Give us a call on 0800 011 4957 and we will arrange for one of our personal injury solicitors to review your case. If it is determined that your slip and fall was the result of negligence on the owner of the establishment’s part, you can start a claim for compensation.
Slipping and falling in public is not a laughing matter, regardless of how hilarious it looks on TV or in a YouTube video montage. The truth is that is not only embarrassing, but it hurts, especially when you take a particularly bad fall. In fact, major slips and falls can result in life altering consequences for the victim, as well as their family. There may be lost earning ability, a decreased quality of life, and even bouts of depression may be experienced.
Common Causes of Slip Trips and Falls
In many instances, the cause of a slip and fall in a public place are related to floor surfaces that do not meet safety standards. Examples include:
- A steep step that does not have a “watch your step” sign
- Spilled substances on a floor.
- Flooring that does not have a proper safety seal.
- Badly worn carpets
- Boxes and items left lying around where they shouldn’t be
Walking through a department store or other establishment and falling abruptly can be a significant shock. If the floor was covered with a liquid, your fall can be more than just a scary experience. It can result in a painful injury.
Are you eligible to make a Claim for a slip trip or fall?
You may be eligible for compensation if you slipped or fell in a public place owned by the council, private owners or in a shopping mall or any shop. Our Lawyers would need to be able to prove negligence had been the cause. This will also be the same if you had a slip or fall at your place of work. See work accidents here.
If you have fallen in a public place:
Remain as calm as possible. Yell out for assistance and request that a medical professional be called. Do not try to get up suddenly, even if you do not feel any pain.
If you can, request that someone use their cell phone to take pictures, specifically where you fell and anything that could be a contributing factor to your fall, such as something in the floor.
- After a period of time has passed, slowly try to stand up, if you feel you are able to.
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Report the incident to the person in charge of the place where you fell.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Be aware that you should never attempt to move a victim of a slip and fall. Call an ambulance and stay nearby. Keep the person who has fallen as calm as possible.
Get FREE Advice call 0800 011 9547
When you have a consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, he or she will evaluate your case for potential negligence or recklessness on the part of the owner of the place where you fell. It’s important you call us as soon as possible so that we may assess your claim and make sure you are keeping the relevant records. These include photographs from the scene
- Written log from what occurred during the slip and fall
- Copies of any letters you’ve received in regards to your fall
- Bills from out of pocket expense
- Photographs of injuries
- Medical reports from doctors
- List of witnesses
We work on a no win no fee basis all your legal fees will be covered and you keep 100% of any compensation awarded to you. So give us a call now for free advice and find out if you are eligible. Call 0800 011 9547