The consequences of a slip or trip will often be minor but can sometimes result in serious injuries such as broken bones and severe ligament damage.
Whether the slip or trip was an accident at work, in a shop or even on the pavement, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Slip and trip accidents can cause minor injuries, or more serious effects such as long-term chronic back injury and pain, broken bones, or even head injuries which can affect your personal life in both short and long term formats.
Slips, trips and falls generally occur because either businesses or local councils didn’t take the correct safety measures to ensure that you and other members of the public are kept safe. Most slips or falls are caused by:
The local council is responsible for keeping public pavements and walkways safe and free from dangers, so if you should slip and fall whilst outside, they will be responsible. Businesses have a responsibility for ensuring that hazards are clearly marked out and walkways are kept clean and free from obstacles whilst you are on their premises.
Slips and trips can leave you with long-term damage, such as chronic pain or even being disabled, as well as financial losses caused by having to take time off work to recover or attend medical appointments.
A claim for compensation could help you overcome the loss of earnings as well as cover any future medical costs that you may incur as a result of your injuries, such as if you require long-term care even after the rehabilitation period.
This will depend on your specific situation but is primarily based on the severity of your injury. Therefore those who make personal injury claims with less serious minor injuries that fully heal quickly within weeks or even months will inevitably receive a lower settlement than someone who suffers major injury that leaves them with permanent disabilities.
You may also suffer other losses such as loss of earnings or may require future long-term care as a result of suffering from a slip or trip injury.
As every injury is personal, the amount of compensation you could potentially receive will be personal to you, but to get an estimate of how much you could potentially claim for, we recommend that you use our Compensation Calculator.
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a slip or trip in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our London based team of specialist personal injury solicitors will happily provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. From there, we can assess your situation and advise you on what your next steps should be and whether you are able to make a claim for compensation.
Because it’s important to you, it’s important to us and our approach to customer service means that our personal injury lawyers will always fight to get the compensation you deserve.
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