If you slip over on a spillage on a shop floor that should have been cleaned up and are injured, you could be entitled to compensation. If you trip over a broken paving slab that the local council should have repaired, you could be entitled to compensation. If you fall down a flight of steps because the handrail is broken, you could be entitled to compensation. These are just three scenarios of slips, strips and falls that you might need the assistance of an accident lawyer in North Yorkshire, to help you claim compensation.
Slips, trips and falls can have serious consequences for the victim, and if someone else was to blame for the accident, the injured party may be able to claim compensation. To be able to do so, the injuries must have been severe enough to need medical attention, and the accident should have happened within the last three years.
The severity of injuries from slips, trips and falls
The severity of the injuries sustained in slips, trips and falls in Leven can vary greatly. Some victims will have no more that a bruise or two but others could be permanently disabled, or even lose their life.
It really depends on the type of slip, trip and fall accident you are injured in. If you:
- Were to fall from height because of a lack of safety equipment, or faulty scaffold, you could be very seriously injured.
- Tripped over an obstacle on a factory floor, you could easily land on a piece of moving machinery, and the consequences of that do not bear thinking about.
- Slipped on a newly washed floor that had no warning signs that it was wet, you could land very heavily on your back and damage your spine.
Just these three instances show how injuries from slips, trips and falls could change your life forever, and mean you should be speaking to an accident lawyer in North Yorkshire.
Claiming compensation with an accident lawyer in North Yorkshire
It does not matter what type of accident you were injured in, if someone else was to blame you could be entitled to compensation.
That is the law in the UK, and claiming your compensation is a legal process. That is why using one of the leading specialist law firms in the UK to help claim your compensation makes sense, and why you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
We have been helping innocent victims of accidents for over 14 years, and have made sure that many thousands of them have received the compensation they were entitled to. One call to our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, will show you how easy it can be for us to help you too.
Date Published: 24th November 2014
Author: David Brown