Have you tripped over a broken paving slab?
Falling over can be a very painful, not to mention embarrassing event. If you trip over in a public place you are likely to be mortified if anyone sees you, and this can lead to you trying to get up and scurry of in to hiding without really realising how injured you might have been. However, it is important to bear in mind that if the accident was the fault of someone else the you could be entitled to make an accident injury claim in Tower Hamlets. It is therefore wise not to rush off and hide, but to stick around and gather evidence.
What evidence do you need to make a compensation claim in Tower Hamlets?
There are various types of evidence that you can gather that will help you to support any claim for compensation that you might make at a later date.
In the first place if your accident happens in a public area, perhaps on the High Street or even the road outside your home, you ought to take photographs of the scene. This will serve to prove that there was a fault with the pavement or road which led to you falling. It can be amazing how quickly such faults can be repaired once an accident has occurred, so do not assume the fault will still be there two days later.
You should also seek medical attention as quickly as possible after your accident. This will be to the benefit of your own health, but will also help support your claim. It will show that you sought attention immediately following the accident which helps confirm the timeline of events, as well as demonstrating that an injury did genuinely occur. This is important when it comes to making a compensation claim in Tower Hamlets.
It is also important that you report the incident to the relevant authority as soon as possible. This will not only record from their perspective that an accident has occurred, but will give them the opportunity to make the area safe so that no one else is likely to be injured.
Once you are suitably recovered from your injuries and are ready to proceed with a claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to access free, no obligation advice.
Alternatively, take our 30 second test now to find out how much compensation you could actually be entitled to.
Date Published: 2nd May 2015
Author: David Brown