Slips, trips and falls
Have you slipped on an icy pavement or fallen over wiring in a shop? Have you had a similar experience with a different hazard? Did it cause an injury? If you are answering yes to these questions, you could be entitled to compensation. Why not contact Personal Injury Claims Cardiff team based in Cardiff? Making a claim for compensation can be easy with expert help.
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation?
If you have the slightest inclination that you might be entitled to compensation for an injury you have suffered as a result of an accident you should seek advice. Generally, if you have this feeling, it is because you believe what has happened to you is unfair. Compensation exists to reduce this unfairness as much as possible. If you do not seek advice you will never know whether you could have claimed compensation. Contact Personal Injury Claims Cardiff team and they will give you the advice you need.
In what circumstances will I be entitled to claim compensation?
You will be entitled to make a claim for compensation if your slip, trip or fall was the result of someone’s negligence. It is not always easy to determine whether someone was negligent because it depends on the facts of the case. Although slipping, tripping and falling are often grouped together, the type of accidents that fall within this category can vary enormously.
Negligence can range from failing to put up a wet floor sign or leaving packaging on the floor to failing to grit an icy footpath. What is important, is showing that had the responsible person acted as a reasonable person would be expected to act, you would not have had the accident.
For example, some types of flooring gets very slippery when it is wet. If a shop has such flooring they will be aware of this. On days when it has been raining, the floor will become wet. It would be reasonable to assume a wet floor sign would be displayed to warn you of the hazard. If such a sign is not erected the shop owner can be said to have been negligent. If you slip on the wet floor they may therefore be liable for your injury.
How do I make a claim for compensation?
If you believe you are entitled to compensation, how do you turn that belief into a personal injury claim? Contact Personal Injury Claims Cardiff and they will help you with this process. The legal process of raising a court action, preparing for court and going to court can seem daunting. An experienced solicitor** will make this far easier and do most of the work for you.
If you want to make a claim for compensation, it is important to work out who was responsible for your injury. The person responsible for the place where you had the injury will be liable for their negligence. This may be a shop keeper, restaurant owner, local authority etc. It is important to determine who is responsible for the public place because it is essential to show that they have failed to do something they should have done.
Once you have established who is liable you need to gather evidence of their negligence. This will include photographs of the hazard and reports from witnesses.
Finally, you must establish the amount of compensation you believe you are entitled to. Reports of what your injuries were will assist with this. You can claim for lost earnings, pain and suffering, ongoing care costs etc. You must be able to quantify the loss that the injury has caused to you. An experienced solicitor** will be able to do this without much difficulty and may think to include costs that could have slipped your mind.
Once you are prepared, you may have to go to court to make your claim. Having a solicitor** present your case will be beneficial as it is highly likely that the person you are holding responsible for your injuries will have legal representation.
With all this in mind, if you are considering making a claim for compensation the help of an experienced solicitor** will be a huge asset. Personal Injury Claims Cardiff solicitors** have expertise and experience in dealing with slipping, tripping and falling cases across Wales. Contact us today to begin the process of claiming the compensation you are entitled to.