Slips, trips and falls
Nobody is immune from the odd embarrassing slip, trip or fall, and it can happen to pretty much anyone, anywhere and at any time.
However, the eventuality of some examples of slips, trips and falls can significantly increase if pre-determined levels of responsibilities aren’t met by certain accountable parties whose businesses or services operate in the public arena.
We all have the right to remain safe while walking on a pavement, as well as when negotiating thoroughfares in our workplaces, retail establishments, restaurants and bars.
There have been plenty of instances when an avoidable slip, trip or fall has led to serious injury, which has affected the long-term health of victim, perhaps years after the accident.
If you’ve been hurt and believe your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, we are here to help you.
We can provide key information on how to start your claim, so you can get the financial support for your recovery from the outset and into the future.
While these types of accident might first appear relatively minor, we have seen the impact and result of these type of accident on a victim’s quality of live thereafter, as well as the people around them. Sometimes the effect on the ongoing health and mobility of the victim can even be permanent.
We appreciate that any injury can trigger a range of emotions, especially if it is caused by someone else. That’s why your solicitor will also take into consideration any emotional impact you’ve endured, to settle your claim.
Most cases of slip, trip and fall claims arise in the workplace. This is the reason why every reputable company must carry ‘public liability insurance’ that will cover them in case of an accident found to be caused due to negligence in the workplace. You can make a slip, trip and fall claim when the accident is substantiated as being caused due to an act of negligence in the case of employers.
How long after the accident can I make a claim?
You have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However the earlier the better as specific details of the incident will be more precise in your mind, leading to more accountable description of the scene.
How do I know who is responsible for the accident?
This is dependant on the location of the accident. If in a shop, restaurant or similar location, then the responsibility will lie with the business owner. Business owners can protect themselves with public liability insurance.
If your fall happens on the street due to a broken kerb or faulty pavement then the responsibly will lie with the local authority. You can speak to our team to find out more about who may be responsible for your accident.
How can compensation help?
Compensation will help you pay for any treatment needed for your injury or loss of income or earnings.