There are a number of solicitors in St Albans, many of which handle claims for personal injury compensation amongst other things. None however, are better than us here at Accident Advice Helpline, bearing in mind that compensation claim law is all that we ever get involved in. It means that over the past 15 years we’ve gained an incredible amount of expertise and in-depth knowledge about all sorts of accidents and injuries sustained in all types of circumstances. If you have slipped in St Albans, read on.
The most prolific type of accidents and incidents that cause injuries are slip, trips and falls, including falls from height. They occur in all walks of life from the home to the workplace, when people are away on holiday, and even simply when people are just out walking or shopping.
Looking at the slips trips and falls (STFs) in the workplace, in the year 2013/2014 approximately 45,000 separate instances of injury were recorded under the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) system. 43 of these injuries proved fatal. The vast majority of STFs in the workplace happened in the healthcare sector. Statistically men in the age group 60 to 64 are twice as much at risk of STF injury as young men in the age group 16 to 19.
Slipped in St Albans?
Whether the solicitors appointed to handle STF injuries are solicitors in St Albans, or anywhere else here in the UK, the same criteria apply when it comes to having a bona-fide claim. There are 3 components any solicitor will look for before taking on a case.
- Whose fault was the accident? To qualify for compensation the person to blame must be someone other than the injury victim.
- What was the severity of the injury and did it require medical attention? Medical attention is a key factor.
- When did the accident/injury occur? To qualify for compensation, the accident/injury needs to have taken place in the 3-years immediately preceding the date you raise your claim.
Whether a potential claimant is looking to secure compensation for an STF injury or any other type of injury, most people have the same question. How much compensation are they owed? The quickest and easiest way to find out is to take the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test.
Here, on this website, you’ll find our HOW MUCH calculator. All you have to do is answer the 4 basic questions it asks, and leave your name and a contact number. The calculator will then check to see if it looks as though your claim meets the necessary criteria, and if it does, you’ll be given an on-screen estimate of the amount of compensation you could be awarded.
All claims go through our no win no fee system
All claims go through our no win no fee system so you don’t have to worry about paying our legal fees if your claim doesn’t succeed. However that’s pretty unlikely if you took and passed the 30-second test. We also operate an excellent customer support system which can be accessed from any UK based landline by calling 0800 689 0500. There’s another number for mobiles, which is 0333 500 0993. Don’t forget though that your call provider is likely to make you pay for the call.
The best thing to do is strike while the iron is hot, so why not give us a call today? We want to helped if you have slipped in St Albans.
Date Published: 25th September 2014