Have you slipped in Stoke-on-Trent?
Stoke-on-Trent is a city in Staffordshire. It is considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as the Potteries. Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres.
Even these types of businesses, anywhere in the UK, sometimes don’t follow all the rules and regulations regarding health and safety, but they should beware in case an employee or a member of the public makes an injury claim against them. Read on if you have slipped in Stoke-on-Trent.
A slip, trip or a fall could be the cause of an injury claim
Slip, trip and fall accidents can occur in many ways, but one of the most common is because of uneven paving slabs. Other causes include:
- Wet flooring;
- Loose carpet;
- Unlit stairs;
- Stairs with no handrails;
- Spillages; and
- Trailing wires.
You have a right to expect public places and workplaces to be safe, and the responsible party has a duty of care to ensure that they are. If you suffer slip, trip or fall, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Stoke on Trent.
What’s in my injury claim?
That really depends on the severity of your injuries — you should not underestimate how serious these can be. Some of the more common injuries are:
- Knee injuries;
- Head and brain injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Back and spinal injuries;
- Cuts; and
How severe your injury is will decide not only how much compensation you receive for your injuries, but also what other effects it has on your life, therefore affecting what special expenses can be claimed for. These can be:
- Loss of earnings, past and future;
- Extra medical expenses such as prescriptions;
- Travel costs if you cannot drive because of your injury;
- Replacement of any of your goods that were damaged;
- Care cost if you need assistance in you daily tasks; and
- Any other cost that is a direct result of the slip, trip or fall.
Can I get help with my injury claim?
Yes you can – Accident Advice Helpline are here to help, as we have helped many thousands of other claimants in the past, making sure that they have had the personal injury compensation to which they were entitled.
We have in-house solicitors who are greatly experienced in dealing with accident claims. It is a daily occurrence for them to deal with insurance companies, and insurance companies would rather deal with us, the professionals. It makes everyone’s jobs easier — they speak the same language as each other, so misunderstandings don’t happen. Clear and concise first time — that’s what you need. Someone to fight your corner and get the best possible compensation claim payout for your injuries.
On our freephone number 0800 689 0500, you will find friendly professional advisors who are there to give you free advice and help you all that they can. We operate on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to find any more to start your claim — we only get paid when your case has been won. We can help if you have slipped in Stoke-on-Trent.
Date Published: 30th September 2013
Author: David Brown