Slips, Trips and Falls Injury Compensation Claims
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 one of these situations, or a similar one, 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 Personal Injury Claims Manchester, our personal injury advisors in Manchester have heard it all. So no matter your accident, contact them today for friendly advice about your possible claim for compensation.
Why should I pursue a claim for compensation?
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.
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 Personal Injury Claims Manchester in Manchester 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, Personal Injury Claims Manchester will assist you to get the compensation you deserve.
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, so no matter the cause of yours, the experienced team at Personal Injury 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. Personal Injury Claims Manchester’s solicitors** will be able to advise you about 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?
You should contact our Personal Injury 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 important that you do not put it off until another day. An experienced solicitor** 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. You will never know what you could have been entitled to unless you seek advice. At Personal Injury Claims Manchester, we are more than happy to provide the advice you need. Call to start your claim today on 01618855335.