I’ve had a fall that wasn’t my fault
Ever heard the phrase ‘You should have looked where you were walking‘? So have we, but when you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault that has left you with an injury, then such sage advice is useless.
Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors in Pickering are experienced in dealing with cases where an individual has been hurt through a fall that was not their fault. It’s easy to say you should have looked where you were going if you aren’t the one suffering. It’s easy to say it in hindsight too, but at the time, in the midst of dealing with injuries caused by falling, these things simply don’t apply.
Accident at work? Contact our solicitors in Pickering
When you are in a strange environment or a workplace you expect that the people working there are on top of making sure accidents don’t happen but sometimes things are overlooked or due care and attention just isn’t taken.
In these instances Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitor in Pickering can help you seek compensation if your injury could have been avoided. The truth is most accidents could be avoided, not by the individual on the receiving end, but by the person or company responsible for health and safety. If due diligence was exercised many accidents simply would not happen.
But why do falls happen?
- Poorly laid carpets or other flooring
- Wet surfaces and spillages not dried
- Inadequate or poor lighting
- Broken or poorly maintained floors, pavements or walkways
- Equipment or other obstacles left uncleared
Has a fall left you with serious injuries and pain?
Falls normally aren’t predictable so when a fall happens there is no way to stop it. This means that your body is twisted and contorted out of its normal shape which results in pain and injuries that are outside what the body can normally cope with.
With this in mind Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors in Pickering are only too aware of the kinds of pain, discomfort and injuries that an unexpected fall can bring about. For some a fall can leave them with injuries that take months (and sometimes longer) to get over. And for others they are left with pain that they have to endure for years if not the rest of their lives.
Likewise such injuries can leave individuals unable to work for what their employers might consider excessive periods of time. Or they might never be able to work again.
My fall wasn’t my fault can I make a claim?
If the accident you were involved was not your fault and could have been avoided, and it happened within the last three years then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assess your eligibility for compensation. You can contact us on our landline 0800 689 0500 or our mobile 0333 500 0993 (network charges may apply).
You can also contact us by texting ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.