A slip, trip, or fall can happen to anyone. Actually, it happens a lot to all of us in the early ages of our life. Children fall all the time, they trip on everything, but usually with no dramatic consequences.
However, not being able to work for two weeks or more can be a result, depending on the person’s line of work. Losing our income for two or more weeks can be enough to destabilize us financially.
And if the person who slips, trips, or falls is over 60, the chances to a severe injury are very high.
Can you file a compensation claim in Thurso for a slip, trip, or a fall?
Yes, of course you can, but only if you are able to prove that the slip, trip or fall did not happen because of your own fault. You are only entitled to a personal injury compensation if someone else is to blame for your injury, this is a main rule which also applies to slips, trips or falls.
So if you are thinking about making a compensation claim in Thurso, you should make sure that you can prove that your injury was not a result of your own negligence, but of someone else’s.
These are usually public liability incidents, and you are able to claim against a public institution or a company, if the accident happened inside a privately owned building.
These can be tricky cases
While a road traffic accident, for example, can be very straightforward in terms of who was to blame, with slips, trips or falls things are not as simple and as clear.
This is an extra reason why you should talk to an experienced legal adviser about your compensation claim in Thurso.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline for free at: 0800 689 0500 or at: 0333 500 0993, from your mobile. You will be talking to one of our helpful professionals.
Once you explain the circumstances that led to your injury, they will be able to help you figure out if it is or not possible to prove that the fault was indeed someone else’s.
They will ask you the right questions and explain in detail how this works, relying their advice on the more than 10 years of experience of the company.
You can trust their honesty, since we only work on a “no win, no fee*” basis, meaning that you only have to pay legal fees if your case is successful.
Date Published: 25th August 2013