Action Following Slipping and
Many people are injured
each year in slipping and tripping accidents and these
can occur in a variety of different circumstances. Here
are some typical examples :-
Customer slipping on a dirty
floor in a restaurant
Pedestrian injured after
tripping over broken paving slab
Customer tripping over
discarded packing material in a supermarket
Office worker or visitor
slipping on a newly cleaned and wet office floor where
there was no warning that it was damp
Pedestrian slipping on
mud on pavement adjacent to a building site
where there was an inadequate regime for
Visitor injured after
tripping over loose or worn stair carpet in a private
If you are injured in a fall after tripping or slipping, your claim for compensation for your injuries will normally be against the person or company responsible for the place where you tripped or slipped and that is not always the same as the person or company creating the hazard which led to your injury. Depending on the circumstances, this may be the restaurant or shop, the local authority or even a householder where you trip inside their house. In each of these examples, we would normally expect the claim to be paid by an insurance company.
To succeed in your claim for compensation for your injuries, you would have to show that your opponent had been negligent in some way. In the vast majority of circumstances, this would be fairly clear, liability should be accepted and your claim settled quite quickly.
Where liability is not clear and not accepted, the evidence necessary to win your case will depend on the circumstanes of your accident. Accident Aid will advise you about this.
you are unlucky enough to be injured
after a slip or a trip, afer you have obtained any
necessary treatment from your doctor or the local hospital,
steps should be taken to obtain evidence of the
thing that caused you to fall. For example, it would be
take photographs and measurements of broken paving or potholes before they are repaired. Accident Aid can always assist you in arranging for vital evidence to be preseved in this way.
Call Accident Aid for any help
and advice whenever you wish to claim compensation
for personal injuries, damage to goods and out of
pocket expenses arising out of slipping and