Slip, Trip, and Fall Claims
We specialise in helping victims of slip, trip and fall injuries claim the compensation they deserve.
Slip, Trip and Fall Claims for Compensation
Slips, trips and falls are quite frequent and are most common in public spaces and workplaces. When someone falls short in their responsibility to keep public spaces or your work environment safe, a simple act like walking down the street can have unexpected and painful repercussions. This kind of accident can lead to more serious injuries, such as head and back injuries, fractures and in the worst cases, paralysis.
At The Compensation Experts, we assist people who have been injured from a slip, trip, or fall. First, we help them to determine whether they have grounds for a successful claim. Then, if they are eligible to make a trip and fall claim for compensation, a personal injury solicitor will support them through the legal process.
How do most slip, trip and fall injuries occur?
Slip accidents occur mostly in places where the surface is still wet or is a slippery surface, whereas trip and fall accidents are most common when there is work equipment or wires that are left lying around. In most cases, slip and trip accidents could have been avoided with proper care by the concerned authorities.
Common slip, trip and fall hazards
- Poor or inadequate lighting
- Trailing cables
- Uneven or damaged flooring
- Unsuitable floor coverings or loose carpets
- Contaminated floor surfaces, for example slipping on a greasy floor in a kitchen or restaurant
- Poor housekeeping, for example falling over obstacles left in walkways, such as boxes of rubbish waiting to be disposed of in a shop
Accidents like these can occur when you’re in your place of work, making a collection or delivery, or if you are a customer or other approved visitor.
To make your slip and trip claim, it is essential to determine the cause of the accident. The most common causes include: accidental, negligence, inappropriate cleaning or inadequate Health & Safety procedures. Regardless, with any trip, slip, or fall injury that wasn’t your fault, The Compensation Experts can help.
Important Things To Do After a Slip and Trip Accident
If you are injured in a slip, trip or fall accident, it is crucial to keep all records so you can use them to strengthen your case.
Photographs of the surface or hazard that caused the accident are very strong pieces of evidence so make sure to use your mobile phone to take photos of the accident site. For example, your photos can highlight a damaged flooring, an obstacle that obstructed your path, a liquid spillage or any other hazard that caused the accident. It is also important to take photographic evidence of the injury itself.
If you have a serious injury as the result of the slip or trip accident, call an ambulance straight away. Make sure to keep records of all doctor’s visits, treatments and medication prescriptions as these will be needed to support your case.
If possible, get contact details from anyone who might have witnessed the accident, including their names, addresses and phone numbers, as they might be helpful to provide us with a statement supporting your case.
What can I claim for a slip, trip or fall injury?
In truth, we know that a personal injury compensation claim can’t change the past. However, it can provide you with funds to aid your recovery and make your suffering easier to overcome. That can help, as well as the fact that compensation covers other damages for your injury.
In short, compensation from personal injury claims can cover the following needs:
- Most importantly, loss of earnings if you can’t work due to your injury.
- Reasonable private medical costs so you can access services such as rehabilitative therapy and any necessary nursing care.
- Travel expenses, such as to/from the hospital or work, if your injury keeps you from making a normal commute.
- In the case of fatal injuries, compensation can also include the cost of supporting dependents of the victim and additional expenses for repatriation and burial.
Types of Slip and Fall Claims We Assist With
The amount of compensation you receive for a slip and fall claim takes many factors into account. When you start a claim, we’ll need to account for the evidence from when the accident occurred. Moreover, we’ll consider the pain and suffering and also the loss of earnings you incur as a result.
Trip or fall accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, including head injuries, that can forever change your life. In short, you can slip on a wet floor or trip over a pavement in town, or suffer the injury at work. Whatever the case, we’ve got an experienced team of specialist solicitors to assist you with every single step of your injury claim.
Slips, Trips and Falls at Work
Trips and falls at work are quite common and making this type of claim is a lot easier than you might think. We understand that you might be worried about losing your job or being treated differently if you make a claim against your employer, but this isn’t true. In fact, when you make any type of accident at work claim against your employer, you’re protected by law, and you can’t be dismissed or treated differently because of your claim.
Besides that, when you make a claim against your employer, it is usually their insurer who pays the compensation. The reason for this is because by law, employers must take out their liability insurance to cover the costs of claims made against them.
If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall accident at work, make sure to report the accident to your employer, local authority or the owner of the facility where the accident occurred. Then, gather as much evidence as you can, including writing up the details of the incident. You can seek The Compensation Expert’s legal advice as soon as possible so that one of our solicitor specialists can help you with your claim.
Other Slip, Trip and Fall Scenarios
Besides the trip at work compensation, there are many other scenarios where you might be entitled to a slip, trip and fall compensation. These scenarios include:
- Ice and Snow Accident Claims
- Pavement Trip Injury Claims
- Supermarket Injury Claims
- Compensation Claims Against a Local Council or Local Authority
Making your claiming process easier
We appreciate that you’ve had a traumatic time and may still be recovering physically and emotionally from your ordeal. In light of ensuring claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible, we offer several key services:
- Free initial consultation so you can find out more about making a claim without any expense or obligation.
- The choice of a conditional agreement – widely known as a CFA or No Win No Fee* agreement. A CFA removes the financial risk of paying legal costs in advance of raising a claim with no compensation guarantees. If your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal expenses (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page).
- Plus, further agreements with leading personal injury solicitors around the UK. That way, we can match you with a lawyer who has the right experience to best support you.
Starting your Slip, Trip and Fall Claim
Call today, or share your contact details in our online form. Then, one of our expert advisors will call you back at a time that suits you to discuss the details of the case. We will then determine whether you will be able to make a claim.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.Find out more