Slip, trip and fall accidents can seem relatively minor. However, the truth is that they are extremely common in Southwark, and elsewhere in the UK. They can happen in some of the most unlikely places, such as schools, libraries, parks and eating establishments.
Preventing slips, trips and falls
The owners and occupiers of premises open to the public have a duty of care to their employees and visitors. This means that they must maintain safe floor surfaces and traffic routes, ensuring that everyone can travel through their premises in a safe and efficient manner. If they fail to fulfil their duty of care, and someone suffers an injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall, they may be obliged to pay out personal injury compensation.
For instance, if a cleaner mops a floor and fails to notify staff and visitors that the floor is slippery, it would be reasonable for an accident lawyer in Southwark to force the owner or occupier to pay out for any injuries resulting from negligence.
Common slip, trip and fall injuries
Slip, trip and fall injuries can range from light bruising and mild discomfort to joint dislocations, concussion and broken bones. Sometimes, the injuries caused by slips, trips and falls do not fully heal, causing a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Claiming compensation through an accident lawyer in Southwark
If you have had an accident any time within the last three years, and you have suffered pain, discomfort and financial losses as a result, you may be able to make a full and comprehensive compensation claim through an accident lawyer in Southwark.
If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, please do not worry. At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with access to an experienced accident lawyer in Southwark on a 100% no win no fee basis. This means that you will be able to pursue your claim without worrying about the financial implications.
To benefit from a free no-obligation consultation with one of our trained claims advisors, please contact us today by filling out our 30-second test form, or calling us directly on our freephone number (0800 689 0500).
Date Published: 15th April 2014
Author: David Brown