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Have you been injured as a result of unsafe premises? Our public liability solicitors may be able to help you. If you would like obligation-free legal advice, contact us through our helpline or complete the online Contact Form.

Slip, trip and fall accidents are quite common and can happen anywhere- in supermarkets, walking along footpaths, at railway stations, in car parks, sporting and school grounds. Sure we should take personal responsibility and watch where we are going, but sometimes the dangers are not so obvious to the person entering the premises. The occupier of the premises may be aware of potential safety issues but fail in their duty of care to eliminate or reduce the risk of harm to others.

Consider these examples where a slip and fall accident might occur:

  • Slip and fall accidents due to food or liquids (for example dirty supermarket floors).
  • Walking through a shop that has slippery floors.
  • Tripping over cables or ropes or other hazardous objects.
  • Trip and fall due to bad lighting.
  • Tripping over an uneven footpath.
  • Falling down stairs because of broken steps or lack of handrails.
  • Accidents involving faulty playground equipment.
  • Coming into contact with exposed electric cables and suffering electric shock.
  • Being crushed by faulty automatic doors.

It does not matter whether the premises involved are a public or private property. You may still be able to claim compensation if there has been negligence. Our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim. You may also be eligible for representation on a No Win No Fee basis.

Slip and Fall Injury

Common injuries that may be suffered include:

  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Skull fracture
  • Brain bleed
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Strains and sprains
  • Leg and ankle injury
  • Arm and hand injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Burns from electrocution
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, shock, anxiety

Making a Slip and Fall Compensation Claim

If you are injured from a slip and fall accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You should tell your doctor how you were injured. If possible, take photos of your injuries and of the premises or site where the accident occurred. This may constitute important evidence in support of your slip and fall claim.

You may also wish to keep a diary which includes dates of your medical appointments, time off work, and any assistance you have received (whether paid or unpaid assistance) with housework and gardening and personal care that you have required because of your injuries.

If your claim is successful you will be able to recover compensation for expenses and losses relating to the accident. This could include payment of your medical and hospital bills, medications, physiotherapy and massage, domestic assistance, personal care, loss of income due to time off work, and general damages for pain and suffering.

The majority of slip and fall claims settle out of court through settlement conferences and mediation, without needing to attend a full hearing.

Time limits apply in making compensation claims for personal injury so you should seek legal advice from a slip and fall accident solicitor as soon as possible. Contact us today to find out more.

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