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Claims For You are expert solicitors who specialise in trip or slip accident compensation.
If you have been injured in a tripping or slipping accident, you may have a claim for compensation against the party responsible for the accident. The compensation should cover the injuries you receive and any expenses or losses that you incur as a result of the accident.

The most common types of these accidents are slips on spillages in public buildings (such as shops, supermarkets, restaurants) and trips over badly maintained footpaths.

The compensation should cover the injuries you receive and any expenses or losses that you incur as a result of the accident…

If you slip on liquid or objects on the floor whilst in a commercial premises (such as a supermarket, restaurant, shopping centre), then there may be a claim against the owner or occupier of the premises. They are responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure your reasonable safety while you are on their premises. This usually involves them inspecting and cleaning the premises on a regular basis.

If you have an accident on a badly maintained footpath (such as a dangerous pothole or uneven paving stone) you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

The Local Authority is under a duty to regularly inspect the pavements and footpaths in your area. If the defect has been present and the Local Authority knew, or should have known, about it through their system of regular and reasonable inspections, and no action has been taken to remedy the problem or warn pedestrians about it, then you should be able to claim against their insurers.

Other accidents may occur on the highway and you may be able to claim if the Local Authority has failed to maintain or repair the roads, or failed to safeguard manholes or failed to guard or fence roadworks.

When you contact us in order to make a personal injury claim we will initially endeavour to fully understand the circumstances of your accident and injury. We may call on medical experts to assess your injury. We will then go through your personal injury claim with you, let you know how much you can claim and whether we think you will be successful. Our personal injury solicitors are specialists in all types of personal injury claims, including slip and trip accidents.

Since our firm was established 13 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. This will be capped at 15% of the awarded compensation.

Therefore, if you are successful in your claim there will be a charge of up to 15% (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 high 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.

Our client approached us after seeing our advertisement in the Yellow Pages. She had suffered a nasty fall in a local carpet shop. She was looking at products on display whilst browsing when she tripped over a roll of carpet. It had been left in a hazardous position on the floor and had not been moved out of way by the Defendant’s employees. Our client lost her balance and although she tried to regain her footing fell, striking a display stand located nearby, before landing awkwardly on the ground.

She was understandably shaken and upset by the accident but was also in a great deal of pain. We obtained a detailed medical report from a medical expert. It showed that she had suffered a dislocation to the right shoulder with persisting pain and restriction of movement. Given the nature of her injuries we also obtained a further medical report at a later date following additional treatment. With our help she received £9,500 which also included all the out of pocket expenses she had incurred following the accident.

Trip or slip FAQs

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 13 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 high 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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