In general, trip, slip, and fall claims can be made when a person, company, or public body, allows you on to their land or premises but has not fulfilled their legal duty to ensure it was reasonably safe.
For example, a supermarket has to make sure that it is safe for its customers, as far as reasonably possible. Leaving spillages, wet floors, or discarded packaging, without anything to warn customers could all represent the supermarket failing in its duty. If you were to trip or slip on any of these hazards and suffer an injury, the supermarket could be legally responsible to compensate you for your harm.
The same legal duty can apply in many situations. So you may be able to claim if you have tripped, slipped or fallen in a wide range of public places, including:
- Public footpaths and pavements
- Railway stations
If you are at all unsure whether you can make a claim, why not arrange a free consultation with our friendly personal injury experts?