Fall injuries really can be broken into two categories – falls on the level and falls from height. Whilst you’re more likely statistically to suffer serious long-term fall injuries after a fall from height, it’s all about how you land, and you could find yourself affected by long-term fall injuries if you have landed awkwardly after tripping and falling over in a shopping centre, or on the high street.
When talking about long-term fall injuries, we mean those where symptoms and pain persist for more than a few months. If you’re still off work or suffering from ongoing pain 6 months after your accident, you could claim personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline – we offer a 100% no win, no fee service to all our customers.
Injuries sustained in a fall
Injuries sustained in a fall could range from the minor (cuts and bruises) to life-threatening or life-changing injuries such as head injuries. Here are just a few of the more commonly reported injuries we have handled claims for – all of which could result in long-term pain and suffering:
- Back injuries, commonly suffered after a slip and fall or a fall from height
- Neck injuries – including whiplash, tendon injuries and broken neck, leading to paralysis
- Head injuries including concussion, brain injury and fractured skull
- Facial injuries such as bruises, lacerations and facial fractures
- Broken bones including a fractured hip, broken arms and legs, broken ribs
- Crush injuries – for example if something falls onto you (common when scaffolding collapses) such as broken ribs, punctured lung etc.
Some of these injuries are undoubtedly more serious than others, but what actually caused your accident? If you’ve suffered a fall from height and weren’t provided with safety equipment, your employer could be held liable.
If you have tripped on broken paving stones on the high street and sustained serious back injuries which have left you struggling with your mobility, you could hold the local council liable – it’s their duty to maintain pavements to a safe standard.
Don’t suffer in silence
We don’t believe anyone should suffer in silence if they have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence, and we encourage you to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone number on 0800 689 0500.
Call now to speak to our experienced team of personal injury advisers, for answers to any questions you may have. We’re proud to be endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service – but why not see for yourself how we can help you by getting in touch?