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      Claiming compensation for a slip, trip or fall accident

      Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident claim. If you were injured in the street, at work, in a supermarket or a restaurant or any other public place as a result of a defect or hazardous situation, you may be entitled to compensation for personal injury and also for any financial losses that you have sustained as a result of the accident.

      Accident Compensation Helpline is a long established and trusted personal injury claims company. With over 20 years experience, we’ve helped many thousands of people claim compensation for many different types of accident and injury claims.

      There are many causes of slip and trip accidents, these are just a few examples.

      • Unmarked slippery surfaces, such as wet floors

      • Trip hazards, tripping over boxes or crates left out by staff

      • Tripping over a broken pavement or pothole, or a hazardous cable

      • Poorly positioned mats in a supermarket, shop or at work

      Accidents in public places

      Many slip and trip accidents occur in public places. Landlords and owners of land and property accessed by members of the public have a duty to take reasonable care for the safety of all visitors. Landlords also have a duty of care to their tenants.

      Accidents within the workplace

      Many slip and trip accidents also occur within the workplace. Your employer has a duty of care to enable you to do your job safely, this includes providing proper training and a safe working environment. It’s reassuring to know however, that if you’ve been injured in an accident at work, any compensation awarded to you would be paid by your employer’s insurance company, and not by your employer.

      What can I claim for?

      You can claim for the actual injuries you have suffered – this is called ‘general damages’. How much your claim will be worth varies significantly depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, but your specialist lawyer will talk you through this.

      You can also claim for any accident-related financial losses known as ‘special damages’, for example:

      • Personal injury

        A compensation claim can be made for injuries sustained and for pain and suffering.

      • Loss of earnings

        In addition to your normal wages, you may have lost out on potential overtime, bonuses or commission because of your injuries. You can claim for all of these if they relate to the accident.

      • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs

        This includes things like prescription costs, the cost of buying equipment to help in your rehabilitation, and the cost of private medical treatment if you have to ‘go private’.

      • Travel expenses

        That could be, for instance, taxis or public transport to hospital appointments.

      • Damaged clothing and personal items

        Sometimes, personal belongings and clothing can be damaged in an accident. You may be able to claim for these too.

      • Interim payments

        Interim payments may be available in certain circumstances. We understand that an accident can cause financial hardship to the injured person and their family. Our solicitors will always try to secure interim payments where needed.

      No win, no fee service

      Our panel of solicitors offer a no win, no fee service. This simply means that if you don’t win your claim, there will be no cost to you. 

      Customers typically pay a success fee out of the compensation awarded to cover their legal costs. This will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront.

      If you would like to know more about your available options, we’re here to help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure to start a claim. 

      Does your claim qualify

      If you feel what happened was unfair, then you deserve clear advice to find out where you stand. You may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

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            • Neck & Back Injuries
              • Neck Injuries

                £2,450 to £7,890

                Where a full recovery takes place within a period of about one to two years.

              • Neck Injuries

                £24,990 to £38,490

                Injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion.

              • Neck Injuries

                £45,470 to £148,330

                Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.

              • Back Injury

                £7,890 to £12,510

                Where a full recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within about two to five years.

              • Back Injury

                £12,510 to £27,760

                Many frequently encountered injuries to the back such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries resulting in a prolonged acceleration and / or exacerbation of a pre-existing back condition.

              • Back Injury

                £91,090 to £160,980

                Cases of the most severe injury involving damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a combination of very serious consequences not normally found in cases of back injury.

            • Head Injuries
              • Brain or Head Injury

                £2,210 to £12,770

                In these cases brain damage, if any, will have been minimal. The bottom of the bracket will reflect full recovery within a few weeks.

              • Brain Damage

                £43,060 to £219,0700

                This category is distinguished from the moderately severe category by the fact that the degree of dependence is markedly lower.

              • Brain Damage

                £219,070 to £282,010

                The insured person will be very seriously disabled. There will be substantial dependence on others and a need for constant professional and other care.

              • Brain Damage

                £282,010 to £403,990

                In cases at the top of this bracket there may be some ability to follow basic commands, recovery of eye opening and return of sleep and waking patterns and postural reflex movement.

            • Shoulder Injuries
              • Shoulder Injury

                £2,450 to £7,890

                Soft tissue injury to your shoulder with considerable pain but almost complete recovery within one to two years.

              • Shoulder Injury

                £7,890 to £12,770

                Frozen shoulder with limitation of movement and discomfort with symptoms persisting for about two years. Also soft tissue injuries with more than minimal symptoms persisting after two years but not permanent. Often associated with neck injuries and involving damage to the brachial plexus resulting in significant disability.

              • Fracture of Clavicle

                £5,150 to £12,240

                The level of the award will depend on extent of fracture, level of disability, residual symptoms, and whether temporary or permanent, and whether union is anatomically displaced.

            • Eye Injuries
              • Eye Injury

                £3,950 to £8,730

                In this bracket fall cases of minor injuries, such as being struck in the eye, exposure to fumes including smoke, or being splashed by liquids, causing initial pain and some temporary interference with vision.

              • Complete Loss of Sight in One Eye

                £49,270 to £54,830

                This award takes account of some risk of sympathetic ophthalmia.

              • Total Loss of One Eye

                £54,830 to £65,710

                The level of the award within the bracket will depend on age, psychiatric consequences, and cosmetic effect.

            • Hearing Loss
              • Partial Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus

                £7,010 to £45,540

                This category covers the bulk of deafness cases which usually result from exposure to noise at work over a prolonged period.

              • Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear

                £31,310 to £45,540

                Cases will tend towards the higher end of the bracket where there are associated problems, such as tinnitus, dizziness or headaches.

              • Total Deafness

                £90,750 to £109,650

                The lower end of the bracket is appropriate for cases where there is no speech deficit or tinnitus. The higher end is appropriate for cases involving both of these.

            • Facial Injuries
              • Fractures of Nose or Nasal Complex

                £3,950 to £5,100

                (Displaced fracture where recovery is complete but only after surgery.)

              • Fractures of Cheekbones

                £10,200 to £15,780

                Serious Fractures requiring surgery but with lasting consequences such as paraesthesia in the cheeks or the lips or some element of disfigurement.

              • Fractures of Jaws

                £17,960 to £30,490

                Serious fracture with permanent consequences such as difficulty in opening the mouth or with eating or where there is paraesthesia in the area of the jaw.

              • Damage to Teeth

                £8,730 to £11,410

                Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth.

            • Arm Injuries
              • Loss Of One Arm

                Not less than £137,160

                Arm amputated at the shoulder.

              • Arm Injury

                £19,200 to £39,170

                While there will have been significant disabilities, a substantial degree of recovery will have taken place or will be expected.

              • Simple Fractures

                £6,610 to £19,200

                Simple Fractures of the Forearm.

            • Elbow Injuries
              • Elbow Injury

                £39,170 to £54,830

                A Severely Disabling Injury.

              • Elbow Injury

                £15,650 to £32,010

                Injuries causing impairment of function but not involving major surgery or significant disability.

              • Elbow Injury

                Up to £12,590

                Most elbow injuries fall into this category. They comprise simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations; i.e., those injuries which cause no permanent damage and do not result in any permanent impairment of function.

            • Wrist Injuries
              • Wrist Injuries

                £3,530 to £4,740

                Undisplaced or minimal displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries necessitating application of plaster or bandage for a matter of weeks and a full or virtual recovery within up to 12 months or so.

              • Wrist Injuries

                £12,590 to £24,500

                Where these still result in some permanent disability as, for example, a degree of persisting pain and stiffness.

              • Wrist Injuries

                £47,620 to £59,860

                Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example, where an arthrodesis has been performed.

            • Hand / Finger Injuries
              • Damage to Both Hands

                £55,820 to £84,570

                Such injuries will have given rise to permanent cosmetic disability and significant loss of function.

              • Hand Injury

                £5,720 to £13,280

                Crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations. The top of the bracket would be appropriate where surgery has failed and permanent disability remains. The bottom of the bracket would be appropriate for permanent but non-intrusive symptoms.

              • Hand Injuries

                £12,170 to £18,740

                Total Loss of Index Finger.

              • Hand Injuries

                £35,520 to £54,830

                Loss of Thumb.

            • Hip / Pelvis Injury
              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £39,170 to £130,930

                Extensive fractures of the pelvis involving, for example, dislocation of a low back joint and a reputed bladder, or a hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis of a low back joint with intolerable pain and necessitating spinal fusion.

              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £26,590 to £39,170

                Significant injury to the pelvis or hip but any permanent disability is not major and any future risk not great.

              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £3,950 to £12,950

                Cases where despite significant injury there is little or no residual disability. Where there has been a complete recovery within two years, the award may but is unlikely to exceed the mid-point in the range.

            • Leg Injuries
              • Above-Knee Amputation of One Leg

                £104,830 to £137,470

                The award will depend upon such factors as the level of the amputation; the severity of any phantom pains; associated psychological problems; the success of any prosthetics; any side effects such as backache and the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the remaining joints of both lower limbs or in the hips and spine.

              • Leg Injury

                £39,200 to £54,830

                Serious compound or comminuted fractures or injuries to joints or ligaments resulting in instability, prolonged treatment, a lengthy period of non-weight-bearing, the near certainty that arthritis will ensue; extensive scarring. To justify an award within this bracket a combination of such features will generally be necessary.

              • Leg Injury

                £17,960 to £27,760

                Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made or serious soft tissue injuries.

              • Leg Injuries

                £9,110 to £14,080

                Simple fracture of a femur with no damage to articular surfaces.

            • Knee Injuries
              • Knee Injury

                £26,190 to £96,210

                Serious knee injury where there has been disruption of the joint, the development of ostearthristis, gross ligamentous damage, lengthy treatment, considerable pain and loss of function, an arthroplasty or arthrodesis has taken place or is inevitable.

              • Knee Injury

                £14,840 to £26,190

                Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability, wasting, weakness, or other mild future disability.

            • Ankle Injuries
              • Ankle Injury

                £31,310 to £50,060

                Injuries necessitating and extensive period of treatment and/or a lengthy period in plaster or where pins and plates have been inserted and there is significant residual disability in the form of ankle instability and severely limited ability to walk.

              • Ankle Injury

                £13,740 to £26,590

                Fractures, ligamentous tears and the like which give rise to less serious disabilities such as difficulty in walking on uneven ground, difficulty standing or walking for long periods of time, awkwardness on stairs, irritation from metal plates and residual scarring.

              • Ankle Injury

                Up to £13,740

                The less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.

            • Toe Injuries
              • Toe Injury

                In the region of £31,310

                Amputation of the Great Toe.

              • Toe Injuries

                Up to £9,600

                These injuries include relatively straight forward fractures or the exacerbation of a pre-existing degenerative condition or laceration injuries to one or more toes.

            • Hair Damage
              • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                £7,340 to £11,020

                Damage to hair in consequence of defective permanent waving, tinting, or the like, where the effects are dermatitis, eczema or tingling or 'burning' of the scalp causing dry, brittle hair, which breaks off and/or falls out, leading to distress, depression, embarrassment and loss of confidence, and inhibitating social life

              • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                Up to £9,600

                Less serious versions of the above where symptoms are fewer or only of a minor character; also, cases where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches.

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