One of the most common type of accidents that personal injury claims are filed for are slips, trips and falls.
Slips, trips, and falls are usually public liability incidents, meaning that the claims are filed against institutions, either public or private.
It is almost impossible to blame another person for your slip, trip, or fall. You can, however, blame it on the supermarket which did not signal a wet floor or on the local council who failed to fix a hole in the pavement.
These cases can sometimes be more complicated, because of the difficulty in proving that the claimant was really not at fault for their injury. It is not as straightforward as a medical negligence case, for example, where facts are not at all questionable. With slips, trips and falls you need to make a very good case in order to insure a successful outcome.
What to look for in an accident claim company
With slips, trips, or falls, which are very specific injuries with a special dynamic of the compensation claim in Tockington process, you will need to work with an experienced legal adviser in this particular branch of claims.
It is less important if it’s a smaller company working exclusively with slips, trips or falls or a bigger company working with a wide range of injuries and having also a lot of experience in the area that interests you.
Another thing that might be to your advantage would be choosing an adviser who works on a “no win, no fee” basis. What this means is that they would only charge you legal fees if the case was successful.
Such a payment system would guarantee that you are not working with a company which is trying to scam or take advantage of you, promising good results but only being after taking your money.
When you should file your compensation claim in Tockington
The legal time window for filing a slips, trips or falls injury claim is of three years from the date of the accident, so you can commence your claim whenever you want, during these three years. Of course, the sooner you file the claim, the sooner you will receive the compensation.
Also, make sure that you hold on to bills and receipts of expenses connected to the accident, as you will need them further on, during the trial.
You will need to provide proof for every expense you claim to have reimbursed, and this is something you should have in mind whenever making a payment: always ask for a receipt and keep them all together in one file.
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Date Published: 25th August 2013