Personal injuries can take on many forms, including road traffic accidents, medical negligence, and accidents at work. One of the most common accident types whilst out and about are slips, trips and falls often resulting in head, back and neck injuries or perhaps broken bones, strains and sprains. Whatever your personal circumstance, it is useful to understand how trips and slips injury claims work enabling you to claim for compensation with ease and minimum fuss.
How to make trips and slips injury claims
To be able to make trips and slips injury claims, you must firstly check your eligibility for compensation. To be considered eligible, your accident must have been caused by another person or organisation, have happened within the past three years and have resulted in the need for medical attention, perhaps a visit to your local GP or even to Accident and Emergency.
To double check, you can use an online tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator. If you are entitled to compensation, this will also return an approximate settlement figure dependent on the severity of your injuries. Although this is only an estimation, it can be a useful way to get an initial idea of how much you may be able to claim.
Trips and slips injury claims can cover a whole range of accidents, perhaps including:
- A trip on broken pavement
- A fall down a stairway
- A slip on wet flooring in a restaurant
- A fall on a snowy pathway
Whatever your accident type, if someone else was to blame then you should pursue your right to compensation. Trips and slips injury claims can result from employer negligence for example – perhaps failing to ensure the pathways into work or the corridors in your office are safe. Alternatively, they may occur due to the failure of your local council to maintain surfaces such as in the case of a trip on broken pavement.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are eligible, you should contact a law firm such as the Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible in order to start the claims process. You will be guided at every step of the way by our helpful, trained advisors, who will ensure that the experience is as stress-free as possible.
We can be sure to match your case with one of our expert personal injury lawyers who are expert in trips and slips injury claims. This means you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome. In all instances, our claims are handled on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To make your claim today, simply give us a call on our advice line, or simply fill out our short online claim form and an advisor will get back to you. Endorsed by UK consumer champion and TV personality, Dame Esther Rantzen, you can be sure that your claim will be handled with utmost professionalism and expertise at all times.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 now.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry