Many people may assume that if you have an accident such as a slip, trip or fall whilst you are on private premises then the owner of this property is automatically liable. However, this is not always the case.
In what instances is the owner liable when injured on private premises?
If the accident such as slip, trip or fall is caused by a fault with the premises, then the owner could be liable. This could be anything from loose wiring hanging down, blocked entrances to loose carpet or flooring.
The majority of these slips, trips and falls could easily be prevented by keeping up to date with general maintenance and ensuring repairs are completed as soon as possible.
In what instances is the owner not liable when injured on private premises?
Any accident, especially slips, trips or falls that is caused by that person not paying attention or having drunk alcohol then this would not be the fault of the owner of the premises therefore they would not be liable.
Basically, any accident that could not have been prevented by the owner and is not down to any negligence by them is unlikely to result in an accident claim. So any instances where the visitor has been injured on private premises that was directly caused by him rather than any items of disrepair on the property.
Make a claim
If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall or any other accident on a private premises within the last 3 years and you have documentation that proves that the accident was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assist you in making a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 15 years’ worth of experience in personal injury claims.
Working on a no-win no-fee* basis, the firm is endorsed by consumer champion and television personality Dame Esther Rantzen. Our team of skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible with many of our clients able to settle their claims without stepping foot in a court room. Speak to one of our friendly advisers on our 24-hour freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out if you could be eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown