Have you suffered a slip, trip or fall in a public place that wasn’t your fault? If you have, you may be eligible for compensation for public place trip and fall claims.
Slips, trips, and falls are amongst the most common causes of personal injury claims and Accident Advice Helpline has many years of experience in successfully getting clients the compensation they deserve following a slip in a public place, an accident at work or a road traffic accident. The process is simple for public place trip and fall claims and stress-free and most clients are not required to go to court.
When can I make a claim?
If you have experienced a slip, trip, or fall in a public place or space and it wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible for compensation. Accidents happen all the time and sometimes there’s no way of preventing them, however, if you have suffered injuries or missed work as a result of an incident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Each case is considered on an individual basis, but there are some very basic criteria to satisfy if you are thinking of making a claim. If you answer yes to the following questions, you may wish to consider submitting a slip, trip, or fall claim:
- Did you slip, trip or fall over in a public place?
- Was the incident avoidable?
- Did you suffer injuries or distress through no fault of your own?
- Did the accident occur in the last three years?
In most cases, compensation will only be granted if you needed medical treatment following the incident and you have proof of your injuries.
Tips for making public place trip and fall claims
If you have had a slip, trip, or fall in the last three years and you think you have a right to compensation, it is important to get as much information about the incident as possible. If you have witnesses that can verify that the incident happened and wasn’t your fault, this will help support your case and information about your medical condition and treatment is also very useful.
Who pays for the compensation?
This depends on where the incident took place. If you have an accident at work and your claim is successful, the employer is required to pay compensation through their liability insurance. If you slip or fall in a public place, for example, you stumble on an uneven pavement, the local council is liable for the claim and they will cover it through public liability insurance.
How much will I get?
This is dependent on the individual case, your medical condition and the extent to which the incident has affected your quality of life. It is impossible to put a blanket fee on a slip, trip and fall compensation claim because every case is different.
Date Published: October 18, 2013
Author: David Brown