The most common personal injury claims that most injury claim lawyers in Hertford will see involve slips, trips and falls.
Although it is very easily done some slips, trips or falls can be very serious and result in major injuries, some of them even life changing. These injuries can include broke bones, and more serious injuries including head, brain and spinal injuries (especially in the case of falls from height).
The more serious injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall can have devastating consequences for your life and you may want to find out about making a compensation claim. If you do decide to pursue a claim for compensation for a slip, trip or fall accident which was not your fault, then you should speak to an injury claim lawyer in Hertford today to find out more information.
Can you make a claim?
To find out if your slip, trip or fall accident qualifies for a compensation claim you can speak to an injury lawyer in Hertford or take the Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test. By answering a few simple questions, which shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds of your time, we can tell you if you are entitled to make a claim, and give you a good idea of how much financial compensation you can expect to receive if your claim is successful.
Cases an injury claim lawyer in Hertford can help with
An injury claim lawyer in Hertford will see many different types of slip, trip or fall accidents during the course of their career, and will have worked on potentially hundreds of cases. Every single one of them will be different, as will the injuries that clients suffer from as a result of them.
Accidents that an injury lawyer in Hertford might have worked on in the past could include trips over defective pavement or on public highways, slips in shops and restaurants, playground accidents (not just involving children of course) or slips, trips and falls in private properties, including council houses.
Accidents often happen as a result of poorly maintained pavements, unmarked wet floors (especially in shops and supermarkets), oil spills, and unmarked or untreated snow and ice.
People who own the land or property on which you have been injured have a responsibility to ensure that the people who are likely to enter their property, whether they are customers, clients or visitors, have a responsibility to ensure their safety.
This is known as a duty of care.
If a land or property owner has failed in this responsibility, then your injury lawyer in Hertford will be able to make a claim against them, or their insurance provider, for any personal injury that you have received.
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on who is at fault, and whether you share liability for the accident. It will also take into account the seriousness of the injury and the impact this has had on your life, and over what period, for example, whether you are likely to suffer as a result from the injury for a long time.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown