Slipping or Tripping Accidents Injuries Claims
If you have suffered injury after a slipping or tripping accident or a fall in a public place because of a poorly maintained pavement or other walkway, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your personal injuries and any other losses or damage that you have sustained. Poor maintenance may result in a number of different kinds of defects in surfaces that create unnecessary hazards and cause accidents resulting in claims for compensation. For example, paving slabs may be broken or floors may be wet and slippery. Compensation claims would have to be paid by whichever body was responsible for making sure the place where you happened to be when you were injured was safe. For example, if you were out in the street, the local authority would be responsible to ensure the safety of pathways to avoid accidents. If you were in a supermarket, club or leisure complex, the owners would be responsible for taking action to minimise the risk of accidents.
One can imagine the sort of situation that would give rise to claims for compensation after these types of accidents and we give some examples below :-
Tripping accident when
catching a foot on broken paving slab in the street
Suffering injury in an
accident when losing balance and falling over after
stepping in pothole in the road
Accident caused by tripping
over raised tree roots on the pavement
Falling down flights of steps
after slipping off the edge of a broken step
Slipping accident on
vegetable or fruit juices from product fallen to the
floor in supermarkets
- Slipping accident on damp floors of shops or restaurants just cleaned where there are no warning signs
If your slipping / tripping accident took place
less than three years and you wish to
claim compensation, Accident Aid for tripping /
slipping personal injury accidents claims will assist
you claim the compensation to which you are entitled for
your personal injury.
Accident Aid will also assist you in getting
compensation claims settled for any financial losses
that you might suffer. Lost earnings claims may be made,
damage to clothing claims are often justified, as are
claims for watches and jewellery damaged in accidents.
Claims for out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs
when attending doctor's and hospital's appointments
should be met. Prescription charges and the cost of any
medical after-care that may be required will have to be
paid for and claims for compensation for those items
should also be made.
Your claim will be handled
by an experienced accidents / personal injury lawyer
member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Accident Aid and the lawyers with whom we work will
ensure that your compensation claim is dealt with
as quickly and efficiently as possible and you receive
your compensation award in full. You will not have to
pay anything for your accident claim whether you win or
lose your claim for compensation and there will be no
deductions from any compensation award in your favour.
To make a claim either call
Accident Aid on 0800 180 4780 or forward your query
without any obligation to Accident Aid by email and you
will be contacted by an accident injury lawyer who will
advise as to whether you may be entitled to claim
compensation for your injury and any other losses you
may have sustained.