We all know how easy it is to slip and take a tumble. It can happen at work, it can happen while we are out shopping, and it can happen while we are walking down the road. The main thing to remember is, if you slip and injure yourself anywhere but at home, you may have grounds to bring a case for compensation if there was negligence involved.
What evidence should I gather to help my slip claim?
When a claim of this type is made, any evidence of the area where the slip occurred will be assessed. This is why it is a good idea to have photographic evidence of the location you slipped in. This could be an uneven paving stone, a pothole in the road or even a wet floor at work. Fortunately, the increased number of camera phones in use today makes this step easier to take. Your solicitor will examine the evidence you have and use this to help them assess your claim.
Do I need to get medical treatment if I’ve injured myself when slipping?
Another key part of a slipping claim assessment will involve assessing the injuries that were incurred as a result of the accident. This is why it is important to go and see your GP to ensure you have an official record of your accident and the injuries you suffered as a result. Of course, if you end up attending A&E immediately after the accident, this will also be recorded. Whatever injuries are suffered, the evidence proving those injuries will form part of the assessment.
Should I contact an injury lawyer?
Once a slipping claim has been assessed, the solicitor will be able to advise you whether or not you have a case. If you press ahead, you can do so on a no win no fee basis. As you can see, it can be worth trying to get compensation for an accident that was the fault of someone else. If you fall as the result of a poorly maintained surface or for any other reason that is the fault of another person, it is worth consulting an injury solicitor to see whether you have a legitimate claim. Once your slipping claim has been assessed, you will have an answer and you will know whether you can claim compensation.