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At Accident Claims Portsmouth, we understand that slips, trips and falls can be both painful and embarrassing and have the potential to cause quite significant injuries. If you have fallen due to anything ranging from uneven pavement to a spillage in a supermarket, we can help.
What Qualifies as a Slip, Trip or Fall?
By their very nature, slips, trips and falls can happen in a huge variety of places and a multitude of different ways. They are most commonly caused by:
- Uneven surfaces
- Wet floors
- Unexpected obstacles
- Bad lighting
- Cables and wires
Although this list is not exhaustive and many other factors can be to blame for a fall.
When am I Entitled to Claim Compensation After a Slip, Trip or Fall?
In most cases, claims will be made against the party who holds responsibility for where the accident took place. If you fall in a public space, then it will be the local council who are usually at fault, as it is the council’s responsibility to ensure such places are safe to use. Indoors, responsibility will typically lie with whoever owns the building, although building tenants can also have responsibility. You can also claim for slips, trips and falls that occur in the workplace.
What to do After Suffering a Slip, Trip or Fall
The priority is for you to seek medical attention and to make a record of the accident. To help your case, it would be advisable to report the slip, trip or fall to the staff or owner of the premises or area at the time; make a note in any accident book; get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident; and if possible take pictures of the area in which the accident happened. It would also be wise to keep evidence from medical visits and treatments received and keep receipts for expenses incurred as a result of injuries. These things will make your claim easier, but don’t worry if you didn’t manage to do any of them at the time of the accident as they won’t rule your claim out. Afterwards, as soon as you feel ready, get in touch with Accident Claims Portsmouth and we will take care of your claim.
It is worth noting there are very strict time limits in place to cover personal injury claims and if you fall foul of these time limits your claim could be ruled out completely, and you could lose your right to compensation. To prevent this happening, speak to one of our expert personal injury solicitors in Portsmouth today.
Contact Our No Win No Fee Slip, Trip and Fall Solicitors in Portsmouth Today
Our expert team of dedicated personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with slips, trips and falls. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means there’s no risk to you in bringing the claim, and you don’t have to worry about your legal fees in the event of your claim being unsuccessful. You can rely on us to work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
For expert No Win No Fee advice, contact our legal team through the contact form on the right-hand side of each page, or call us directly on 0239 280 7500.
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Our team of personal injury solicitors will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after being involved in a personal injury that was not your fault.