While seemingly innocuous, slips and trips can lead to serious injuries with debilitating effects. You may be forced to miss time off work, and you may suffer long-term or even permanent damage as a result. If you have suffered a trip in the workplace, in a public place, or even on private property, then it may be possible for you to be able to claim compensation from the party that was liable.
Among some of the most common causes of slips and trips are poorly maintained surfaces. If you are able to prove that the accident was due to negligence, then it could even be possible to make a claim against the local council if you have suffered an accident while on a public footpath or in another public area. While many people tend to shy away from this type of claim, under the belief that it would be impossible to win a case against a local authority, if negligence can be proven then you will be able to claim compensation following the accident.
If you suffer an accident while on private land that is open to the public, for example in a shop or a car park, then the important factor is once again the question of liability and whether it can be proven to belong to the other party.
As well as trips, slips can also be dangerous, and as well as soft tissue damage and pulled muscles, it is possible to suffer fractures and even spinal and neck damage as the result of a slip. Spills lead to surfaces becoming treacherous and dangerous, and if you have slipped because of a spill that was not cleaned up, then it may be possible to show negligence and to be able to successfully claim damages.
Slips and trips at work are also potentially damaging. Your employer should ensure that your working conditions are safe and that there are no hazards. If they failed in this, and you fell because of a poorly maintained surface, because of a hazard, or because of an unattended spill, then a professional solicitor can help you to build a compensation claim against them.
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