Slip, Trip & Fall Compensation Claims

Slips, trips and falls can leave you with a range of injuries, some of which can have a significant impact on your long-term health. Torn ligaments and broken bones can make day to day life very difficult, and you may need to take time off work to recover from your injuries. And it’s very difficult to get back in right situation. Falling over in public can feel embarrassing and unfair, especially if caused by somebody else’s negligence. But worse than that the injuries caused can be painful, and sometimes serious. And sometimes the impact of these injuries are been for long- term.

Making a compensation claim can seem daunting. If you are out and about and you have an accident because the proper safety precautions are not in place, it could help you get the compensation you deserve. People don’t deserve to be injured because of somebody else’s inaction or neglect. They don’t deserve to be left out of pocket or unable to work because of an injury that could have been avoided. And that’s why we’re committed to helping people make it right.

Slips, trips and falls generally happen because businesses and local councils didn’t take the correct safety measures to keep you and other members of the public safe. Businesses such as shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants also have a responsibility to keep you safe from slips and trips.

Most slips or falls are caused by

  • Wet floors
  • uneven flooring
  • cracked or uneven pavements
  • unexpected obstacles
  • inadequate lighting

If it was someone else’s fault and you sustained an injury as a result, then you can usually make a claim for compensation. Slips and trips happen all the time; on the street, on the public transport, in buildings, shops and restaurants- and they are the most common form of workplace accident in the UK. Injuries can range from minor abrasions and soft tissue damage to chronic back problems, serious head trauma and worse.

When someone want to know whose fault was then it all depends on where the accident happened if you fell in a building the fault will be all of building owner’s if in a shop or restaurant place of public access then the liability would be down to business owner. On the street- say you  stumble and hurt yourself because of a damage pavement. A broken line or faulty staircase then the accountable party will be the one responsible for maintaining public infrastructure. This is usually the council or local authority. An avoidable trip, slip or a fall at work be the fault of your employer breaching their duty of care for you.

We understand how stressful it can be to suffer an injury because of a slip, trip or fall. It can affect your mobility and your ability to work. Compensation can help you get back to where you were before your injury.

Your compensation could help to cover the costs of any medical treatment and physiotherapy that may help you recover. It could also help to make up for any lost earnings from taking time off work.

 

We know you may be worried that if you make a claim against your employer you may lose your job or be treated differently, but this isn’t true.

When you make a claim against your employer for a slip or trip at work, or any other type of work accident claim, you are protected by law. It’s illegal for your employer to dismiss you or treat you differently because of your claim.

You may also be concerned that when you make a claim against your employer they’ll be left out of pocket, or with a settlement amount they can’t afford. Again, this isn’t true.

When a claim is made against an employer, it is their insurer who pays the compensation, not them.

By law, employers must take out employer’s liability insurance to cover the cost of claims made against them. So, don’t worry – making a work injury claim won’t leave your employer with a bill they can’t pay.

Shops and restaurants have a duty of care to keep you safe from slips, trips and falls while you’re on their premises.

They must make sure they create a safe environment for their staff and you. This includes clearly highlighting hazards and making sure pathways and corridors are free of obstacles.

In some cases, even if there was a sign warning you of a hazard such as a wet floor, you may still be able to claim for compensation if you were injured. The shop or restaurant is still responsible if the measures put in place do not suitably reduce the risk. For example, the spillage may have been there for a long time, or may be over spilling the hazard sign.

Some of the accidents of slip, trip and fall are

  • Supermarket accidents
  • Tripped on a pavement
  • Public accidents
  • Shopping accident claims

Slip, trip and fall at work-

We know you may be worried that if you make a claim against your employer you may lose your job or be treated differently, but this isn’t true.

  • When you make a claim against your employer for a slip or trip at work, or any other type of work accident claim, you are protected by law. It’s illegal for your employer to dismiss you or treat you differently because of your claim.
  • When a claim is made against an employer, it is their insurer who pays the compensation, not them.
  • By law, employers must take out employer’s liability insurance to cover the cost of claims made against them. So, don’t worry – making a work injury claim won’t leave your employer with a bill they can’t pay.

Compensation for slip, trip or fall-

We know you may be worried that if you make a claim against your employer you may lose your job or be treated differently, but this isn’t true.

When anyone make a claim against your employer for a slip or trip at work, or any other type of work accident claim, they are protected by law. It’s illegal for an employer to dismiss you or treat you differently because of your claim. An employer cant run away from his responsibilities.

You may also be concerned that when you make a claim against your employer they’ll be left out of pocket, or with a settlement amount they can’t afford. Again, this isn’t true.

By law, employers must take out employer’s liability insurance to cover the cost of claims made against them. In case of  of person’s own carelessness that it would not be the owner’s responsibility.

When it comes to the outside, slipping on the pavement due to weather conditions can cause serious injuries. However, making a slips, trips and falls  claim may be tricky because the council might not be held directly responsible for the accident. On the other hand, if the same was to happen in a parking bay of say a shopping center, a hospital or a school, slips, trips and falls claims can be made against the said premises. When the fault was yours or it happen due to natural reason then this was not the responsibility was not of the owner’s.

If you’re interested in making a claim for a slip, trip or fall, contact our personal injury lawyers on 0161 660 8727 or contact us online.

 

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