Injuries In Public – Slips, Trips & Falls
The most common of all injuries that take place in public are slips, trips and falls. They can happen absolutely anywhere including pavements, roads and shopping centres and can be as a result of any number of hazards from uneven paving to slippery surfaces due to spillages. The most common slip, trip and fall claims are against local authorities for badly maintained pavements and roads or against employers due to obstructions such as loose wiring or uneven flooring.
Personal Injury Claim Lawyers
If you suffer a slip, trip or fall then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation against the occupier. This is because occupiers have a duty of care towards the safety of their “visitors”. This is a legal duty of care and is known as occupier’s liability. Any breach of this duty that results in an injury means that a compensation claim can be made against the occupier and most occupiers will have (and are legally required to have) occupiers liability insurance for precisely this purpose.
If you have suffered an injury in public due to a slip, trip or fall then you can make a personal injury claim provided you were not at fault for your injuries. This claim will include compensation for you injuries as well as reimbursing you for any additional losses such as medical bills, travel expenses, loss of income and so on. The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the seriousness of your injuries and before any compensation is paid out you will usually be required to undergo a medical assessment.
To bring a successful claim you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury solicitor** in Manchester. Seeking expert advice is usually free and your manchester personal injury solicitor** will work on your case on a no win no fee* basis. There are however time limits for brining a claim (three years from the date of the accident in the case of an adult and by their 21st birthday in the case of a child) and therefore you should speak to a Manchester no win no fee* personal injury solicitor without delay.
Slips, Trips and Falls solicitors** Manchester
There are thousands of personal injury solicitors** in manchester and you need to make sure that you choose personal injury solicitors** you can depend on.
If you have been injured by a slip, trip or fall and weren’t to blame, our Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service.
Call our Accident solicitors** on 01618 855 335 or contact us online.
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