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    Common claims for accidents in Cumbria


    Need advice about common claims for accidents in Cumbria?

    Slips, trips and falls are common accidents, and are also very common reasons for people to make accident and injury claims in Cumbria.

    The reason that slips, trips and falls are so common is that they can happen so easily, which is why businesses and organisations have a duty to those visiting their premises to ensure that the ground surface is clean, tidy and safe.

    If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall, you may be able to claim compensation from the company or individual in charge of the building.

    Some of the most common claims for accidents in Cumbria are outlined below.

    Wet floors

    This is a very common reason for a slipping accident, and one which many people don’t realise that they can claim for. Those who manage buildings have a duty of care to customers and visitors to ensure that the floor is kept dry, so if there is a spillage there should be a wet floor sign and someone should clear it right away. If neither of these things have happened, you may have a case for a claim.

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    Clutter

    As common as wet floor accidents are, accidents caused by clutter are also fairly common. You can trip over things left in the aisles of supermarkets, cables and wires left to drape across the floors in offices and so on. All clutter should be tidied away so that there is a clear space to walk and if there isn’t you may be able to make a claim.

    Broken pavements

    It is the duty of the local authority to make sure that streets are kept in a neat and safe condition, so broken pavements should be roped off and fixed as soon as possible. You can make a claim against the local authority if this has not been done and you were injured because of it.

    How to make accident and injury claims in Cumbria

    Some of the most common claims for accidents in Cumbria could result in compensation.

    If you decide that someone else was at fault for your accident, you can make a start on accident and injury claims right away.

    In order to make successful compensation claims, you will need to work with an experienced injury lawyer, who will know the law better than you and be able to put together a strong case for a successful claim.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 and speak to the team about your accident, so that they can let you know whether or not they believe that you have a strong case for a claim. They work on common claims for accidents in Cumbria every day, seeing excellent results and many satisfied customers.

    If you do have grounds to make a claim then an injury lawyer will work for you and on your behalf to get your claim processed, and you may not even have to go to court.

    Date Published: 12th June 2015

    Author: David Brown

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