Lincoln is known as a cathedral city, but it is also a borough. It takes up a small portion of the total land mass of Lincolnshire, and is also referred to as the county town of that county. The city and borough account for a population of 97,541. Thus, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to realise the occasional Lincoln accident claim is made in the area. While accidents are no more common here than in any other city or borough in the UK, they do occasionally happen.
Some people are curious to know what kinds of accidents can lead to claims for compensation. Any accident has the potential to lead one or more of those involved to make a claim, but they must be innocent of causing the accident. Moreover, they must be able to prove another person or third party was the cause of whatever happened to them.
Can you make a claim for a simple trip or slip?
Yes, this is a possibility. Slips and trips sound like such simple accidents, don’t they? Yet if you have suffered such an accident, you may know they can still be very painful. An awkward fall is arguably worse than a fall where you can prepare and to land safely. You could easily land on an elbow or awkwardly on your hand, thus causing damage to one or other of them, for example. Knees and hips might also be hurt if you land badly, as could other parts of your body.
Slipping or tripping over may sound like a minor occurrence, but there are many people who would attest to the pain and discomfort they might feel in such instances. Broken bones are perfectly possible to experience if the slip or trip leads to a fall. But you must always be able to prove someone else was the reason why the accident happened, if you are going to make a successful compensation claim stemming from that accident. Hence why a personal injury lawyer is the best person to speak to in this instance. They will be able to advise you of what you should do next.
Are you wondering about the possibility of making a Lincoln accident claim?
You would probably prefer not to have any reason to make a Lincoln accident claim, since it would mean you had suffered injuries in the accident. However, since you have gone through that experience already, you do have a right to learn more about your potential to claim compensation – and you are in the best place to make that happen.
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline, you can find out whether one of our personal injury lawyers could take on a claim on your behalf. Call now on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile) to find out what applies in your case, and how much you could potentially claim if you are successful. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis too, protecting you during the process.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown