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According to the Health and Safety Executive, slips, trips and falls account for over a third 35% of employee injuries in the work place. They made up more than half of all reported major/specified injuries.
However these types of injuries don’t just happen in the work place, an example of this is tripping on a public path or pavement. The local council could be held responsible for not providing adequate maintenance on a pedestrian walkway. Another example could be slipping on a wet floor in a public area where no warning signs have been put in place.
Common Slip, Trip and Fall Personal Injury Accidents:
- Trip and falls on a public highway or defected pavement
- Accidents in public areas such as supermarkets, shops and restaurants
- Work place falls including falls from ladders and heights
- Fatal injuries
- Electric shock and electrocution accidents
Personal Injury Lawyers Portsmouth can help you with your slip, trip or fall claim
Our panel of solicitors can investigate your case to see if you are eligible for compensation. Once the team here have established you may have a claim we will pass you over to one of our solicitors who will explain your legal rights and how much you could be entitled to after your slip or fall. If you’re unsure if your claim is valid contact our team for free no obligation legal advice.
Are you eligible to make a slip, trip or fall injury claim?
To be eligible to make a claim your injury must have happened in the last 3 years and you must have been to see a medical professional about your injury. Local authorities, employers and companies have a duty of care and should carry out risk assessments in the workplace or public areas. If this duty of care has been neglected and you are injured as a result then you could claim compensation for injuries or loss of earnings.
- Common injuries often sustained after a slip, trip or fall:
- Pelvic and Hip
- Broken Arm, Hand and Wrist
- Leg, Ankle and Foot
- Neck and Head injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall there has to be evidence to make a claim. If you slip on a highly polished or wet floor there has to be adequate warnings signs in the area as you’ll need to be able to prove that these notices weren’t placed in the right location. You’ll need to be able show evidence negligence by the management. Take photographs to prove that there is no notification of public risk in the area. In recent years health and safety policies have increased tenfold, but if you do suffer from an accident you’ll be glad that these policies have been put in place.
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How much compensation you’ll be entitled to varies for different types of accidents and injuries. Once the team here have established you may have a claim we will pass you over to one of our solicitors who will. They’ll be able to gather the supporting evidence required to prove the injury was caused by another person’s negligence. The solicitor will also look at other cases similar to your own and guidelines set out by the courts for guidance on compensation amounts.
Contact No Win No Fee* Solicitors Portsmouth
Have you or a member of your family been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault?
Don’t delay, contact Personal Injury Solicitors serving residents of Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham. Alternatively fill out our online compensation claim form. A personal injury can cause pain and discomfort, get the free advice you need to start the road to recovery.