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Slips, trips and falls Injury claims

If you've been injured in a slip, trip or fall, we can help you claim to make it right.

Compensation for slips, trips or falls

Whether caused by hazards like uneven pavements, poor lighting or wet surfaces, slip, trip and falling accidents happen all the time. They often occur due to poor housekeeping by councils, businesses or landlords who fail to maintain the public areas for which they’re responsible.

The injuries that people suffer vary from minor cuts, sprains and bruising that heal quickly through to bone breaks, spinal damage and head trauma that can turn their lives upside down.

Slips, trips and falls can happen in pretty much any scenario of which you can think – in offices, shops, restaurants or supermarkets, on the street or while taking public transport. It’s no surprise that such accidents also make up the biggest single cause of injuries at work.

With over years’ experience helping people to get their lives back on track after an injury, we know how upsetting slips, trips and falls can be. They can affect your ability to do the everyday things that you took for granted, not to mention your ability to work and earn. If you’ve been injured in the last three years and it was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a no win no fee slip and trip claim for compensation that’ll help to start making things right.

Slips, trips and falls in public places

Not only will a trip or fall compensation claim begin to make up for the pain and suffering that you've experienced but it can also reimburse you for financial expenses that you've incurred as a result. This might include the cost of any treatment that you've needed, the income that you may have lost and, in serious cases, the cost of any necessary changes to your home or car.

We're here to help you to find out if you have grounds for a slip, trip or fall claim. There's no pressure, no rush and no jargon. We'll guide you through what making slip and fall claims involves in a friendly, confidential and compassionate environment. Our friendly advisors are great listeners who will hear you out.

If we think that you're eligible to make a slip, trip and fall claim and you decide to go ahead with it, we'll connect you with one of our specialist solicitors. We can usually do that on the same call if it suits you.

We don't think it's right when people are injured because of somebody else's negligence. If that's what has happened to you, contact us at 844 550 0122 for free, independent advice.

Slips, trips and falls generally happen because businesses, building landlords or local councils didn't take the correct maintenance, repair and safety measures to keep you and other members of the public safe. Most slips and trips when people are out and about are caused by:

  • Wet floors plus wet or icy pavements
  • Uneven flooring or steps
  • Cracked or uneven pavements and kerbs
  • Unexpected obstacles
  • Poor lighting

Businesses such as shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants also have a responsibility to keep you safe from slips and trips when you're on their premises. This means they must do things like signpost wet floors clearly, keep walkways or aisles clear, clean up spillages as quickly as possible, ensure adequate lighting and keep railings, steps and ramps safe.

If it was someone else's fault and you sustained an injury as a result, then you can usually make a claim for compensation.

Slips and trips happen can all the time: this can mean that you claim for falling down stairs at work or tripping in the street, on public transport, in buildings, shops and restaurants.

Injuries can range from minor abrasions and soft tissue damage to chronic back problems, serious head trauma and worse.

It all depends on where the accident happened. If you fell in a building with public access - say a library, car park or swimming pool - then responsibility would lie with the building's owners. If in a shop, restaurant or similar then liability would be down to the business owner. On the street - say you stumble and hurt yourself because of a damaged pavement, a broken kerb or a faulty staircase - then the accountable party will be the one responsible for maintaining public infrastructure. This is usually the council or local authority. An avoidable trip, slip or fall at work will be the fault of your employer for breaching their duty of care for you.

A sprain, fracture, or bleeding wound may be the first symptoms of a slip, trip, or fall injury. The real degree of an injury, however, may not become apparent right once, as in the case of soft tissue or spinal damage.

What can at first seem to be a little bump to the head could actually be hiding something dangerous that takes time to manifest.

A good general rule of thumb is to go to your doctor, even if it seems like a small injury, and to the nearest hospital if it's a head injury.

It's a conclusion based on common sense: if you slipped, stumbled, or fell and wounded yourself, even if it seems little, and it appears that someone else was at blame,

then you may have grounds for a compensation claim.

That's the time to seek specialist compensation claim assistance.

We know that slips, trips and falls can be very painful and sometimes embarrassing even. Understandable, your first thought is just to pick yourself up and get on with your day as best you can.

However, if your accident was someone else's fault, recording the evidence of what happened will really help your solicitor if you're eligible to claim slip, trip or fall compensation. 

  • Make sure you jot down the time, date and location of your accident and if it happened outside, make a note of the weather conditions - for instance, was it icy?
  • Take photos of the accident site too, if it's safe to do so. This is ideally whatever it was that caused it and the surrounding area to show things like a lack of warning signs or inadequate lighting. 
  • Often with a slip, trip or fall, passers-by will stop and help. If that's the case, it's worth asking them for their details as they may be happy to give a witness statement supporting your slip and trip claim.
  • Record your injury details and keep a daily diary to show how your recovery is going. Take photos of your injury too - smartphones are ideal for this as you can email the pictures easily.

Providing as much proof and useful detail as possible will help your solicitor build the strongest possible case for your slip compensation claim.

When success depends on your reputation and legal counsel, you need a lawyer you can trust.

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