The owner or the person leasing a building has the responsibility of ensuring that the building is safe for public use. If you suffer from an injury resulting from a trip, slip or fall in a building and you are faultless, you have a good reason to sue for compensation.
There are a number of companies out there who can help you succeed in making compensation claims. It is important that you gather more information on the cause of the trip, slip or fall to increase chances of succeeding in a claim. In a number of cases, the fall may be caused by lack of maintenance of the paths, spillage, slippery floor or negligence by the owner of the building.
If you trip, slip or fall because someone was negligent, this is a very good ground that can be relied on when making a claim. Other circumstances that will make your claim 100% successful includes a pool of water that causes a slip inside a building, a bank, a supermarket or a restaurant that eventually causes bodily harm.
If the accident takes place on a public property, footpath or even a building rented out to any member of the public by the council, you are free to sue the council for compensation if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the council. It is important that you take every detail of the cause of the accident because this aids the courts in determining the amount of compensation you receive. In such a case, ensure that you collect as much information as possible to make your claim realistic.
For accidents happening on a private property or a piece of land that is privately owned, a claim against the owner can be made as long as it can be established that the accident was caused by fault, negligent or carelessness of the owner or the person occupying it.
For you to have a strong and a successful personal injury claim there is need to prove that indeed the accident was caused by negligence of the owner of the property and directly link it to the resultant trip, slip or fall. This can be made easier if you report the slip or fall to the owner of the property or his staff as soon as the accident occurs. Ensure that this is noted in the accident book and have the names and addresses of the witnesses to the accident and photos taken.
If the accident was caused by a poorly maintained path, use a ruler to measure the defective sections, to give more information on the depth and height of the section that led to the accident. Finally, ensure that you keep all the receipts; traveling, and prescriptions to help in making a successful expense clam.
Source by Tobin O Opondo