Slip and Trip Compensation Amounts
Typical sums awarded for slips, trips and falls
Your solicitor can give you advice on the likely amount of compensation you will receive. They will rely on their experience and relate to your specific case to give you an accurate estimation. A slip, trip or fall can cause injuries all over the body and can affect people of any age. Injuries can range from bumps and bruises to dislocations and fractures. The elderly tend to suffer more from slip trips and falls as they have slower reaction times and struggle to protect themselves from the impact of the ground. They also have more fragile bones and muscles which mean they are more likely to suffer long term injuries.
Compensation depends on the type of injury:
Cheekbone fracture: £1500 - £2000 (simple fracture with short recovery)
Up to £10,000 (serious fracture with long recovery)
Jaw fracture: £4,000 - £5,500 (simple fracture with short recovery)
Up to £29,000 (serious fracture with long recovery)
Loss/damage to one of your front teeth: Up to £2,500
Loss/damage to more than one of your front teeth: Up to £7,300
Arm and Shoulder Injuries
Wrist fracture: £2,000 - £3,000 (simple fracture with short recovery)
Up to £35,000 (serious fracture with long recovery)
Forearm fracture: Up to £4,000 (simple fracture with short recovery)
£12,500 - £25,000 (serious fracture with long recovery)
Shoulder Injuries: Bruising and pain in the joint: £2,800 - £5,000
Severe pain and permanent damage: Up to £31,000
These are typical rewards for common injuries. If you have any other queries or concerns to the amount of compensation it is recommended you seek the advice of a solicitor.
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