No one wants to be in hospital for any reason. We visit friends and family members when they are ill or injured, but we’d rather they weren’t in hospital in the first place, of course. In addition no one wants to be in a position where they require hospital treatment of any kind.
Things like this do happen of course, and when they do we learn how to cope with them. However, if you were to receive an injury because you tripped over in a hospital, perhaps while working there or while visiting, you have a right to see whether hospital trip compensation could be paid to you for your injuries.
What could you trip over?
It’s possible to trip up a set of stairs if you aren’t looking where you are going. However, this would be your own fault, rather than the fault of someone else. This is what must be the case if you have a chance of getting hospital trip compensation for an accident you had in a hospital.
For example, you may have tripped over a cable or lead that was plugged in and trailing over the floor. In this case you could have more than one injury, if you bang your head, hurt your hands or crack your knees on the floor. Other items might be left on the floor too, where they could potentially cause a hazard to someone walking by. This kind of thing could be negligent in terms of the outcome that could be decided by lawyers.
Could you instruct a lawyer to act on your behalf?
If you think you do have a chance to get compensation because you have been injured in the last three years, you should call Accident Advice Helpline before you do anything else. Our enquiry line is totally free to call on 0800 689 0500 and when you give us a call you will be able to speak with a professional lawyer who may decide to represent you. If this is the case, a no win, no fee* claims process can be undertaken for you.
Let our team see if they can help you following an accident at a hospital. Hospital trip compensation could be the outcome if your claim is successful following the injuries you sustained as a result. Wouldn’t you like to know whether you could make a claim?
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead