Making a compensation claim for a slip in a public place in Sevenoaks may feel like overkill a little, as a fall does not seem to most people as though it would be a very serious accident.
However, you can sustain very serious injuries in a fall, which could impact your life for the foreseeable future, and require compensation to help you to pay for the medical bills and other expenses that you have to pay out on as a result of your injuries. Before you make your claim for compensation, here are some of the things that it will help you to pay for, which may be necessary because of your fall.
If you have suffered a serious back or head injury because of your fall, which is quite common, you may require specialist or private treatment to give you the help you need to recover quickly.
In the case of very serious injuries such as brain injuries, it may cost money to get you the care you need around the clock as well as being treated in hospital.
Time off work
Even a fall which has not caused very serious injuries may require you to take some time off work until you have recovered a little, and compensation money will help to subsidise any sick pay as well as keep you afloat until you are ready to get back to work.
This is particularly important if you have a physical job, as you are likely to have to take even more time off.
Claiming for a slip in a public place in Sevenoaks
Once you have decided to move forward with a compensation claim for your slip in a public place in Sevenoaks, the next step is to gather evidence, find a lawyer and make a start on your claim. You have up to three years to complete any personal injury compensation claim, but in some cases claims can take a long time to be processed, or it may take longer to gather evidence and put the case together than you first thought.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to make a start on your claim as soon as possible. The team will be more than happy to let you know whether or not they feel that you have a good case for compensation and, if you do, pass you over to an injury lawyer who can help you.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown