If you have had a slip in a public place in Pendle then the team at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you secure compensation for your injuries.
Have you had a slipped or tripped in Pendle?
The first thing we need to know is whether you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault. If you’ve slipped or tripped in Pendle, for example, there are certain things that we will need to take into consideration.
Was the floor wet? If so, why was it? These may seem like silly questions but they are important. If the floor was wet then this might have led to your accident occurring. If the floor had been dry it is logical to assume that you probably wouldn’t have slipped in the first place.
Having established that the wet floor led to the accident it is important to know why the floor was wet. Perhaps you spilt some drink on the floor and slipped over on it as a result. In this case the accident could be argued to have been your fault. However, if the floor was already wet, perhaps because a member of staff had already cleaned up a spillage then the fault would not lie with you.
In this example the next question would be was there any indication that the floor was wet and therefore there was a potential hazard? If the floor had been cleaned and staff were aware that it was wet then a sign should be put out, or the area should be cordoned off to ensure that no one else was put at risk. If this was not done then the owners of the public place are likely to be held accountable for the accident and therefore it is likely to be possible to make a claim against them.
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These are the sorts of questions that we will ask when you start to make a claim. Our solicitors will then gather all the necessary information and evidence to help support your case, and will do all they can to make sure that your claim is ultimately a success.
If you’ve slipped or tripped in Pendle and you weren’t at fault, contact us today and find out more about making a claim. Simply call us 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 to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown