Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common types of accidents for people to have on a daily basis. In many cases these types of accidents will be brought on by the people themselves, or will not really be anyone’s fault. If you were to trip on a dip in the grass in the park, for example, this is not really anyone’s fault. Similarly, if you slip on wet ground because it is raining, no one is to blame for this.
However, if you slip, trip or fall due to the negligence of another person, you should be able to make a slip trip and fall claim in Nuneaton and Bedworth. Here are some examples of accidents which you can claim for.
Slipping on wet floors indoors
If you slip on a wet floor in a shop, office building or any other establishment, it is technically the fault of the management that the floor was left wet. Even if the floor is wet because it has been raining outside, the management should put a wet floor sign down to warn people that the floor is slippery.
Tripping on broken pavements
It is down to your local council to ensure that the pavements and roads in the area which they govern are kept neat and tidy, and repaired in a timely manner. If the ground has been this way for a long time and nothing has been done about it, you may have a good case for compensation.
Falling down an unsafe staircase
A staircase with uneven steps, loose rugs or carpeting or even just lacking a bannister would be considered unsafe. If you are injured falling down an unsafe staircase then you should be able to claim compensation for your injuries, as long as someone is in charge of the staircase and keeping it safe for the public to use.
Starting a slip trip and fall claim in Nuneaton and Bedworth
Should you decide that someone is at fault for your accident, the next thing to do is to find out whether or not you can make a slip trip and fall claim in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010. The friendly, helpful team will talk you through your accident and the claims process so that you can decide whether to make a claim or not. If you do decide to make a claim then you will work with professional injury solicitors who are able to make the claim for you, on your behalf, and keep you updated throughout the claims process.
Date Published: 22nd April 2015
Author: David Brown