If you have suffered an injury from slipping, tripping or falling in a public space such as a shop, an office, supermarket, library or even walking down the street, you can claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. You have the right to expect that any public place you enter is free from slipping or tripping hazards, such as wet floors, defective carpets, dangling cables, and unlit stairwells.
Tripping accidents also commonly occur in the workplace. Your employer or fellow employee may be responsible for your fall by their lack of care whether you slip over a carelessly stowed bag, or spilled liquid. If the accident was the result of a co-worker’s negligence your employer is liable through what is known as ‘vicarious liability’. This means that your employer is responsible for the behaviour of their employees and for ensuring that all employees follow proper safety procedures to keep the workplace free from hazards.
This type of injury can often result in fractures or severe sprains, and we can ensure that you are taken care of and properly compensated.
You can recover damages for your injury, pain and suffering together with any other losses, such as prescription charges, medical treatment, loss of earnings and any other expense incurred as a result of your injury.
Slipping, tripping and falling accident cases are dealt with on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis by Wolf Law. On the successful conclusion of your case, we will recover our costs from the party responsible and so you have nothing to worry about with regard to legal costs.
For free and expert advice from a personal injury solicitor who specialises in slip, trip and fall accident compensation, please telephone us or request a call back. You can also fill in the contact form on our site. Wolf Law is available to take your call twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.[jetpack-related-posts]