Slip and trip accidents can happen anywhere. They can result in particularly nasty injuries such as broken limbs, severe cuts or head injuries. If the trip and fall happens whilst you are out and about in a public place and the accident is caused by a hazard such as a badly uneven or slippery surface you may be able to claim compensation.
Typical slip, trip and fall accidents include:
- Tripping on uneven paving slabs, into potholes, over loose kerbstones
The Council has a duty to maintain pavements and public highways in a reasonable condition, so you may have the right to make a claim for your injuries against them. However the law allows Local Authorities a defence against slip, trip and fall injuries as long as they have regularly inspected the highways. This makes these cases quite difficult to win so you need a specialist solicitor with expertise in slip and fall accidents. You will need to provide evidence such as photographs and witness statements to back up your claim.
- Slipping and falling on spilt food or liquids in cafés or supermarkets
Anyone who allows access to the public has to ensure that their premises are safe. If they have not made reasonable efforts to cordon off unsafe areas such as wet floors or spillages they could be liable and you could make a successful slipping claim.
- Tripping and falling over a hazard at work
Employers also have a duty to look after your safety and if correct safety measures have not been made you can claim for slip and trip injuries against your employer, usually via their insurance company.
At claimssolicitors.co.uk we have a successful track record in pursuing slip, trip and fall accident claims. For a no obligation chat about the likely success of your claim contact us on FREEPHONE 0800 731 7923 or you can fill in the claim form or e-mail us using ku.oc.sroticilossmialc@smialc
Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents Case Study:
Mrs H slipped on a piece of cucumber whilst carrying a tray of hot drinks at the cafeteria of her local supermarket, this resulted in injuries and scalding to her arm. We helped Mrs H to claim against the supermarket chain and she received £4600 in compensation.
Mr P slipped on steps at his local fish and chip shop, fractured his knee and had to have a considerable amount of time off work. The steps comprised of slippery tiles and no anti-slip measures had been taken. Thus the shop owners were found to be liable and we were successful in obtaining £12,000 in compensation for this client.
Accident compensation claims:
Claimssolicitors.co.uk are specialists in accident compensation claims. Our legal team has extensive experience in injury compensation claims and accident compensation claims and provides a friendly yet professional service to help you win compensation for injuries.
We are part of Davies and Company Solicitors which is a specialist firm handling compensation for injuries, the highly reputable company who can handle your accident injury claim from start to finish with a minimum of fuss.
Your accident injury claim - ‘no win, no fee’:
We operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis when handling your injury compensation claims. We make sure you not only get the best advice but that you get to keep 100% of any compensation you are awarded for injuries suffered.
Our highly skilled team can help you with compensation for injuries, general compensation claims and accident compensation claims. This is whether your injury compensation claim was caused by a car accident, a motorcycle accident, work accidents, industrial disease, slips or trips in public places, accidents in shops or supermarkets, accidents on public transport, holiday illness or accidents caused by faulty products
Whatever your enquiry you can be assured of a confidential, professional assessment of your compensation claim, and you are not committed to any loans or hidden payments. You'll get friendly advice from personal injury solicitors committed to the support of accident victims making accident compensation claims, with years of experience in the field of injury compensation claims.
Accident compensation claims by phone, letter or email:
In many of our cases, our expert team can tell you straight away whether you have a good chance of success with your accident injury claim or your injury compensation claim, in fact, anything regarding personal injury compensation. In most cases we can handle your injury compensation claims by phone, letter or e-mail. If we need to see you, home and hospital visits can be arranged at your convenience.
All too often, in the event of an accident or injury, many people don’t know where to turn. Some are not aware of their right to claim compensation for their injuries. Others are just afraid of the legal jargon they do not understand. However whatever kind of accident injury claim you may have, our friendly experts will take you through the whole process of the compensation for injury step by step. Whatever kind of accident you have been involved in our accident injury claims solicitors can help you make a successful claim for personal injury compensation.
We offer a free service to the victims of accidents.* You can make personal injury compensation claims as long as the accident occurred in the last three years three and it was not your fault. You will keep 100% of your compensation.
Our firm is accredited to APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and PEOPIL (Pan European Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), MASS (Motor Accident Solicitors Society) and is on the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel.
*The only exceptions to the free service are some claims conducted through the MIB (Motor Insurers Bureau) which operates a scheme for victims of road accidents where the negligent driver was uninsured, or where a claim is made through the C.I.C.A (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority).
All too often, in the event of an accident or injury, many people don’t know where to turn. Some are not aware of their right to claim compensation for their injuries. Others are just afraid of the legal jargon they do not understand. . However whatever kind of accident injury claim you may have, our friendly experts will take you through the whole process of the compensation for injury step by step.
Whatever kind of accident you have been involved in our accident injury claims solicitors can help you make a successful claim for personal injury compensation.