Slip, trip and fall accidents are common causes of personal injury claims in Pittenweem. They can be caused by a wide range of hazards, including icy surfaces, wet surfaces, loose flooring, trailing electrical cables and uneven surfaces, and can result in head injuries, back injuries, sprained muscles, dislocations and broken bones.
Preventing slip, trip and fall accidents
The best way to prevent slip, trip and fall injuries is to pay attention to the surface you are walking on. If you do suffer from a slip, trip or fall, you should report your accident to the relevant authority. In doing so, the owner of the premises will take action to prevent others from sustaining injuries in similar accidents in the future.
Filing a slip, trip and fall claim through an accident lawyer in Pittenweem
If you have suffered a slip, trip and fall due to someone else’s failure to follow health and safety regulations, you may wish to contact an accident lawyer in Pittenweem to find out more about the process of making a personal injury claim. Once your lawyer has established that you have a valid claim, they will be able to help you gather evidence to support your claim.
Abiding by slip, trip and fall claim time limits
For slip, trip and falls, you should aim to make your claim within three years of the date of your accident. However, the time limits on compensation claims are not always as clear cut as they may initially seem, and there are always exceptions to the three-year rule. For example, if you were under the age of 18 at the time of your accident, you will need to make your claim before you turn 21 years of age. Due to the complexities of the Limitation Act, you should seek advice from a specialist accident lawyer in Pittenweem as soon as you have decided to make a compensation claim.
Determining your eligibility to personal injury compensation
If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible to make a personal injury claim for your slip, trip and fall in Pittenweem, please contact Accident Advice Helpline either by calling Freephone 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone. Alternatively, try completing our short 30-second test.