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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."

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    Slips and trips and their impact on the whole family

    Slips And Trips

    Most of us bounce straight back after a slip, trip or fall, but what would happen if you suffered a serious fall and how would it affect your family?

    Slips, trips and falls happen all the time and in most cases, they are minor and cause injuries, which heal quickly, allowing you to get back to work and resume normal daily life. However, sometimes, falls can be very serious and they may cause long-lasting symptoms and chronic illnesses, which impact on your everyday life, as well as those closest to you.

    How do slips, trips, and falls affect families?:

    Slips, trips and falls can have various implications for families; from having to take a day off to go and collect a relative from the hospital after an X-ray, to having to give up work completely to look after somebody close to you on a long-term basis.

    In severe cases, slips and trips can be debilitating, resulting in loss of movement and coordination and physical and mental disabilities. In cases where the injuries are major, it is likely that the incident will have far-reaching consequences for several family members.

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    There are practical concerns to worry about, such as how you are going to modify your home to make it suitable and accessible for a person who has restricted mobility or trouble going upstairs, for example, as well as worries about childcare, keeping up with day to day activities, such as cleaning, laundry, collecting children from school and doing the weekly shop.

    Money worries

    Financial implications of slips and trips are also a major worry for many families. If the main bread-winner is injured and has to take a long time off work, this makes it difficult to cover bills, the cost of everyday living and mortgage or rent payments.

    If your family member has had an accident at work or a slip, trip or fall in a public place, they may be eligible for compensation. If the accident was not their fault and it occurred within the last 3 years, they should be able to claim work accident compensation or slip, trip or fall compensation and the payout can be used to cover bills and ease financial strain in the household.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been in business for more than a decade and the legal specialists could help you and your family to get the public liability compensation you deserve. The process is simple and hassle-free and in most cases, there is no need for clients to go to court.

    Date Published: October 24, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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