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Claim Compensation For A Slip: How much can I claim in compensation for a slip and fall accident in the United Kingdom?
Claim compensation for a slip: I slipped on ice in a private car park a few months ago and broke my hip. My hip has not properly healed and I am still in pain.
I wish to know how much compensation I can receive in the UK for my injuries and how long my claim is likely to take.
A: To decide how much you can claim in compensation for a slip and fall accident and how long your claim will likely take depends upon the following issues:
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1. Does the owner or person responsible for the car park in which you had your accident accept responsibility for your claim for compensation for a slip?
If the owner or person responsible for the safety of the car park has already accepted legal responsibility for your slip compensation claim - your claim will proceed much quicker. The deciding factor as to how long your claim will last will be your hip injury.
It is generally accepted that a consultant medical report should not be obtained until at least 3 - 6 months following an injury and where the injury is a broken bone, as yours is, I would suggest that 6 months is the more sensible time period to wait. After this time a consultant will be able to tell how the bone has healed and whether you are likely to have any possible future complications.
The medical report will be based upon your GP and hospital notes, x rays and scans and a physical examination.
If legal responsibility is accepted I estimate that your claim will last between 9 - 12 months.
If legal responsibility is not accepted - your solicitor must prove your claim in law and this can increase the duration of your claim significantly.
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2. The amount you can claim in compensation for a slip injury involving a broken hip
The answer to this question is solely dependent on how bad your broken hip is.
It is only a few months since the date of your accident so it is difficult to decide how bad you broken bone is, but as general guidance in 2008 you could expect between £2000 and £7500 for a broken hip that eventually heals with no permanent disability.
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