A mop and bucket on a slippery tiled floor
Mar
31
2014

Arm Injury Month- Slips & Trips

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What’s My Claim Worth has extensive experience dealing with trip and fall claims that have happened in a wide variety of circumstances. Our specialist slip and fall lawyers will fight for the slip injury compensation you deserve. They understand it can be a difficult and daunting time for you and will do their best to offer a sympathetic ear, along with unrivaled legal advice.

If you have suffered a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make personal injury compensation claims.

You could receive slip injury compensation if you have:

  • Slipped over something left carelessly on the floor when shopping
  • Slipped or tripped in a supermarket
  • Injured yourself on a slippery floor that wasn’t signposted
  • Tripped on pavement that was uneven or broken
  • Slipped at work
  • Slipped in a public setting, such as a train or bus station, car park, hospital grounds, school grounds etc.

Those responsible for public areas have a duty of care to protect you from any injury. If you think you deserve slip at work compensation or similar, don’t hesitate to contact us today.


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Case Studies

This is an accident that occurred on the 19th December 2008. A lady was attending a staff Christmas party at her employer’s premises. She slipped on drink spilt on the floor and in putting her arm out to break her fall, she sustained a fracture to her right wrist.

Since instigating this claim back in January 2009, the defendants and / or the insurers have refused to co-operate with us and once we had obtained evidence in support of her claim, Court Proceedings were issued. Her employer admitted liability for her accident but wanted to reduce any damages by 20% to represent contributory negligence on the basis:

  • That she failed to have any regard for her own safety
  • She failed to take any adequate care in looking where she was going
  • She failed to make adequate observation of her surroundings
  • That she failed to have due regard for the presence of spillages
  • Failed to place her feet carefully and was under the influence of alcohol and therefore not entirely in control of her movements.

This was not an argument accepted by the claimant and she was successful in settling her claim for damages in the sum of £5,900.


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