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Slips and Trips

Slips, trips and falls that happen in a public area or property may be entitled to compensation. For example in the event that you slip on a spilled substance in a building that is open to public, you could make a claim against their public liability insurance policy. You would be making a personal injury claim against the local authority if you had an accident in property owned by the council for example public footpaths, council houses that are rented to another member of the general public due to negligence on their behalf. For example you would be eligible if you tripped on a poorly maintained path but you wouldn’t be if you tripped on an item in a council house that was left by the tenant.

If slips, trips and falls take place on private property which is own by an individual claims can be made if the land owner was responsible for the accident and they have the means to pay out personally.

You would be claiming against your employer when slips, trips and falls happen in the workplace for example if you tripped on a cable or you had an electric shock.

Slips, trips and falls advice

Many people are unaware what the next step is to take after slips, trips and falls. A successful compensation claim requires evidence, you need to prove that another person was responsible for your accident. Report the accident to staff members or the owner as soon as it has happened, make a note of what happened and write down names and addresses of key witnesses. It would be helpful to also take a photo of where the accident took place.

If you wish to claim back expenses like travel and prescription costs, make sure that you keep all of the receipts.

Slips, trips and falls claims

Claiming for slips, trips and falls compensation can be confusing but our experienced solicitors are here to offer a helping hand. Time is of the essence due to the strict time limits, so make sure you start the claiming process as soon as possible. Our advisors can help you from the start and will make the process transparent to you, so you know what needs to happen and when. Should you have any questions and queries our experts are more than happy to answer.

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