If you have just suffered a slip, trip or fall that was not your fault in a public place then you may want to think about contacting a personal injury lawyer in Chipping Campden to help you make a claim for compensation. Contacting a personal injury lawyer in Chipping Campden is the first stage of making a personal injury claim – a way of getting some compensation (money) for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline are the ideal legal firm to call if you are hunting for a personal injury lawyer in Chipping Campden. They have teams of expert advisers who can answer all of your queries and operate a 24/7 helpline.
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common accidents that a personal injury lawyer in Chipping Campden would deal with – they happen all the time on public streets, shops, restaurants and car parks. The principle is quite simple – if it can be shown that the accident was caused by something that someone did or did not do then there may be grounds to make a claim. Therefore, some of the details that you provide to your personal injury lawyer in Chipping Campden will involve the circumstances of your slip, trip or fall.
Informing a personal injury lawyer in Chipping Campden about your accident
The most important detail that you need to provide to your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer is what you slipped, tripped or fell over. Slips tend to happen on a liquid that should not have been on the ground or on ice. Supermarket floors can become contaminated with substances that people slip on and other floors can become slippery when they are wet. If it can be shown that precautions were not taken to control this hazard then it may be possible to show that it was the fault of the person or organisation that was responsible for the cleanliness of the floor.
In the case of spillages, it may be necessary to show that appropriate precautions were not taken to prevent, detect or clear up spillages. In the case of contamination by rain water it may be necessary to show that steps were not taken to prevent rainwater entering the building (suitable doors) or to soak it up once it was there (matting). Floors that are being cleaned become wet – this may be unavoidable. However, the slip hazard is avoidable! Warning signs can be erected and cleaning schedules can be arranged so that wet cleaning tasks are carried out when members of the public are not walking across the floor.
Lighting can be a factor in slips as people are far less likely to slip on something if they have spotted it. The construction of the floor surface is also important – in some areas a non-slip floor will be required.
Date Published: 25th January 2014
Author: David Brown