Every year there are hundreds of slips, trips and falls in Blackwood. Most of the time they are simple accidents, but if you’re injured and the fall was not your fault, you will naturally be looking to someone to put it right. We think that if you’re injured through someone else’s negligence you should be entitled to claim compensation, and that’s what we’ve been helping people to do ever since we first started.
About slips, trips and falls in Blackwood
Whenever you’re in a public space, the managers of that area have a set of legal duties they are required to perform. They must take all reasonable precautions to ensure there is as little chance of injury as possible. If they fall short of that then they could be held responsible for any injuries that do occur. Examples could include the repair of equipment which has been left in a dangerous condition, or pavements which have fallen into disrepair.
Whatever the reason, it is often a good idea to consult a lawyer to see what you’re entitled to.
Assessing your claim
There are certain criteria you’ll have to meet in order for your claim to be legitimate. You will have to show where blame lies, how badly you have been injured and how much you have spent as a result of the accident.
There is also a three year rule to take into account. You will not be able to claim for any accident that took place more than three years ago. The only exception to this rule is for children. Their three year limit will not start counting down until they pass the age of 18.
Getting full compensation
Proving slips, trips and falls in Blackwood is not always straightforward. First of all, you need to prove your case, which means building up some convincing evidence supporting your version of events. Secondly, you’ll have to show how badly you have been injured. Many people don’t receive the full amount of compensation to which they should be entitled because they don’t report all their injuries.
This is why it’s a good idea to get comprehensive medical assessments which report on all your issues. If you don’t get this, you may well be unable to make a claim.
So if you’re looking for slips, trips and falls in Blackwood, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 7th April 2015
Author: David Brown