A lot of people assume that a trip, fall, or slip is something they are not able to get compensation for. They feel embarrassed about the situation, and simply try to put it to the back of their minds. However, there is an extremely high chance that you could be entitled to compensation if the accident was not your fault. Often, such incidents are caused due to the negligence or carelessness of another party, be it a business or the local council. Why should you have to suffer and deal with the financial expenses associated with an injury? You shouldn’t, and we can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Read on for more information.
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- A guide to accident claims for slip, or trip or fall injuries
- What is a slip, or trip or fall injury?
- Slip, or trip and falls in the workplace statistics
- What to do if you are involved in a slip, or trip or fall injury
- How to begin a slip, or trip or fall injury claim
- Who is at fault for your fall?
- Slip, or trip or fall accident at work claims
- Slip, or trip or fall in a public place claims
- Slip, or trip or fall in a restaurant or café
- Slip, or trip or fall in a pub or nightclub
- Slip, or trip or fall when shopping
- Slip, or trip or fall in a rented house
- What can you claim for?
- The most common kinds of slip, or trip or fall injuries
- How much compensation will I get after a slip, or trip or fall accident causing injury?
- No Win No Fee slip, or trip or fall claims
- Why choose us as your claims service for your slip, or trip or fall claim?
- Call for free advice and to start a claim
All businesses and councils are required to carry out a slips, trips and falls risk assessment. Failure to do this can cause accidents, and if you have been injured as a consequence, you will
have grounds for a personal injury claim. In this guide, we reveal everything you need to know about making a claim for a slip, or trip, or fall injury. This includes the average compensation for slip and fall claims, how to make a claim, eligible, and much more.
What is the slip, or trip and fall meaning? A slip, or trip, or fall is any type of accident, in any place, that has involved you slipping on something, tripping over something, or falling down – be it from a height or because of an obstacle, or any other reason! If you have experienced a slip, or trip, or fall, and you believe the incident was not your fault, you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
Slips, trips, and falls are highly common. In fact, a lot of the cases we handle are for such cases. According to statistics, 37 per cent of all workplace injuries reported are as a consequence of a slip, or trip, or fall. Not only this, but slips, trips, and falls cost the UK almost one billion pounds every year.
If you have been involved in a slip, or trip, or fall injury, you need to take the necessary steps to build a strong case. This involves the following:
- Seeing a doctor – Of course, this step is important for the sake of your health. Nevertheless, you also need to see a doctor for the purpose of your claim too. This is due to the fact that the medical report that they put together will be used to calculate the payout you will receive. We can arrange a local medical for you if required.
- Get witness contact information – If anyone witnessed the accident, it is a good idea to get his or her contact details. This is due to the fact that witness statements can really help to strengthen your case.
- Make a note of everything that happened – You also need to make a note of everything that happened as soon as you get the chance. This will ensure that you do not forget anything important later down the line.
- Keep proof of expenses – You can claim for any costs that you have encountered as a direct consequence of your injuries – these are known as special damages. However, you will need to have proof of such expenses in order to claim, so make sure you keep a hold of receipts and any other important documents.
Making a personal injury claim is easy when you work with us. We will be with you every step of the way, so you have nothing to worry about. When you call us, we will begin by providing a free consultation session. Not only does this give you the chance to ask any queries you have, but we will also ask you some questions. This is simply so we can get a good understanding of your case, enabling us to advise you in the best manner. We can also arrange a local medical, free of charge, if necessary. When handling your claim, we will work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means anyone can make a claim, irrespective of their financial situation, as you will only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. You will find more information about this towards the end of the post.
In most cases, slips, trips, and falls usually happen as a consequence of local councils and businesses failing to take the proper safety measures to keep you and the rest of the public safe. Businesses such as restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, and shops have a responsibility to keep you safe. This includes cleaning spillages up as quickly as possible, keeping aisles and walkways clear, and signposting wet floors. Determining who is at fault for the accident will depend on where you were injured. If you were injured as a consequence of a dangerous pothole, for example, it will typically be the council that is to blame. We can help you to determine who is at fault if you are unsure.
If you want to make a slip, or trip, or fall at work claim, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. All employers have a legal duty to ensure the workplace is as healthy and safe as possible. If they have failed in their duty to do this, you could be entitled to compensation. Perhaps they failed to carry out a risk assessment? All businesses are required to carry out a slips, trips and falls risk assessment NHS included. Maybe they left a wet floor unmarked for an extended period of time? There are many causes of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace, but what matters is who is to blame. If the incident was not your fault, give us a call today to get started.
If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen in a public area, it will usually be the council that is to blame for the incident. We have handled many successful council compensation claims, and we can help you to get the compensation you deserve, be it pavement trip compensation or any other form of payout. Your local council has a responsibility to maintain the area, and if they have failed to do so, you deserve to be compensated.
All businesses have a legal responsibility to ensure that they keep their employers, customers, and the general public safe. If you have been injured in a restaurant or café, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. Most of these cases involve a claim for slipping on wet floor, but we can assist no matter what type of slip, or trip, or fall you have experienced.
If you have experienced a slip, or trip or fall in a pub or nightclub, it can be easy to assume that you have simply had one too many. But, could the owner of the premises be to blame? If they have acted negligently or carelessly, don’t dismiss the incident as your own fault. In fact, there is a very high chance that you could be entitled to compensation. Simply give us a call today for more information.
If you have been shopping and you have experienced a slip, or trip, or fall, you can feel embarrassed about the incident, especially if there were a lot of people around you. if you have suffered psychological injuries as well as physical ones, we will be able to secure compensation for both. Get the compensation that you deserve.
If you live in rented accommodation, and you have been injured, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. This is usually because the housing association, council, or private landlord is responsible for ensuring the property is well maintained. This means fixing any malfunctions or dangers as soon as possible. If the housing association, council, or landlord has failed to do this, they could be to blame for the injuries you have sustained. We have plenty of experience in securing compensation for those who live in rented accommodation, so give us a call for more information.
When putting together a slip, or trip, or fall personal injury case, you will be able to claim for the following:
- General damages – This is the compensation you will receive for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
- Travel expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earnings – You can also claim for loss of future earnings if you are going to be off work for an extended period of time.
- Care claim – If you have required help around the house while you recover, the person that cared for you will be able to file a care claim.
Slip, or trip and fall injuries tend to happen for one of the following reasons:
- Inadequate lighting
- Unexpected obstacles
- Uneven or cracked pavements
- Uneven flooring
- Wet floors
Common injuries that are sustained are as follows:
- Musculoskeletal injuries
If you have sustained a different type of injury, don’t worry. When making a claim, the important part is being able to prove that someone else is responsible. This is what will determine whether you are entitled to compensation or not.
Our claimants often want to know how much compensation they will receive. This is an understandable question, but it is, unfortunately, an impossible one to answer. We cannot give you a definitive answer regarding the payout you will receive – nor can any other legal firm. You have probably come across a slip and fall compensation calculator online too. Again, these calculators are not 100 per cent accurate. They only provide rough estimates.
However, what we can do is provide you with the average slip and fall compensation amounts. Below, we reveal the typical payouts for injuries commonly associated with slip, or trip, and fall injuries. If you cannot find the injury you have sustained in the table, don’t worry. All you need to do is give us a call and we will happily provide you with an estimate of what you could receive.
|Reason for compensation||Typical compensation amount||Comments|
|Pain and suffering||£1,000 - £200,000||The level of pain and suffering you have encountered will decipher the compensation you are awarded.|
|Mental anguish||£3,550||This payout is for those that experienced fear of death and expectation of end of life.|
|Rib fractures||Up to £3,000||Soft tissue injuries or rib fractures that cause disability and serious pain for a few weeks only.|
|Severe neck injuries||£42,550 - £112,750||At the lower end of the pay bracket, we have injuries that cause severe soft tissue damage, or fractures/dislocations. The highest payout is for injuries associated with permanent spastic quadriparesis or incomplete paraplegia.|
|Moderate neck injuries||£6,000 - £19,000||Maximum payout is for injuries such as dislocations and fractures, which result in severe immediate symptoms. At the lower end, we have injuries that have caused a pre-existing condition to get worse.|
|Minor neck injuries||A few hundred pounds - £6,000||The amount of compensation awarded depends on numerous factors, including the need to take medication, the severity of the injury, the intensity of pain experienced, the impact of the injuries on the injured person’s everyday life, and the presence of additional symptoms.|
|Loss of benefits||£5,000 - £500,000||If you have missed work while recovering from your injury, this payout will cover you for the actual income you have lost. In some cases, you can receive more than the maximum payout.|
|Loss of anticipated earnings||£10,000 - £400,000||If you are going to miss work for an extended period of time due to your injuries, you can claim for loss of anticipated future earnings. Your future earning potential and current pay grade will be used to calculate this. In some cases, you can receive more than the maximum payout.|
|Fracture of clavicle||£3,000 - £9,300||The level of award depends on whether the injury is permanent or temporary, the level of disability, the extent of the fracture, and residual symptoms.|
|Simple fracture of the forearm||£5,000 - £14,600|
|Minor wrist fracture||£2,675 - £3,600||This is for minimally displaced or very minor undisplaced fractures.|
|Severe leg injuries||£21,100 - £103,250||Maximum payout is for cases involving serious leg injuries that fall just short of amputation. At the lower end of the bracket, we have cases involving severe crushing injuries or cases involving multiple or complicated fractures.|
|Less serious leg injuries||Up to £29,800||Higher payouts are for fractures whereby an incomplete recovery is made. The lowest payout is for simple fractures whereby a recovery is made within a few months.|
|Minor injuries – Recovery within three months||£1,050 - £1,860|
|Minor injuries – Recovery within 28 days||£525 - £1,050|
|Minor injuries – Recovery within seven days||A few hundred pounds - £525|
There are many benefits associated with working with us, including the fact that we work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that anyone can make a compensation claim, no matter their current financial standing. This is normally because you will not have to pay a penny if we do not secure compensation for you, providing you with the monetary security you are seeking when making a claim.
If you were to work with a solicitor that charged per hour, you would not have this security. Instead, there would always be the worrying risk that you would end up with a massive legal bill, yet you would not have any compensation to fund it with. This also means that the solicitor may take on your case merely to take your money, putting you through the stress of making a claim, knowing that there is not much hope for compensation. This is something you never have to fret about when you work with us – we will never waste your time.
There may be many personal injury law firms across the country, but you will struggle to find better than us. Not only do we have many years of experience in the industry, but we have a great reputation to back it up too, as we have successfully secured compensation for thousands of personal injury victims, and we have done so in an efficient manner. We know that you are going through an incredibly challenging time, and that is why we aim to make the compensation process as stress-free as possible. We genuinely care about each and every one of our clients, and we believe this shows in the compassionate and caring service we provide.
If you want to make a claim for a slip, or trip or fall, all you need to do is give us a call today to get started. You can reach our friendly and professional team by dialling 0161 696 9685. We will happily address any concerns you have regarding making a claim, and you can rest assured that it is always our main priority to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
This link takes you to a brief guide on preventing slips and trips at work, including information on what the law says and what employers can do to stop slips and trips from happening.
This takes you to the UK Government website where you will find information on health & safety covering major road schemes. This includes information on preventing slips, trips, and falls in this type of environment.
This link is helpful because it takes you to the UK Government’s (HSE) Health and Safety Executive website where you will find statistics about slips and trips.
Most councils are responsible for the maintenance of pavements, including replacing missing or broken slabs, as well as removing weeds. If you want to report a problem with a pavement in your local area, use this link. All you need to do is enter your postcode to get started.
If you have had a slip trip accident at work and want to claim compensation contact us today for free legal advice.