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Types of injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls


There are a huge variety of injuries sustained in slips, trips and falls. Some are very minor, but others are much more serious and can be life changing, if not fatal.


Types of injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls

It would be impossible to list all the different types of injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls here, but some examples are:

  • Broken bones
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Sprains and cuts
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal injuries

You may well be thinking to yourself – how could someone be so badly injured from simply slipping, tripping or falling over, but there are many of these types of accidents that have very serious consequences.

The slip could be in a shop, and lots of stock could fall on the victim. As well as the injuries they could sustain from the fall, just imagine how much damage tinned goods could cause if they fell on top of you.

The trip could be over a piece of loose carpet at the top of a flight of stairs, and the victim could very easily fall to the bottom of them before they stop.

There are numerous situations where the fall could be from height, and it would depend on how high the fall was from, as to the severity of the injury.

There is no end to the types of injuries sustained from slips, trips and falls, but if this has happened to you, stop and think for just a moment, whose fault was your slip, trip or fall?


Claiming compensation for slips, trips and falls

If the accident you were injured in was the fault of someone else, you could be due compensation. As long as you saw a medical professional for treatment, and your accident happened no more than three years ago, we can help you make a compensation claim.

At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience of making successful personal injury claims, and have the knowledge and expertise to give your claim its best chance of success.

Our friendly advisors are here to help you, to answer all your queries, and to guide you all the way through your claim, if you decide to go ahead. Speaking with them does not mean you will be obligated to pursue compensation, so why not have a chat with them today?

If you are using a landline you can call us on 0800 689 5659.