Accidents involving slips and trips are common, and unfortunately result in painful and serious injuries. These injuries can cause a sufferer to be off work for a significant time period as well as cause them a lot of pain. Being unable to work could put financial strain on the victim and their family. In these cases it may be possible to claim compensation for a slip.
Trips and falls at work
An employer has a responsibility to protect its staff from trips and falls at work. This can be done in many different ways including, ensuring warning signs are displayed when a floor is wet. Also by making sure all spillages are mopped up and making sure that walkways are clear of hazards, otherwise employees may be able to claim compensation for a trip.
Slip and trip in public
In public places such as shops the same rules apply to the owners/managers as employers. They have a responsibility for public safety and are again required to make sure warning signs are clearly visible on wet floors. If a floor surface was unsafe for use and you fell and injured yourself as a result, then it may be possible to claim compensation for a slip.
Pavement slip, trip and fall
Unfortunately people slip, trip and fall on pavements every day and sometimes they are not the ones to blame. Responsibility for maintaining safe roads and pavements lies firmly with local councils. If you have tripped over a raised paving slab, hole in the pavement/road or some other pavement defect then it may be possible to make a compensation claim. Proving liability is crucial if you wish to claim compensation for a trip, and details of witnesses and photos of the defect can all be crucial evidence for the case.
Slips and falls in schools
Schools have an extra responsibility to protect against slip and fall injuries. This is because it is accepted that children are naturally exuberant and accident prone. The same safety procedures performed by workplaces should be methodically followed by schools to prevent accidents. Legally the child’s guardian has to act on the child’s behalf to claim compensation for a slip at school.
All of these kinds of accidents can be the cause of a variety of injuries. These include:
If you have suffered an accident of this kind please call or contact us for our free expert advice. Ashley Ainsworth accepts all claims on a no win no fee basis. This insures that you can make a claim without worry about any costs, as all legal fees are claimed from the other side.
Trip and fall claims solicitor
We have vast experience in dealing with slip, fall and trip claims. At Ashley Ainsworth you can be sure that you are in the hands of one of the top UK solicitors for the field. We can guide you through every step of the claim process, ensuring that it is as smooth and simple a time for you as possible.
Read some examples of successful personal injury compensation claims at Ashley Ainsworth here.