Slips, falls and trips can result in some serious accidents, and the injuries sustained can last a long time. Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you to get the compensation to which you are legally entitled for the accident and injuries that you have sustained.
For the last 15 years, Accident Advice Helpline have been assisting people to get the money to which they are entitled. There are a number of different things that can cause trips and slips, including uneven flooring, inadequate lighting, wet floors, uneven or cracked pavements, unexpected obstacles and also snow or ice in areas that should have been cleared. The most common injuries that result from these type of accidents include ankle injuries, back injuries, head injuries, knee injuries and also wrist injuries.
When it comes to getting compensation that you deserve, there are really two main options that you can choose from: to get representation from either a local injury lawyer or Accident Advice Helpline’s best lawyer in East Cowes.
Am I at fault for the accident?
The first thing that you need to do when it comes to getting compensation is to determine whether the accident was your fault or not. In order to determine whether the accident was your fault or not, you will need to consider what actually happened and if it is something that you did or something that somebody else did or allowed to happen.
If the accident involved tripping on an uneven pavement then this is not your fault, as this is the fault of the local council. The local council are responsible for ensuring that the pavements are safe for people to walk on. If the accident has happened in a business such as a supermarket, restaurant or shop then they are at fault, as they have a duty of care to ensure that the public area is free from hazards.
Trips and slips at work – getting compensation with representation from the best lawyer in East Cowes
Employers have a legal responsibility to comply with legislation which ensures that the workplace is safe and free from hazards. The Health and Safety Regulations involve gathering up all of the electrical cables and ensuring that they are securely stored. When there are wet floors anywhere, it is important that the correct signage is posted so that people are aware of the spillage, and therefore know to be careful.
There are many people who are concerned about claiming compensation for a work-based injury, however you are entitled to make the claim and there is legislation in place to protect you. It is illegal for your employer to treat you any differently because you have made a claim for the compensation to which you are entitled.
Getting the compensation to which you are entitled
If you have decided to get a national firm to represent you, rather than a local injury lawyer in East Cowes, then all that you need to do is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or fill in our short application form online. The first thing that you will need to do is to give our professional advisers an overview of what happened so that they can pass the details onto the most appropriate lawyer.