Slips, trips and falls are among the most common form of accident in the UK. People are suffering accidents which are caused by defective surfaces or inadequate warnings to alert them to the dangers. Defects in the floor surface can include cracked pavement surfaces or uneven paving slabs. Generally, a pothole that is more than an inch deep or paving slabs with a difference in height of over an inch would be deemed to be defects.
Slippery floor surfaces can be caused by using the wrong flooring material, such as not using a non-slip material in an area where the floor is likely to get wet. They can also be caused by something on the floor surface. This could be something which has not been cleared, such as snow or ice in the winter, or a spillage that has not been dealt with.
Inadequate warnings could include situations where the floor has just been cleaned and there was no warning that it was still wet and could be more slippery than usual.
How to claim slip, trip and fall compensation?
If you think that you deserve some slip, trip and fall compensation, you must make your claim within three years of the date of the accident. It is important to keep evidence of your accident, including photographs of whatever caused your slip, trip or fall accident as proof. If you have a camera on your phone and have not been injured too badly, it is best to do this at the time of the accident, because things can change later.
In addition to an amount for your pain and suffering, your slip, trip and fall compensation may also include payment for any out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the accident. As such, it is also important to keep evidence of these out-of pocket expenses, such as receipts or travel tickets if you have had to visit a medical specialist.
Who can help you make my claim for slip, trip and fall compensation?
You can make the claim by yourself, but to maximise your chances of getting the full amount of compensation that you deserve you need to get professional help. A local solicitor may be able to help you but you will get a better result by using a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist personal injury law firm. Our patron is TV celebrity and consumer champion Esther Rantzen, and we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We have been helping people with their claims for over 15 years.
We have a team of expert lawyers all of whom work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so our clients do not need to worry about unexpected legal bills whether they win or lose their case. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to start your compensation claim.