Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents & Claims

Slips, trips and falls in public places happen all the time and leave many people with injuries. Uneven footpaths, broken paving slabs and wet or slippery floors in shops and offices can all cause slips, trips and falls and can cause serious harm.

However, those responsible for public areas have a duty of care to protect people from injury. Employers have to follow health and safety guidelines to prevent accidents, including tripping over wires or slipping on spills. The same applies to councils, restaurant owners, office managers and shop owners.

Therefore if you have suffered a trip, slip or fall injury and another party is responsible for your accident, you could be entitled to make a claim.

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Slip, Trip, Fall Claims

Slips, trips and falls shouldn’t happen. Shopkeepers and organisations responsible for public spaces have a duty to make sure their land and buildings are safe for visitors and don’t cause accidents.

If you are injured in such an accident, serious questions must be raised about whether or not a breach of duty has occurred. This might include if a local authority has neglected to repair a defective footpath, a supermarket has failed to clear up a spillage, or a bar, pub or night club has not provided a safe environment. If the negligence of an individual or establishment is to blame for your slip, trip or fall, you will be eligible to make a personal injury* compensation claim.

Trip, Slip and Fall Solicitors

To clarify whether you are in a position to claim, contact us at Gibson & Associates and speak to one of our legal experts. This will allow you to establish if you are in a position to make a slip, trip or fall claim. We have a wealth of experience in these types of cases and have dealt with claims that have arisen due to bar, pub and night club accidents, footpath accidents and supermarket slip, trip and fall accidents.

Bar, Pub And Night Club Accidents

Personal injury claims from pub accidents, bar accidents and nightclubs accidents can arise for a number of different reasons, including:

  • Obstacles such as cables from vending machines, uneven flooring or loose carpeting can cause trips
  • Unlit or badly lit flooring or walkways can cause trips and falls
  • Broken glass and spillages from drinks that have been dropped on walkways and dance floors can cause slips
  • People who are under the influence of alcohol and have become violent and abusive in the establishment can also cause injury

If you been involved in an incident such as those described above, it is possible that your injuries will have occurred because the pub, bar or night club failed to meet health and safety standards, or failed to meet their duty of care to you.

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Indeed, reports from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that the majority of pub accidents, bar accidents and night club accidents are the result of neglected wet floors by staff. These accidents can be avoided if the establishment staff and managers follow the correct health and safety policies and procedures. If there is a failure to do so and you are injured as a result, you will have a valid personal injury* claim for your bar accident, pub accident or nightclub accident.

 Footpath Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents

If you have been injured in a footpath trip caused by poorly maintained pavements or roads, you may be eligible to claim compensation. At Gibson & Associates Solicitors our team of personal injury* experts possess extensive experience of successfully claiming compensation on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries following pavement accidents that were not their fault.

Am I Eligible to Make a Pavement Accident Compensation Claim?

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If you are unsure of whether you are entitled to claim financial compensation following an injury sustained on a public footpath, contact an experienced personal injury* solicitor as soon as possible. The solicitors at Gibson & Associates can provide legal advice on the claims process, as well as ensuring you have all the necessary evidence and information to support your claim.

To construct the strongest possible case, the following steps should be taken:

  • Inform your council, local authority or the person or persons responsible for maintaining the pavement on which you tripped, of your accident
  • Record the details of your accident in an accident book
  • Take the names and contact details of any witnesses to your pavement accident
  • Take photographs of the area of paving which caused your pavement trip

Typically, an area of paving must be raised by at least an inch to be deemed dangerous enough to warrant compensation. If possible, when taking a photograph, use a ruler to demonstrate the height of the area of raised paving responsible for your pavement accident.

Supermarket Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents

The majority of accidents which occur in supermarkets and shops result from slips, trips and falls, whether due to wet floors, spillages or awkward store layout. Even if you think your accident was trivial, if you have suffered an accident or injury whilst in a supermarket you may be able to claim compensation.

What To Do If You Are Involved In A Supermarket Accident

If you suffer an accident in a supermarket, it can be beneficial to your compensation claim if you:

  • Take the details of any witnesses to your accident;
  • Visit a doctor as soon as possible for a medical appraisal of your injuries;
  • Take photographs of the scene;
  • Ensure your accident is recorded in the supermarket’s accident log.

You then need to contact a personal injury* lawyer as soon as possible to find out what options are available to you. At Gibson & Associates we offer a consultation to anyone wanting to make an initial enquiry.supermarket aisle, supermarket accident claims

During this initial consultation, one of our solicitors will obtain the details of your supermarket accident before suggesting whether or not you are able to take legal action. If your accident did occur because a supermarket failed to meet their duty of care to you, it is very likely you will be able pursue a claim.

How Much of the Claims Process will Gibson & Associates Solicitors Handle?

Our team of personal injury* solicitors are all fully accredited and are more than capable of handling every aspect of your footpath, supermarket or night club trip compensation claim. We have a proven track record of successfully claiming compensation on behalf of individuals who have been injured in a public place or on private property. Injuries that arise as a direct result of the negligence of the person or persons responsible should be compensated appropriately, and Gibson & Associates Solicitors can help.

We will build the strongest possible case on your behalf, ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of compensation. This compensation can then be put towards medical fees, rehabilitation costs and any bills incurred during a period spent out of work following your pavement accident.

Whatever the exact circumstances of your accident, when a slip, trip or fall happens, we can provide detailed legal advice regarding the options available and the appropriate levels of compensation.

Learn about our solicitors and our claims process on our ‘Why Choose Us’ page now.

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To find out more about slip, trip and fall claims, speak to our experienced team of personal injury* lawyers today, we’re here to help. Find out more about our personal injury* services.

Please complete an Online Enquiry or call us on 1890 989 289 and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement

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