As you might guess, Worcester can be found in Worcestershire. It’s a city and it is home to around 100,000 people. There are many classic sights in the city, not least of which is Worcester Cathedral, the spire of which towers over much of the city and provides a notable landmark. It is hard to believe anyone would have cause to make a compensation claim in Worcester, such is the city’s beauty. However, there might be occasions when this does occur.
While many people live in the city, still more travel in from outlying areas every day to work there. Others may visit to see friends or family, or simply to spend a weekend in the city to do some exploring. Any of these individuals might experience an injury resulting in a number of ways.
Tripping over in a public place
Trips are among the most common incidents to affect people. Sometimes you might trip and be able to catch yourself before you fall over. However, this is not always the case. There are occasions when a trip leads to a fall, and in this situation injuries can easily occur.
How do trips happen? Well, they could happen when the surface you are walking on is uneven, creating a trip hazard that should be dealt with. This can occur on a pavement, if one paving stone stands proud of the ones around it. It might also occur in other public areas, such as parks, on walkways by rivers, in roads and in public squares. Any area you can think of that is open to the public might have the potential to have a surface that could create a trip hazard.
Making a compensation claim in Worcester
Tripping over may sound like a relatively minor incident, but if you fall on your hands you could break one or more fingers or other bones. You might land on something sharp and cut yourself, requiring stitches as a result. Falls can also result in injuries to the head or face, some of which may be disfiguring.
To find out if you could make a compensation claim in Worcester, the best course of action is to call Accident Advice Helpline, one of the biggest personal injury law firms in the UK today. Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can see whether one of our lawyers could represent you in a case.
Date Published: 18th November 2013
Author: Emma Matthews