Do you need to make a slip and fall claim in Wiltshire after slipping on ice?
As the weather gets colder, it’s possible that some parts of the country will be hit by snow and ice. Whilst the United Kingdom doesn’t generally suffer from the weather extremes that affect other parts of the world, snow and ice can affect people’s lives. When the weather is particularly bad, for example, public transport services may be unable to run so people may find that they are unable to get to and from work. In some cases, if bad weather occurs suddenly, people can even be stranded due to the lack of services.
In addition to this, snow and ice can make it very difficult to drive and more road traffic accidents can occur in this type of weather. As drivers may skid on ice as they attempt to brake, it can be difficult for them to avoid other vehicles and collisions may occur. Whilst many people simply avoid driving in this type of weather, for some people it is unavoidable and they must take the necessary precautions to ensure that they can drive as safely as possible. For example, they may stick to well-used highways, rather than smaller roads, and they may use specific snow tyres on their vehicles.
However, this type of weather isn’t just dangerous for drivers or road users. Even attempting to walk on snow and ice can be difficult and it is easy to fall. Whilst most people assume that you won’t be able to make a slip and fall claim in Wiltshire for this type of accident, this isn’t always true. If, for example, your local council should have cleared or gritted the ice but they haven’t, you could potentially make a slip and fall claim in Wiltshire against them. Similarly, if you were hurt whilst on someone else’s property, you could obtain compensation from them by making a slip and fall claim in Wiltshire.
If you’re planning to make a compensation claim but you’re concerned about the cost, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we always work with our claimants on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. This means that you can make your slip and fall claim in Wiltshire with us and you won’t be required to pay any upfront fees or legal bills.
As well as enabling you to make a slip and fall claim in Wiltshire claim, we’ll also provide free, no obligation advice. This means that you can find out anything you need to know about making a claim without having to pay anything!
To find out more about making a slip and fall claim Wiltshire claim today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help you with your claim.
Date Published: 27th November 2014