Suffering an accident in public can be deeply distressing in both a physical and emotional sense. As well as the personal injuries suffered, there is also the potential negative impact on confidence and self esteem.
It’s important, therefore, to remember that help is available. Slips, trips, and falls shouldn’t necessarily simply be written off as evidence of personal clumsiness, just ‘one of those things’ or something to grin and bear.
The fact is that you may well be due some public accident compensation for slips, trips and falls. The claims process can often be complicated and confusing, particularly for those who may not be feeling themselves after an accident. Fortunately, expert advice and support is at hand.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in these sorts of claims, as well as cases regarding injuries at work, travel accident compensation and car crash claims. Professionals are waiting at the end of their freephone line to help establish the strength of your claim.
From this initial discussion, there is no obligation to continue but, if you choose to do so, Accident Advice Helpline settle the majority of their accident compensation cases without the necessity of a court appearance, and they work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
There are also a number of things you can do to help give your case the best possible chance of success.
How can I make my slips, trips, and falls claim as strong as possible?
The first question you need to ask yourself about your public accident is, whose fault was it? In this regard it is important to remember that local authorities are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of many public areas, including pavements and pathways.
Therefore, if your trip or fall was the result of loose brickwork etc, then you may well have a case to make.
In terms of evidence, the more you have the better. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following:
– Photographs: take as many as you can of the site of the accident. If you can clearly prove that the area was unsafe or in need of repair, and no safety measures were in place, then all the better for your case.
– Medical reports: You need to show that your subsequent injuries required medical attention. A doctor’s report, professionally and impartially, describes the extent of your injuries and therefore guides how much compensation you’re owed.