Have You Suffered A Slip, Trip or Fall?
Falls and trips are common occurrences that can cause short and long term discomfort and even serious injury. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
The most common causes of slip, trips and falls include:
- Wet floors
- Loose cables or wiring
- Obtrusive, unexpected obstacles
- Poor lighting
- Cracked or uneven pavements
· Inadequately cleared paths – ice, snow, branches etc.
If you have suffered from any of the above, phone us today to start your personal claim for compensation.
Am I Entitled To Compensation for a Slip, Trip or Fall?
If you suffered an injury as a result of any of the above scenarios, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation.
The claim will differ depending on the location of the incident. Our team of specialists will assist in determining how to proceed and whether or not a claim is viable.
Who Is Responsible for My Accident?
Liability will depend on the location where you suffered your fall. Locations such as supermarkets, banks and restaurants will have public liability insurance policies to cover such occurrences. It is their responsibility to always ensure that wet floor signs are produced whenever any spillage or mopping has occurred, all walkways are kept clear of obstacles, and adequate lighting is providing.
If they neglected to adhere to these standards then you may be eligible for a personal injury compensation claim.
If the injury occurred on a council owned property then the claim would be against the local authority. Many people suffer injuries on council-maintained footpaths and if you believe it was poorly maintained you might be eligible to claim compensation.
Slips, trips or falls on privately owned properties would go against the landowner’s insurance – if they have a suitable policy.
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure their employees enjoy a safe working environment. Any slips or falls in the workplace would be claimed against the employer, which can put some people off claiming if they are worried about it affecting their job prospects and status. They need not worry, however, as the employer cannot legally hold any claim in a negative light against any employee.
If you believe that your injury was down to the negligence of your employer, you are legally entitled to make a claim and should immediately phone for consultation.
Do not be afraid to make a claim if an injury was not your fault, it is your employer’s legal responsibility and they should be held accountable for any dangerous negligence.
It is the employer’s responsibility to keep walkways clear, provide adequate lighting and signpost any wet floors. Failure to do so makes them just as liable as any other company.
Contact Us Today
Our team of specialists is awaiting your call and covers a plethora of cases. If your slip, trip or fall is causing you distress or discomfort then it may be worth exploring the possibility of a claim.
Slips, trips and falls can impede your ability to work, therefore limiting your potential income. Call us immediately to enquire whether you are eligible for compensation as a result of your injury.
Time limits are often in place regarding claims from slips, trips and falls, making the haste of your call an extremely important factor on the success of your claim. Our experts are ready to assist you immediately, so waste no time in telephoning for credible advice.