If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall in a public place or your workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. We are nationally-renowned personal injury solicitors with over 40 years’ experience in successfully representing personal injury victims, so call us today to discuss your case.
Slips, Trips and Falls claims
You are always vulnerable to personal injury whenever you leave the home, but in any public place you enter or even any private building or home, you should expect to be safe from slippery surfaces or trip hazards such as wires, raised paving stones or damaged carpet. Falls can also occur where work in progress does not have sufficient barriers or warning signs, for example.
If you have experienced a slip, trip or fall in a public place, or at work, then you may be able to make a claim. This could be in a supermarket, a restaurant or a shop or just walking down the street. In all cases it may be possible to prove that someone has been negligent and is therefore liable for your injuries.
Making a work accident claim
Slips, trips and falls are common types of work accident and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to ensure the safety of their workforce at all times. In the 12 months of 2021 the Health & Safety Executive reported that slips, trips and falls were the most common type of workplace accident, accounting for 33% of all accidents, which equated to 19600 accidents in this time period. Slips, trips and fall injuries cost the UK close to 1 billion pounds per year, and yet the vast majority of these preventable.
If you are elderly or have a condition which makes you unsteady on your feet, you are particularly vulnerable to slips, trips or falls, but if someone has been negligent in their work or management, then anybody can suffer a serious injury through no fault of their own. If this has happened to you and liability can be proven, then we can help you recover the costs of your pain and suffering, rehabilitation from serious injury and possible loss of earnings, so get in touch with our personal injury solicitors today.
Experienced personal injury solicitors
As with any personal injury compensation claim, your solicitor must prove that another party was at least partly responsible for your slip, trip or falling accident. If you can, you should take photos of the ground where you slipped, the object which caused you to trip or the hazard that caused you to fall. We will hold a free, initial consultation with you where this evidence will be looked at. Your solicitor will need to prove that somebody should have been aware of the hazard and that insufficient steps were taken to warn people to be careful, or to correct the problem. This is vital in establishing who is liable for your injuries.
Ison Harrison is The Yorkshire Law Firm and we have successfully pursued many slip, trip and fall injury claims. We are confident we can successfully recover your costs and secure suitable compensation for your injuries, where liability can be proven, and on a no-win-no-fee basis.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall in a public place or at work, get in touch and we can help you with your mental, physical, emotional and financial recovery. Call 0113 284 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org