Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere and at any time. These accidents result in thousands of injuries every year and while many of these injuries are minor, some can be serious. The most common injuries are musculoskeletal injuries, along with cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations. However slips, trips and falls can also cause more serious injuries, such as nerve damage, neurological injuries, brain injuries and even death.
Slips, trips and falls in Chelsfield
In Chelsfield, accidents are rife and slips, trips and falls are among the most common. Slips can happen for a variety of reasons, but most occur when a person’s foot loses traction with the floor, such as on a slippery surface. Trips and falls occur when a person catches their foot or lower leg, such as on a computer cable in an office. When somebody falls, it’s the first point of contact with the floor that does the most damage. So if you were to land knee-first, you’d expect the most serious injuries to be on this part of your body.
As any accident solicitor in Chelsfield would tell you, any injury can be life-changing. For example, if you play five-a-side football or any kind of sport on the weekends, a broken metatarsal could put a stop to that. Or, if you are a copywriter, a broken digit could put a stop to you working for a lengthy period of time. Whatever the case, an injury could affect your ability to work and get on with your everyday life, which can cause serious financial and emotional stress to yourself and your family members.
If you are in this situation, an accident solicitor in Chelsfield can help you.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall in Chelsfield, an accident solicitor in Chelsfield will be able to help you claim.
However you may struggle to find an accident solicitor in Chelsfield. If so you can always use the national specialists Accident Advice Helpline. You can contact us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss your accident.
Have the following information at hand before you call, so that we can ascertain your eligibility:
- How the accident happened – did you trip over a wire? A wet floor?
- When and where the accident happened – Last year? At work? In a public place?
Our experienced claims advisors will be able to ascertain your eligibility from this, and if you wish to proceed with a claim for financial compensation, the good news is that most claims can be processed over the telephone – so a call to us is all you need to get the process started.
Date Published: 12th July 2013
Author: David Brown