Tripping over might seem to be embarrassing for many of us, and indeed it usually will be. But while plenty of people who trip don’t injure themselves in the process, many others may do. In these cases there could easily be a situation where a trip injury could occur.
It is quite natural to try and prevent yourself from falling, but it may not always be easy to do this. You’d certainly put your hands out to prevent this from happening, but you could still trip and hurt yourself.
For example, you might end up breaking one or more toes on the item you tripped over in the first place. This could be a raised paving stone or a box of stock on the floor of a shop. Similarly you might hurt one or both hands by hitting them on whatever you were trying to break your fall with. It would be all too easy to do, as you can imagine.
How much could you get in trip injury compensation?
This is difficult to ascertain. Every situation and fall is different. The exact circumstances would be looked at and the reasons for your trip would be considered. Once it was determined that another party was negligent in allowing the trip to happen, your injuries would be considered as well. The amount you would get would likely depend on which parts of the body received injuries, not to mention how serious or minor those injuries were.
As you can see, there are many factors that will come together to determine whether a particular individual would receive compensation or not. If they did, the amount would certainly vary depending on the situation at hand.
Could you win trip injury compensation?
It is a fair question to ask, isn’t it? Even if your trip injury didn’t occur recently, providing it happened within the last three years there could be a chance to make a compensation claim. Providing you get professional advice regarding your situation there is still a chance you could win compensation for an accident that happened a while back.
So with that in mind, why not call the team working at Accident Advice Helpline? We have 15 years’ experience in this area so we are well-equipped to ensure you can get the advice you need. This is offered on a no-obligation basis too, so call 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead