Slip, Trip or Fall
There are certain factors to be aware of when considering filing a slip, trip, or fall compensation claim. From where the event takes place to what you can expect as part of your compensation. Consulting a personal injury lawyer can help answer your questions in regards to these claims and help get you the compensation you deserve.
Depending on where your slip trip and fall accident takes place, it will determine who may be held responsible for your injuries. If the accident occurs on a road or pavement, it is possible that the highways authority will be legally at fault or the local councils who are responsible for maintaining the roads and public pathways/pavement.
In the event your slip trip and fall accident occurs at a supermarket, restaurant, or other type of shop/premise, the owner of the business will be legally responsible for your injuries, as this is Public Liability and should not be confused with slip trip and fall, even though the circumstances surrounding the accident are similar. If this is the case please refer to the public liability section, located on the left. Slip trip and fall compensation relates to compensation resulting from an injury that occurs outside and not privately owned businesses/premises, even though the accident results from similar circumstances.
When you are the victim of a slip trip and fall, there are certain steps you should take prior to making a claim for compensation that can help you gain the evidence you need to file a successful slip trip and fall claim. First of all, you should always call an ambulance in the event the injuries are severe. You should also make a note of exactly where the accident occurred and take a picture of the area, if possible. Always date and sign the back of the pictures, if applicable. You should also get the contact information of any witnesses.
Be sure to disclose all of your injuries to the physician who is treating you so there is a record of your injuries. You should then notify the council or owner responsible for the area where your slip trip and fall accident occurred in writing about the event. Keep a log of any physical or psychological symptoms. Keep any receipts for medication needed as well as any travel expenses and loss of income.
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors, such as what body parts have been affected by the slip trip and fall injury and if the injuries are temporary or permanent. A personal injury lawyer will be able to take your case on a no win, no fee basis, so consulting with a lawyer will not cost you anything and can help you get the compensation you deserve for your slip trip and fall injury claim.