If you have been involved in a slip, trip, or fall that has caused you injury through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to seek personal injury compensation. Whenever you are injured in an incident or accident such as this it is important to act calmly and decisively, seeking the professional, and expert legal advice of personal injury solicitors. A solicitor with experience of dealing with personal injury claims and slip, trip and fall compensation specifically, will be able to offer you advice and guidance throughout the entire process, holding your hand where necessary during proceedings and keeping you fully informed. With this advice and help you can make a decision on whether to proceed, whether to accept proposals and offers of settlement, or whether to go to court.
It is important that you gather as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident. Take a photograph of the immediate area where the accident took place, and include something in the photo to indicate scale (such as a coin or mobile phone), if you have slipped in a public area for example. If there are any other witnesses to the accident where you slipped and became injured, gather contact details of witnesses who are willing to assist. When you first meet with personal injury solicitors this information can prove invaluable to proceedings.
In order to fit the criteria of successfully applying for personal injury compensation after a slip, trip or fall you must have been injured in an accident that occurred within the last three years; you must have sustained injury; the accident must have happened due to someone else’s negligence; and you must have evidence of the reason why you fell and of your injuries.
It can be very embarrassing to fall over in public, but if this has happened because of somebody else’s negligence, and you suffer injury as a result, you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. If you are successful with a claim for compensation it can help you in several ways. Compensation can be used to cover the cost of any rehabilitation that was required to overcome your injuries, as well as to provide compensation for any changes to your employment status or loss of work that took place as a direct result of your injuries.
In the worst cases an slip, trip or fall may have results in life changing injuries where you have had to undergo serious adaptations to your home, car, and life generally. In these cases, personal injury compensation can help you to cover those costs and to be able to restart your life in a proactive way that allows you to live well despite your injuries.
Slips, trips and falls are embarrassing and can cause injury and discomfort for many. If it has taken place in a public place or private property, and you have fallen as a direct result of someone else’s negligence you should seek professional legal assistance immediately and begin the process of making a claim for personal injury compensation.