Have you tripped over a raised kerbstone in the high street? Get an estimate of how much compensation for falling in public
If you are wondering how much compensation you may get for an injury sustained in an accident that was not your fault, you might have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim. How much compensation for falling in public could you receive?
If you had your accident less than three years ago then there could still be time to make a claim, although there are exceptions and you may only have two years in which to file a claim from the date of your accident.
How much compensation could I get for my injury and how is it assessed?
Compensation is given according to the severity of your injuries and it is also assessed on the type of injury you have:
- the type of injury you sustained in the accident.
- if multiple injuries were sustained.
- how severe your injury is.
- how long recovery takes.
- how the injury has affected your daily life.
- how and if the injury has affected your leisure time activities.
- how the injury could affect your long-term position as regards work.
- the treatment needed in the past and future.
- if you had a pre-existing medical problem which was exacerbated by the accident.
When you claim compensation for an injury or an illness, your solicitor will need to have your medical report which details whether or not you will make a full recovery, and, if you do, how long it might take. You can also claim for any loss of earnings and medical treatment and any costs which you incurred because of your injury or illness.
Compensation is designed so that you are no worse off financially after your illness or injury than before.
Your solicitor can consult the Judicial Studies Board guidelines and can give you an estimate of how much compensation you could get for your injury. Research will also have to be done into recent awards for claims such as yours, so that your solicitors can estimate how much you could get.
However, no one can actually answer your question: how much compensation for falling in a public place until your claim is made.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert advice about making a personal injury claim, and you believe you might have good grounds for making one, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
We are a law firm with a team of specialist solicitors based all over Britain. We have more than fifteen years’ experience of dealing with claims and can advise you on how best to proceed with yours.
You can visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and take the thirty second test which will estimate an answer to your question: how much compensation for falling in public?
When you have taken the test, you may want to call us on one of our numbers.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
You can call right now (whatever time it is) for expert legal advice.