Under What Circumstances You Can Claim Compensation After A Slip, Trip or Fall?

Slip, trip and fall compensation claim is one of the most common type of personal injury claim. Sometimes there is no one to blame for this kind of accident but when they are caused by someone else’s fault then it requires to be claimed.

Personal injury compensation claim is liable to be put against the public charge insurance policy if it accident occurs in public. If your accident was on a council owned property such as a public walkway then you will make a personal injury compensation claim against the local authority if it was not your fault.

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Wherever your fall, slip or trip accident occurred, you may be eligible for compensation if the injury was to blame on negligent upkeep of the area. The settlement that you receive will help you financially on your injury involved in hospital and rehabilitation bills.  You can also get compensation on income that you may have lost by missing work when going through medical procedure.

If you suffered an injury at your workstation, you should know that employers are officially responsible for health and safety of their employees. You may be eligible for compensation, if your slip or trip accident was caused by disregard from employer.

Dangerous potholes can cause serious injuries.  It is the responsibility of the authorities to make sure roads and paths are safe for everyone, local authorities can be held accountable for slip and trip accidents that happen due to negligent maintenance. The owners of the establishments like shops, restaurants are responsible for the safety of their customers. You may be entitled to compensation if you may suffer any injury at these public locations.

Here are some examples of slips, trips and falls causing serious injuries:

  •    Slipping on the wet floor of a store where there was no warning of danger.
  •    Inadequate lighting which has caused you to fall down the stairs
  •    Tripping over some object in a public place
  •    Slipping on a patch of icy ground in a public
  •    Tripping over workmen’s tools in a public place

Hire a slip, trip and falls personal injury attorney who are experts in all aspects of public liability law. Stephanie Ovadia has a proven record of successfully representing clients in Long Island. She handles all personal injury cases on contingency basis. She also expands her practice into contract law and entertainment-related matters.

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Stephanie Ovadia is a practicing attorney, radio personality and mother of eight children. Stephanie's areas of practice include entertainment law and personal injury. She received her B.A. in political science from SUNY Binghamton and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.

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