Slips, trips and falls are common injuries therefore a common cause of compensation claims. There are so many different types of slip, trip and fall injuries so here are a few of the most common.
Trip injuries from pavements and kerbs
This is one of the most common slips, trips and falls claims as there is often someone else at fault, such as the council. The cause of the trip injury could be uneven pavement, loose slabs or even icy paths that haven’t been gritted.
Weather-related slips, trips and falls
The most common slips, trips and falls which are caused by the weather usually occur in the autumn and winter. When the leaves fall off the trees and they become soggy from the rain they can create a nasty trip hazard.
Likewise, in the winter you have multiple trip hazards. One of the most common slips, trips and falls in this season is icy paths and when snow compacts into a slippery carpet. Add to this iced-over puddles and flooded roads and you are looking at several potential slip, trip and fall hazards.
There are so many different types of slips, trips and falls injuries that sometimes can turn into a claim but sometimes it is just an accident that could not have been prevented or was simply caused by tripping over your own feet.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault and you have evidence proving that, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to make a claim on your behalf. We are a law firm with an expert legal team with over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims such as slips, trip or falls.
Backed by TV personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, we pride ourselves on our ability to settle many of our clients’ claims without them even having to step a foot in a court room.
To make an enquiry or talk to someone about making a claim, speak to one of our friendly advisors of our 24-hour freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, head to our website and take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see if you’re eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown