Slips, Trips, & Falls Compensation at Work or Public Places
Slips, trips, and falls are some of the more common accident claims that our team of solicitors process each and every year in Southampton. Just by slipping up in a public place or at work you can suffer from a serious injury which could results in a compensation claim.
People who have slipped or fallen at work, on the pavement, or in a shop are at risk from multiple injury types including breaks, fracture, back, spine, leg, and arm injuries – and in some case serious head injuries or even paralysis. All of these, if not your fault, could lead to you being able to make a personal injury compensation claim for the accident in Southampton or Hampshire.
Make a Slip, Trip and Fall Claim in Southampton
Most cases and accident claims for slips, trips, and falls will be brought due to a failure of a third party such as employer, workplace, or local council to adhere to the proper health and safety regulations.
- Pub or nightclub
- Uneven pavement and road
- Shop or store
- Gym, leisure centre, or swimming pool
- Building or construction site
- School and college
- Petrol station
- Town centre
Claims Can Happen in a Public Place or at Work
There really is no limit to where accidents such as falls and slips can happen. In most cases our clients have slipped up in water on a wet floor, on slippery surfaces, ice, an icey pavement, oil, and electrical cords. Falls tend to occur on building sites from ladders and scaffolding.
If the slip, trip, or fall happened to you and it was the fault of another person, company, organisation, council, or authority, then it could lead to you being awarded personal injury damages for an accident claim in Southampton and Hampshire.
How Much Compensation for a Slip, Trip, or Fall?
Compensation amounts will vary depending on the severity of your injury. All claimants must have a medical record after the incident in order for our Southampton accident solicitors to proceed with a compensation claim for a fall in the Hampshire area.
Compensation amounts for trips, slips, and falls in Southampton can average between small payouts of around £1,000 with more serious cases even reaching as high as £200,000.
Please be aware though, if your claim is fraudulent and you are found to have made a false accusation against a local council for a personal injury claim then you could be liable for a fine of up to £3,000. Any compensation claim in Southampton that you make with our solicitors should be genuine and real, and be backed up by medical documents and witness statements where possible.
The Compensation Claims Process
Any injury claim must be brought to the legal system within three years of the accident happening. In most cases. You will be compensated for a wide variety of factors relating to falling over, slipping, or tripping in Southampton. These factors include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Financial expenses
Get Started With Our Southampton Accident Solicitors
We make the process of claiming for compensation very simple. By calling our number today you can have a free consultation. During the call we will ask a few questions about your fall or trip and then be able to make a quick decision on whether you can claim for injury compensation.
If you can, we will then arrange an appointment with one of our personal injury solicitors who can then proceed with your claim. We have local solicitors in Southampton, Hampshire, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, and Winchester so can cover the whole area.