Slips, trips and falls are the most commonly reported accidents in the UK. We at Accident Advice Helpline understand that injuries from slips, trips and falls can have serious, long-term effects and that’s why we strive to get our clients the best possible payouts in all the accident compensation claims that we handle. If you’ve had a slip in Warwick, read on.
About slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are most often caused by:
- Wet floor surfaces
- Poorly fitted carpets
- Uneven flooring
- Obstacles on staircases, corridors and walkways
- Poor lighting
- Ice or snow
Statistics show that the most common injuries sustained following slip, trip and fall accidents include cuts and bruises, back and spine injuries, ankle sprains and knee injuries, head injuries, and also wrist injuries.
More serious falls might result in concussions, cartilage tears, bone dislocations, fractures or even broken bones.
If you suffer a slip, trip or fall due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Your slip in Warwick
If you happen to slip on a wet floor surface inside business premises, such as a retail outlet or a restaurant, and injure yourself, then we will make a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf against the business owner’s insurance policy.
If your accident was on a council-owned property, then you may be entitled to compensation from a personal injury claim against the local authority, if the accident was due to their negligence.
If your accident was on private property such as inside a home or on a piece of land, you could be able to make a accident compensation claim if the property owner was at fault.
If you are unsure as to whether you have a valid slip, trip or fall compensation claim, call us today and you can find out.
What should I do after being injured in a slip, trip or fall accident?
To make a successful slip, trip and fall compensation claim, you need to show evidence that a third party was responsible for your personal injury. To help your claim later on, you should make known the accident to your employer or property owner where applicable, and make a note of your accident in the accident book.
Be sure to take names and addresses of witnesses to the accident, if there are any, and if possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident.
Once all this is completed, call Accident Advice Helpline immediately to get expert legal advice and start your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is willing to help
Our specialist personal injury solicitors will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation.
We can help if you’ve had a slip in Warwick.
Talk to us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 3rd May 2015
Author: David Brown