Suffering a minor accident such as a slip, trip or fall may result in an injury, but you may feel that it is too trivial to warrant a compensation claim. Ask any compensation claim provider if this is the case and they will disagree with you. Any injury caused by this type of injury is as serious to them as an injury caused my something more major.
Potentially we can do as much damage falling over as we can doing anything else — a head coming into contact with a pavement can cause serious damage, and a backwards slip onto a hard surface can result in spinal damage that may stay with us for years. A slip can result in a sprain, or a break that will see you unable to work and potentially lose money as your income decreases.
If you have ever considered what kind of injury would warrant making a compensation claim in Wallsend, the area has several solicitors who would be able to answer your question. But the short answer is any, as long as it was not your fault.
Making a compensation claim in Wallsend
In order to make a claim, your compensation claim provider will need to be satisfied that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. Accidents at work are a different animal altogether — these can take more time than a straightforward injury claim and are governed by different time scales and rules.
More commonly, a compensation claim provider would receive a call from someone who had fallen in a public place such as a supermarket or while walking down the road. A common incident is falling on spilled liquid that should have been cordoned off but hasn’t been. Loose paving stones, manhole covers that have not been replaced all cause falls and are valid causes for making a claim.
If your slip or fall occurred under any of these circumstances, you should speak to someone about making a compensation claim.
Where to go
You can of course use a local solicitor, and if you decide to make a compensation claim in Wallsend the area will have a choice of legal firms for you. You can of course use a national company that will deal with your claim remotely. Most cases can be handled entirely by telephone from your own home. You may be asked to attend a medical appointment, but you will not have to meet your legal professional face to face.
So, where can you go to get no-obligation advice and an insight into what you need to make a claim and your chances of it being a successful one?
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people such as yourself for over 16 years. Our 200 solicitors, all work on a no win no fee basis. You can contact our helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call places you under no obligation and costs nothing from your landline.
To find out more about Accident Advice Helpline and how we can help you, call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.
Date Published: 14th September 2013