Our personal injury lawyers, based at our head office in Leicester City Centre are experienced specialists in dealing with claims arising out of slipping and tripping accidents.
Slips, trips and falls can happen in a number of places but most commonly arise from one of the following:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Badly maintained and/or poorly lit pathways and car parks
- Obstructed or uneven walkways
Slip, trip or fall on private land?
The owners and/or occupiers of private land and buildings (e.g. shops, restaurants, supermarkets, car parks) have a legal duty to take reasonable care and put in place reasonable precautions to ensure that you are safe whilst visiting the premises.
Slip, trip or fall on public highway?
The local authority has a legal duty to ensure that public highways are regularly inspected and properly maintained to prevent dangerous defects occurring.
Slip, trip or fall at work?
Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that your workplace is safe and free from obstructions and tripping hazards.
If you are injured in a trip, slip or fall accident, which was caused by the fault of someone else, you will be entitled to compensation for the injuries and financial losses you have sustained as a result.
What to do if you are involved in a slip, trip or fall
- Report the accident to the premises’ owner, staff member or supervisor immediately. If you are involved in an accident on public highway, report the accident to the local highways authority as soon as you can afterwards
- If you are able to, take the details of any witnesses to the accident
- If you are able to, try to take a photograph of the accident location. If your accident was caused by a poorly maintained pavement, it is advisable to photograph a ruler beside the defect to give an idea of depth/height
- Seek medical attention from the hospital or your GP – it is important you have a full record of your injuries in your medical records
- Keep a diary of all of the symptoms of your injuries
- Keep a record (as well as any receipts) of any expenses you incur as a result of the accident – loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses all form part of your compensation
What is the role of a personal injury lawyer in a slip, trip or fall claim?
- Discuss your accident with you and advise whether you have a claim
- Advise you on the most beneficial funding arrangement for your claim
- Notify the other party’s insurer of the grounds for your personal injury claim
- Request interim payments to help you financially until the claim is finished
- Obtain medical evidence (and appropriate rehabilitation and treatment, if you need it) detailing the injuries you sustained in the accident
- Collate details and evidence of any financial losses you have suffered as a result of the accident
- Negotiate the best settlement possible to compensate you for the personal injury and loss you suffered
One of our specialist lawyers will be on hand to deal with your claim from start to finish and to advise you at each and every stage of the process.
‘No-Win No-Fee’ slip, trip and fall claims
A large number of our slip, trip and fall claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is more commonly known as a ‘No-Win No-Fee’. This means there is no financial risk to you.
Contact our specialist personal injury lawyers
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall, please call our specialist personal injury team today on 0116 254 8871. We’ll be able to best answer any initial questions over the phone and arrange for a meeting at your earliest convenience. If you are unable to get to our Leicester, Market Harborough or Hinckley offices, we are happy to arrange to visit you at home or in hospital.
Leicester call us on 0116 254 8871.
Hinckley call us on 01455 639 900.
Market Harborough call us on 01858 467 181.
We guarantee that you’ll always deal with the same solicitor from start to finish, and our jargon-free approach is designed to ensure that you always feel confident and clued up about the progress of your claim.