Injury Compensation Claims
by John Eastwood
Accidents do happen, but if you feel you had a slip trip
or fall that was due to someone elses negligence,
you have the right to claim compensation. Personal injuries
because of slipping, tripping and falling are a fact of
life, but sometimes they are the result of carelessness
on the part of individuals or municipal councils who are
liable to pay compensation for it.
Though most public areas in the U.K. conform to the highest
safety standards, occasionally a poorly maintained road,
pavement, car park or shopping area can become the cause
for personal injury. One could trip on a warped or pitted
road, pavement, walkway or car park. One could also slip
on dangerously polished floors, fall down poorly constructed
or maintained stairs or trip over worn floor coverings
In the case of slips and trips in public areas like roads,
walkways and pavements, the local authorities responsible
for their upkeep can be held liable if negligence is established.
The authorities are expected to carry out frequent inspection
and maintenance, especially in areas of high foot traffic.
Shops and occupiers of other similar public places are
duty-bound to keep the premises safe for their customers.
They are required to have staff locating and removing
items customers might have spilled or dropped on the floor
in order to prevent injury to other visitors.
If you should sustain injuries after taking a fall or
slipping in another persons home, you are entitled
to compensation if it was the result of the occupier or
proprietors negligence. It is the occupiers
responsibility to keep the house safe by picking dropped
objects like toys off the floor and wiping off spilt liquids
so that no one is hurt. Slips, trips and falls are also
common in the workplace and liability in such cases rests
with the employer.
When a slip trip fall claim is filed, the law takes into
consideration whether the owner/caretaker of the premises
where the accident occurred takes reasonable
care of the property. Reasonableness here relates to a
regular inspection and maintenance regime. The claimant
will also be questioned about whether he/she was distracted
at the time of the accident or was careless in any way
that might have led to the slip, trip or fall. One is
expected to watch where he/she is going. If there were
warnings of hazards that went unheeded or if the claimant
was careless, the claim will fail.
Legal Claim UK is a network of no win no fee accident
compensation claims lawyers operating across the United
Kingdom. When our personal injury specialists handle your
claim, you get the damages in full if you win. At no point
of the process are you required to pay. The legal fee
is taken care of as part of the settlement/verdict in
case of a win and you get the entire sum awarded as compensation.
Our network includes experts on slip trip and fall claims.
For more information on our services, visit www.legal-claim.co.uk.
If you have been injured in an accident in the last three
years that wasnt your fault, you should contact
Legal Claim UK.
About the Author
John Eastwood is a well know writer in legal issues. His
articles are popular in various online portals. He has
a vast experience in writing professional articles based
on legal issues, law and other related areas.