Oakwood Solicitors are the slip trip or fall compensation claim specialists; we helped Miss B from Orford claim compensation after she had an accident in a public place.
Miss B 20 was walking through a car park on her way to the fish and chip shop. As she was walking through the car park Miss B tripped on a large pothole in the car park. As a result of this accident Miss B sustained some painful injuries. Miss B suffered injuries to her hand neck knees and arm.
After her accident Miss B decided to make a claim for compensation. Miss B came to Oakwood Solicitors who were successfully able to settle her claim quickly.
In the past figures have shown that slip trip and fall incidents in the workplace have cost 40 workers their lives in one year. Also in a year over 15000 major injuries to workers have been caused by slips trips and falls and over 30000 workers have taken more than three days off work. It is estimated that the cost to society each year for slips trips and falls is around £800 million. Health and Safety Executive figures show that slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries in the work place in Great Britain. Most workplace deaths are caused by falls from height.
There are basic rules which must be followed to reduce the risk of slips either at work or in a public place. Failure to follow these rules can lead to liability for an accident and injury to another person. Basic housekeeping rules are vital; keep water and contaminants away from walkways and if they do spill they should be cleaned up immediately. Any employees such as cleaners who are exposed to wet floors should be provided with suitable footwear. Particular care and attention should be taken during the colder months when rain ice and snow increase the risk of wet floors.
If you have had a slip trip or fall you need to speak to one of our compensation claim specialists about your accident; here at Oakwood Solicitors in London we have a number of years of experience dealing with public liability claims. All property that is used by the general public must be kept in a serviceable state. Any potholes or raised flags can be a serious health and safety hazard.
Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
If you have had a slip trip or fall and you want to speak to one of our compensation claim specialists call Oakwood Solicitors on 0844 499 9302.