Slips, Trips or Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are amongst the most common and avoidable cause of serious injury. 37% of injuries and 28% of deaths in the workplace result from slips, trips or falls. Blue Cross Helpline partner with the UK’s top personal injury Solicitors who have the experience and expertise to bring a successful compensation claim. They specialise in helping those who have suffered a serious injury due to a slip, trip, or fall caused by the negligence of another person, private business, or public organisation. Our team will do all they can to help you make a successful compensation claim for the pain, suffering, losses, and costs you have incurred. Let them manage the process on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.

Supermarket Accident Claims

Whether you are a member of staff or a customer in a supermarket, you have every right to expect that hazards which may cause you to slip, trip, or fall are removed or made safe. If a supermarket fails to identify and deal with dangers to safety, they can be held responsible for the physical and psychological injuries caused. Slips, trips, and falls in supermarkets may happen as a result of:

  • Ice in car parks and walkways
  • Spilt products
  • Wet floors due to cleaning
  • Adverse weather leading to wet and slippery floor surfaces
  • Steps and uneven surfaces which are not cordoned off or clearly marked
  • Poor lighting
  • Faults with fridges and freezers
  • Poor supermarket design
  • Obstructions
  • Uneven flooring

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a supermarket as a result of a slip, trip, or fall, you may be able to bring a claim against the owner for compensation if it can be proven they were responsible for what happened. Blue Cross Helpline will help you recover:

  • your financial costs and expenses
  • loss of earnings
  • compensation for the pain, suffering and trauma you have endured
  • the cost of future rehabilitation, treatment, and care
  • costs towards equipment and home modifications

Uneven Pavement Injury Claims

Trips and falls due to uneven pavements and other floor surfaces are extremely common and are often entirely avoidable. Each year, around 10,000 claims are made against local authorities for injuries resulting from trips and falls on uneven pavements. Most frequently uneven pavement injuries happen due to poor workmanship or lack of maintenance. Unfortunately, even a seemingly minor trip and fall can lead to serious consequences, including head injuries, broken bones, and severe cuts and bruises.

At Blue Cross Helpline, we understand what it takes to bring a successful injury compensation claim against a local authority or private business. The key is to provide enough clear evidence that the accident was caused by their lack of action and that you have suffered serious loss as a result. Our team will ensure that your claim covers all of your possible losses, including expenses, medical treatment, rehabilitation, future care, loss of earnings, and compensation for the pain and suffering caused to you.

Compensation Claims against the Council

Every year, thousands of injury compensation claims are brought against councils in the UK for a wide range of reasons. Claims against councils and local authorities may be made in relation to any service they provide, including:

  • Building control and inspection
  • Cemeteries
  • Children’s playgrounds
  • Dog control
  • Environmental protection
  • Food safety
  • Libraries
  • Licensing
  • Local planning
  • Management of community centres
  • Parks and public gardens
  • Public amenities and conveniences
  • Public highways – including roads and pavements
  • Schools
  • Social care
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • Street cleaning
  • Trees
  • Waste collection and disposal

If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a failure by any of these council departments, then you may be able to bring a claim against them for the suffering and losses you have incurred. Blue Cross Helpline partner with expert Solicitors who understand what it takes to bring a successful claim against a council. They will build the strongest possible case which proves that not only did the Council fail to act as they should have, but that this led to your accident and injury.

Claims for Accidents in Public Places

We all have the right to expect that public facilities and places are safe for ourselves and our families. Every year, thousands of accidents occur in public places, many of which could have been avoided if simple measures had been taken by those responsible for health and safety. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a public place, and it can be shown that it was the fault of another person, business, or a local authority, you may have a strong case for compensation. Accidents may occur in any public place, including in:

  • Shops and supermarkets
  • Public parks and gardens
  • Sports centres, gyms, and swimming pools
  • Schools
  • Play areas
  • Local council buildings and facilities
  • Airports, bus stations, and train stations

Blue Cross Helpline partner with specialist personal injury Solicitors with the legal knowledge and experience to bring a successful claim against those responsible for your accident in a public place. We will help you secure compensation for:

  • your financial costs and expenses
  • loss of earnings
  • compensation for the pain, suffering and trauma you have endured
  • the cost of future rehabilitation, treatment, and care
  • costs towards equipment and home modifications

Injuries at School

If you are a student, staff member, parent, or visitor in a nursery, school, college, or university, whether public or private, you have every reason to expect to be safe from injury. All education providers have a legal duty to check for any risks on their premises which may cause injury or disease, and to make them as safe as possible. Injuries at schools may occur due to:

  • Physical assault
  • Defective furniture
  • Slips, trips, and falls due to defective or dangerous floor surfaces
  • Lack of maintenance of buildings
  • Ageing buildings and facilities
  • Exposure to harmful substances including asbestos

Serious injuries and disease acquired in schools may require long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation, and in some cases, life-long care. If your health or that of a loved one has been affected by the failure of an education provider or local authority to keep you safe, then you may be eligible for compensation. Blue Cross Helpline work with specialist Solicitors with the experience and expertise to bring a successful school injury compensation claim on your behalf for:

  • your financial costs and expenses
  • loss of earnings
  • compensation for the pain, suffering and trauma you have endured
  • the cost of future rehabilitation, treatment, and care
  • costs towards equipment and home modifications

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