A slipping injury is no laughing matter. If you are lucky, your slip will result in nothing more than a few scrapes and bruises, which will heal on their own. If you are less fortunate, you may have to deal with injuries that are more complex in nature. These may include:
- Facial injuries. Examples of these are injuries to the jaw and cheekbone, facial scarring and damage to your teeth.
- Damage to your shoulders, wrists or arms as a result of trying to break your fall.
- Trauma injuries to the head, neck or back.
Slips can occur anywhere – on pavements, in the workplace, in schools or on private property (supermarkets and shops), especially where there are wet slippery floors with no warning signs or where there are oil and grease spillages.
Property owners and managers are compelled by law to ensure that they provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees, customers or visitors. If you were involved in a slip accident and sustained injuries as a result of another person’s carelessness and negligence, you are entitled to make a compensation claim against them. Property owners are expected to have public liability insurance to deal with such claims.
Compensation for a slip injury
You can claim personal injury compensation for a slip injury as long as you can prove that the property owner was responsible for your accident. You also have to show that you were injured and that you received treatment. These compensation claims have to be made within three years of the accident’s occurrence.
The purpose of the compensation is to put you in the financial position you would have been in, had the accident not occurred. In this instance, the claim would seek compensation for both injuries and financial expenses you incurred as a result of the slip accident.
What does no win, no fee* mean?
It is advisable for you to engage the services of a specialist lawyer to handle your personal injury claim. If you have been hesitant to do this because you were worried about paying the solicitor’s fees, worry no more.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you get in touch with an experienced solicitor who is qualified to work on your claim. All the legal experts and solicitors we can introduce you to work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis. This simply means that if your personal injury claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to part with any cash. In essence, you will not need to pay any money upfront to initiate your compensation claim process.
The no win, no fee* policy is useful because it eliminates the risk associated with making a claim as there are no upfront costs and you pay nothing if you don’t win.
We can help
Our excellent track record in dealing with injury claims speaks for itself. Contact us today through our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and let us assist you to obtain the best compensation you deserve.
Date Published: September 24, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims