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Trip Slip Fall Accident Solicitors - Injury Compensation Claims

Trip slip fall accidents are all too common in both public and private places. Our personal injury solicitors handle a large volume of slipping & tripping compensation claims. These mishaps can happen anywhere but the main circumstances are in relation to falls due to defects in the road or pavement, slips or falls in shops or offices and other public or private places including trips and slips at work.

Slips, trips and falls in the workplace should not occur. There is copious domestic and EU legislation applicable to the condition of floors, passages, walkways and stairs in industrial property including factories, offices and warehouses which must be kept clean, dry and free from debris. Outside surfaces should be level and free from ledges, potholes and other tripping hazards. Trips, slips and falls account for more serious injuries at work than any other category and they represent a half of all workplace injuries. The majority of serious slips and trips result in broken bones. Except where horseplay is involved almost all slipping and tripping accidents are caused by the negligence of an employer in failing to keep the workplace in a fit and proper condition. The presence of negligence on the part of the employer justifies legal action for compensation for personal injury and loss. Visitors to business premises are also protected by the Health & Safety legislation which makes the owner and occupier of property liable for tripping and slipping injuries caused to an innocent their party who is visiting the premises.

Trips, slips and falls in the workplace cost UK business hundreds of millions of pounds each and every year. The most common incidents are caused as follows :-

Trip Slip Fall - what should you do?

  1. Contact a trip slip fall solicitor immediately to look into the matter before the prospect of obtaining corroborating evidence diminishes.
  2. Take photographs of the location of the incident immediately after the accident prior to any attempt by the owner or occupier to clean it up or fix the defect. Your trip slip fall solicitor will need to know the scale of any defect so use a ruler to show this in the photographs.
  3. Make sure that any accident in a shop or other premises has been reported to the management and entered into any relevant accident book especially if the accident occurred whilst at work.
  4. Obtain witness names & addresses for your trip slip fall solicitor to consider but do not interview then personally.
  5. Save a sample of any substance that caused you to fall (freezing it if necessary) and retain footwear and relevant clothing if appropriate.

Private & Public Places - Tripping & Slipping Accidents

The law relating to trip, slip and fall accident compensation claims is complex requiring a solicitor with detailed knowledge and experience. Tripping and slipping injury compensation claims usually fall into two distinct categories being accidents that occur in public places and accidents that occur in private places :-

Tripping and Slipping Solicitors

Tripping and slipping compensation claims need specialist advice and it is very important that you contact us without delay. This area of law can be complex and we need to speak with you to obtain the details of what happened. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are experts in trip slip & fall compensation claims and will assess the matter without cost to you. If you would like free legal advice with no further obligation from a personal injury lawyer, just use the helpline or email our offices. We operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.


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