Slip, trip and fall claim compensation
Have you suffered a personal injury have a slip, trip or fall? Use our injury claims calculator to get a better understanding of how much your claim for compensation could be worth:
Slip, trip and fall injury claims
Here at Cute Injury we are dedicated to providing a high level of professional service – helping you to make a slip and trip claim and win the compensation you are entitled to. Our aim is to give you a professional service you can depend on, let us help you with your slip and trip compensation claim with the utmost care and efficiency.
It is important to have the right advice when making a claim following a slip, trip or fall that you believe to be the fault of another party.
As a long established personal injury claim company, the solicitors we work with will help guide you through the claims process from start to finish. We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, so you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Why you need a dedicated compensation solicitor…
Slips and trips happen every day and are one of the most common accidents in Britain. These unexpected accidents are usually caused by cracked pavements or wet floors and can result in injuries such as back pain, sprained ankles, head injuries, concussion and many more.
If you have suffered such an injury, you need a compensation solicitor that can help you earn the settlement you deserve. There are lots of reasons for letting a dedicated personal injury claim company help you, including:
- You claiming could mean that the accident is prevented from happening again, e.g. the council can be informed that the pavement is a hazard and this could become a priority to fix.
- Injuries caused by slips, trips and falls can lead to the sufferer having to take time off work. A compensation solicitor can ensure your claim covers any loss of earnings, medical treatment or loss of amenity.
- A compensation solicitor can protect you from the financial burden and allow victims and their families to concentrate on rehabilitation.
What are slip, trip and fall claims?
Slip, trip and fall claims are one of the most popular forms of personal injury claims, as anyone can become injured at any time as the result of a slip, trip or fall.
The term ‘slip, trip or fall claim’ refers to any accident where the victim is eligible to make a claim for compensation because the negligence of another caused the accident and directly led to their injury.
Why make a claim?
Slips, trips and falls are often considered to be fairly minor accidents – we’ve all fallen over at some point, after all – but for many people the effects can be very serious and long lasting. For example, injuring a knee or wrist could lead to you being out of work for long periods and can badly limit your quality of life.
Making a compensation claim can therefore help you recover any lost earnings, as well as pay for any medical expenses and treatment costs you may have incurred as a result of your injury.
As well as this, making a claim will also help to highlight the negligence that led to your accident and ensure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.
Am I eligible to make a slip, trip and fall claim?
If you have suffered an injury after an accident that was caused by the negligence of someone else, then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
In terms of slip, trip and fall claims, the question of negligence comes in the form of who was responsible for the conditions that led to your fall. This is because the people in charge of public spaces have a ‘duty of care’ to protect people and ensure the environment is safe.
For example, local authorities such as councils have a duty of care to ensure that pavements and steps are well-maintained and do not present a danger to people who use them. Likewise, a shop needs to ensure that their floors are safe and that any spillages or potential hazards are dealt with and/or clearly marked with warning signs.
How to make a slip, trip and fall claim
If you have suffered an injury and think you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation, then contact us now for a free, no obligation consultation.
Our experienced personal injury solicitors will assess your claim and, if you are eligible, will proceed your claim on a No Win No Fee* basis.
Common causes of slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls account for over a third of all the injuries reported each year, so are extremely common.
These accidents are so common because they can be caused by a variety of different factors – badly maintained floors, lack of signposts when cleaning, unsuitable footwear, obstacles in walkways and so on.
If an injury is sustained following an accident that was caused by any of the above factors, then a claim for compensation can be made.
Slip, trip and fall accidents typically occur in three places: at work, on privately-owned premises (e.g. supermarket) or out on the street.
Causes of slipping accidents
Slip accidents can be very serious, with 95% of major slip incidents resulting in broken bones. Some of the main causes of a slip that resulted in an injury are:
Wet floor after cleaning or from a spillage
Oil on the floor which was not signposted
Ice and/or snow on the ground which should have been cleared
Slippery substances like food left on the floor
Slippery flooring which hasn’t been made slip resistant
Incorrect or unsuitable footwear for a slippery surface
Causes of tripping accidents
Tripping over is usually caused be hazardous obstacles being in a walkway that should have been cleared. Common causes of trips include:
Obstacles in public walkways e.g. such as bags or work equipment
Trailing wires falling across walkways
Uneven floors or unexpected objects in poorly lit areas
Steps which are poorly signposted – all it can take is one small step that you were not expecting
Uneven stairs can make it much more difficult to climb them, which can result in a nasty accident
Lack of handrails on stairs
Poorly maintained flooring, e.g. gaps in flooring, curled up rug or carpet corners or uneven paving slabs
Causes of fall accidents
Falls from height, like on a construction site or when working on scaffolding, can result in very serious injuries. Some common causes of fall accidents include:
Roof repairs e.g. falling through a fragile roof
Gutter repairs which can lead to falling from unstable ladders
Window cleaning which can lead to falling from unstable ladders or a harness
Maintenance of tall machinery which can lead to falling from unstable ladders or from the actual machinery
Putting up displays which can cause falling from a chair or stepladders
Loading/unloading vehicles can cause a fall from a loading bay or from inside the vehicle
Stacking high shelves which can lead to falls from stepladders
Common injuries caused by slips, trips and falls
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), injuries from slips, trips and falls account for around 40% of all the major injuries at work each year, and approximately half of all non-fatal injuries to the public.
Injuries from falls account for about 42 per cent of all major work injuries each year, as well as half of all non-fatal injuries to the public, according to statistics supplied by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Some of the most common injuries from falls include: sprains, cuts, bruises, broken bones, back injuries and head/brain injuries.
Find out more with our useful personal injury guides and resources:
Personal Injury resources