Slips, Trips and Falls
At Smith Jones, we are here to assist you with a claim for a slip, trip or fall that you may have suffered.
Slips, trips and falls are incredibly common as they can describe a wide range of accidents. Most commonly, accidents of this type occur in public places such as shopping centres and supermarkets, and all kinds of workplaces.
Established in 1988, we are accredited personal injury solicitors by The Law Society and have successfully represented thousands of people to recover compensation for slips and trips.
Since we were established, we have developed the expertise needed to ensure that anyone affected by such an accident is properly compensated for the injuries they sustain and any associated costs incurred as a result of these injuries.
As experienced solicitors, we of course understand that a slip or trip which leads to a fall can have tragic consequences, and unfortunately, victims of these may suffer serious injuries or even fatal injuries.
If someone close to you has been the tragic victim of a slip, trip or fall, we are here to support you when making a claim on their behalf.
In unfortunate circumstances, we will always act in a highly sensitive and professional manner, as we work to obtain compensation for any unexpected expenditure that you have found yourself facing.
To find out more about making a claim for slips, trips and fall compensation, call us on 0800 195 95 90 and discuss your claim with one of our expert solicitors. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.
As slips, trips and falles cover a wide range of accidents, the consequences can widely range in severity. Accidents of this type can lead to head injuries, back injuries and fractures. Unfortunately, in the most severe cases, accidents of this type, can be fatal.
Regardless of the injuries that you or someone close to you have suffered, we are to provide you with assistance and ensure that you receive the most appropriate compensation for the injuries sustained.
We are here to help whether your case involves a clear-cut claim for damages, or a complex claim that requires care and rehabilitation arrangements. With any claim, we will also work to ensure the victim is not only fully compensated for any injuries sustained, but also for any other unexpected expenditure.
Why do slips, trips and falls occur?
In the majority of cases, a slip or a trip in a public place can be avoided. For this reason, there will be someone at fault for the accident. Most falls occur as the result of a slip or a trip.
Slips will usually occur because of wet or slippery surfaces. This is often due to negligence, where a floor has been cleaned and then has not been dried properly. Failure to display signs indicating that a floor is wet, would see those responsible for cleaning the floor, liable.
Trips can occur for a range of reasons. A trip could be the result of an uneven pavement slab, a pothole in the road, trailing cables or because of work equipment that has been left in the way.
Of course, these are just a few of the reasons. Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, we are here to assist you in making a claim for compensation.
Assisting us with your slip, trip and fall claim
Slips and trips claims are notoriously difficult, as liability can often be hard to prove. However, at Smith Jones Solicitors, we are experts in this area and often take on claims that have previously been turned down by other firms. Our success rate is testament to our expertise in this area.
To ensure that you are properly compensated for the accident that you have been affected by, there are a number of ways in which you can assist us.
If the accident that you have been affected by, occurred in a workplace or a public place, then it is important to take down as much information about the accident as you can. This should contain as much detail as possible, even things that you may initially think are insignificant. If you have eye witnesses, be sure to include their contact details and their account of what happened.
Public Liability Claim
If the accident was caused by the negligence of others, you stand a chance of being compensated for personal damages suffered.
Liability for the accident will often be based on where it occurred. If a slip occurred on an uneven pavement slab in the street, the local council will more than likely be liable. While if the accident occurred in a supermarket or shopping centre, the owner of the premises will more than likely be liable.
If the accident occurred in a public place, then it is classed as a public liability claim and the person or company who owns or is responsible for maintaining the area should have a public liability insurance policy. This is designed to compensate members of the public for any injury that is sustained on the property caused by their negligence.
According to the Government’s Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) the number of Public Liability claims registered totalled 92,709 in 2015/2016, so this is not an uncommon issue.
If you feel your injury was the cause of property negligence, then we will aim to make a claim for compensation against their insurance policy.
Call us for free on 0800 195 95 90 and discuss your claim with one of our expert team. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.