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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for service station trips and falls


    An accident is probably the last thing on your mind when you stop to fill up at a service station, whether you’re coming home from work or in the middle of a long road trip. Yet service station trips and falls are actually surprisingly common – and most of the time they can be prevented.

    Service station owners are responsible for your safety whenever you’re on their premises, and if they have failed to keep you safe, you could make a personal injury compensation claim if you’ve been injured after a fall.

    How did your accident happen?

    You might be wondering how on earth somebody falls over at a petrol station – you’d be surprised how easily service station trips and falls can occur. Here are a few of the claims Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with since we were established in 2000:

    • Tripping over a raised manhole cover (when a tanker is filling up) or petrol pump hose trailing
    • Slipping on a fuel or food and drink spillage
    • Tripping on a broken step, pothole or damaged area of the forecourt
    • Falling down a hole when a tanker is filling up
    • Tripping over outside the car wash

    Most of these accidents could be avoided if the service station owner paid attention to health and safety – for example a slip on a fuel spillage could be prevented if the spillage was promptly cleaned up, whilst tripping on a pothole could be avoided if the forecourt is maintained to high standards. If you’ve been injured in an accident like this, or in any other way, you could have a viable claim and the petrol station owner could be held liable.

    How serious are your injuries?

    Injuries sustained after a slip, trip or fall can be surprisingly serious, ranging from cuts and bruises to head injuries, facial injuries and broken bones. More serious injuries might mean time off work to recover, so if you have suffered a serious back injury or a brain injury after a fall at a service station, or if a member of your family has been injured, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you, so call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice – there is no obligation to proceed with a claim. We know that taking time off work after an accident can affect your finances, which is why our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no upfront legal fees to pay.

    Date Published: August 22, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.