France Slip Trip Or Fall Accident Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Slip Trip Personal Injury Claim In France?
Have you been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident in France? If the accident was not your fault, you could be owed a significant amount of compensation for your injuries. Whether you experienced an accident on holiday in France at your hotel, at a restaurant, fell from a hotel balcony or experienced a slip, trip or fall at the airport, you could be able to claim for compensation for your accident. Of course, if you are a British resident, who was injured whilst visiting France for a holiday or for work, then you may be anxious about making a compensation claim for an injury in France. Trust the holiday accident claims team at Legal Expert. We are able to provide people with excellent accident abroad solicitors who are based right here in Great Britain and who can handle your overseas holiday accident claim for you. This means that you won’t have to go to the trouble of searching for legal assistance in France.
Legal Expert is a well respected personal injury solicitors firm, based right here in Great Britain, that specialise in providing personal injury solicitors to handle holiday accident claims abroad. Many of our solicitors have up to three decades of experience handling personal injury claims. What’s more, they always push to win their clients the highest amount of compensation that they are owed. If you were injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident in France, call Legal Expert today for free, to speak to one of our informed advisors about making a compensation claim for your injury or illness. If you legitimately do have the grounds to seek damages, we will let you know how much compensation you could be owed and will provide you with the right accident abroad solicitor to handle your personal injury claim in France.
Call us today on 0800 073 8804 and if you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will start working on your slip, trip or fall compensation claim right away.
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- A Guide To Claims For Trip, Slip And Fall Accidents In France
- Where Could You Have A Slip, Trip, Or Fall On Holiday?
- Claim For Injuries Caused By A Slip Or Fall At A Restaurant In France
- Claim For Injuries Caused By A Trip Or Fall At A Hotel In France
- Claim For A Fall From A Balcony In France
- Claim For Slips And Falls At The Airport In France
- Common Injuries From A Slip Or Fall Accident On Holiday
- Slips Or Falls On An Package Holiday Activity Or Excursion
- Personal Injury Claim Time Limits In France
- What Can I Claim Compensation For After A Slip Or Fall In France?
- Slip Trip Or Fall Accident In France Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Claims For Slips Trips And Falls In France
- How Legal Expert Can Help You If You Have Had An Accident On Holiday
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In terms of tourism and global tourist statistics, France is still ranked as the most visited country in the world. Each year, the country is visited by as many as 86.9 million holidaymakers. Of this seventeen million of those visitors come from Britain. Most of these visits to France will be perfectly safe and trouble-free.
Whilst most hotels, restaurants and places of interest in France are well run, if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld, accidents can and will happen, causing injury. Holiday accident claims for slips, trips, and falls are sadly all too common. This is because just a small safety hazard such as a spilt drink on the floor, or a broken floorboard, can cause a slip, trip or fall accident on holiday. Whilst many injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall accident in France are minor, such as mild cuts and bruises, other accidents can cause more serious injuries such as broken bones or impalement.
In this French holiday accident claims guide we will take you through the price of claiming personal injury compensation in France and will explain the benefits of making a no win no fee claim for compensation. We will look at circumstances in which slips, trips and falls commonly happen on holiday and will explain how finding the right personal injury solicitor can help you make a successful personal injury claim in France.
If you believe you are owed compensation for injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall accident in France, Legal Expert would love to hear from you. Call Legal Expert today and if you have a legitimate reason to claim, one of our solicitors will start working on your compensation claim right away.
In the United States, slip, trip, and fall accidents are the second most common form of accident, after road traffic accidents, and are the second leading cause of injury. As we have already explained, slips, trips, and falls are common accidents because they can be caused by a small act of negligence, such as a spillage not being cleaned up, or broken flooring. Whilst most injuries caused by a slip, trip and fall accidents are minor and heal by themselves, other injuries can be more serious and cause long term or even life-changing injuries.
Where might a holidaymaker experience a slip, trip or fall accident on holiday in France?
Here are some examples of places where a holidaymaker can be injured in France:
- Tripping when getting on or off a bus or a train.
- Wet tiles around a swimming pool can cause slipping accidents.
- Broken railings or steps can cause trip and fall accidents on a hotel staircase.
- Broken paving slabs or curbstones can cause a trip accident in a car park.
- Food or drink which has been spilled on a restaurant floor and has not been mopped up, and signposted can cause slip injuries
- If a balcony railing is too low, or faulty, this can result in a hotel guest falling from a balcony. Sometimes these sorts of accidents can be fatal.
Establishments such as hotels, restaurants, transport providers and tour operators have a legal duty of care towards their customers. This means that they are responsible for providing customers and other people who use their premises in a safe environment. If they are negligent in their duty of care (for example, deliberately ignore a health and safety hazard) and this results in an avoidable accident where an individual is injured or made ill, they could be held legally liable for the person’s injuries and have to pay them compensation.
In this France holiday compensation guide we have included just a few of the types of slips, trips and falls that happen to holidaymakers in France. If you were injured because of an accident that was similar to those described above, or in different circumstances, you could claim damages if the accident was not your fault. Call Legal Expert today and if you are able to make a claim, we will start working on your compensation claim for an injury in France.
Unfortunately, slip, trip, and fall accidents can happen in restaurants in France or elsewhere if proper health and safety regulations are not followed. According to EU regulations, if food or drink is spilled on the floor in a restaurant, cafe or another eating establishment, the establishment is responsible for signposting the hazard to warn people of the danger of slipping, until it is cleaned up and dry. Unfortunately, in a busy restaurant environment, the establishment may fail to do this in a timely fashion, which can lead a customer or other person using the restaurant to suffer a slip, trip or fall injury as a result.
If you have been injured in France because of a trip, slip or fall accident at a restaurant, which was caused by negligence on the part of the restaurant, you could be able to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if we can assist you in making a holiday accident claim for a trip, slip or fall accident in France.
Hotels in France are supposed to comply with EU regulations, which exist to make sure that hotels are safe for their guests and other people who use the hotel, such as staff and contractors. Unfortunately, whilst most hotels in France are well run, in some cases these regulations are not always followed or are sometimes not followed stringently, which can result in a slip, trip, and fall accident taking place.
Here are some examples of health and safety hazards that can cause slip, trip or fall accidents in hotels:
- Badly maintained swimming pools with broken tiles, causing trip accidents.
- Excess water at the sides of a swimming pool, causing slip accidents.
- A broken handrail on a stairwell, causing a fall accident.
- Damaged floor coverings, such as an overly worn carpet which can cause a guest to slip.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident at a hotel in France that was caused by negligence on the part of the hotel, you could be owed a potentially significant amount of compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are able to claim. If you have a legitimate case, one of our solicitors will start working on your personal injury claim in France right away.
Unfortunately, there have been incidents in the past where hotel guests have suffered fatal accidents after falling from their balconies. These incidents have often involved drugs and alcohol, for which the hotel bears no liability. However, in some cases, there has been a fault with the balcony railing, or the railing has been below the height recommended by the European Union, in which case the hotel would hold partial or full liability for the injuries caused.
If you were injured because you fell from a hotel balcony in France, or sadly your close relative (such as a parent, child, or partner) died after falling from a hotel balcony, you could be owed personal injury compensation in France. Call Legal Expert to start your claims process today.
Airports are busy places with a lot going on. If proper processes of health and safety have not been maintained at airports, this can result in arriving and departing passengers suffering from slip, trip or fall related accidents. Examples of negligence at an airport which can lead to passengers suffering from slip, trip and fall injuries include: faulty travelators, escalators and lifts, wet floors, damage to staircases and a fault with the removable walkway passengers use to depart and alight the plane.
If you have been injured at an airport in France, in an accident that was not your fault, you could be able to make a personal injury claim in France for compensation. Call Legal Expert today to talk about your accident, and if you are owed compensation, we will provide you one of our excellent personal injury solicitors to help you make your claim.
As we have already mentioned, slip, trip, and fall accidents in France are relatively common. Injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls can range in their severity. Below, is a list of the sorts of injuries commonly caused by slip, trip and fall accidents, that our clients claim compensation for.
Common injuries caused by slip, trip or fall accidents:
- Musculoskeletal injuries: these include sprains, strains, and whiplash.
- Brain damage: this can include moderate to severe brain damage
- Broken or fractured bones: broken or fractured bones often heal over time. In serious cases where the spinal cord has also been damaged, this can lead to permanent paralysis.
Many package holidays involve guests taking part in organised activities or excursions. Whilst participating in these activities it is important that guests health and safety is not put at risk. For example, if taking part in a sporting activity, it is important that the equipment has been properly maintained, and the instructor has the correct qualifications to carry out the activity safely. If holidaymakers are being taken to a place of historical interest on an excursion then the activity provider, or estate management is responsible for making sure that unsafe walkways are not open to the public.
If you have been injured or made ill on a pre-organised activity or an excursion provided by a package holiday to France, you could be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are able to claim.
What are the time limits for making a personal injury claim in France?
If you are injured on a package holiday to France, at the hotel or on transport to or from your holiday destination, you will have three years in which to make your claim please contact us as time limits may very. If you were injured on a privately booked flight, or in privately booked holiday accommodation, you will have two years in which to make your personal injury claim.
If you successfully win your holiday accident claim for compensation, you will be awarded your compensation is two parts. The first part of your compensation package could be awarded as general damages. General damages are the main part of your compensation award and are awarded to compensate for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity that the victim has experienced. As well as general damages, you may also be awarded ‘special damages’ that will serve to reimburse you for the losses that you have experienced as a result of being injured, such as loss of income, medical expenses, and travel expenses.
If you have experienced an accident on a foreign holiday, you are probably wondering “Can I claim?” and “How much compensation could I be entitled to?” We have included a personal injury claims calculator, to give you an idea of how much compensation you could be able to claim.
|Part of body injured||Severity||How much people can claim.||Details|
|Toe or toes||Moderate - severe||Up to £49,180||Moderate through to more severe injuries. These can result in the loss one of more toe.|
|Ankle||Minor - severe||Up to £61,110||Ankle injuries can affect any part of the joint.|
|Feet or feet||Minor - very severe||Up to £96,150||Foot injuries can be simple or very complex. Higher settlements are awarded for more severe injuries.|
|One or both legs||Minor - severe||Up to £119,210||May affect one or both legs. Could include fractures, nerve damage and, scarring.|
|One or both hands.||Minor - serious||Up to £54,280||Such injuries might affect your ability to work and this loss of income can also be taken into account.|
|Any part of the neck.||Minor - severe||Up to £130,060||Whilst whiplash is the most common type of injury, there are others which can affect the neck.|
|Any part of the back||Minor - severe||Up to £141,150||The back is extremely complex and complicated. Injuries might vary largely in their severity.|
|Wrist||Minor - severe||Up to £52,490||The injury could affect one wrist or both wrists. And the maximum award is for loss of function in the wrist.|
|Cost of a funeral||N/A||£3,000 - £10,000||This is award helps to meet funeral costs.|
Please be aware that this is an automated calculator, so it doesn’t take into account your personal and individual circumstances. For a more accurate quote that is personalised to your circumstances, call Legal Expert today and one of our informed advisors will estimate how much compensation you could claim.
If you are seeking personal injury compensation in France for injuries sustained during a slip, trip or fall accident, you may want to consider making a no win no fee claim for compensation.
What is a no win no fee claim? No win no fee means that you can hire a solicitor to handle your personal injury claim, without having to pay an upfront fee. Instead, you will enter into an agreement that if you win, the solicitor’s fee will come out of your compensation package. In the unlikely event that you do not win your personal injury claim, you will not have to pay a fee, so there’s no risk in going out of pocket.
For a lot of those who we help, making a no win no fee claim could well be the less stressful way to claim compensation. Read our online guide to making a no win no fee claim to learn more, or call Legal Expert today, to enquire about finding the right no win no fee solicitor to represent you in your case.
If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident in France, make sure you contact Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with an excellent accident abroad lawyer to handle your holiday accident claim. What damages you could be owed may amount to a significant amount of tens of compensation, so call today to start your personal injury compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall accident in France.
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