Here are some common questions and answers about trip and slip accidents. If your question is not answered here, please use the form on the left-hand side and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
With accidents on the footpaths, the claim is usually made against the Local Authority's insurers. Where the accident occurs on commercial premises, the claim is made against the owner's or occupier's public liability insurance which they are required to take out by law. Trips and slips can also occur at work and claims can be made against the employer's liability insurance in that instance.
You can claim compensation for the injuries that you have suffered and the effects of the injuries on your daily life. You can also claim for any out of pocket losses or expenses that have been incurred as a result of the accident. The most common losses claimed are loss of earnings, travel costs, medical costs and damage to property or clothing.
Since our firm was established 11 years ago, we prided ourselves on our clients receiving 100% of their compensation. As solicitors, we claim our legal fees from our opponents on top of any compensation and therefore, we gave you the guarantee that our clients receive 100% compensation.
However, following Government changes which came into force on the 1 April 2013, we are now not able to recover all of our legal fees from our opponent and therefore only on successful cases, we do make a small charge from our client's compensation.
Therefore, if you are successful in your claim there will be a charge of up to 20% (although in many cases it may not be as much as this) of your compensation. If for whatever reason, you are unsuccessful we will make no charge for our work and therefore our agreement remains a no win, no fee agreement.
We think our small deduction is very competitive and keeping in the tradition of ensuring clients get the maximum, and as much of the compensation as possible.
With our 98% success rate and the fact that we get 28% more compensation for our clients than the industry average, Claims For You is a great choice when looking for personal injury solicitors.
With tripping accidents on the pavement, it is best to obtain photos as soon as possible that show, firstly, the general location of the accident (this helps the Local Authority identify where it took place) and secondly photos showing the defect itself (ideally with a coin or matchbox or ruler to show the height of the defect). Also, it may benefit the case if you have details of witnesses to the accident or witnesses who can say how long the defect had been present. It also helps the case if the accident is reported in the accident book at the premises where the accident happened.
There is a three year limitation period which runs from the date of the accident, in which you have to, if necessary, issue court proceedings. It is ideal to start the claim as soon as possible to have the best chance in succeeding. Witness details, statements and photos are best obtained at the earliest possible stage in the claim so that all the information is available straight away.
Generally, the speed at which your claim may be settled depends on how promptly the Defendant replies and negotiates with us. We find that most claims can be processed within a matter of months. At Claims For You, we pride ourselves on our speedy service as many of our former clients can attest to (please visit our Testimonials page).
It is simple: if you do not succeed in your claim, you pay nothing. For more information please read our "no win, no fee" FAQ
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* 28% more on average (find out more)