Slips, trips and falls can result in some of the most serious injuries out there, even fatalities. They’re also amongst the most common types of accidents – and you could be injured at work or in a public place. However you have been injured, if somebody else is to blame you could claim personal injury compensation within three years of your fall. You could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for fall injury compensation advice at any time after your accident. Whether you have fallen from scaffolding at work or have tripped and fallen down a flight of stairs in a department store, you deserve to be compensated if somebody else’s negligence led to your accident.
Types of falls
There are various different scenarios in which you could suffer injuries after a fall – here are a few examples which Accident Advice Helpline has handled claims for:
- Falling down a lift shaft – for example if the lift is not there when the doors open
- Slips or trips leading to a fall, for example on an unmarked wet floor or damaged pavement
- Falls from height such as from scaffolding or a ladder
- Falling down a flight of stairs
If you have been injured in a fall, ask yourself who was to blame. If you’ve fallen from scaffolding at work, it could have been due to a lack of safety equipment, or perhaps the scaffolding wasn’t properly erected – your employer could be at fault. If you’ve fallen on a faulty escalator, the store or shopping centre management could be held liable for your injuries. Slip, trip and fall injuries can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones and even head injuries, so it’s wise to seek fall injury compensation advice if this has happened to you.
Should you make a claim?
If you can’t decide whether or not to make a claim for compensation after your injury, you can still get fall injury compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline, which could help you decide. If your claim is successful you’ll be compensated for your pain and suffering as well as any loss of earnings after taking time off work, which could make life easier for your family whilst you recover. Our personal injury lawyers offer a 100% no win, no fee service, so call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton