Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls can happen almost anywhere. If you suffer an injury as a result, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. Whether these injuries occur at work or as you walk through the city, you may be able to file a claim to receive reimbursement for your injuries. The effects of lost wages can turn an accident into a nightmare if you become unable to work, so it is important to learn how you can maximize your chances of receiving compensation for your accident.
Slips, trips and falls can occur for a number of different reasons. You might slip on a wet floor where someone has spilled a liquid. In this situation, it is not your fault that no one cleaned the mess before you fell. In addition, cracked pavement, damaged carpet, weak railings, dangerous stairs and unfit lighting can easily lead a person to trip and fall, causing serious injury. All of these issues are easily fixable and if someone has failed to do so and it leads to you being injured, you have every right to file a claim.
In public spaces, some of the most common locations for these injuries include offices, parks, rail stations, schools, hospitals, hotels, pubs, retailers and restaurants. If you believe that unsafe conditions at any of these locations led to your injury, there is a very good chance that you will have a successful occupier’s liability claim against the business. You can also file a claim if the injury occurs at someone else’s home. While many do not wish to go down this road, the majority of homeowners have insurance policies that will cover these costs.
You can even file an work accident claim if you fall at work. In these situations, your employer must provide you with a safe working environment. If the business fails to provide you with this safety, you can receive compensation. Do not worry about the company having financial problems, since it has insurance to deal with these issues anyway. While you might only suffer a mild injury, it is still important to file a claim if it causes you to miss any work because this is money out of your pocket. The claim might also force the company to make some changes, which can prevent more serious injuries from happening in the future.
Contact a Slips, Trips and Falls Solicitor
Before filing your claim, it is important that you seek expert advice. A claim filed incorrectly can lead to you receive absolutely nothing for your injury. An experienced slips and trips solicitor can prove that the accident was not your fault even if the liability is not clear from your perspective. Once you file your claim, the business or property owner will likely try to prove that you were responsible for the accident. A solicitor specializing in slips and trips can overcome this challenge and help you maximize your chances of winning the case.