Slips, trips and falls in the street are amongst the most common accidents to happen in public, yet most of us don’t think about our personal safety when we’re on our way to work or going shopping. You could trip on a cracked paving stone, catch your heel on a damaged kerb or even slip on an icy pavement, and you could be unlucky enough to be seriously injured as a result. Luckily, you can get street fall compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline at any time after your accident, provided it has been three years or less since it happened.
How do street falls happen?
Falling over in the street can happen for a variety of reasons. Accident Advice Helpline has helped people claim compensation after falling in the street for over 15 years, and here are just a few examples of the types of accidents that could happen:
- Tripping on a damaged kerb
- Catching your heel in a cracked paving stone
- Slipping on icy or wet pavement
- Falling after stumbling on a loose paving stone
You might be lucky enough to escape with minor injuries such as a sprained ankle or wrist, but more often than not people have contacted us for street fall compensation advice after suffering some rather nasty injuries. These could include:
- Broken bones such as a fractured ankle or hip
- Head injuries, if you hit your head as you fall
- Facial injuries
- Loss of teeth
- Back, neck or shoulder injuries
Even if you have suffered minor injuries, you could still make a personal injury claim.
Contact us today
The easiest way to get street fall compensation advice and find out if you have a viable claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim, and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert advisors. With 15 years’ industry experience, we’ve been recommended by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, so you know you’ll be able to trust us with your claim.
If you’d like to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to after your fall, just head for our website and take the 30-second test. Then pick up the phone and call us – our phone line is open 24/7 and our advisors are waiting to answer any questions you have about the claims process.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton