Cold and icy conditions in winter can wreak havoc on roads and paths, making the likelihood of slips, trips, falls and other accidents significantly increase.
At Lupton Fawcett, our team of personal injury solicitors is on hand to help you deal with the emotional and physical impact of being hurt in this type of incident. We realise the stress that being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault can cause, so we are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
Types of Claim
Many of the incidents that occur as a result of winter weather cannot be avoided, but there are instances where the negligence or mistake of a third party is to blame.
We have outlined examples of these below:
- Slips and trips - if you have fallen while out shopping a public area that should have been gritted, you could be entitled to make a claim if a member of staff or official has failed to keep this area safe for customer access
- Workplace incidents - another common claim for compensation occurs when a person has slipped on ice while working, which could have occurred if an employer has failed to take the necessary precautions to ensure the area was gritted
- Road traffic accidents - this type of claim happens if an area of the road was icy, but not gritted, or due to the unsafe driving of another road user at any time of day
While these are the most common types of incident, they are not the only examples of winter weather-related accidents. If your circumstances happen to be different and have not been detailed here, you can still get in touch with us to find out if we can help you.
About Personal Injury Claims
Claiming compensation does not necessarily mean you are taking money from a company’s own funds. All employers are legally required to have insurance to cover themselves in case of incidents such as these. Therefore, you have no reason to feel guilty about claiming.
Even if your employer is a close friend, there is no harm in taking a closer look at how compensation could help you, should you find yourself in this situation.
If your claim is successful
The money you are given will come from the insurance policy, not the back pocket of the individual, body or business you are claiming from. People quite often feel worried about making a claim, but this should not be the case.
Why should I claim?
Compensation is designed to help make your everyday life return to normalcy as much as possible following a stressful incident. It is there to help you.
If an injury has left you unable to work, and you have no other source of income, claiming for compensation can help you pay bills and lead a normal life until you get back on your feet.
Any compensation claim for personal injury must be started within three years of the incident, or three years from the date you realised the incident was the cause of your injury. This limit is called a ‘statute of limitations’, and must be adhered to.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in adverse winter weather conditions that were worsened by the failures of another individual or body, get in touch with Lupton Fawcett today. You can call us on 0333 323 5292, or complete our online form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.
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