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How Much Are Slip Trip Or Fall Accident In Spain Claims Worth?

On this page, you will find a full and detailed guide to the legal process of making a slip trip or fall accident in Spain claims. If you need to make compensation claims for injury in Spain, then this guide will be useful to you. It covers the entire end-to-end process that a personal injury solicitor will follow on your behalf when making a compensation claim.

If you don’t have enough free time to read this guide in its entirety, please feel free to call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 whenever you have time, and we will explain how we can help you to claim for a slip, trip or fall accident that happened while you were on holiday in Spain.

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A Guide To Slip Trip Or Fall Accident In Spain Claims

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Slip trip fall accident in Spain

This guide to making a compensation claim for an injury that was caused by a slip, trip or fall accident while you were on holiday in Spain, contains everything you need to know to educate yourself about the claims process. As long as you are ready to start making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of one year and can be longer if on a package holiday if it happened in the hotel grounds contact us to confirm the time limit as each case maybe different, this guide will be relevant. We have not included any form of automated personal injury claims calculator in this guide, as they are usually very inaccurate. Instead, we have presented detailed compensation information for a wide range of injuries that could be caused by a slip, trip or fall accident while you are visiting Spain. This guide also contains:

  • A list of the most common places that slip, trip or fall accidents can occur while you are on holiday in Spain.
  • Information about your eligibility to make a compensation claim for slips, trips and falls that happen in a restaurant in Spain.
  • Information about your eligibility to make a compensation claim for slips, trips and falls that happen in a hotel in Spain.
  • Information about your eligibility to make a compensation claim for slips, trips and falls that cause a person to fall from a balcony.
  • A discussion of the personal injury time limit for making a compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall accident that happened while you were on holiday in Spain.
  • A full list of the most common types of damages that any settlement you receive in compensation for a slip, trip or fall accident that happened while you were on holiday in Spain will include.
  • A table which details fully a wide range of personal injuries that could be caused by a slip, trip or fall accident in Spain and how much these injuries typically receive in compensation.
  • An overview and an introduction to the national claims service that Legal Expert offers to all residents of the UK as the safest and simplest way to make a claim for an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall accident while you were on holiday in Spain, We also cover the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) we use as a basis for the fee structure of this claims service.

If you reach the end of this guide and find that you still have a number of questions unanswered, then please call Legal Expert on the telephone number in the final section of this guide, and we will do our best to answer them for you.

Common Places You Might Suffer A Slip, Trip, Or Fall

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Source: https://www.travelers.com/resources/workplace-safety/preventing-slips-trips-and-falls-in-the-workplace

As can be seen from the graph above; slip, trips and falls are a very common type of accident. In the UK, they are the second most common accident of all, after road traffic accidents. Answering the question, accidents on a foreign holiday can I claim? the answer would be yes in most cases. A slip, trip or a fall can happen just about anywhere. However, some hazards that cause an accident are more common, such as:

  • Slips can happen around a swimming pool, due to wet tiles and floor coverings.
  • Trips can happen when getting on and off public transport such as a bus or a train.
  • Falls can happen when tackling the stairs in your hotel.
  • Slips can happen on spilt food, liquid or oil on a restaurant floor.
  • Trips can happen in a car park, due to broken paving slabs or faulty curbstones.
  • Falls can happen from a balcony if the balcony railing is faulty.

These are just some of the ways that slips, trips and falls can happen in Spain. If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident while you were on holiday in Spain, Legal Expert can connect you with a personal injury lawyer, who will make a claim on your behalf. Call us on the telephone number down at the end of this guide to proceed.

Slips, Trips, And Falls in Restaurants in Spain

Slips, trips, and fall are a very common reason why people make personal injury claims for an accident that happened in a restaurant while they were on holiday in Spain.

Under European law, if an oil, liquid or food spill happens on the floor of a restaurant, the hazard must be signposted until it has cleaned up. However, in busy restaurants, requirements like this are often not met all of the time. This presents visitors to the restaurant with a clear health hazard.

If you suffered a spill due to slipping on a wet or dirty floor in a restaurant in Spain, Legal Expert could help you make a compensation claim for it. Please call us on the number at the end of this guide to proceed with your claim.

Slips, Trips, And Fall Accidents in A Hotel in Spain

Every hotel in Spain is supposed to conform to EU legislation with regarding to providing their guests with a safe place to stay. Unfortunately, these kinds of regulations are enforced far less stringently in Spain that they are in the UK. Therefore, hotel accidents are a common reason why people personal injury compensation Spain. A hotel can pose a number of health hazards that could cause an injury in Spain, such as:

  • A badly maintained swimming pool, with faulty tiles to drip over and wet flooring to slip on.
  • Badly lit stairwells, or stairwells with broken handrails that could cause a resident of the hotel to fall.
  • Damaged or incorrectly laid floor coverings, such as frayed carpets or a warped wooden floor that could cause a resident of the hotel to slip.

No matter how your injury occurred in your hotel in Spain, Legal Expert can help you to claim for it. Call us on the telephone number down at the end of this page to begin your claim today.

Slips, Trips, And Falls from A Balcony in Spain

No Spain holiday compensation guide would be complete without discussing the serious health risk that a hotel balcony can present. For most people, their hotel balcony is a safe, relaxing space to spend some time away from the noise of the communal areas. However, due to faulty guardrails, or even collapsing balconies, there are a number of very serious accidents involving people falling from a balcony each year. Many of these accidents are fatal.

If you can prove that the hotel is responsible for you or a loved one falling from a balcony, then Legal Expert can help you to claim compensation. Just give us a quick call on the telephone number at the end of this guide to find out how.

Personal Injury Claim Time Limits After A Fall in Spain

If you need to make a personal injury claim Spain, it is important that you understand that there are set time limits to make a claim within.

  • If you booked through a UK based tour operator – you might have up to three years from the date of the accident to make a compensation each case can be different with the time limit so please contact us and let our solicitors confirm the time limit for you.
  • If you booked your visit to Spain privately – you will have just one year from the date of the accident to make a compensation
  • If you booked your flight to Spain privately – if you are flying into or out of Madrid Airport, Barcelona Airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport, and any other airport Spain that allows International flight operators to land or take off, then you will have up to two years from the date of the accident to make a claim.

If you have any questions about these compensation claim time limits for accidents in Spain, then please call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this guide, and we will answer any questions you have.

What Can You Claim Compensation For?

Regardless of any legal assistance in Spain you receive, when you are at home in the UK, when you and make a compensation claim for an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall accident while you were on holiday in Spain, your settlement will comprise of a number of different types of damages. These include but are in no way limited to the damages listed below.

Claiming Special Damages

Special damages cover all of the aspects of your injury an accident that is non-physical in nature, such as:

  • Travel costs – if you have to travel to have the initial injury treated, and to receive follow up treatment, or you had to travel to deal with some aspect of the compensation claims case itself.
  • Medical fees – if you have had to pay any of your own medical fees or had to pay other medical related expenses such as prescription charges.
  • Cost of care – if you have had to hire in help around your home to take care of daily tasks, or you have had to hire a nurse to help care for you at home.
  • Loss of earnings (historical) – if your injury or illness has forced you to take time away from work, and you have lost out on pay because of this.
  • Loss of earnings (future) – if the long-term prognosis of your illness or injury indicates that you will have a reduced potential for working in the future.

Claiming General Damages

General damages cover all of the aspects of your injury an accident that is physical in nature, such as:

  • Pain and suffering – this will pertain to the pain of the initial accident, for example, twisting your ankle, and also the suffering caused when you have the ankle treated which would be painful.
  • Mental damage – serious injuries can also cause psychical damage leading to mental conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or the development of new phobias.
  • Long-term suffering – if your injury or illness is likely to take a long time to heal fully, and the road to recovery will be painful.
  • Permanent disability – if the prognosis of your illness or injury is that you will be left with some form of permanent disability that will have a serious negative effect upon the quality of your life.

If you would like to receive a much more accurate idea of the types of damages you might be able to claim in your own case, please contact Legal Expert on the telephone number in the final section of this guide. Once we have asked you some questions about your claim, we will be able to let you know the types of damages we believe are applicable in your own case.

Slip Trip or Fall Accident in Spain Compensation Calculator

As we mentioned at the start of this guide, we have not included a personal injury claims calculator. These automated tools are often extremely inaccurate and can give a claimant an overinflated idea of how much they might be able to claim for an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall accident in Spain. Instead, we offer this table below, which lists a range of injuries and the amounts of compensation they might be awarded:

How were you injured?How bad is it?NotesPayment
Neck injuryMinor to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete paralysis of the neck that will last potentially permanently.Up to £130,068
Back injuryMinor to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete paralysis of the back that will last potentially permanently.Up to £141,158
Hand injuryMinor to seriousHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete amputation of one or both hands severely affecting the quality of the victim’s life permanently.Up to £54,288
Wrist injuryMinor to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete paralysis of a wrist that will last potentially permanently.Up to £4,168
Arm injuryModerate to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete amputation of one or both arms severely affecting the quality of the victim’s life permanently.Up to £114,818
Finger injuryMinor to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete amputation of one or even all fingers being lost.Up to £21,918
An injured thumbMinor to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete amputation of one or both thumbs severely affecting the quality of the victim’s life permanently.Up to £48,088
Toe injuryModerate to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete amputation of one or even all toes being lost.Up to £49,188
Ankle injuryMinor to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete paralysis of an ankle that will last potentially permanently.Up to £61,118
Foot injuryMinor to very severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete amputation of one or both feet severely affecting the quality of the victim’s life permanently.Up to £96,158
Leg injuryMinor to severeHere, we are talking about injuries with symptoms ranging from simple cuts and bruises, through fractures, all the way up to complete of one or both legs severely affecting the quality of the victim’s life permanently.Up to £119,218

To get a much more accurate estimate of how much compensation you might receive for an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall accident in Spain, contact Legal Expert on the phone number in the last section of this guide to find out.

No Win No Fee Slip Trip or Fall Accident in Spain Claims

Legal Expert offers our No Win No Fee national claims service as the simplest, safest and most effective way to make a personal injury claim for an injury that was caused by a slip, trip or fall accident while you were on holiday in Spain.

Under this type of Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), you pay absolutely nothing for us to start making your claim on your behalf. No matter how long the claims process takes, we still won’t charge you any ongoing costs. And if we fail, and cannot make a claim for you, then we wipe your bill entirely, and you pay nothing. However, if and when we do win your claim, when you receive a compensation payment we will expect you to pay our fees.

To find out more about how this claims service works, call Legal Expert right now, on the number at the end of this page.

How We Can Help You Make A Slip Trip or Fall Accident in Spain Claim

Slips, trips, or falls are one of the most common types of holiday accident claims we make on behalf of our clients. We have a proven track record of successfully winning significant compensation pay-outs for our clients in these cases.

Whenever you have any questions about your claim, or simply want an update on the claims status, then one of our legal team is always just a phone call away to deal with your questions.

This is a financially risk-free way to make a compensation claim for a holiday accident in Spain. Call us on the telephone number below to learn more about how this service works, and to begin your own claim today.

Speak to Our Team and Start Your Claim Today

You don’t need to make a claim in Spain. You can use the Legal Expert claims service to claim for a slip, trip or fall that happened on holiday in Spain when you get home to the UK. Call us on 0800 073 8804 so that we can begin to make a claim on your behalf.

Links and Resources

At the link we have given below, you will find a full guide to making compensation claims for a slip, trip or fall accident:

A guide to claiming for slips, trips and falls

At the link we have given below, you will find a full guide to making compensation claims for accidents on a package holiday:

A guide to package holiday claims

At the link we have given below, is UK Government published information providing advice on travelling to Spain:

UK Government information on Spain travel

At the link we have given below, is UK Government published information providing advice on getting help while in Spain

UK Government information on getting help in Spain

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