Slip Trip Personal Injury: Examples of how much slip trip personal injury compensation you are entitled to claim for the most common types of UK trip and fall accident
Slip trip personal injury: On this page you will learn how your accident solicitor calculates the amount of money your slip trip personal injury is worth, the most common types of injury you are likely to suffer – examples are given of how much compensation you can expect to receive.
How does your personal injury solicitor know how much UK compensation to claim for your pain and suffering?
Your personal injury solicitor is able to value pain and suffering for your slip trip injury by looking at the sums awarded for a similar injury in the UK courts in the past.
If a past claim was decided some years ago – your accident lawyer will increase the sum in line with inflation before using it to value your injury as at today’s date.
What are the common types of injury from a slip trip or fall accident and how compensation are they likely to be worth?
Gravity can be a formidable foe – as well you may know if you have been the victim of an unexpected fall.
Some people are lucky and will escape with scrapes and bruises, but those less fortunate will suffer a more significant injury such as:
1. Facial injuries
It is quite common especially amongst the old that injuries to the face are sustained. An older person’s reaction speed is slower so they may not have the time to protect their face before hitting the floor.
The most common facial injuries and their approximate value in 2017 include:
a) Injuries to your cheek bone
Simple fracture of cheek bone with no surgery and full recovery: £1,900 – £2,500
Serious fracture of the cheek bone can be worth just over: up to £13,000
b) Injuries to your jaw
Simple fracture of the jaw with a complete recovery: £5,400 – £7,400
Serious fractures of the jaw can be worth just over: up to £38,000
c) Damage to your teeth
Loss or damage to one front tooth: up to £3,300
Loss or damage to several front teeth: up to £9,600
d) Scarring to your face
Click facial scarring compensation to see examples of the amounts of compensation you can receive for scars to the face.
2. As an individual falls they will often attempt to break their fall with their arms causing damage to the shoulder, wrist or arm.
The most common arm and shoulder injuries and their approximate value in 2017 include:
a) Injury to your wrist
Minor fracture of wrist with a full recovery within a year: £2,900 – £3,700
The most serious wrist injuries can be worth: up to £51,000
b) Injury to your arm
Click motor bike accident to see examples of compensation amounts for forearm injuries.
c) Shoulder injury
Click shoulder injury compensation to see examples of shoulder injury compensation amounts.
As well as compensation for your personal injury you are entitled to claim a whole range of other expenses so I recommend you:
Click accident at work compensation to find out the other expenses you can claim as part of your compensation – this page describes an accident at work claim, but is equally applicable to a slip trip or fall claim
Slip Trip Personal Injury Summary
You have seen the most common type of slip trip personal injury you are likely to suffer with examples of how much compensation you are likely to recover for each.
I recommend you find out how to choose the best solicitor to make your slip trip personal injury claim – this is probably the most important step you will take in your claim and can be the difference between winning or losing:
Click slip trip personal injury lawyer to know how to choose the best accident solicitor to contact to claim slip trip personal injury compensation.