Tourism is a major industry for York, bringing in thousands of visitors each year to the various attractions, but some of the medieval features like the cobbled streets can be hazardous for some – as the accidental injury claims in York will prove.
A sizable portion of the claims made each year involve people tripping or falling in the streets around York. Which certainly isn’t how those affected wanted to spend their time in the city.
Slips, trips and falls – while they might sound fairly insignificant in comparison to some accidents – can cause serious damage. Not everyone who falls over is able to just brush themselves down and carry on with their day.
Consequences of slips and trips
Some people sustain significant injuries when they trip over, such as broken ankles or collarbones, or even concussion if they bang their head during the incident.
A broken ankle, like any skeletal injury, can take a long time to recover from. The break itself may require surgery to put right, and because of the joint moving it could cause serious damage to the ligaments and tendons too.
This means that it could be several months before you’re able to put weight on the foot, meaning walking with the use of crutches and possibly even a protective boot. Certainly no running or driving, which can seriously affect your quality of life.
Concussion is the type of injury that might not appear instantly, but there may be symptoms that develop over several hours or even days. This type of injury is common with accidental injury claims in York as it can be sustained in a variety of ways, from banging your head on the ground in a trip to something falling in a workplace accident.
How to make accidental injury claims in York
If you’ve tripped over in the street, slipped on a wet surface with no warnings or been involved in any other kind of accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
You can find out in 30-seconds if you might have a claim by entering your details in our online test. After this you can even receive an estimate of how much the claim could be worth if you’re successful.
At Accident Advice Helpline we provide a no-win no-fee service meaning that you don’t pay a penny in advance for our personal injury lawyers to represent you.
We can provide you with answers to any questions you may have and can give you advice on how to start a claim and the information you might need to provide. There is no obligation to pursue the case if you choose not to.
To find out more about our personal injury representation, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown