Slip and Trip Claims
Slips and Trips can occur pretty much anywhere, whether it is at work, in the local supermarket, in the pub or even out and about in public space.
In most cases, the victim will pick themselves up, dust themselves and get on with their lives but in other instances, a slip or a trip can result in a severe injury, that holds life-changing consequences for the victim.
Common Causes of Slip and Trip Accidents
Some of the most common causes of slip and trip accidents include:
- Wet floor
- Cracked or uneven pavements
- Unattended obstacles
- Ungritted Ice
These causes of slip and trip accidents may seem pretty innocuous but they can result in a number of serious injuries including:
- Spinal Injury
- Head Injury
- Fracured Limbs
- Cartilage and Ligament damage
All of the above injuries will require extensive treatment and rehabilitation and are likely to have a devastating impact, not just on the victim but the family of the victim as well. The recovery process is also almost certain to result in the victim having to take a leave of absence from work or in the more severe cases early retirement, which of course will create additional financial strain.
Why Should I make a Slip and Trip Claim?
Regardless of whether you are seriously injured or not, if you suffer any type of injury, as a result of a sip or trip that was caused by negligence, then you should make a claim. But when it comes to a serious injury, that requires an extensive spell of treatment and rehabilitation then it can prove to be vitally important.
The level of care, treatment and attention that an injury such as a spinal cord fracture, for example, requires, will come at an equally extensive cost. Compensation can help ease the financial burden and allow you to afford this, especially in the instance that the victim is either the main or soul provider for the household.
It can also ensure that you get the right course of rehabilitation required and pay for any home amendments that the victim may require when they eventually return home from the hospital. In the instance of injuries such as paralysis, the victim will require treatment and care for the rest of their lives, as well as special equipment to help them adapt. Compensation can help cover the cost of this.
There is also the psychological consequences to bare in mind, not just for the victim but for their loved ones as well. Injuries of a severe nature can often put families under strain as they deal with the enforced changes to their lives and often psychological help is required to help the victim and their loved ones come to terms with these changes.
As well as the support element, another reason you should submit a slip and trip claim is to hold the person who caused your injury accountable for the negligable actions. As a victim of any personal injury caused by somebody else, you are entitled to justice for your injury and for some, this is the main reason that they proceed.
How Can Sincere Law help me?
Here at Sincere Law we have over 23 years of experience dealing with serious and catastrophic injury claims and have secured millions of pounds worth of compensation for our clients.
Thanks to our extensive relationships with the best medical professionals, we can ensure that victims receive the very best treatment available to them, giving them the best chance of making as full a recover as possible in their own circumstances.
At Sincere Law we promise our clients to be there, every step of the way, to ensure that they get what they need to get back to living their life the way, or as closed to the way they did before their accident. That is why we are the serious injury specialists.
How do I make my Slip and Trip Claim?
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a slip and trip, caused by somebody else’s negligence, then give us a call on 0800 092 2896 or fill out our quick claim form on the right hand side and one of our specialist slip and trip claim advisers will get in touch promptly.
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