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
Slip, trip and fall accidents are quite frequent and most common in public spaces and workplaces; when someone fails to keep public spaces or your work environment safe, a simple act like walking down the street can lead to you tripping over, and suffering unexpected and painful repercussions. This kind of falling 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 falling accident. First, we help them to determine whether they have grounds for a successful claim. Then, if they are eligible to make a trip or fall compensation claim, 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 slippery, whereas trip and fall accidents are most common when there is work equipment or wires 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 include:
- 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 visiting a shop or venue.
To make your slip and trip claim, it is essential to determine the cause of the falling accident. The most common causes include accidental, negligence, inappropriate cleaning, and inadequate Health & Safety procedures. Regardless, with any trip, slip, or falling accident 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 falling accident, it is crucial to keep all records, to strengthen your case.
Photographs of the surface or hazard that caused the slipping or falling accident are very strong pieces of evidence, so make sure to use your mobile phone to take photos of the injury site; your photos can highlight 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 falling (accident), including their names, addresses and phone numbers, as they might be helpful in providing us with a statement supporting your case.
What slip, trip or fall compensation can I claim?
We know that a personal injury slip or fall 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. Additionally, compensation covers other damages for your injury.
In short, compensation from slip, trip and fall 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.
How much compensation for a fall?
Because the physical trauma and financial impact of each falling accident is different, the average payout for a slip and fall in the UK depends heavily on the severity of your injuries. However, we’ve given examples to provide you with a basic expectation of how much trip or fall compensation you could claim:
- For head injuries, you could be able to claim up to £11,000. However, this can exceed £350,000 if you’ve suffered severe brain damage. This also applies to neck injuries; less severe cases may be eligible for claims of ~ £7,000, whereas compensation for severe accidents could be up to £140,000.*
- For leg, knee, and foot injuries, you could claim trip or fall compensation between £2,000-127,000.* This is a broad compensation range, and depends on the severity of your suffering.
- A small arm fracture could make you eligible for ~ £4,000, while a serious fracture could win you in excess of £50,000.*
*Based on the 2021 Judicial College Guidelines.
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 your pain and suffering, and also the loss of earnings you incur as a result.
Trip and fall accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, including head injuries, that can forever change your life. 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
Experiencing a trip or slip at work is 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 just because you’ve involved solicitors.
Besides, when you make a trip or fall compensation claim against your employer, it is usually their insurer who pays. 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 at work, make sure to report the accident to your employer, local authority or the owner of the facility where the injury occurred. Then, gather as much evidence as you can, including writing up the details of the incident. Seek assistance from The Compensation Experts as soon as possible so that one of the panel of solicitor firms we work with can help you.
Other Slip, Trip and Fall Scenarios
Besides workplace trip or fall compensation, there are many other scenarios where you might be entitled to make a slip, trip and fall claims. 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. To ensure claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible, we offer several key services:
- Free initial conversation, so you can find out more about making a claim without any expense or obligation.
- Access to legal representation that offers a no win no fee agreement which is otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA). 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.
- Access to leading personal injury and fall claim solicitors around the UK. That way, we can match you with a slip-and-fall injury 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 agents will call you back at a time that suits you, to discuss the details of your trip or fall compensation case. We will then determine whether you will be able to make a claim.
Am I eligible?
If you have experienced a slip at work or a trip and fall due to someone else’s negligence, in the last 3 years, you may be eligible for compensation.
The main exception to this is if you were a child at the time of the falling accident, in which case you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every falling accident is different, slip and fall compensation amounts vary case to case. Factors that can lead to the final figure include the extent of your injuries, any earnings missed out on, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of slip, trip and fall claims experts will give you an indication of how much compensation you could potentially win.
How does the process work?
We understand that, when making a claim, it’s important to know what to expect of the process. That’s why our fall claims solicitors ensure each step is as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin fall claims proceedings. Your slip and fall injury lawyer will negotiate on your behalf and keep you up to date every step of the way.