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Claiming for a serious injury from a fall

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We all suffer from small trips and falls over the course of our lives. In some cases, the consequences of a serious injury from a fall can be devastating.

A fall can induce pain and/or reduced mobility in any number of body parts, and the effects do not stop at physical damage. They can often provoke long-term mental health struggles as a result of the harm a serious injury can cause to your quality of life. While such incidents may not be reversible, compensation claims can often help to mitigate the impact on a victim’s life, providing recompense for the daily difficulties they now have to face.

A serious injury from a fall can arise in all manner of situations and environments, even in those where the risk is not overt. It is important to equip everyone with information regarding the actions they can take in the aftermath of such an unfortunate event.

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Facts about Occupiers Liability claims

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Under certain health and safety laws, occupiers of a premises must provide adequate protection for visitors to their land or premises. The duty is contained in the Occupiers Liability Act which covers visitors on land or in a premises.

An occupier is generally seen as someone who has the overall control of the land or premises. This could be the private owner of a building, or perhaps a landlord or tenant, or even a company who owns the building. Sometimes, another company can be placed in charge as well, and there are normally agreements in place for who is responsible for what.
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Slips, trips and falls at work – when can you claim?

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In the workplace, we’re protected by the law which puts a duty on employers to provide a safe work environment for all employees. The Health and Safety Act 1974 imposes this legal duty because all employees deserve to be protected whilst working.

Unfortunately, workplace injuries are not uncommon.

Slip, trips and falls are extremely common and make up a large percentage of all work-related injuries. There are various other laws that further protect employees by putting rules in place to prevent specific injuries from happening in the first place. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 requires all employers to assess the workplace for any potential risks.
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NHS worker receives almost £8,000 in injury compensation for slip on wet floor

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Slipping on a wet floor – we can tell you form vast years of experience that it’s not a comical accident to be laughed off or joked about. People have been seriously hurt from slipping on wet floors, and injured victims can be entitled to compensation for slip injuries suffered.

In this case, a cleaner had left the floor wet after using incorrect equipment to mop the floor. The unduly wet floor in a hospital ward put staff and patients at serious risk of injury, and our client was unfortunately the victim of an entirely foreseeable incident. Had they been assisting a patient at the time, the accident could have been far worse as well.
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Claimant awarded £4,000 for tripping over step on B&B entrance

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The claimant tripped over a step in the entrance to the B&B, sustaining multiple injuries including spinal and hip injuries. A two-inch step at the B&B entrance which was made of black stone and not marked was an obvious hazard; but not a hazard noticeable by the unsuspecting public.

The claimant unfortunately tripped on the step and fell.

The incident was reported to the owner of the guesthouse and an attendance at A&E was required by the claimant after suffering pain in the neck, shoulder, chest, back, hip, knee and ankle area from the fall.
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The Injury Lawyers helps injured shopper take on Asda after painful slip

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An aggrieved supermarket shopper contacted us for help with recovering financial compensation when she slipped in store and injured her knee.

Our client was shopping in the well-known supermarket chain when she slipped on a piece of vegetation on the floor. At first, Asda denied liability, but we were successful in persuading them to accept responsibility and pay compensation to our client.
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Claims for falls in Hospital

Depending on a patient’s age, or any medical condition they may have, hospitals have a duty to ensure that risk assessments are carried out to properly care for the vulnerable, and those who are at risk of falling over.

A fall for a vulnerable patient can have serious consequences depending on their age and medical condition. In fact, they can ultimately lead to deaths…

Hospitals should have steps in place to ensure that the risk of a fall is minimal, and that they have done everything they can to ensure this. If they fail to do this, they can be rightly liable for a personal injury claim.
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Slipped on ice cream compensation advice

Summer – when the weather is nice and the sun is out, it’s always nice for a spot of ice cream. But as I’m sure you can appreciate, ice cream on the floor is a real danger. So happy thoughts of summer aside for a moment, where do you stand if you are the victim of slipping on ice cream?

It may sound more like an embarrassing mishap, but where it happens through no fault of your own and where it could have been prevented, it’s key to know your rights.
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Advice for supermarket car park claims

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Supermarket car parks can be a hotspot for accidents and injury claims for many reasons. During peak times when cars are constantly moving around the car park and pedestrians are weaving in between cars, the hazards can be plentiful.

There are of course the trip and fall claims from poorly maintained car parks or general hazard and dangers in them as well. So let’s see if we can tell you whether you have a successful claim for personal injury compensation for a supermarket car park accident.
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The Injury Lawyers settle cruise ship slipping accident claim

Different laws apply to certain situations which can mean some cases can be more complex than others. Accidents on cruise ships can fall in to this area because there are different laws that apply when an accident occurs out at sea.

We can usually apply UK jurisdiction where the cruise ship operator is UK based though – and as specialist injury lawyers we know how to fight and win such cases.
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