stresses and strains you might be feeling. You certainly wouldn’t expect to come home having slipped in a health spa,….

    Have you slipped due to negligence?

    How easy is it to slip over? Most of us will have done this at one time or another, but it is not always the case that we would have slipped due to negligence. For this to be true, we must have been in a position where someone else has not done their duty in….

    Have you fallen over in public?

    Falling over might look funny in a cartoon or a comedy programme, but it is rarely as amusing when it happens in real life. If you are lucky, you may not be in a position to hurt yourself, and you can simply get up and get on with whatever you were doing initially. However, if….

    Injuries you could sustain in a fall

    Suffering any kind of fall could potentially leave you with a variety of injuries. This is true no matter whether you suffer a minor fall, perhaps on an uneven pavement, or a fall from height. Of course, the latter is more likely to leave you with more serious injuries. Some people will die after suffering….

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