How and where do most slip, trips and falls occur?
Slips generally occur where surfaces are wet or slippery. In public and work places, this may be due to negligence, especially if it’s a wet floor that was not been properly cleaned and dried. When cleaning takes place appropriate signs are meant to be provided to indicate wet surfaces and if they are not and you have had an accident, the respective company may be liable. However if the accident has occurred on a public pavement due to weather conditions, the council may not be held liable. On the other hand if the accident happened in a car park of a shop or hospital or other similar place, the owner may be liable.
Tripping or falling over work equipment or wires that are left lying around is a common occurrence. The resulting fall may cause serious injuries leaving you unable to work for a long period of time. These are some of the situations that can lead to claims being made.
In all instances the location, circumstances, plus the evidence will be vital to ensure a positive outcome. We are here to help you through the complex Personal Injury Claims Process to ensure you are treated fairly and receive the best possible compensation for your injuries.