Falling over on the pavement as a young person usually isn’t a big deal – a few cuts and bruises perhaps, but you pick yourself up and get on with your day. For elderly people though, tripping and falling over a kerb or on a pavement could have serious consequences, and with hundreds of elderly people injured in falls in the UK every year, more of us than ever before are seeking personal injury compensation.
Older people have more brittle bones – it happens naturally as we age. Unfortunately, this means that if you fall when you are elderly, you’re more likely to suffer a break. Broken knees, ankles and hips are all commonly experienced by elderly people injured in falls, but broken wrists and fingers are also fairly common as we naturally put our hands out to brace ourselves when we fall. If an elderly relative of yours has suffered injuries after a pavement fall, why not find out if you could claim personal injury compensation by calling our helpline within three years of the accident? Don’t miss out – the three-year time limit applies to all personal injury claims.
Time in hospital
Elderly people may need to spend time in hospital to recover after a fall, which can be traumatic and stressful. When you make a claim for personal injury compensation, we’ll take into account not only the extent of their injuries, but also how this has impacted their life and well-being. You could find you’re eligible to receive a substantial settlement for serious injuries such as a broken hip. We want our services to be affordable to anyone who has been injured through no fault of their own, so our professional personal injury lawyers offer a 100% no win, no fee* service to all our customers, and our personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
A firm you can trust
Whether you’re an elderly person claiming after your accident or you’re making a claim on behalf of an elderly relative, you want to work with a personal injury lawyer you can trust. Endorsed by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, we have years of experience working in the personal injury industry and we’ve helped hundreds of customers claim the compensation they deserve. Trust Accident Advice Helpline with your claim and call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 now – it’s free to call.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown