If you injured yourself when you fell over at work, in a street or a shop, it may be worth seeking out expert tripping injury advice to find out if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim. Tripping accidents can hurt more than just your pride; you may even need medical attention for your injuries.
Tripping, slips and sprains
Whether it was a trip, a slip or a fall, the consequences of such an accident can be anything from bruising and bleeding right through to spraining or fracture. In the worst cases, the effects of a tripping accident are severe and long-lasting. As you may have experienced, people most often injure their ankles, knees, hips, head or back.
If you have been injured in a tripping accident, life can suddenly change in many ways: you may find that you are reliant on other people to get to your medical appointments or that you need some physiotherapy to recover properly. Perhaps you found that your accident affected your mobility or that your capacity for work and daily life was temporarily or permanently impaired. It may be possible to recover some of the associated costs by making a claim.
This kind of accident is often caused by a preventable hazard in the environment, such as a trailing cable or a wet floor left without a warning sign at work. In some cases, it might be a loose paving stone or a hole in the pavement of the street, or a piece of fencing that gave way.
Employers, shopkeepers and local authorities are all legally required to maintain their premises in good order and to ensure that they are as safe and risk-free as possible for the people who pass through them. They are also required to take out insurance that will cover the cost of personal injury claims made against them.
If you have been hurt by tripping, slipping or falling in circumstances like these within the last three years, then there is no need to suffer the costs and negative consequences in silence. The law is quite clear that the victims of accidents due to negligence are entitled to proper compensation. It is easy to get free tripping injury advice on a 100% no win, no fee* basis from our expert personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline. If you do not win, you will not pay – it really is as simple as that. Our lawyers specialise in personal injury claims and we will always match you with one who has experience in claiming for your type of injury.
To ask about your injury and to get an estimate of the compensation you can expect, get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline today:
- Call our free 24-hour helpline on 0333 500 0992 from a mobile or 0800 689 0500 from a land line.
- Try the quick and easy compensation calculator on our website for a rough estimate based on successful claims that are similar to your own.