Have you been injured by slipping or tripping in a public space such as on the road or pavement or in a supermarket or restaurant? If you have had a slipping or tripping accident you may be entitled to compensation.
Common causes of such accidents can include potholes and uneven surfaces and in supermarkets and restaurants are often caused by wet surfaces.
If you or a family member has sustained life changing injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall our specialist Serious Injuries Team will be able to advise you. Further information about the team can be found here.
1. What will happen when I first contact Wolferstans?
When you first contact us about your personal injury claim, we will take a few initial details, such as:
The date and location of the accident;
How the accident happened;
Who else was involved;
The injuries you suffered and how they have affected you;
Whether there were any witnesses.
When we have this information, we will be able to consider whether we believe you have good prospects of winning your case. This advice will be part of your free initial consultation.
We will then help you to consider potential sources of funding, such as existing protection under your insurance, conditional fee agreements (that are sometimes known as “no win no fee” agreements), or even private funding if you would prefer.
2. How long will my claim take to settle?
Each individual claim is different and will vary in length depending on the individual circumstances.
If the other party admits they were at fault, you could receive compensation within as little as 6 months. On the other hand, if liability is in dispute, or you are suffering from ongoing problems, your claim may take longer to resolve. In some cases, we can obtain interim payments from the other side to make sure you are not out of pocket.
3. Is there a time limit on when I can claim?
Personal injury claims must normally be made within 3 years of the date of an accident. However, in some circumstances we can apply on your behalf to get the deadline extended.
If you were not aware of your injuries immediately the relevant date for the purposes of making a claim is the date of knowledge (the date that you knew that you were injured).