Slip Trip or Fall Solicitors
Free Legal Justice Is Here To Help You Make Your Slip Trip And Fall Compensation Claim.
Any person, anywhere, and anytime can suffer a slip trip and fall accident. Thousands of slip, trip and fall accidents happen every day in the UK, causing many people all different kinds of injuries, from a sprained wrist, to serious back and neck injuries and even to psychological issues. Victims of accidents can claim compensation for their injuries if an accident happens that was not your fault. If you have been involved in an accident where someone else is responsible for your safety, such as on a public pavement, a supermarket car park or in your place of work, you should speak to a slip, trip or fall solicitor today to discuss the merits of your claim and what the best means is to receive the justice that you deserve. Personal injury claims are not always straightforward to make, as you will need to prove that your injury was a direct result of the other person’s failure to act, or their direct actions, which breached their duty of care towards you. For this reason we always recommend seeking assistance from an expert slip, trip or fall solicitor should you decide to make a compensation claim.
What Is A Slip, Trip And Fall Accident?
Slip, Trip Or Fall Accidents In Public Places
Slip, trip and fall accidents often happen if a surface is wet or slippery. In public places and any place of work, a floor may be wet, sticky or slippery as a result of negligence, especially if it’s a wet floor that was not been properly cleaned and dried. When a floor is cleaned or a spill happens in a public place, appropriate signs should be erected to warn people that the floor is wet or slippery. If these warning signs are not present and you suffer a slip, trip and fall accident in a public space, then the person responsible for the area where you suffered your accident may be held liable for your injuries. Note though that to be successful in your compensation claim, your slip, trip or fall solicitor will have to be able to prove that your accident was a result of the negligence of another person or body. If the accident occurred on a public pavement because of bad weather conditions, the council will probably not be held liable because it can’t be responsible for the weather conditions.
Free Legal Justice aims to help every victim of an accident get the justice they deserve. Our slip, trip and fall solicitors are here to help you get the maximum financial compensation that you deserve as soon as possible.
Most slips or falls in shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and pavements or roads are caused by:
- Wet, sticky or slippery substances being left on floors;
- Uneven flooring and loose flooring or floor coverings;
- Cracked or uneven pavements;
- Exposed wiring or potholes in the ground;
- Other unexpected obstacles in the pathway; and
- Inadequate lighting.
Finding Out Who Was Responsible For Your Fall Is Key
To find out who is responsible for the injury that you suffered in a public place, your solicitor will need to know exactly where and how the accident happened. If you fell in a building with public access, such as a public library, the parking lot of a shopping centre, or the local park, then responsibility for your injury would most likely lie with the owners of the building or space. If your injury happened in a shop, restaurant or a pub, then liability may be ascribed to the owner of the business. If you trip and fall into a hole in the pavement, a broken stairwell, or a broken public bench, then the person or body that is in charge of maintaining and upkeep of the public infrastructure will be responsible for your injuries. This is usually the local council or authority.
Slip Trip Or Fall At Work Claims
If you slip, trip or fall at work and as a result, you suffer some form of injury, you may be entitled to an injury claim against your employer. In most cases your employer will be ultimately liable for the harm you have suffered, and will have breached the duty of care that they have towards you by failing to ensure your health and safety at work. If this is the case, there may be sufficient grounds for the employee to make an injury claim.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of a co-worker, your employer will still be responsible for the injuries you have suffered. As a result of a principle known as vicarious liability, your employer will be responsible for all actions of their employees, whether negligent or otherwise. You may also be worried that if you make a claim against your employer you are at risk of losing your job or may be treated differently, but this isn’t true. There are specific rules and legislation in place to protect employees making a claim against employers for work accident and injuries sustained in an accident at work. Put simply, it is illegal for your employer to fire you or even treat you differently because you have instituted a compensation claim against them.
Our Solicitors Will Get You Justice For Your Fall Claims
We want to help you get the justice you deserve. You need not feel awkward or shy about making an accident at work claim against your employer. If you have suffered any form of injury because of someone’s negligence or actions at work, we advise that you contact a legal professional immediately to discuss your potential accident at work claim. Not only do physical injuries affect your health; they can also affect your personal relationships and have a major financial impact on your life. Your whole life could be changed, and your entire family could be affected as the result of one terrible event. Your designated slip trip or fall solicitor is here to help you through this difficult period of your life.
If you are concerned about the financial consequences that an accident at work claim may have on your employer, or about the position of your employment relationship if you make a claim against your company, you need not be concerned any longer. All employers in the UK are required to take our employer’s liability insurance. When you make a work accident claim, your employer’s insurance company will take over the case on your employer’s behalf, and will pay any associated costs, including your compensation pay-out. Every employer is legally required to take out this employers’ liability insurance, to make sure that they are financially able pay compensation for any accidents at work that result in illness or injury to an employee, without it affecting the economic position of the business.
Claim Maximum Amount Of Compensation For Your Slip and Fall Claims
In summary, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation for wrongful injuries that you have suffered in the workplace, and you have a fundamental right to get justice for the harm that has been caused. Do not feel guilty about using your basic human rights! Our experienced slip trip or fall solicitors have dealt with these often sensitive situations countless times before- they are extremely common. The Free Legal Justice team will deal with your case sensitively and discreetly, placing your privacy and security at the top of our priorities list. If you have any concerns or questions about making an accident at work claim, Free Legal Justice will be happy to provide the necessary support and discuss your options with you in a completely free consultation.
What Will My Slip Trip Or Fall Solicitor Need To Make My Claim?
If you think you might be eligible for a slip trip or fall n claim, it is important to take steps as soon as possible to start your compensation claim. The first step in finding out if you have a valid claim is to speak to one of Free Legal Justice’s friendly team of slip trip or fall experts. Our slip trip or fall solicitors will help you through the entire claims process, from beginning to end. Free Legal Justice will help you to collect all the necessary details and information about the incident, and quickly be able to assess the best way to help you make your injury claim and get the justice you deserve.
Our Fall Claims Solicitors Offer Free Legal Advice
If you contact a member of Free Legal Justice now, you will receive free professional advice on the merits of your case, so that you can know where you stand before you take legal steps against those who caused you injury. To correctly advise you on the merits of your personal injury claim, we will need as much detail as possible about the accident.
You should have as much information as possible ready for your free consultation, including details such as:
- how and when the accident happened;
- the nature of the injuries suffered or damage caused as a result of the accident;
- The names, and contact number of the individuals involved in the accident;
- Any accident report details or emergency service attendance details; and
- Location of where the accident happened.
As a normal part of the accident claims process, we will send you for an independent medical examination if you have not already obtained a medical report. The doctor will conduct a full assessment of your injuries and write a report based on your injuries, to be used in support of your damages claim and to value the amount of compensation that you are entitled to for your injury.
What Happens When Our Solicitors Start Your Slip Trip Or Fall Claims?
Once your slip trip or fall solicitor has started your personal injury claim, we will also ask you to share any possible evidence that you have collected from the scene of the accident with us. This evidence will be used in support of your accident claim, and may include:
- Details of any witnesses
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photographs of your injuries
- Details of medical appointments that you have attended
- Details and receipts of any medication that a doctor has prescribed to treat your injuries
- Any workplace accident report book and
- CCTV or video footage from the scene.
It is important that you keep a record of all other information, reports, and receipts which could be used in support of your claim. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information right now. With a single call to our helpful team, we will explain the merits of your claim based on the information that you can provide. The important thing is that you get in touch with a Free Legal Justice professional as soon as possible- the sooner we have the details of your claim, the sooner one of our slip trip or fall solicitors can start on your case, and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
What Will It Cost For A Slip Trip Or Fall Solicitor To Help Me On My Claim?
Free Legal Justice offers all our clients with valid personal injury claims the option of a No Win No Fee agreement. Under a No Win No Fee agreement, if your slip trip or fall injury claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a thing to Free Legal Justice for the work that we have done on your case. For many clients, this means that they can finally have full access to the justice they deserve, and a fair chance to make a claim for lawful compensation, without any financial risk.
What Will My Slip Trip Or Fall Solicitor Receive If My Compensation Claim Is Successful?
The great news is that you will never pay Free Legal Justice anything in advance for proceeding with your claim. A No Win No Fee agreement means that your slip trip or fall solicitor will only get paid if your claim is successful. If we help you to win your claim, Free Legal Justice will receive a success fee of an average of 25% of the compensation received as payment for the work that we have done to help you win your case. Your devoted slip trip or fall solicitor will be sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, and the agreed success fee will be confirmed in writing before we start your claim.
What Happens If My Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice holds the risk of your slip trip or fall claim not being successful. If your claim is unsuccessful, we will not charge you any legal fees for the work done by our skilled slip trip or fall solicitors. This means that you won’t pay us a thing in the unlikely event that we cannot help you to win your case.
To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, the Free Legal Justice team will help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful with your claim, and in case the court directs you to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
How Long Do Slip Trip Or Fall Claims Take?
Every accident that happens is unique, as is the injury that results from the accident. This also means that each compensation claim process that follows an incident will be different. Some personal injury claims can be settled within a matter of months, while others are more complicated and will take longer to bring to a close. The length of time that your slip trip or fall solicitor will need to resolve your matter will depend on the facts specific to your case. Personal injury claims become more complicated if the injuries suffered are extremely serious, or if there is a dispute over the facts between the parties. Our experienced slip trip or fall solicitors have handled numerous personal injury claims, and will be able to give you good idea of how long your slip trip or fall claim is likely to take once they have evaluated the merits of your case.
No matter how your accident happened or who you think is to blame for your injuries, it is important that you speak to a trained professional from Free Legal Justice as soon as possible to determine whether you have a valid compensation claim. Our experienced claims team handles every compensation claim through a fast-track assessment and allocation process; so that we can help our clients get the maximum compensation they deserve- in the shortest amount of time.
Contact Our No Win No Fee Solicitors
Contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling one of our friendly personal injury claims handlers on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly accident claims handlers, so that we can start your accident claim without delay.
Why Choose Free Legal Justice For your slip trip fall claims?
Free Legal Justice has many specialised slip trip or fall solicitors who handle thousands of personal injury claims each year. Our dedicated slip trip or fall solicitors work around the clock to help clients get justice, and receive the maximum compensation that they deserve.
By working with Free Legal Justice on a No Win No Fee compensation claim, we promise that:
- You will receive free legal advice from one of our expert slip trip or fall solicitors;
- If you are unsuccessful in your No Win No Fee compensation claim, we will not charge you any legal fees;
- You won’t pay a thing from your own pocket;
- We will help you to recover the maximum amount of compensation;
- We will manage your No Win No Fee claim for you, keep you updated on the progress of your case, and will try to make the entire compensation claim process as stress-free as possible for you.
What Will I Get For My Slip Trip Or Fall Claim?
In any personal injury claim, the amount of compensation that will be awarded will vary from one case to the next, and will depend completely on factors such as the severity of the injuries, the length of time needed to recover from injuries, the impact on the specific individual’s life, and any complicating factors surrounding the injuries. Free Legal Justice has resolved various kinds of No Win No Fee claims over the years. We know what compensation to expect for different categories of injuries and accidents. Your appointed slip trip or fall solicitor will be able to give you an estimated value once they have carefully been through the details of your case as well as medical reports of your injuries. For a broad guideline on of various personal injury compensation amounts, we have compiled a general guideline for different levels of injury in the table below.
|Compensation Amounts For No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims For Slip Trip and Fall Claims|
|Severity of Injury||Details of Injury||Examples of Average Compensation Awarded|
|Moderately severe||Severe disability due to brain damage, loss of feeling in limbs, personality change and/or a mental disability||Between £180 000 and £240 000|
|Moderate||Memory impacted; reduced ability to work; can include change in personality and increased risk of epilepsy||Between £36 000 and £185 000|
|Mild||Minimal or no brain damage but might still have long term effects||Between £13 000 and £36 000|
|Extremely severe||Facial disfigurement; severe scarring or burns||Between £25 400 and £83 000|
|Moderate to severe||Simple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial area||Between £7 500 and £41 000|
|Mild||Less severe scarring to minor scars||Between £1400 and £11 700|
|Extremely severe||Partial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyes||Between £45 000 and £230 000|
|Moderately severe||Restricted vision or loss of sight in one eye||Between £7700 and £46 000|
|Mild||Temporary loss of vision due to smoke, liquids or other substances; Struck/hit in the eye||Between £1800 and £7500|
|Temporary||Full recovery takes a few weeks||Between £1800 and £3300|
|Severely Moderate||Severe injuries capable of recovery after surgery||Between £3370 and £4350|
|Moderate||Injuries not requiring surgery||Between £2000 and £26990|
|Mild||Simple non-displaced fractures with full recovery||Between £1400 and £2160|
|Extremely severe||Complete loss of hearing||Between £77 000 and £93 000|
|Moderately severe||Complete hearing loss in one of the ears||Between £26000 and £38 000|
|Mild||Hearing loss in one or both ears; tinnitus||Up to £38 800|
|Severe||Paralysis, limb numbness, restriction in movement because of the injury in the neck and shoulder||Between £10 500 and £42 000|
|Moderate||Semi-permanent damage; damage that restricts movement in arm and elbow||Between £6 700 and £10 800|
|Mild||Damage to soft tissue that should recover within the year or slightly longer||Up to £6 700|
|Severe||Severe injury to the upper or lower back; paralysis or any relating issues to organs in the lower parts of the body||Between £33 000 and £137 000|
|Moderate.||Covering a wide range of back injuries such as compression of the lumbar vertebrae, ligament or soft tissue damage, any constant pain and/or any discomfort||Between £10 500 and £33 000|
|Mild||Strains and sprains, soft tissue injuries, a slipped disc, muscle pain||Up to £10 670|
|Severe||For major restriction and disability present in one or both the arms||Between £33 400 and £111 600|
|Less severe||Restriction in movement and/or disability in the arms with substantial recovery||Between £16 000 and £33 400|
|Simple||Between £5200 and £15 000|
|Very severe||Total or effective loss of one hand from crushing and then amputation; partial amputation||Between £52800 and £77 400|
|Moderately severe||Finger amputations, crush injuries to the hand, penetrating wounds, deep lacerations||Between £24 700 and £52 800|
|Less severe||Crushing injuries leaving some impaired function||Between £12 340 and £24 700|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both legs (full or partial amputation)||Between £83 500 and £240 500|
|Moderately severe||Injuries to the leg which has caused lifelong restriction in movement and disability||Between £23 600 and £82 100|
|Less severe||From simple leg fractures, breaks or soft tissue damage which has affected the muscle to leg fractures with an incomplete recovery||Up to £23 600|
|Severe||Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage. Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage||Between £22 300 and £82 000|
|Moderate||Minor disability because of the knee injury, damage to the muscle, cartilage, soft tissue, that causes pain and suffering||Up to £22 300|
|Extremely severe||The most severe ankle injuries that may cause deformity, degeneration of joints, and potentially amputation||Between £42 500 and £59 400|
|Moderately severe||Fractures, extensive treatment, disability because of ankle injury||Between £11 700 and £42 700|
|Mild||Ankle fractures, ankle sprains||Up to £11 730|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both feet||Between £71 600 and £171 900|
|Moderately severe||Severe injury to one or both feet that causes restriction, fractures or disability||Between £11 700 and £59 700|
|Mild||Covering injury to a foot with high chance of recovery||Up to £11 700|
About our slip trip and fall claims solicitors
Free Legal Justice only works on personal injury matters with No Win No Fee claims. Our skilled slip trip or fall solicitors have a broad knowledge and vast experience in all kinds of personal injury claims, and they know exactly how to help our clients receive the maximum compensation for their slip trip or fall claim. Our slip trip or fall solicitors will protect your privacy and safety, and ensure that your slip trip or fall claim is handled diligently, efficiently and discreetly. We aim to make the entire compensation claim process as easy and stress-free as possible for you. You can rest easy knowing that your expert slip trip or fall solicitor is working hard to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Get in touch with Free Legal Justice today by filling out the online form, or by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. One of our friendly personal injury solicitors will be happy to conduct a home visit, to discuss your claim from the comfort of your own home.
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