Slip, Trip and Fall Compensation Claims
If you’ve been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Whether the incident was a workplace accident, or you were injured in a shop, supermarket or shopping centre or other location, we can give you the professional legal advice you need. We make the process as clear and straightforward as possible for you.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in a wide variety of different accidents. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can slips, trips and falls occur?
Slips, trips and falls can occur in just about any location. This could include your place of work, a public place such as a road or pavement, or even an office, shop, or shopping centre, to name just a few.
To claim compensation, you need to be able to prove that the accident was at least partly the blame of someone else. For example, if you slipped or fell as a result of poorly-maintained premises, or if a hazard such as a wet floor or ongoing maintenance work wasn’t signposted or correctly brought to your attention, it could be argued that the incident was caused by negligence.
If you’re unsure whether or not someone was to blame, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances and we can advise whether or not we think you have a valid claim.
If I claim for a slip, trip or fall at work, can my employer punish me for it?
This is a big worry for many people injured in an accident at work. Thankfully, the law gives you a lot of protection. Under your employment contract, your employer has no legal right to discriminate against you on the basis that you have taken legal action against them.
If your injuries are a result of a workplace accident, we can provide specific advice on this. See our separate page for more specific information.
What sort of injuries can I claim for after a slip, trip or fall?
We regularly handle claims for slips, trips and falls and they can vary greatly in terms of the level of injuries experienced. Even a simple slip can result in back problems or broken bones, whereas falls from height or on staircases can result in very serious injuries.
We can advise on any injury, ranging from minor ones right through to catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Sadly, slips, trips and falls can be fatal in some instances. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one or family member in the accident, we can advise you on how to claim for compensation.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your accident with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.