Usually if you slip on the floor or trip over something that has been left lying around, the main injury will be to your pride. However, some slips and trips can be much more serious and can result in lengthy treatments for on-going injuries.
If you have slipped or tripped in a public place and the cause of your accident was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors, who will be able to review your case and tell you whether or not you have a claim.
Slips and Trip Injuries – common causes
Slips and trips can occur in a number of ways, but to give you a better idea as to whether your particular case might be a good one, these are of the reasons for slip and trip injury claims:
• Slips in the workplace or other public areas, such as those caused by spillages that have not been cleaned up or have failed to be clearly signposted.
• Trips caused by loose cabling left lying around, holes in the floor that have not been rectified or raised areas of the floor that haven’t been fixed.
• Slips or trips caused by a failure to provide adequate lighting that would have alerted you to potential hazards.
Who to claim against?
Where your trip or slip happened is likely to affect who you need to bring your personal injury claim against. For instance, if it happens in the workplace or in another building that is owned by a private company, it is likely to be that business you need to claim against – usually on their public liability insurance. However, if you trip or slip in a public place, it could be the council that is responsible (such as if a path has been ill-maintained).
Your personal injury solicitor will be able to advise you on who your claim should be against and will also be able to help you when it comes to collecting evidence to prove your claim. This could include gathering witness statements, incident reports and medical reports of your injuries.
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You need to make your claim within three years of sustaining the injury. Delaying your claim, could mean you lose your right to claim the compensation you deserve.
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