The consequences of a slip or trip will often be minor but can sometimes result in serious injuries such as broken bones and severe ligament damage.
Whether the slip or trip was an accident at work, in a shop or even on the pavement, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
WHO’S AT FAULT FOR A SLIP OR TRIP ACCIDENT?
Slips, trips and falls generally occur because either a business or a local authority did not take the correct safety measures to ensure the safety of you and other members of the public. Most slips or falls are caused by:
- Wet floors
- Uneven floors
- Cracked or uneven pavements
- Unexpected obstacles
- Inadequate lighting
Local Authorities have a common law duty to ensure that public pavements and walkways are safe and free from dangers.
Businesses also have a responsibility for ensuring that hazards are clearly marked and that walkways are kept clean and free from obstacles whilst you are on their premises.
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE A CLAIM AFTER A SLIP OR TRIP
Slips and trips can leave you suffering with the long term effects of your injury as well as financial losses caused by having to take time off work to recover or attend medical appointments.
A claim for compensation could help you overcome the loss of earnings as well as cover any future medical costs that you may incur as a result of your injuries, such as if you require long-term care even after the rehabilitation period.
MAKING A SLIP AND TRIP CLAIM
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a slip or trip in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors will happily provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. From there, we can assess your situation and advise you on what your next steps should be and whether you are able to make a claim for compensation.
Because it’s important to you, it’s important to us and our approach to customer service means that our personal injury lawyers will always fight to get the compensation you deserve.