A slip and fall accident is the 2nd leading cause for accidental death around the globe. The elderly will be more likely to fall and end with a major personal injury than their younger counterparts. There are 6 reasons to why this may happen:
It is understood that everyone at some point in their lives will slip or fall a few times. Although, a momentarily loss of balance can cause us to trip, there are professions where fall injuries are common simply because of the unnecessary risks they are exposed to. Electricians, scaffolders, miners, decorators and builders all fall into this category.
Slips and falls can happen where conditions are left unsafe in public places when it should have been rectified to allow safe passage or working conditions. The responsible person, often the premises owner, can be held accountable for any injuries on their property that was caused due to negligence. It can be difficult to prove this, but is not impossible.
What you need is an expert personal injury solicitor to represent your compensation case against the responsible owners or their insurers. There are certain elements that have to be correct when presenting a legal claim to ensure that it carries the authority required. A lawyer will know this and can appropriately produce the mandatory documents.
For any personal injury claim, determining liability is compulsory to succeed in gaining compensation. A slip or fall will not automatically prove that someone else is responsible for your injury. It can be your own fault which will reject your file for damages.
For someone else to accept liability, it has to be proven that they were accountable for the condition that caused the injury which could have been prevented.
In theory, this is regarded as a simple case of negligence, yet not all slip and trip claims are easily established as being negligent. Defendants are known to deny being aware of unsafe situations which they had not acted upon. Experienced lawyers will fight on the basis that owners should have recognised the risks based on common sense.
“A good solicitor will prove that a duty of care was owed by the defendant to their client to determine liability in a personal injury case.”
To build a slip and fall case requires a lot of preparation and planning. The necessary evidence will have to be supplied for successfully obtaining compensation. Legal representatives are familiar with law and the personal injury claim process which is important to constructively prove negligence on those blameable.
The legal responsibility of a premises owner is to ensure that their property is safe through regular inspections. A lack of care can prove liability where action was not taken when it could have been. For instance, a missing floor tile that can cause a trip will be the liability of the owners if it is proved that it posed as a risk after a reasonable time for it to be recognised as a hazard and be repaired. However, it is not reasonable to expect the responsible person to known about a hazard 15 minutes after it occurs; therefore some cases may be dismissed on those grounds.
Our expert slip and fall solicitors are well acquainted with how to demonstrate liability and can establish how and who is responsible for an injury that you have sustained. With the first initial consultation they can even inform you whether you have a valid claim to submit.
Explaining how your slip or fall happened is crucial in knowing who is to blame. Often, some accidents are not the fault of premises owners and are just unfortunate incidents. Individuals do trip, miscalculate their step and be absorbed with other thoughts whilst walking into a hazard. Blame delegation is therefore stood to remain on the injured party.
It is not advisable to pursue personal injury claims where you may have been responsible for your own injuries. Any good lawyer will advise you of the likely outcome of the case and whether you should continue legal action for compensation. Take heed as you may be liable for fees if try to ignore the recommendations of a reputable law firm.Send Details Of Your Fall Or Slip For Claim Assessment
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I got £2,100 for my fall injury thanks to you. I had to take time off from work and end up using my emergency monies. I am happy that I am getting back to normal. Much appreciated.Leeds
I would recommend the solicitors to anyone, as they were very informative, friendly and helpful throughout the claiming process to which I am very grateful. I received £3,400 for my trip accident.London