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. This is known as a Public Liability claim
In the event your slip trip and fall accident occurred at any place that members of the public have access to such as a supermarket, leisure facility, recreational area and school or educational area, then this will also likely be pursuable via a Public Liability claim
However, if your slip trip and fall accident occurred on private property owned by an individual or a Landlord, then this would be pursued via a private prosecution or civil claim.
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 medical expert 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 accident occurred in writing. 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 Solicitor 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.