Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere. Most of us will have fallen over at some point without really hurting ourselves, but sometimes slips, trips and falls can lead to serious injuries and impact our health long-term. If you have a pre-existing health condition, trips and falls can make them worse.
Often, trips and falls are caused by our own clumsiness – but they can also be caused by someone else’s actions or negligence.
Statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in UK workplaces; most of these falls are preventable.
In the workplace, your employer has a duty to make sure your working environment is safe, and to follow health and safety regulations designed to stop trips and falls from happening. In public, councils have a duty to make sure pavements and walkways are safe and in good repair.
If you have suffered a trip or fall that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
Slips, trips and falls are likely to happen in the following scenarios:
Types of injuries from slips, trips and falls include:
If you’ve been injured in a slip, trip or fall and someone else was to blame, you could be able to claim for compensation.
Maybe you’re unable to work as a result of your fall, either temporarily or permanently. This can lead to financial worries because you don’t have a regular income anymore.
If you have a muscular or skeletal injury from your fall, you may need treatment like physiotherapy, which can be expensive.
All of this can put a strain on your finances and be an extra cause of worry at an already stressful time. Claiming compensation for a trip, slip or fall can help get things back on track.
If the slip, trip or fall happened in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could receive compensation, also known as ‘damages’. You can use your compensation however you like; to cover outgoings whilst you’re off work, to pay for treatments like physiotherapy, or even just to have in the bank as financial safety net.
Whatever you choose to do with it, knowing you have a sum of money at your disposal if you need it leaves you free to concentrate on getting better.
Who you claim compensation from depends where the slip, trip or fall happened.
If you had a slip, trip or fall at work, employers are required to have liability insurance by law, for incidents just like this. If you were injured at work, your employer’s insurance should cover your compensation claim. You won’t be claiming from an individual.
If you were injured in a public place, it depends where and how the injury occurred.
Your case will be assessed by our specialist injury claim solicitors, who can advise you further.
It’s easy to a slip, trip or fall with PHC Law. As long as you were injured in the last three years, and we can prove it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
The first step in claiming is to contact us here, or by calling 0800 612 7 612. A member of our team will have a confidential chat with you about your fall and advise you on whether or not you have a case for compensation. This consultation is totally free of charge – we won’t ask for any payment – and you’re under no obligation to go ahead with a claim, even if you speak to our team.
If you do have a case for compensation, we will be with you at every stage of the process, claiming the maximum compensation for your injury and keeping you updated on the progress of your claim.
Contact us now for an informal chat and let us recover the compensation you deserve for your slip, trip or fall.