Trips and Falls
If you trip, slip or fall in a public area, don’t avoid seeking compensation just because you may not understand your rights. We do!
Whether your accident was caused by an uneven pavement, a pothole in the road, a wet floor in a supermarket or something else, our solicitors can advise immediately on how best to proceed.
We deal with the relevant authorities
There’s no need to feel intimidated by the thought of dealing with the authorities. We do all that for you and we do it quickly. While we pursue financial compensation, you can concentrate on your recovery and getting appropriate medical treatment.
Get the ball moving immediately – we’ll ask you a few simple questions and, in most cases, we can tell you within minutes whether or not your claim is likely to be successful and even how much compensation you’re likely to receive. If you decide to go ahead, you don’t have to pay us a single penny unless we win.
Pay outs for trips, slips and falls in public places can compensate for loss of earnings as well as pain and suffering. Recent examples of awards include:
Fractured finger - £3,000
Minor facial injury - £1,750
Soft tissue wrist injury - £2,800
In your initial, free consultation, we will talk through your accident and give you an indication of how much compensation you may be able to claim.
Can I claim?
You may be surprised at what we can help you claim compensation for.
When you trip, slip or fall in a public place, someone somewhere is usually responsible for what caused your accident. It may be a local authority, supermarket, car park owner, a private land owner or utility company. And this list is not exhaustive.
Don’t try to second guess whether or not you can claim – with our initial free consultation, you have nothing to lose by asking the experts.
• Experienced solicitors
• Clear, sensitive communication
• No up-front fees
• Free initial consultation
• We take on cases others turn away
• Rapid resolution
• Guaranteed no win, no fee – you don’t pay a single penny unless we win
Call an expert today for your FREE assessment
0800 169 1325
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As you consider lodging a claim in order to receive restitution for your accident, you may have some questions. Here are just some of the most common enquiries.
Q: My accident happened a while ago, but I didn't file a claim because I was not feeling any symptoms. Now I am. Is it still possible for me to file a claim?
A: By all means. Just contact Applebys straightaway and we'll get started on your case immediately.
Q: If my injury happened more than three years ago, do I have any options?
A: It is still possible to file a claim, particularly if there were extenuating circumstances. Contact Applebys to discuss the specifics of your case.
Q: When will my case be resolved?
A: usually within a year, somewhat longer if your case is particularly complicated.
Q: Will the case take up my whole life?
A: One of the many advantages of working with Applebys is that we will take care of all the details and day-to-day routine work associated with your case. Each month, we will send you a status report outlining the progress we've made.
Q: Do I have to pay anything to open my case?
A: No. You will not be billed unless and until you have won.
Q: Do Applebys work with people from all over the UK?
A: Yes. We work with clients from all over the UK.
Slips, trips or falls can be traumatic when they happen and life-altering, sometimes for months or years after the accident occurred. Many accident victims are overwhelmed by the idea of adding even more complication to their lives by involving themselves in a personal injury lawsuit. Considering what you have already been through, these fears are certainly understandable. However, keep in mind that the harm you endured was not your fault; in fact, it was caused by the negligence of another party who should be held responsible. If you win compensation, you can at least be reimbursed for the costs you had to pay as a result of your injury, and you may also win damages because of the pain and suffering and loss of wages you have experienced. Here are some brief examples of people just like you who were able to get the justice they deserved:
• A woman sustained injury to her foot when she walked on broken glass in a hotel. She was wearing thin-soled open backed sandals. She was left with a painful cut on her foot and had permanent scarring. Solicitors were able to see that she was awarded £2000.
• A woman received £11,500 in compensation after slipping and falling over leaflets that were scattered about a store’s vestibule, breaking her arm, and bruising her hip and wrist. Her solicitors were able to obtain this compensation because the owner of the store had failed to take steps to ensure the safety of the shoppers who came to the premises.
As you can see, injuries and accidents can happen to anyone and in almost any circumstance. When the slip, trip or fall is a direct result of a person’s, employer’s or business owner’s negligence, you have every right to receive compensation. After all, the injury you sustained has had a palpable effect on your life, either temporary or permanent. Our Applebys solicitors will be at your side throughout your claims process, from your first interview until the completion of your case. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have at any point.
Remember, we are here to listen to you and to help you get the justice to which you are entitled. Filing a claim is simple. Just call us at 0800 169 1325. Leave the hard work to us. We will do all we can to give you the compensation to which you are entitled.