Finding an accident solicitor in Holt
Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common accidents that occur in UK homes – around one million people are admitted to hospital every year as a result of such accidents. Whilst the vast majority of slips, trips and falls will be nobody’s fault and just the unfortunate consequence of a chain of random events, some accidents are entirely preventable because they are the result of somebody’s negligence. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall and would like to claim but are finding it difficult to locate an accident solicitor in Holt try using a national firm. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 for more information.
If you slipped, tripped or fell in a public place because of a broken pavement or because of missing warning notices that should have informed you of slippery surfaces or because somebody left a manhole uncovered, you may be entitled to compensation. Provided your accident in Holt occurred in the last 3 years and was due to somebody’s negligence, you stand a good chance of winning compensation.
If you qualify for making a claim, an accident solicitor will be allocated to you. All their solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis, so you’ll not be asked to pay any money upfront. Starting your claims procedure is free. Legal costs are typically recovered from the party responsible for your accident.
Fall-proofing your life
If you are elderly, you may need on-going home help for quite some time after your accident; you may have broken your wrist, dislocated a shoulder or suffered a fracture of the femur in your accident – these are the most common injuries that happen to elderly people, when they trip, slip or fall. Their bone density is lower than that of younger people, so bones are brittle and take longer to mend.
Your GP will recommend for you to “fall-proof” your life for the future. Therefore, your accident solicitor will not just ask for compensation for your pain and suffering, but will also calculate the cost of on-going help in your home, such as somebody doing the cleaning and grocery shopping or your gardening, if your accident has left you with long-term health problems. Financial help at that time of life can make all the difference between being active and independent or being cooped up at home, alone and vulnerable.
You may need to hire specialist medical equipment to assist your recovery; your solicitor will include all expenses you incurred as a result of your accident into your claim for compensation.
Most claims are dealt with over the telephone, so you probably won’t have to travel to your solicitor’s offices or attend Court. Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitor may arrange for an additional medical assessment to support your case, should this be needed. Your accident solicitor will handle all the paperwork for you, so you won’t have to fill out any forms.
So give your claim the best chance of success and use national specialists Accident Advice Helpline not any old solicitor in Holt.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown