Question: How Long Does a Slip, Trip and Fall Claim Take to Win?
We specialise in helping people who have pursue a slip, trip and fall claim the compensation they may be entitled to. But how long will the entire claims process take? Find out by filling out our form and get in touch today.
Slip, Trip and Fall Claims Solicitors
The slip, trip and fall claim is one of the most common claims we deal with here at The Compensation Experts.
The first two questions that people ask when they contact The Compensation Experts is often:
“Can I make a slip, trip and fall claim?” and;
“How long does a compensation claim take?”
Indeed, there’s no definitive timescale for completing a request for compensation with a slip, trip and fall claim. However, we can give you an indication of how long a slip or trip claim will take to win.
Average Slip, Trip and Fall Claim Processing Times
Claims do not have a set processing time. There are several key influencing factors that go into determining a reasonable estimate of processing time for a claim.
- For instance, how severe a victim’s injuries are.
- Moreover, whether another party is willing to admit liability.
In short, we can’t definitively say from the start precisely how long your claim will take. Moreover, you should be wary of any personal injury lawyer who says they can.
However, we can give a guide based on similar personal injury claims processed in the last few years.
To that end, you can estimate that a resolution to a trip claim needs between six and nine months. Then, you should expect a further two to three weeks before you receive payment of compensation in your bank account.
This, in short, might seem unusual that slip, trip and fall claim processing times can be longer than the average road traffic accident claim processing time (normally between four and nine months).
This difference is because it is not always clear when making a trip, slip or fall claim whether another party was responsible, or whether an accident was caused by the victim or even simple bad luck. Public liability claims against a local council like these are sometimes harder to prove than personal liability incidents or accident at work claims.
Proving Liability in a Slip, Trip and Fall Claim
As with any compensation claim, proving liability is the role of the claimant, not the defendant. Indeed, the loss of earnings from falls injury and a falling accident.
For instance, say that you slip on a supermarket forecourt or trip over a loose piece of pavement. Consequently, you need to show that the owner of the property where the accident occurred knew about the hazard or risk the surface posed before you fell.* Moreover, that owner also has an adequate amount of time to make the necessary repairs.**
Indeed, proving all of this can sound like a particularly difficult task. However, the success The Compensation Experts has in obtaining compensation for our clients shows it is possible with the right legal support. That’s true whether you slip on a wet floor or take an injurious fall at work and wish to make a claim for compensation.
In addition to evidence like witness statements and photos of the accident site, your lawyer will obtain records from the local authority of any complaints or reports of the defect which caused your accident.
Potholes need to be at least one inch (2.5 centimetres) deep, while uneven paving slabs need to be protruding at least an inch for your claim to be valid. Your lawyer will also look at the authority’s maintenance schedule to see if they have been remiss in the frequency with which they check and repair surfaces.
Making a Claim for a Slip, Trip and Fall
Here are the contact details for The Compensation Experts. So get in touch today if you have been injured in a fall and wish to make slip, trip and fall compensation claims. Our advisors will be able to tell you if you are eligible to claim damages and, if so, how we can help you.
Start a claim through our expert personal injury solicitors and specialist solicitors today.
*This might be a private individual, a company, or a local authority.
**By law, the owner has at least six months to do this.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last three 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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more