If you have injured yourself in a slip, trip or fall, then you may be eligible for compensation with accident injury compensation solicitors.
Slips, trips and falls are common accidents however they can sometimes be deemed the responsibility of another person or organisation or authority. For example, if you tripped and fell down a flight of stairs because one of the grip guards had become unstuck, then you would almost certainly have a claim with the person or organisation responsible for the maintenance of those stairs. Or if you slipped on a wet floor at work and injured yourself, then you could make a personal injury claim with your employer.
Regardless of the scenario in which you injured yourself, however, it is your legal right to make a claim with accident injury compensation solicitors if the accident was the result of somebody else’s actions or inactions. To be eligible for compensation for your slip, trip or fall, there are two eligibility criteria you need to be aware of:
- Your accident needs to have happened in the last three years: You only have three years to bring a personal injury claim forward in the UK. The three year limit starts from the date your accident happened or the date your injuries became clear. After three years most accident claims become time-barred under the Limitation Act 1980.
- You cannot be wholly responsible for the accident in which you were injured: To be eligible for compensation you cannot be 100 per cent liable for your accident. While this is unlikely to be the case with a slip, trip or fall, you must still have a clear level of diminished liability. If you are unsure whether or not your accident was the fault of someone else, then you should contact a lawyer for expert legal advice.
Providing you meet these eligibility criteria it is likely that you will be able to make a claim.
How will accident injury compensation solicitors win my case?
Your accident injury compensation solicitors will investigate your claim thoroughly and build you a compelling case for compensation built on evidence. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, your lawyer may look into the floor or surface that you slipped on to ensure that it meets current regulations and the health and safety records and policies of the person or organisation responsible for the maintenance of where you were injured. If it is found that they failed in their duties to protect you, then you will have a strong claim.
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