Have You Been Hurt in a Slip-on Snow or Ice?
We may not suffer the extreme weather of some countries, but moving around during winter can still be risky. Even the simple act of walking to school or the shops can quickly turn painful if you fall on a footpath made slippery with ice.
The local authority has a responsibility to minimise the risk of an accident caused by ice and snow, as do the owners of shopping centres, offices, and other public spaces. If you have been hurt in a fall because of the negligence or improper care of those responsible, The Compensation Experts can help.
What is a Compensation Claim for a Slip-on Snow or Ice?
According to information from Hospital Episode Statistics for England that in one year, nearly 3,000 people were admitted to hospital after injuring themselves falling on snow or ice. Examples of personal injury compensation claims include:
- Broken limbs and dislocated joints
- Soft tissue damage such as sprains and bruises
To prove your claim, your lawyer will investigate the specific circumstances around your injury. Types of evidence they will provide can include:
- Medical reports
- Emergency services report, if any were involved
- Details from the company’s accident record, where relevant
- Photos of the location of your accident, and a description of the condition at the time (for example, had it been cleared or gritted recently)
- Witness statements from anyone who saw you fall, or who has had a similar accident in that spot
- Whether the site had been reported unsafe previously to the relevant party
A typical example of a claim for compensation for slipping on ice was a 60-year old woman who sued her employer after she fell while walking across the ungritted carpark at work. Slipping on ice, she instinctively put out her hands to brace her fall, resulting in a fractured wrist and an injured shoulder. The claimant was forced to leave her job and take early retirement as the lasting effects of her injuries made some of her tasks too demanding, and it was unrealistic to expect to find a more suitable job at her age. She received more than £50,000 in damages.
Claiming Compensation for Slipping on Snow or Ice
At The Compensation Experts, we understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, so we personalise our service to suit you by offering:
- A free, no-obligation initial consultation at a time of your choosing, where you can speak with our expert advisors to find out if and how you can make a claim;
- A No Win No Fee* agreement so you do not have to pay us upfront, or at all if your claim is not successful
- An introduction to a leading personal injury solicitor who has the most appropriate experience and knowledge to match your situation so your claim has the strongest opportunity to succeed
Your lawyer will work on your behalf to gather the evidence necessary to show that you were genuinely injured by falling on snow or ice and that this injury could have been avoided if the responsible party had fulfilled their duty of care.
It doesn’t matter if your fall happened in a private space or a public one, you should not have to suffer more than you already have. Compensation will not only cover you for damages but incidental expenses such reasonable private medical treatment, lost income, and getting to and from hospital. This means that if your doctor recommends physiotherapy to aid the recovery of your broken knee, you do not have to endure long waiting lists to do so; or if you lose income because you are self-employed and can’t work due to concussion, that you do not need to worry about day-to-day living expenses.
Get in touch with The Compensation Experts today. We are here to help you.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.