If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. You need to ask yourself the question, under what circumstances can I make a claim for a fall?
Slips, trips, and falls can happen at any time, in any place, but if you’ve suffered injuries through no fault of your own in a public place, you have the right to claim compensation.
I’ve fallen in a public place, can I make a claim?
There are certain qualifying criteria for slip, trip and fall claims and generally speaking, you will only be eligible for compensation if you suffered injuries or illness as a result of the incident, it affected your day to day life and it occurred in the last three years.
If you’ve slipped, tripped or stumbled and it wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim and the AAH will be able to help you get compensation. The claims process is straightforward and hassle-free.
If the following statements apply to you, you should consider making a claim:
- you slipped, tripped or fell in a public place
- the incident happened within the last 3 years
- you sought medical attention at the time
- the incident was not your fault
Accident Advice Helpline can provide useful information on the question, under what circumstances can I make a claim for a fall?
Will my personal injury claim be successful?
It’s impossible to say whether a claim will be successful or not without the facts. Legal experts consider the details of each case on an individual basis and determine whether there is a good chance that the claim will be approved. If you have suffered injuries or illness as a result of a slip, trip, or fall in a public place and it wasn’t your fault, it is likely that you will get compensation.
However, if the incident was unavoidable or you were at fault in any way, it is very unlikely it will be upheld. For example, if you slip in a supermarket, office block or a public building following a spillage and there was no warning sign clearly displayed, compensation may be granted. However, if there was a warning sign there to alert people to the wet floor and you trip, the chances of making a successful claim are very slim.
It is important to get as much information together as possible to back up your case; this may include witness statements and medical records.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown