Slips & Trips

If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall then you may be owed compensation to cover any costs and loss of income as a result of the incident. Whether it was in a supermarket, a garage or simply walking down the street – if you’ve been injured as a result of poor maintenance or negligence then you can seek compensation.

When is a slip, trip or fall not your fault?

Many of our clients initially tell us they are unsure whether their injury is their fault or the result of someone else’s lack of due care. When it comes to assessing claims, it’s all about negligence. Give us the details of your accident and we’ll give you honest, straight forward advice as to whether your injury is a result of negligence or not.Slip, trip or fall accidents may seem less serious than road traffic accidents or industrial illnesses but they can have serious, long-term implications for the victim. When we take on a slip, trip or fall case we ensure our client gets the maximum compensation possible to help with all aspects of their recovery, including:

  • Compensation for pain, injury, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the accident;
  • Past and future loss of earnings;
  • Compensation for past and future care and assistance provided by a professional carer and/or your relatives whilst you are injured;
  • Physiotherapy and other rehabilitative treatment fees;
  • Miscellaneous expenses incurred as a result of the accident such as medication costs, taxi fares, travel expenses, postage and telephone calls to us

Evidence to help your slip, trip or fall cla

We realise that the incident may have happened some time ago but if you can gather as much evidence as possible about your slip, trip or fall - it will really help your case. The most important thing is to get medical treatment and if you’re capable enough (or have someone with you who can help) here’s what to do after an accident:

  • Take a photo of the scene
  • Note the location
  • Record the date and time of the incident
  • Make a note of any witnesses and get their contact details
  • If you’re in a building then try to ensure it goes in the accident book
  • If you’re in a building then try to ensure it goes in the accident book
  • Get the name and contact details of the building representative who attended the incident
  • Details of the accident, i.e. suspected cause, lighting conditions, any liquids etc

Don’t worry if you were unable to gather this information at the time, we will compile as much evidence as possible to support your claim, including all of the above. For a free initial assessment or to start your claim call us on 01204 563533 or fill out the short form and we’ll call you back.