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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Freshers week survival guide


    University should be a fun and exciting experience, and to ensure students get off on the right foot, the universities arrange Freshers Week – which is, simply put, an introductory week of partying.

    Naturally, copious amounts of alcohol are consumed, new friends are made, and a generally good time is had by all. There’s only one problem, and that’s the potential for injury that occurs when one drink too many is had, and no one wants to suffer slips, trips and falls in front of their friends.

    Trip and slip injury claims during freshers week

    Few things could top suffering a serious injury at the start of university, especially if it puts you out of commission for the opening lectures, or makes you miss work if you’re balancing work and study.

    If there is good news to be found, though, it’s that the injury needn’t affect you any more than the embarrassment and pain. If the injury wasn’t your fault – so you weren’t drunk enough to have lost control of your senses – then you are likely to be entitled to file a public liability claim to seek compensation for the injury.

    Falling over is almost always embarrassing, and frequently injurious. Yet because the injuries may not be as severe as from a burn or falling equipment, many people fail to seek compensation, struggling to cope with loss of earnings or expensive medical bills.

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    Seeking compensation for trips and falls during freshers week is just as valid as for any other type of injury, however. Indeed, a claim can be put forward for any injury provided you were not to blame for it happening.

    Thanks to Accident Advice Helpline, filing for compensation is also incredibly easy, and the no-win, no-fee policy means there is no upfront headache or worry about paying the solicitor fees if you lose.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been in operation for 13 years, and has helped countless people seek justice and be awarded generous sums of money for their injuries.

    For advice on whether your claim is valid, Accident Advice Helpline has a 24/7 free advice line where you can talk directly to an adviser, as well as a website with a compensation calculator – a free, 30-second test to which information on the incident is given, and you receive an immediate answer as to whether or not you are eligible to proceed for compensation.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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