Most of us will fall over at some point in our lives. As kids this might happen a lot as we learn about our limitations. As adults we might experience the odd fall as well. Yet as pensioners there is a greater chance of suffering significant injuries in a fall – injuries that someone of a younger age wouldn’t suffer.
OAP fall compensation has been granted to pensioners who have been injured through no real fault of their own. In some situations people can be hurt because someone else has been neglectful in some way.
For example a pensioner may be hurt if they trip on a raised pavement or in a pothole while they are out and about. This is just one example that could come true and cause injuries for an elderly person.
Other examples of injuries
You might also be entitled to OAP fall compensation if you are staying in a care home and someone has been negligent in some way. For example perhaps the carpeting hasn’t been properly maintained or fixed if it has lifted up at the edges.
Maybe a tiled floor was mopped and no sign was put out warning you of this. If you fell over and hurt yourself as a result, this could mean you get compensation if you try and claim it.
Obviously it helps to get proper legal advice in a situation like this. Regardless of how you end up receiving injuries, it is imperative that you take your time and contact a lawyer who may be able to act on your behalf.
What should you do?
If you had some injuries as the result of a fall, regardless of where it occurred, you should contact a lawyer as quickly as you can. There is a three-year window in which you must make any claim you intend to make. If you miss this window you cannot claim.
Accident Advice Helpline could ensure you follow the proper path when you believe you have a strong case to argue. Call 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee* basis.
This could be your chance to win compensation for a fall you experienced within that last three-year window. The sooner you can get in touch the faster you can get answers to all your questions as well.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims