Accidents in public places- slips trips and falls
A common misconception is that a slip, trip or fall is not too serious but here at Avisons Solicitors we know this is not the case. We know that slips, trips and falls can result in serious injuries and if you have received an injury and you believe this wasn’t your fault and that instead, it was due to another persons’ carelessness or negligence you may be able to make a personal injury claim. If you’re in a public place, it is the responsibility of the owner to make sure it is safe.
If you’ve suffered an injury following a slip, trip or a fall you may be able to claim compensation from the organisation responsible for example the council, local authority or business.
Our friendly team at Avisons Solicitors will work with you closely on a no win no fee basis helping you make a successful personal injury claim resulting in you receiving the compensation you deserve.
There are many factors which may cause you to slip, trip or fall in a public place and you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim if:
- The floor or ground was uneven
- The floor was wet or slippery
- The pavement was cracked, wobbly or uneven
- You have tripped over an unexpected obstacle that has acted as a tripping hazard
- Due to inadequate lighting you have been unable to see obstacles or kerbs
Types of Slips, Trips and Falls
It doesn’t matter if you are at work or in a public place if you have a slip, trip or fall you may be entitled to claim. In fact, they are the most common type of workplace injury. They can happen anywhere and at any time.
More examples of slips, trips or falls are;
- Slipping on a spillage or wet surface at the supermarket or the shop
- Slipping on a wet floor that wasn’t signposted, or signposted correctly
- Tripped on uneven or broken pavement or Kerb
The Injuries from a trip, slip or fall can range from a sprained ankle or wrist right through to a back injury. However, it can also cause something much more serious, such as a head injury or spinal injury that can leave you with long-term damage or effects. If you have fallen in a public place, such as a Supermarket, train station, car park, town centre or school you may be able to claim compensation for your injury.
How Can I begin to Make My Slip, Trip or Fall Claim?
It is really simple to make a claim, if you Click Here it will take you to our slips, trips and falls claim contact form, where you can tell us a little bit about what happened and some contact details so that our friendly legal team can get in touch with you about your claim.
Once you have spoken to our team, we must be able to prove fault which caused the harm. We must also show that this could have been prevented. Our team will be able to walk you through how we can gain the evidence to prove these points so we can start your claim without delay.
Compensation for your Injury
Experiencing a trip, slip or fall can really impact your day to day life as well as the lives of those around you. In some severe instances, experiencing a trip, slip or fall can leave you permanently injured and unable to continue with your ‘normal’ routine.
We know that claiming compensation can’t change what happened to you, however, it can help you to be more secure and comfortable financially.
For example, compensation can help with the costs of:
- The time you’ve had to take off work whilst recovering from your injury
- Medical costs you may have had to pay due to the injury suffered
- The cost of any care you may have had to receive, even if this care was from family members
- Any injury can be upsetting and it always feels much worse when it wasn’t your fault.
Why choose Avisons Solicitors?
At Avisons Solicitors we strive to give the best representation to all of our clients. We believe that everyone deserves justice. This is why we offer No win No Fee Legal representation.
Our teams have decades of experience when it comes to Personal Injury Claims and can help you achieve the best compensation that you deserve as a result of your injury.