Slips, Trips and Falls
Had a slip, trip, or fall? We can help you claim compensation for your injury and losses.
How Can I Prove It?
In order to succeed with such a claim you must first be able to prove that the accident was the fault of someone else. Slips, Trips and Fall usually occur on in shops, on a road or pavement and sometimes even at work. You need to be able to show that the owner of the property or land did not reduce the risk of a fall, for example by failing to clean the floor or maintain the road or leaving obstructions in the way.
But How Will I Know If It’s Someone Else’s Fault?
Sometimes the reason for your slip, trip or fall will be blatantly obvious, for example a crater in the pavement or road, a box left on the floor in a corridor at work, water on the floor in the toilet without any warning signs, etc. Sometimes defects can be less obvious and therefore you should call us to discuss your circumstances.
Most importantly, report the matter to the relevant person/authority as soon as you possible can. So, for example, if you trip on a pavement, report it immediately to the Council. If you fall at work or in a shop, report it to a manager and insist it is written in the accident book. Where possible, ask for witnesses and take photographs of the defects, even if you only use the camera on your phone. Also, look to see if any alterations, repairs or maintenance have been carried out after you report your incident as it is almost an acceptance that something was wrong in the first place.
How Can We Help?
We are able to deal with your matter on a no win, no fee basis and we will cover all the costs of bringing the claim for you and so there will be nothing for you to pay.
Our fees are covered by the losing party and we do not take a success fee meaning that we will not take any money from you for our fees. However, if you do decide to take out an after the event insurance policy you will have to pay for this from your damages if you win.
In many cases we may even be able to arrange a home visit to go through your case.
It’s Worth Knowing…
- If you slip on milk or yoghurt in a supermarket the owner of the shop might have a valid Defence if they could show that they had in place and were operating a reasonable system of inspection/cleaning at the time.
- At work your employer has a legal obligation to (so far as is reasonably practicable) keep every floor in a workplace and the surface of every traffic route in a workplace free from obstructions and from any article or substance which may cause a person to slip, trip or fall.