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Trip, Slip & Fall Claims

Claim compensation for a trip, slip, or fall with our expert personal injury solicitors

A trip, slip, or fall can sometimes give rise to a personal injury claim.

If your accident happened in a public place – or on someone else’s property – and a hazard that was there caused you to trip or slip and injure yourself, you may be able to claim compensation.

You shouldn’t be forced to just suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence. Get in touch with Truth Legal’s personal injury lawyers for advice on what you can do.

When can I make a trip, slip, or fall claim?

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:

  • Shops
  • Hotels
  • Public footpaths and pavements
  • Gyms
  • Airports
  • Railway stations
  • Offices

If you are at all unsure whether you can make a claim, why not arrange a free consultation with our friendly personal injury experts?

Trips, slips, and falls at work

If you have been injured in a trip, slip or fall at work, making a personal injury claim will be similar to those occurring in a public place. However, employers face extra legal requirements to keep their workers safe and their workplaces free from hazards.

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Why should I claim with Truth Legal?

Trip, slip and fall claims can often raise complicated legal issues, particularly over the question of responsibility and whether a person or company has failed in their legal duty.

You need to be sure that the solicitors you instruct can handle these difficulties if they arise. Truth Legal’s specialist personal injury lawyers have extensive experience and proven success with trip, slip, fall, public liability, and accident at work claims.

We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service for our clients, as shown by our excellent ratings on TrustPilot and reviewsolicitors.

Our personal injury lawyers offer:

  • A free initial consultation – to discuss your circumstances.
  • Specialist technical knowledge and experience – so you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
  • Practical advice – tailored to your situation.
  • Strong representation – fighting for the compensation and outcome you deserve.
  • Support and compassion – friendly, knowledgeable professionals on your side through a difficult time.

If you’d like to know more about claiming with us, read our blog: 5 Reasons Why Truth Legal Might Be Right For Your Personal Injury Claim.

Trip, Slip or Fall Q&A

Compensation for a personal injury is based upon extent of the harm you have suffered – and includes consideration of how your life has been affected.

This means that many circumstances have to be taken into account to accurately value your injury compensation.

When you instruct Truth Legal, our expert lawyers will value your personal injury claim as soon as they have the information to do so. This ensures that you have a valuation founded upon your unique situation.

If you would like to know more about how personal injuries are valued, download our free ebook: The Ultimate Personal Injury Compensation Guide, which also covers the different kinds of losses you may be able to include in your claim.

As with all personal injury claims, a time limit applies.

In general, you must claim within 3 years of the date of your accident.

However, there are rules which can change the time limit so, if you are worried you have left it too long, it is still worth seeking advice.  Whatever your situation, if you are thinking of bringing a personal injury claim, it is always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us today so that we can advise you on your circumstances.

If you were injured whilst on private property – such as someone else’s home or on private land – you may still be able to make a claim.

In general, you must have been on the property lawfully (such as by invitation or with permission) and you must be able to prove the owner or occupier was at fault in some way for your injury.

However, there may also be other things to consider before making a claim, such as any relationship you have with the property owner and/or whether they would have the financial means (or the insurance cover) to compensate you.

We recommend that you seek specialist legal advice as early as possible if you are considering this kind of claim.

Funding a personal injury claim is a common worry for people thinking about making one. This is why Truth Legal tries to help people on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis wherever possible. Where the accident was not your fault, we can usually offer a No Win No Fee Agreement.

You can read more about No Win No Fee Agreements here.

How your claim is funded will always be explained to you in detail before it begins.

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