Slips and trips can happen anywhere. It doesn’t matter whether you are at work, out in public, in a shop or on public transport, if whoever is responsible for ensuring the safety of the area on which you slipped or tripped hasn’t done their job properly you may well be entitled to claim compensation for your injury. You have the right to expect that any public place you enter or even any private building or home is safe from slippery surfaces and things you can trip over such as wires, raised paving stones or a damages carpet.
Common causes of slips/trips and fall accidents or defects on the ground such as broken paving slabs, uneven ground or something protruding from the pavement. Usually slipping and falling accidents on a public road or footpath will be the responsibility of the local Council.
You can also make a claim if you are in a supermarket, restaurant or a shop and you slip and fall on a wet surface or receive injuries from tipping over an obstruction, but you must be able to prove that the proprietor was aware of the problem and did not take appropriate steps to fix it.
Tripping accidents also occur at work. Your employer or fellow employee maybe responsible for your fall by their lack of care, whether you slipped in a liquid or substance which should not have been there, fell over something in a walkway or tripped on an uneven surface. Please contact us now for a free assessment of your claim.