Michael Lewin Solicitors accepted a case on behalf of an 11 year old girl who was hurt during an accident in a shop; her family reported details of the injury and asked for compensation claim advice from the experienced solicitors in the UK.
Miss J from Stockport was injured when she tripped over a protruding shelf in a shop. The Occupier Liability Act is a piece of legislation which means that the owner of any business or organisation has a duty of care to anyone using the premises and can therefore be sued for any accidents that occur due to negligence on their part.
Miss J’s accident is a typical example of the many slips trips and falls which are reported each year in the UK. If there is evidence of neglect by the person responsible for the building if they have failed to notice any defect that should have been checked or have noticed a problem but not repaired it they can be culpable for any injuries.
Mrs T from Liverpool was awarded more than ?3500.00 when she slipped on unsecured carpet on the stairs at work. Mrs B from Manchester was awarded ?2000.00 when she injured her back after she tripped over a pallet which was protruding into the aisle in a shop. These are two further examples of the claims successfully resolved by Michael Lewin Solicitors which have involved preventable trip hazards.
Any accident claims require proof that the third party was at fault and therefore responsible for any injury; this evidence is needed before a compensation claim can be successfully resolved by solicitors in the UK.
It is advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as you can after an accident as they can advise you what you need to do. They will need as much detail as possible regarding the details of your accident details of what caused you to fall photographs if possible and contact details of any witnesses who can support your story.
There are many similar cases to Miss J’s where clients have fallen over a protruding item which is not visible to the victim who is walking in the area. The hazard is usually located low down and therefore not in view of the victim. All health and safety measures must be taken to ensure that all hazards that may cause a slip or a trip are found and removed.
If you have been the victim of an accident that wasn?t your fault and are want to discuss your injury and a possible compensation claim with legal professionals call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK today on : 0844 499 9302.