Slip, trip and fall information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your slip, trip and fall, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 180 4123.
Have you suffered an injury after a slip, trip or fall?
If you’ve slipped, tripped or fallen and suffered an injury, you need the right help, tailored to your situation.
When an accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for your pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Each year, thousands of people slip, trip and fall through no fault of their own. Often, accidents are caused by negligence – when someone leaves a cable trailing, for example, or fails to replace a piece of worn carpet. Hazards can include unexpected obstacles, uneven flooring and poor lighting. You may slip when walking across a highly polished floor in a public place, and fracture your wrist. If the floor has no warning sign, someone else has caused your accident. You may be able to claim compensation.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Get the right treatment
It’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis as soon as possible after your injury occurs. By doing this, you increase the chances that your injury can be treated in the best way.
If you incur an injury in a situation where you are not to blame, it’s important to seek medical advice quickly and get proof of your injuries. If your employer has an Accident Book, make sure the incident is recorded there. Later, if you decide to claim compensation, you can use this to support your case.
Some people recover from their injuries in days or weeks. If you incur a more serious injury, you may need surgery and an extended stay in hospital or in a specialist rehabilitation unit.
Why make a slip, trip or fall claim?
Slipping or tripping can be embarrassing, but even a simple fall might lead to injuries that disrupt your everyday life. Treating an injury may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right.
Taking periods off work may make it difficult for you to keep up with your mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also need to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
You might not feel it’s worth the effort to claim compensation for a minor slip or trip. You may even be tempted to blame yourself for what happened. But if you slipped or tripped at work, or in a public place, you could make a claim.
Owners of public places, such as supermarkets, shops, pubs and restaurants, have a responsibility to keep you safe, for example by preventing spillages and trip hazards. Businesses, local councils and private landlords are all obliged to maintain environments so that they remain safe.
Employers must ensure that those they employ can do their jobs safely. If your employer does not follow safety regulations, and this leads to your injury, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether an accident was your fault. Call us for free on 0800 180 4123, and we can advise on whether to make a claim.
Can you claim for your slip, trip or fall?
We can help with a wide range of injuries caused by slips and trips. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation. As we build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings due to time off work
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if given for free
How do you start a slip, trip and fall claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 180 4123, who will tell you if we can help.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 180 4123.
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Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 180 4123, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.