An injury resulting from a slip, trip or fall can be embarrassing and debilitating. Every year thousands of people in the UK suffer this type of accident, there injuries varying from muscle sprains to more severe and life-altering conditions such as paralysis or brain injury.
Common type of Slip, Trip or Fall claims
Accidents on Commercial Premises-
Businesses have a duty to keep their premises in a safe condition for their employees as well as for the general public. Larger organizations such as supermarkets are required by law to have public liability insurance to cover compensation in the case of an injury. Common injuries resulting from accidents on commercial premises include muscle strains and sprains, neck injuries, back or spinal injuries, broken bones or fractures and head injuries.
Accident on Roads, Footpath & Public Places –
Each local authority has a duty of care and are responsible to keep the pavements, footpaths and public places safe. In case of an accident, the owner of the property or the local council in case of the public place can be liable to pay out compensation. Common injuries include muscle strains and sprains, neck injuries, back or spinal injuries, broken bones or fractures and head injuries
Accident at Workplace –
It is the employers’ responsibility to keep the workplace safe for employees always. Employers are governed by a Statute to maintain a safe environment and may be liable for compensation for lost earnings and medical expenses if an employee or a member of the public was injured at work or business premises. Common injuries include muscle strains and sprains, neck injuries, back or spinal injuries, broken bones or fractures and head injuries
How to Make a Claim?
The first thing you need to do is provide us with some of the basic information about you and your injury, this allows us to quickly allocate your case to one of our experienced partner claims management companies. In order to assess your case, your allocated claims management company will give you a call to discuss your claim and establish the nature and severity of your injury. If a claim is established the claims company will recommend a specialist solicitor who is experienced in your injury type. If you decided to go ahead with making your claim the representing solicitors will typically charge you a success fee of 25% plus VAT from the amount recovered, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this. Termination fees may apply if you decide to cancel the case outside your statutory cooling off period for example hours worked on the file, time on telephone calls, letter, payment for DVLA search etc. You are not charged for the enquiry service we provide; we receive a fee from the claims management company which you are allocated. The recommending claims management company may receive a recommendation fee directly from your legal representative if you agree to proceed with your claim. You are not required to use our enquiry service and may instruct a solicitor on your own.