posted on 18 01,2018 / 8:24 am
There can be serious and life-altering consequences of slip, trip and fall accident claims. As a result, if you were in a slip, trip and fall accident it is essential to know that compensation can be awarded for:
If the slip, trip and fall accident happened in a public place such as on an uneven pavement on your street, the local council will have public liability insurance to cover any compensation claims.
If your slip, trip and fall accident happened whilst at work, the law requires your employer to have employers’ liability insurance. This means that if you get injured at work the insurance will cover you.
Settlements and award calculations are based on the type and seriousness of the slip or trip injuries.
The Judicial College Guidelines for personal injury awards (formerly the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines) recommend maximum and minimum amounts for each injury.
You may also be able to make a claim if an accident has worsened medical condition or injury. The same is true for treatment as well as on-going care costs.
Individuals must usually make claims within three years of an injury. Solicitors tend to settle many simple slip and trip cases quickly. For example, minor injuries coupled with superior negotiation skills.
In other cases, however, it can take longer to negotiate more complicated matters, such as where the circumstances of the accident or the extent of the injuries are in dispute.
As the details of each case can vary considerably, it is not easy to predict how long a case will take at the outset. You or your lawyer should consider all case factors. This is in order to estimate a satisfactory outcome within the indicated time limits.
Your claim is very likely to succeed if the other side has accepted that they are responsible for the accident. In the case where liability is in dispute, success rates may be lower.
Of course, having a professional solicitor by your side is likely to increase your chances of succeeding. Use our solicitor directory to find a lawyer or explore our different online claims services. If you want to understand more about this type of injury then read Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Claims