Have you had a slip, trip or fall accident within the last three years? If so, why not claim compensation for your injuries and the financial troubles you have experienced? Solicitors in Launceston could help you.
What is a slip, trip or fall accident?
In this type of accident, someone slips or trips and sustains injury as a result of falling. The causes can range from spillages in corridors to icy paths; an unnoticed obstacle in your path or a crack in the pavement may also cause injuries.
When such an accident occurs, the fault often lies with an agency who failed to do something to prevent the accident. Claims for compensation can, of course, be made through solicitors in Launceston where a malicious act has been committed, but slips, trips and falls are often the result of negligence rather than deliberate action.
Consider, for example, an oil spill on a petrol station forecourt. This kind of thing is to be expected, but it is also expected that it will be cleaned up soon after. Yet, for whatever reason, it might stay there a bit too long and someone will slip on it, falling over and breaking their ankle. Such a claim is common for solicitors in Launceston to deal with.
Making the decision to claim
You can check, first of all, whether you qualify to claim by putting your details into our 30-second test. This is Accident Advice Helpline’s free compensation calculator, and it will also give you an estimate of what you might be awarded if successful.
Of course, even if you qualify, you are under no obligation to claim. But you might want to give some serious thought to claiming when you consider how your injury has affected your life.
The effects of an injury
Following a slip, trip or fall, you will probably be in some pain. Your injury will certainly have required medical attention – back, head and ankle injuries, for example, often need urgent (and, possibly, continuing) care.
Many people cannot go to work for some time after such an injury, but they are also unable to take care of household tasks such as washing up, cooking and cleaning. Family life suffers because they cannot do the things that are normally second nature.
You could find that, not only are you shelling out for extra things such as prescriptions, or possibly a home help, but you are also losing income because your company sick pay has run out. Shouldering such a financial burden causes great anxiety.
How to make a claim through solicitors in Launceston
Simply pick up the phone and call 0800 689 0500 to get started. If you’re calling from a mobile phone, dial 0333 500 0993 instead.
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown