Slips and trips are the most common form of accident and while most are innocuous and lead to no injuries or damage whatsoever, some can have serious long term effects on your health. They may prevent you from being able to work and necessitate regular medical attention. The most serious may lead to permanent disability and the cost of modifying your home and vehicles. Stockslegal can help determine who was to blame for the accident and we can pursue a compensation claim on your behalf to cover the costs associated with rehabilitation.
Who Is At Fault?
Slips and trips can occur anytime, anywhere. Some of them may be considered the fault of the person that has them while, in other instances, nobody is considered to be at fault. However, there are also those cases where a third party is found to be responsible for the accident and it is these cases where compensation or personal injury claims can be pursued.
Accidents At Work
It is not uncommon for people to suffer slips and trips while at work. A floor may be wet leading to a slip or there may be an uneven or damaged surface that has caused you to trip. In both cases it is the responsibility of your employer to redress the situation, clear up the spill, fix the uneven floor, and ensure that you are not in any unnecessary danger while they do so.
It is necessary to prove negligence in order to enjoy a successful personal injury claim. It is the negligent party that you will be pursuing to pay compensation so if negligence cannot be proven then you will not be able to claim any money following your accident. To help prove negligence you should consider taking photos of the scene and asking for contact details of any potential witnesses. You will be able to call on this information during your compensation claim and it may help win your case for you.
Claiming From Your Local Council
Another common cause of slips and trips is badly maintained pavements or highways. It is the responsibility of your local highways authority to ensure that they are safe for public use and large potholes or extremely uneven surfaces may be cause enough for you to claim compensation from your local council.
Other Causes Of Slips And Trips
Below are some other causes of slips and trips:
- Liquid left on the floor
- Uneven floor surfaces
- Obstructions to highways
- Obstacles on public property
- Incorrectly fitted flooring
Stockslegal Slips And Trips Claims
If you have suffered a slip or trip, whether at work, on the road, or on public or private property you may be entitled to claim compensation if you were not responsible. Compensation will usually be enough to cover you for loss of earnings as well as for the type of injury that you sustain. Stockslegal is an experienced personal injury specialist. Contact us today on 0800 988 9055 to discuss your slip or trip and to see how we can help progress your claim to ensure that you receive the full compensation that you are owed as quickly and effectively as possible.
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