How Much Compensation For A Slip Trip Or Fall

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How Much Compensation For A Slip Trip Or FallIf you have suffered personal injury following a slip or trip that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.

Slip or trip

There are a number of circumstances by which a slip or trip can occur. The following is just a quick guide as to the occurrence of this form of the accident:

  • Injured yourself on a slippery floor that wasn’t signposted
  • Tripped on a pavement that was uneven or broken
  • A child slipping or tripping on faulty playground equipment (in this case the claim would be brought on behalf of the child)
  • Slip or trip in a supermarket

Personal injury compensation claim

slip-accidentIf you have been injured after slipping or tripping in circumstances that weren’t your fault you should immediately contact personal injury solicitors with experience in this area.

Often claims in this manner can involve legal intricacies, so to stand the best chance of securing the compensation you deserve it’s vital you seek the help of expert solicitors.

At fault

In order for your claim to be successful, it will need to be proven that someone was at fault for your injuries. For example, if you slip on a wet surface in a supermarket, there will only be liability on the part of the supermarket if there was no sign. If there was a sign it would be assumed that a reasonable person would not walk there, or would take more care.

In relation to a claim against a local authority following a trip on a paving slab or pothole, for the claim to be successful it would need to be proven that the stone was sticking up by an inch or the hole was the same depth.

If for example, a floor is wet, or a paving stone dangerously uneven, there will only be a liability if those circumstances have existed for a period of time beyond which warning signs should have been placed, or the problem rectified.

Personal Injury Claims with First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury has built up a reputation across the United Kingdom for their approach in personal injury claims. Working with members of the public who have had personal injuries, First Personal Injury exceeds customer expectations.

Contacting First Personal Injury is free by calling 0800 808 9740 alternatively by filling out the online claims form.

How much compensation for a slip depends mainly on the extent of your injuries. There are a range of different kinds of injury you can sustain following a slip. Below are some of the most common kinds of resultant injury and the level of compensation you can expect.

Common Kinds Of Slip Injuries

Levels of compensation

A number of potential injuries could be caused following a slip, trip or fall. The following information intended as a guide to those injuries and the levels of compensation.

Shoulder injuries

Fractured clavicle £3,650 – £8,700
Severe shoulder injury associated with neck injuries and damage to the brachial plexus £13,700 – £34,300

Arm injuries

Simple arm fractures £4,750 – £13,700
Severe arm injury (cases that have been fortunate to slimly avoid amputation) £68,750 – £93,500

Facial injury

Facial damage can often involve disfigurement which will be factored into a compensation amount and there may also be psychological damage.

Simple displaced fractures with full recovery £1,225 – £1,800
A le fort fracture of front facial bones £17,000 – £26,250
Serious fracture of the cheekbones and lasting paraesthesia £7,300 – £11,285
Broken jaw with multiple serious fractures and paraesthesia that require prolonged treatment Up to £32,500
Simple jaw fracture £4,600 – £6,250

Damaged teeth

Significant tooth pain which has lasted a number of years Up to £27,750
Loss of back teeth £780 – £1,225
Loss of or serious damage to front teeth £6,250 – £8,150

Head injury

Head injury that has resulted in brain damage £201,500 – £288,500
Moderate brain injury £156,750 – £201,500
Minor head and brain injuries £1,575 – £9,100

Making Your Slip Injury Claim With First Personal Injury Lawyers

If you would like more information on how much compensation for a slip then please get in touch with us today and our team will be able to speak to you more about your specific details. Call us on 0800 808 9740.

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