What is a Slip and Fall Accident?

A slip and fall accident can have very serious consequences. It is when someone has fallen or slipped due to direct causation or negligence from a third party. An example of this would be an individual neglecting to put a warning sign concerning wet floors out and then another individual falling and injuring them as a consequence of this. Negligence is the main aspect of a slip and fall accident case. That being said, most of these accidents barely ever make it to court.

What Does the Possible Compensation Amount Depend On?

There are many factors that can have a large amount of influence on how much slip and fall accident compensation you may receive.  This includes but is not limited to any instant, short term or long term pain and suffering that was a result of the slip and fall injury, any related expenses such as medical costs, lost income and business opportunities due to the injury and in some cases, punitive action can be taken against the defendant as well.

Due to the fact that compensation amounts can depend greatly on medical factors, it is always imperative in any personal injury case, that you seek medical assistance for your injury as soon as possible and keep any documented evidence or other relative evidence such as x-rays. That being said, every personal injury case is heavily reliant on a good amount of evidence and details. Make sure you do your research as to everything to may need in order to prove or to allow your solicitor to prove your personal injury claim successfully.

How Much Slip and FallCompensation Might I Expect?

Slip and fall accident compensation amounts can vary widely based on the aforementioned factors. Most cases that are not life changing or do not impact the claimant long-term settle from between an average settlement of £2000 to £11 000. If the injury is particularly serious the amount of compensation can sometimes enter into the 100 000’s.

That being said, every slip and fall case, just as with every personal injury case is always unique. Therefore it is unreliable to base your expectations off of estimations. To get a more specific estimation of fall injury claims you can use the Legit Claims Calculator or speak to a solicitor. Either way, having too many presumptions concerning your possible amount of compensation can lead to disappointment.