Compensation Claims for Slips, Trips and Falls
All of us will have been the victim of a slip, trip or fall, and normally we can put it down to our own clumsiness. However, more than being just a bit embarrassing, those slips, trips and falls can be really painful and even cause injuries that require medical attention.
Often when we think back to the accident, we realise that it actually wasn’t our clumsiness that caused it. It could have been an icy footpath, a spillage that had not been signalled, or an uneven paving stone. Under these circumstances our safety is the responsibility of the property owner or governing body and our slip, trip or fall, was a result of their negligence.
Where someone has been negligent in their duty of care, causing you to be injured in a slip, trip or fall, you may be entitled to compensation.
Don’t Miss Out On Your Compensation
Many seriously injured people are missing out on their compensation, which usually comes down to two factors. Either the injured individual did not know their rights to make a claim following an accident, or they did not think that they could cover the solicitor’s fees.
The team at AWH Solicitors offer expert advice and support to help you make a successful slip, trip, or fall claim. Use our no-win-no-fee legal services to get the compensation you deserve.
Can you make a slip, trip and fall claim?
A number of situations can cause a slip, trip or fall. Some of the most commonly made claims are as a result of:
- Trips on uneven paving slabs
- Falling from faulty equipment or machinery such as ladders or scaffolding
- Tripping over ill-fitting carpets
- Slips on icy surfaces that haven’t been sufficiently gritted
- Slips on wet or icy surfaces without warning signs
- Tripping over mismanaged hazards such as boxes or wires
We want you to know that when any of the above situations have caused you a serious personal injury, it is not your fault and you can be awarded compensation.
What will compensation cover?
Of course each slip, trip and fall will come with its own set of injuries. for example, you may have a badly sprained ankle which is stopping you from getting about as your usually would, or you may have a series of fractures requiring months of rehab and physiotherapy.
In a worse case, you may have suffered a serious head injury that needed life-saving surgeries.
How compensation is calculated
No matter your personal circumstances, we are driven to getting you the compensation that you deserve.
Compensation is not only calculated based on the physical damage you were caused. To see that you are fairly compensated the following aspects will also be reviewed:
- Loss of earnings; have you taken time off work for you recovery?
- Cost of care
- Damage to property, for example your clothing or damaged belongings in a bag
- Emotional trauma
- Travel costs
- Cost of adaptions to your home or car
We have extensive experience winning compensation for our personal injury claim clients. If you want to know more about the amount of compensation you could receive, just give us a call.
Why You Should Make a Claim with AWH Solicitors
We know that your slip, trip or fall will have thrown some serious stress onto you and your loved ones. For many, the thought of a stressful legal battle is enough to stop them seeking the compensation that they are entitled to.
We don’t want you to be one of those people. We want to see that you are awarded with the compensation that will really support you along your road to recovery.
Accessible Legal Advice
We are proud to offer friendly and accessible legal advice, leaving out all of the jargon that can make things seem too complicated.
Keeping you informed every step of the way, our team of solicitors are here for you, and will be by your side doing everything within our power to get you the compensation that you deserve.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their personal injury claims on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny, and if you do win, then you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
We promise our clients 100 percent compensation and no hidden costs for successful injury claims.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
No win no fee and legal expenses
Our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester regularly assess the prospects of winning your case at all stages of your claim.
If we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement for your claim, you will not have to pay our legal costs, however, if you lose your claim you may have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.
Legal expenses insurance, which is often provided with some motor insurance policies, can be used to pay your opponent’s legal fees. To protect you, we take out a legal expenses insurance policy for you when taking on your no win, no fee claim, if you do not already have a policy.
Disbursements for legal costs
If you win, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs and disbursements.
Any legal costs which are not paid by your opponent may be deducted from your compensation. However, you will not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful and not until it has come to the end.
Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
Our Promise to You
Approachable and friendly solicitors
We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.
Award-winning service across our fields of expertise
Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.
Advice tailored to your needs
We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.
Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent on fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.
We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.