A slip, trip or fall in a public place is not only embarrassing, it may lead to a serious injury that could have an impact on your quality of life.
When an accident occurs, you could find even the simplest tasks are now extremely challenging, such as cooking, cleaning and dressing. More strenuous obligations like work and caring duties can become impossible.
However, compensation is available for people who pursue a public liability claim. The amount of money you receive will depend on the extent of the injury and its lasting effects, so making a precise prediction is difficult.
The payout will cover a range of economic and non-economic losses you are likely to experience as a result of the accident, including:
Even relatively minor injuries can result in payments into the tens of thousands of dollars, while serious incidents may require compensation of hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
To get a better understanding of how much you could be entitled to, claimants are advised to contact a specialist public liability legal team for more information.
Am I eligible for slip, trip or fall compensation?
Public liability covers a variety of potential accidents in a wide range of locations – in fact, you may be surprised at what types of incident are covered.
Here are just some of the places where slip, trip or fall claims commonly occur:
Unfortunately, the claims process can be drawn out, which may be a problem for people who have been out of work or built up medical bills due to the injury. It is not unusual for complex cases to take longer than 18 months to resolve.
This is why no-win, no-fees lawyers are often considered the best option for people who suffer a slip, trip or fall, because legal costs do not need to be paid until your claim is successful. Free consultations are also typically provided as part of the service.
While you often have up to three years after the accident in which to claim, it is important to get the process started as quickly as possible. Your case may rely on witness testimony and memories will fade over time.