A simple slip doesn’t sound like too severe an accident to have, does it? For the most part it won’t be, but every day some people experience a slip that causes them to injure themselves in some way.
For example it would be very easy to slip and to try and break your fall by putting out your hands in front of you. You might prevent yourself from falling but end up breaking your fingers in the process.
The question everyone should ask themselves if they have a slip of some kind is whether that slip was due to some fault of their own or a fault that was down to someone else. This could happen in the workplace, but it could also happen in shops, leisure centres or even while you are out and about somewhere else.
How can you find out whether negligence was the reason for your slip?
Sometimes it can be easier than others to work out whether negligence was the reason for your accident. For example if you are working in a school and you slip over on ice in the playground during the winter months, you could have a claim to make. This is because the school has a duty to ensure the area and the school as a whole is safe. Ice clearly does not make it safe and it should have been gritted to get rid of it.
A slip might also happen if someone neglects to clean the floors in a factory, office, kitchen or other location where a slippery floor surface might be possible. Paying attention to potential hazards is very important in the workplace, for everyone who might work there.
How can you learn more?
While you could go it alone in finding out whether you have ample evidence of negligence to support a possible slip injury compensation claim, it is usually far better to seek out professional advice. You don’t have to pay anything for no-obligation advice offered by Accident Advice Helpline, so this could be the ideal route to take.
Start by calling us on 0800 689 0500 today. This call is free and you could end up making a no win, no fee* claim if our professional injury compensation lawyers believe you have a good case. Call us now and we’ll see if we can take things further from there.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims