Slips, Trips, and Falls Injury Compensation Claims in Manchester
Have you ever slipped in a supermarket, tripped over a pothole, or fell down stairs in an accident at work? If you have been in anything like these situations, you could be forgiven for wanting to forget about it as quickly as possible. However, if you do, even though your accident resulted in an injury that was caused by someone else, you may miss out on compensation that you are entitled to. At Accident Claims Manchester, we take slips, trips and falls very seriously. No matter your accident, contact us today for friendly guidance about your possible claim for compensation.
Why should I pursue a claim for compensation for Slips, Trips, and Falls?
You should pursue a claim for compensation because the injury you have suffered was not your fault. If someone stole your wallet, would you be questioning whether you were entitled to get it back? If not, you should not be questioning whether you should claim compensation for slips, trips, and falls.
The point of compensation is to put you in the position you would have been in had the accident not occurred. If you have incurred medical expenses or lost earnings, you have lost money that you should not have had to lose. Are you comfortable with the fact that you are paying for someone else’s negligence? If not, contact our personal injury claims team, so they can help you to put the situation right.
Who do I pursue a claim for compensation against?
Compensation should be claimed from the person whose negligence caused you to suffer your injuries. This will be the person who was responsible for the public place you were in when you slipped, tripped or fell.
If you slipped on a footpath that was covered in snow, the responsible person will be the Highways Agency, which is normally the local authority. If you did, ironically, slip on bananas in a supermarket, the responsible person will be the owner of the supermarket.
Those who welcome the public onto their premises owe a duty of care to the public. They must maintain the premises to such a standard that injury will not be caused to the public. When there is a failure to do this, Accident Claims Manchester will assist you to get the compensation you deserve.
One of the most common forms of accidents at work are slips, trips, and falls. Whilst these mostly don’t lead to serious injuries, they are preventable. If you have suffered a loss because of your workplace, then you are entitled to claim employer negligence compensation. This will often cover lost wages, so that you don’t miss out on earnings because your employer injured you.
How do I show that the responsible person was negligent?
The responsible person will have been negligent if they did not act as a reasonable person would if they found themselves in the circumstances that the responsible person was in. Depending on the cause of the accident, the actions of a reasonable person may or may not seem obvious.
Slips, trips, and falls are all too common. And in extreme case, they can be fatal or cause paralysis. So no matter the cause or severity of yours, our experienced team at Accident Claims Manchester are likely to have come across it before. This means they will be aware of how the court is likely to deal with the facts and how they are likely to determine what a reasonable person would have done in the circumstances. This knowledge will help you to build the strongest case for compensation possible.
You will need to present evidence in relation to your accident in support of your claim for compensation. Exactly what evidence you will require will depend on the exact nature of your accident. Accident Claims Manchester‘s solicitors** will be able to guide you on this. As a general rule, photographs of the hazard and your injuries at the time of the accident will be beneficial. Evidence from witnesses may also be necessary, so it is important to ensure you will be able to contact anyone that saw you suffer your injury.
What should I do if I want to make a claim for compensation for Slips, Trips, and Falls?
You should contact Accident Claims Manchester without delay if you want to make a claim for compensation. Time limits are imposed on the length of time there can be between your accident and your claim for compensation. Therefore, it is essential that you do not put it off until another day.
Our experienced solicitors** may even be able to negotiate a settlement with the responsible person on your behalf, so you can avoid taking the claim through the court process. At Accident Claims Manchester, we are more than happy to provide the guidance you need. Call to start your claim today on 01615 168 871^.