Been hurt through a slip, trip or fall?
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of accident resulting in injury. However, the fact that they are commonplace doesn’t mean that they aren’t painful and disabling to the casualties involved. Slips, trips and falls can occur anywhere; whether in the workplace, in industry, in a public place, whilst on holiday, whilst travelling – the list is endless, but the symptoms of an accident are often long lasting and debilitating to overcome.
Causes of slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls can be caused by:
- wet, slippery floor surfaces
- muddy or icy pavements and steps
- poor lighting
- insufficient guard railings
- inadequate or lack of hand rails on stairwells
- loose or poorly maintained carpets and rugs
- obstacles in pedestrian areas
- poor health and safety procedures
- lack of safety boards on scaffolding
- trailing wiring or cabling that is poorly ducted or insufficiently signed
- uneven steps or loose paving
Injuries sustained by slips, trips and falls
Depending on the circumstances of the slip, trip or fall and the severity of the accident, the injuries sustained by an accident can vary greatly, but might include:
- sprains and strains
- lacerations – cuts and bruising
- fractures and broken bones
- spinal injuries
- head injuries including brain injuries
- soft tissue injuries
- back injuries
- whiplash injury
Making an injury claim for a slip, trip or fall
It is important to assert your legal entitlement to make an injury claim following an accident or incident that resulted in an injury, if it wasn’t your fault and it occurred within the last 3 years’. Accident Advice Helpline’s patron Esther Rantzen has campaigned for decades to ensure that consumer rights are taken into account in the legal pursuit of compensation following non fault accidents. Accident Advice Helpline was established over 13 years’ ago to provide a personal injury compensation claims service for individuals like you to claim their legal entitlement to compensation with their injury lawyer. They have legal partners, like an injury lawyer in Middleton, to process your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis; leaving you to concentrate on your recovery not mountains of paperwork!
If you would like to find out if you are eligible to make a legal claim for personal injury compensation with our injury lawyer in Middleton, go on line and take Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second test. or call us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 It’s accessible, easy to complete and will give you an answer within seconds! It will also give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded. Your health is important and although money cannot buy health or happiness, it can ensure that you are taken care of, until you are fully recovered.
Date Published: 13th October 2013
Author: David Brown