The team who deal with personal injury legal claims in Bolton deal with many such cases every month. They belong to a network of some 200 legal experts who work with Accident Advice Helpline, assisting people who have suffered a personal injury through no fault of their own and who are by law entitled to some compensation. Accident Advice Helpline receives some 25,000 enquiries every month and many of them involve trips, slips and falls claims.
What are slip, trip and fall claims?
Slips, trips and falls may occur at work or in a public place, such as tripping over loose paving stones or slipping on watery surfaces. Personal injuries suffered as a result may be:
- Head injury
- Neck injury
- Brain injury
- Shoulder injury
- Back injury
- Elbow injury
- Hand and / or wrist injury
- Hip injury
- Knee injury
- Leg injury
- Ankle injury
- Foot injury
- Toe injury
- And others
The team responsible for personal injury legal claims in Bolton can advise you
– If your personal injury was sustained in a public place and would therefore most likely be covered by the council or the responsible public body’s public liability insurance or, if your accident happened at work or in a work-related situation, if your employer’s insurance company must pay compensation. Every employer must have employer’s liability insurance in place to cover potential claims resulting from accidents at work.
– The above personal injuries can be sustained in a number of situations. Some types of injury occur more commonly at work or in sports related environments, such as twisting, bruising or spraining ankles for example.
– Other personal injuries almost always occur just at work, such as repetitive strain injuries for instance, while others are commonly associated with traffic accidents, such as whiplash for example. However, a large proportion of slips, trips and falls happen in public spaces, where uneven pavement, open manhole covers or loose paving stones are to blame and the local council’s public liability insurance must settle the personal injury claim.
Will the court take your doctor’s word for it?
It may be necessary for the personal injury claim adviser to arrange for an additional doctor’s appointment, so the extent and severity of your personal injury can be verified by an independent medical expert.
What will it cost?
Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors works on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and typically solicitor fees can be recovered from the other party, once a claim has been won.
You want to tell somebody about personal injury legal claims in Bolton but not while your employer is listening in?
You are at work all day and solicitors’ offices are closed at the weekend, so what do you do?
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and will always get a friendly, professional voice at the other end of the line.
Date Published: 8th April 2013