Falls are often the result of misjudging a step or incline which causes our body weight to shift suddenly forcing us to topple over. Sometimes these types of fall are due to a lack of awareness of our surroundings, becoming distracted or just not looking where we’re heading!
In these cases, the accident may be judged to be caused by our own fault. However, not all falls are the result of our own fault. Indeed, it is important to acknowledge that falls may be due to the incompetence or lack of safety procedures by others.
If you have been the victim of a fall which was caused through no fault of your own within the last 3 years and sustained an injury as the result, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You might want to use the experts at Accident Advice Helpline to do this.
The causes of many falls
Falls may be caused through:
- Unmarked changes in flooring height.
- Frayed or unsecured floor coverings such as carpets and rugs.
- Loose steps or stair treads.
- Uneven flooring.
- Wet and highly polished flooring.
- Lack of hand railing for changes in floor height and steps.
- Incorrectly erected scaffolding.
- Lack of toe boards on scaffold towers.
- Insufficient lighting.
- Icy or untreated pavements or pathways.
- Lack of protective safety equipment.
- Lack of supervision and training.
Treating a fall related injury
Many people who sustain fall related injuries are admitted to Accident and Emergency departments for examination and diagnosis. For the elderly and infirm, this is particularly important as when the body ages, the skeleton may become increasingly brittle and fragile.
If an elderly person falls, they are at an increased risk of fracturing or breaking joints such as:
- The hip.
- The shoulder.
- The collar bone.
By attending an Accident and Emergency department, x rays and MRI scans can be performed to identify injuries and enable care packages to be put in place for effective rehabilitation.
Looking for a no-win, no-fee solicitor in Amlwch?
If you have sustained an injury through a fall that wasn’t caused by your own fault within the last 3 years, then call our dedicated law firm, Accident Advice Helpline. Our telephone helpline is staffed by a team of professional and friendly advisers who can inform you of your legal right to make a claim with our solicitors.
It is left up to you to decide if you wish to proceed with your personal injury compensation claim. Should you wish to go ahead, then our solicitors will ensure that all aspects of your claim are processed on your behalf on a no-win, no-fee basis.
We are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a no-win, no-fee solicitor in Amlwch look no further than our expert service.
For more information call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown