Over 3 million accidents happen every year in the UK, and roughly one third of them are slips, trip, or falls. As the most common of all accidents, they sound like they would not have very serious consequences, but that could not be further from the truth. Some victims are very seriously inured in this type of accident, and some victims do not survive them.
If you are injured in a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your own fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim in Rother against whoever was responsible, so that you can get the compensation you are legally entitled to.
The rules for making a personal injury claim in Rother
All personal injury claims have rules they have to fit, it does not matter what the cause of your accident was.
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else.
- You must have been injured in the accident.
- Your injuries must have needed medical attention.
- The accident should have taken place in the last three years.
These rules are set in stone, apart from the time limit for which there are some variations. If your accident happened at sea or in the air, the time limit is reduced to two years, and the same applies to injuries sustained in a violent crime. Industrial illnesses are three years from the date of diagnosis rather than from the incident, and accidents that happen to victims below 18 can still have claims made for them for three years after their 18th birthday.
How slip, trip and fall accidents happen and cause victims to make a personal injury claim in Rother
Like all accidents, slip, trips and falls can happen anywhere at anytime. Falling over and bumping you knees and your pride is not the problem, it is when someone:
- Slip on a spillage that should have been cleaned up.
- Trips over trailing wires that should not have been there.
- Falls from great height because of the lack of safety precautions.
Any of these can cause devastating injuries. What if the slip on the spillage happens on a factory floor and the victim lands on moving machinery? What if the trailing wires are next to a plate glass window that the victim falls into and it smashes, causing many pieces of glass to land on them? Falling from great height speaks for itself, the victim would be lucky to survive.
Simplest way to make your personal injury claim in Rother
The simplest way to make a personal injury claim for any type of accident and injuries is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, as we are a specialist law firm that has been handling successful claim for over 14 years.
We will look at every aspect of your situation and make sure that as well as the severity of your injuries being accounted for, the impact on your life will be considered and any extra expenses or losses reclaimed
Date Published: 23rd October 2014