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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Melksham


    We receive hundreds of phone calls from people asking about what injuries they can and cannot claim compensation for; in fact, we receive 25,000 enquiries on average each month!

    Here are some things you need to know about what you can and cannot claim compensation for and if one of our lawyers is the right person for you.

    • How did your nasty fall happen?

    Many people think that claiming compensation is something that everyone can do for everything that happens but this is not the case.

    Having a nasty fall is one thing but, if you fell as a result of someone else’s negligence then you have a claim. Simply tripping over something due to your own carelessness – like texting whilst walking along a busy pavement – is not something that can be claimed for!

    However, if you had a fall due to:

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    • Slipping on a puddle in a supermarket that had no warning signs.
    • Tripping over a wire left trailing across an aisle in an office complex with no warning signs to warn you they were there.
    • Falling as a result of uneven pavement surface as there were no warning signs or no closed notice to stop you taking that route.

    In other words, the accident in which you had your ‘nasty fall’ cannot have been your fault if you intend to pursue a compensation claim with our lawyer.

    The second thing that our lawyer will need to know is what your injuries were as a result of your ‘nasty fall’.

    Injuries can be many and varied, as can their impact. Some people suffer physical injuries, whilst others also suffer emotional trauma as a result of their experience.

    The important factor to remember if you intend lodging a compensation claim with the help of our lawyer is that your injuries must have been treated by a suitably qualified medical professional. This can be your own doctor or you may have been taken to your local hospital. You may also be under the care of a consultant and your treatment need not be ‘complete’ before you start making a claim for compensation.

    Looking for a lawyer in Melksham?

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Melksham working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Melksham or anyway make us your first point of call.

    Claiming compensation is about making sure your claim fits all of the criteria as laid down by personal injury law which we will be happy to explain further when you call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    You can also log on to our website where you will  find a contact form and a whole host of up-to-date information about making a claim with our legal teams. Take a look!

    Date Published: 23rd March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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