A sturdy pair of boots with a good grip is a must for the winter months – teetering around in high heels or shoes with slippery soles will only increase your risk of being injured in a slip, trip or fall accident. But even if you take precautions when it comes to your footwear, you could still be the victim of somebody else’s negligence. Claiming winter fall compensation after a slip or fall on an icy pavement or business premises (such as a car park) is an option that’s open to anyone who feels somebody else is responsible for their accident.
Accident Advice Helpline will gather evidence in support of your claim and help you get the winter fall compensation you deserve – and our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Winter fall injuries
OK, so you might be lucky enough to suffer just some bruised knees (and a bruised ego) after a fall on an icy pavement in winter, but you could be seriously injured. Elderly and vulnerable people are most at risk of serious injuries, which could include:
- Head injuries, if you hit your head on the ice or an object as you fall
- Broken bones including a wrist, leg or hip fracture
- Facial injuries such as a fractured cheekbone or lost teeth from impacting the ice/snow
- Eye injuries, for example a black eye from impact
If you have been seriously injured and are considering claiming winter fall compensation, you’ll need to prove that somebody else’s negligence caused your accident. For example if you fell in an icy supermarket car park, the supermarket could be held liable for a breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, which makes business owners responsible for ensuring visitors are safe on their premises. Somebody else’s negligence has led to your accident and you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Don’t miss out
Because there is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, it’s often the case that people wait too long after their accident and miss out. Don’t be one of those people – get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 as soon as possible after your accident and find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. You can call 24/7 to find out more about the claims process, and our expert advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.