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About Slip & Trip

UK Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident Claim Solicitors

A slip, trip, and fall accident can happen in any public place – from a workplace to a shopping mall to the sidewalk.

If you're injured in such an incident and it wasn't your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses or lost wages, as well as pain and suffering damages.

Skilled slip and trip solicitors at The Claim Help Team are waiting to help you start this process. Call 0800 710 1010 or fill our online claim calculator form to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation.

Slip and Fall Claim Process

We can help you get maximum compensation for your injury in a few steps.

Step 1: Call for Help

The first step is to contact us at 0800 710 1010 or send a message through our live chat. We'll ensure you have access to the right legal team and guide you through the next steps.

A personal injury lawyer will discuss your situation with you, go over the facts of your accident and give you an honest assessment of your case.

Step 2: Initial Investigation

The next step is to complete an initial investigation, which will involve numerous things such as:

  • Obtaining medical records
  • Reviewing eyewitness testimony, if available
  • Determining the fault for the accident.

Step 3: Establishing Fault

After a thorough investigation, we'll be able to determine who is at fault in your accident. If the other party was negligent in some way that led to your slip and fall injury, then they may be held financially responsible for what you've been through.

Step 4: Gather Evidence & Documentation

We will gather the evidence and documentation needed to prove your claim. For example, if you've been involved in a fall, we can get help from an investigator who will document the scene of the accident, take photos of any bruises or wounds, etc.

Step 5: Negotiation

We'll negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that you're fully compensated for your injuries and any other damages you've suffered.

Step 6: Settlement

If all goes well, we'll be able to get a settlement for your claim.

Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents

Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are common in public areas, business complexes and places of relaxation such as restaurants, among others.

These accidents can be due to:

  • A broken floor tile – A cracked or fractured tile on the floor can lead to a person slipping or falling on it.
  • A dirty floor – If the floor is wet, oily, or has any foreign substance on it (such as sawdust), this can lead to someone slipping and falling.
  • A problem with the lighting – A dark hallway with no lights could make it hard for people to see that they're headed down a flight of stairs or ramp.
  • A lack of warnings – A sign pointing to the danger area could help prevent a slip and fall accident.
  • A Stairway problem – If the lighting is bad, if there are loose tiles on the staircase, or if there is any foreign substance on it (such as sawdust), these can all contribute to a person slipping or falling on the stairs.
  • An uneven floor – If the tiles are not laid evenly, this can cause people to slip and fall if they're not careful when walking on them.
  • No handrails – A lack of railings in public areas with stairs can make someone more likely to slip and fall.

If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another party, we're here to help you get your compensation. We can talk about what kind of legal action may be best for your case and how we'll approach getting you the financial compensation that's owed to you.

Once we understand what happened, we can start to plan to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can vary depending on the circumstances, but some of the most common include:

  • Wrists fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Fractured or broken bones in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Broken nose
  • Cuts and bruises on the face and body

If you've sustained any of these types of injuries in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of someone else, we can help you get compensation.

Who Is Liable in a Slip and Fall Accident?

1) The Property Owner

The number one party that is liable for a slip and fall accident is the property owner. This includes people who own apartment complexes, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, and other businesses.

In many cases, the owner will be responsible for:

  • Keeping their premises safe and clean
  • Fixing any problems with the property (such as broken tiles)
  • Putting up proper safety markings or warning signs about dangerous areas on their property
  • Having good lighting that helps pedestrians see where they're walking at night

2) The Tenant/Lessee

In some cases, the tenant or lessee of a property could be held liable for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. This is because they're responsible for maintaining the safety of their premises. If there are broken tiles on the floor (for example) that could cause someone to trip, it could be considered the fault of the tenant/lessee if they don't fix it.

3) The Contractor

In some cases, a contractor who is working on the property of another party could cause someone to slip and fall. If you've been hurt in this situation due to negligence from a contractor, they can be held liable for your injuries.

In some cases, the property owner will also be responsible if they hired a negligent contractor to perform renovations or maintenance on their property.

4) A Government Agency/Employee

Under certain circumstances, a government agency or employee could be held liable for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. This might be the case if a government agency or worker was in charge of keeping a sidewalk safe for pedestrians but didn't do their job correctly.

5) The Manufacturer of a Product

It's important to note that not all slip and fall accidents can be attributed to one party. For example, if a shopping center owner hires a new, less attentive cleaning crew and you slip on their premises due to an uncleaned floor, they could be held responsible for your injuries.

What Does a Slip and Fall Injury Claim Cover?

What Does a Slip and Fall Injury Claim Cover?

The responsible party should cover the cost of damages related to your slip and fall injuries. These costs may include:

  • Medical Bills
  • Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation
  • Physical or Emotional Pain and Suffering
  • Property Damage
  • Loss of Wage Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Household Services
  • Permanent Disfigurement (such as scarring)
Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

Once you know what parties are potentially liable for your slip and fall accident, the next step is to build a case supporting your injuries.

To do this, it's essential to show that the property owner or other responsible party was negligent in providing a safe environment for their visitors.

This can be done by collecting the following evidence:

  • Video or photos of the premises showing dangerous conditions
  • Eyewitness testimony about unsafe conditions on the property
  • Any written guidelines posted by the responsible party regarding how they are required to maintain their premises
  • A detailed accident report that includes all witnesses, evidence, and other details related to your injuries
What Is the Time Limit for Making a Slip and Trip Injury Claim?

What Is the Time Limit for Making a Slip and Trip Injury Claim?

The time limit for filing personal injury claims is three (3) years following the date of your accident. Therefore, it is essential to file any claim related to your slip and fall accident as soon as possible. This will give you sufficient time to put together the evidence necessary to build a strong case before any time limits kick in.

What is the Average Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents?

What is the Average Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents?

The average compensation for moderate injuries in the shoulder due to slip and fall accidents is £6,920 - £11,200.

You can get compensation as high as £22,960 for moderate knee injuries and £24,340 - £34,370 for mild injuries to the legs.

Less severe arm injuries fetch £16,830 - £34,340. For a facial fracture, the victim may get £131,620 - £192,090 in compensation.

Compensation for serious head injuries that cause brain damages ranges from £247,280 - £354,260.

Is a Slip and Fall Claim Worth Making?

Is a Slip and Fall Claim Worth Making?

If you are wondering whether you should make a slip and fall compensation claim, it's important to understand that the answer varies depending on several factors.

For instance, if your accident was not due to any negligence on the part of the property owner or other party deemed responsible for your slip and fall accident, then making a claim will be entirely pointless. This is because the court will not compensate you for a claim that has no merit.

As such, if you may have been partly to blame when your accident occurred, this could severely limit your chances of being compensated by the court.

If your injuries from the slip and fall accident were deemed minor or moderate in severity, then you may be able to recover compensation yourself. But this also depends on the nature of your injuries, whether you filed a claim for them, and whether or not your claim was approved.

If you've been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, there's no doubt that making a personal injury claim is worth it. This is because you can be compensated for your current and future medical costs, pain and suffering damages, loss of income, future care needs, and a lot more.

Quick Tip: You can get a free initial consultation with an accident lawyer to learn the legal merits of your case.

Do I Need a Slip and Trip Attorney?

Do I Need a Slip and Trip Attorney?

In some cases, it may be a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney. While this is not necessary for most situations, the law can get very complicated, and you may find yourself overwhelmed with legal talk and paperwork.

A personal injury attorney will work with you to determine the legal merits of your case, gather evidence and build a strong defense. This will allow you to receive fair compensation for your injuries instead of having to do a lot of the work on your own.

By hiring a personal injury attorney, you will also have peace of mind that someone is looking out for your best interests in court. If you've been seriously injured, the last thing you need to worry about is dealing with all of your medical expenses and other financial troubles.

As such, it's crucial that you put together as much evidence as possible on your own first before heading to court. This will help you build a compelling case, especially if you've already filed an insurance claim for your injuries.

Why Work with the Claim Help Team?

Why Work with the Claim Help Team?

The personal injury attorneys at the Claim Help team are devoted to helping you get the compensation that you deserve for your slip and fall accident.

We have extensive experience in leading lawsuits against negligent property managers, corporations, or other parties deemed responsible for your injury. This way, we can offer you personalized legal advice on how to move forward with your claim.

We will handle all the time-consuming paperwork and legal proceedings on your behalf. This means that you won't have to worry about dealing with insurance companies or any other parties involved in your case.

If we discover that making a claim may be complex due to certain factors related to your accident, we can inform you of that right away instead of spending time filing a claim that has no merit.

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident, you want to learn more about your legal options.

All of our initial consultations are completely free, so you have nothing to lose by calling us. If you want to find out if your slip and fall accident is worth making claims for, please call 0800 710 1010 or complete our online free case evaluation form.

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We'll Handle Your Claim on a No Win No Fee Basis

We'll Handle Your Claim on a No Win No Fee Basis

We have years of experience helping slip and fall accident victims file claims for the compensation they deserve. We'll do all the work, so you don't have to worry about a thing.

You won't be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we win your claim. If we are unable to file your claim or recover compensation on your behalf (which rarely happens), you won't have to pay anything.

Call us at 0800 710 1010 or use our online form to set up a free, no-obligation consultation today. We'll start your claim in minutes!

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£82,040 - £255,930

This range of compensation covers the amputation of both complete arms, the amputation of a single arm, or whether an arm is amputated partially or completely. Future restrictions will also be considered. (This figure doesn't take into account special damages).
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