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Slip and Trip Claims
A slip or trip can occur anywhere; on the street due to defects in the pavement, in shops or supermarkets due to wet floors or in the workplace due to loose carpeting or exposed wires. The personal injury team at JMW handles many slip and trip claims every year. We have your best interests at heart and will work hard to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall in the last three years that was a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out if you are eligible to make a claim, simply call our experts on 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online form and we will get back to you.
It is reasonable to expect that any place you enter will be free of slipping and tripping hazards. Organisations must have policies in place to reduce the risk of slips and trips to employees working on their premises, while companies experiencing regular visits from the public, such as shops, restaurants and bars, must legally follow health and safety guidelines to prevent customers suffering a slip or trip while on the premises. Likewise, local councils are obliged to take adequate precautions to ensure that pavements and roads in their area are free of tripping hazards.
If these procedures are not followed and an accident occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence, the injured party is entitled to make a claim. JMW’s personal injury law experts are here to help make compensation claims for accidents that have occurred due to trips, slips or falls.
The most common causes of slips, trips and falls include:
- Poorly maintained pavements
- Obstructed walkways
- Poorly fitted carpets
- Exposed wiring
Slip and trip accidents occur in supermarkets because of the various hazards that lead to a customer or employer hurting themselves. Accidents of this type can include:
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Falling over boxes, equipment left in the aisle or other obstacles
- Slipping on food or packets
- Tripping on damaged flooring
It is the supermarket’s responsibility to keep customers and workers safe by minimising the risk of an accident taking place. If you have been injured in a supermarket due to their failure to manage the risk of injury to you, you will be entitled to compensation and should speak to a solicitor as soon as possible.
Public places are areas intended for use by the general public, such as parks, pubs and restaurants, gyms and car parks. There are a range of reasons why accidents may take place in these spaces, more so if they are busy, but it is the owner’s or city council’s responsibility to prevent these from happening.
If you have suffered an accident in a place open to the public, you can make a claim for compensation against the occupier’s public liability insurance.
Why Should I Make a Claim?
Making a claim for compensation after you have been involved in an accident can help you and your family adjust, and deal with a life post-amputation. Compensation helps you to benefit from the latest medical treatment, the newest prosthetic devices and the very best rehabilitation. It will also help to support you and your loved ones if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive?
The amount of compensation awarded for a slip or trip is determined by the severity of your injuries, how quickly you recover and any financial losses you may have incurred as a result of your injury. For this reason, it is difficult to determine exactly how much compensation you will receive until we have all of this information and have assessed it. However, our interactive compensation calculator will help you get an idea of how much your claim could be worth.
What Should I Do After a Slip or Trip?
There are certain steps you should take following a slip or trip accident that could benefit you, if you are going to make a claim. First and foremost, you should report the incident to a member of staff or the owner of the premises at the time of the accident, ensuring they record what has happened in the accident book.
If you are able to do so, you should collect the names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident and take photographs of where the injury took place.
You should also keep receipts of any financial outlays you’ve had to make as a result of the accident, so that these can be included as part of your claim. Keeping receipts will help to demonstrate your outlays and strengthen your claim for them, however, you are still able to seek compensation for financial expenses if you are not able to provide receipts.
Mrs J was returning from a foreign holiday and, as she had difficulty walking, had requested assistance when getting on and off the aeroplane. On arriving at the airport, she was not assisted disembarking from the plane. She stumbled part-way down the stairs, jarring her back and shoulder, and hurting her leg.
Mrs P was a pedestrian crossing the road outside her home when she was knocked over by a driver. The accident caused Mrs P to suffer a severe brain injury which required intensive medical treatment and has left Mrs P with lifelong care requirements.
LS was knocked off his bicycle by a car turning across his path. He suffered concussion and a broken wrist but received £6000 in compensation
Mr C received over £3,000 in compensation for his injuries following an accident in which his near side back quarter panel was hit by a truck
Mrs M was on a package holiday and slipped over on a hotel bathroom due to a defective shower head fixture leaking water on the bathroom floor, making it wet and slippery. Mrs M injured her left arm as a result of the fall and decided to make a claim.
The Claimant, a minor, was involved in an accident in December 2002. The Claimant suffered a complete Spinal Cord Injury at T2/T3, rendering her paraplegic. Her case was settled for £6.65m
Miss C made a claim against her employers after falling from an unsuitable ladder at work. She got in touch with JMW Solicitors to handle her claim.
Mr C was driving a heavy vehicle when it went over a hole, causing him to suffer back pain.
Mr T sustained serious head injuries while taking part in a Go Karting race as part of a stag weekend.
Ms C sustained damage to her right eye after attending a fireworks display at her local pub. Debris from one of the fireworks landed in her eye causing multiple injuries and permanent damage.
Mr A a design engineer injured his back when tidying up a storeroom - he had no manual handling training and was able to claim compensation
Mr M suffered burns after cleaning out a chemical tank
Mr F, a motorcyclist, was injured after a driver suddenly reversed into him whilst traffic was stationary. It caused Mr F’s motorcycle to shoot back, the petrol tank to hit him in the groin and the bike to fall over and land on top of him. He sustained soft tissue to his back, shoulders, legs, knees and scrotum, as well as suffering severe soft tissue injuries to his wrists. He decided to make a claim and got in touch with JMW Solicitors, where our road traffic collisions team handled his claim.
Janet L suffered a major sprain on her right ankle after slipping on an icy layer of snow outside her local supermarket, on her way into the store.
Mr P was a cyclist who was knocked off his bike by a driver on his way home. He sustained injuries to his mouth and lost three teeth as a result of the accident. He decided to make a claim for his injuries.
Mr B, a cyclist, was knocked off his bike by another cyclist, causing him injury. He decided to make a claim and got in touch with JMW Solicitors.
Mr F was injured he was involved in a rear end shunt. He was put in touch with JMW Solicitors LLP, and handled his claim.
Mr S was on a package holiday in Turkey with his family when he slipped and fell down stairs. Mr S fractured a bone in his wrist and damaged the cartilage, and decided to make a claim. He was put in touch with JMW Solicitors where our dedicated holiday team handled his claim.
Ms D attended a Chinese herbalist and underwent "cupping" therapy. The procedure carried out incorrectly and left Ms D with extensive bruises and red marks, acute lower back pain, and pain and stiffness in her upper back.
Mr B sustained burns to his right ankle and foot after a bottle of 70% sulphuric acid drain cleaner fell on him at his workplace.
Mr G was involved in a serious motorcycle accident when a van pulled out from a side road into Mr G’s path. He decided to make a claim with JMW Solicitors, where Jason Harwood, Partner, handled his case.
Seventy one year old Mrs B was involved in a head on collision on the run up to Christmas that resulted in a number of serious injuries.
Mr B, a postman, was knocked off his bike whilst travelling home. Mr B was cycling along a one way street when, as he came to the end of a junction, another cyclist emerged off the pavement and drove into him, knocking him off his bike. He decided to make a claim and got in touch with JMW Solicitors, who expertly handled his claim.
After another driver collided with the rear of her vehicle, Mrs C experienced neck and back problems, as well as anxiety issues. JMW helped her claim compensation.
Miss J's foot was injured when trying on a pair of trainers - this stopped her competing in a marathon and she was able to claim compensation.
Mr F, a yardsman, was injured when re-loading a large tree stump into a skip on the site of the recycling plant at which he worked, causing a crushing injury.
Mr S suffered several major injuries, and underwent a leg amputation, after he was thrown from his motorbike after a collision.
Miss L slipped on ungritted ice while walking on the platform of her local railway station, causing multiple injuries to her right foot and back.
Mr D, a cyclist, was riding his bike down a main road when a motorist in a stationary car opened the driver’s door of the parked car and hit Mr D’s hand and chest, throwing him off his bike and onto the ground.
Mr D suffered a broken leg and loss of flesh after being thrown to the ground from an out of control golf buggy.
Mr V injured his knee while working in a bar. He decided to make a claim to settle the case and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors.
Mr W, a motorcyclist, was in the right hand lane of a roundabout when a driver changed lanes without warning and collided with him. Mr W suffered bruising and pain to his back, both hips, right shoulder, and a sprained wrist. He decided to make a claim and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors where Ayshea Hafeez-Ahmed handled his claim.
Miss T experienced a laceration to the back of the head, whiplash symptoms and disturbed sleep after being involved in a serious road traffic accident caused by an icy, ungritted road.
Mr G made a claim for severe injuries he had experienced as the result of a cycling accident. He was referred to JMW solicitors, where the Twisted Spokes team handled his case.
Mr T was working as a lifeguard at his local leisure centre when a colleague hit him near his left eye with a rescue pole. He decided to make a claim and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors.
Ms S was proceeding around a roundabout on a Brompton bicycle, preparing to turn right. As she reached her exit and indicated left, a motorist did not see her, did not change their path and drove into her.
Mr C, a salesman at a timber merchant's, suffered a slipped disc on two occasions whilst undertaking manual labour at his workplace.
Mrs P, a support worker, was working with a service user at a facility for mentally disabled adults. She was attacked by a service user at the facility, who strangled her, causing damage to her vocal cords and exacerbated a pre-existing vocal condition.
Ms V was in the cycle lane and was stationary at traffic lights, when a car approached from behind and pulled in to her right. As the traffic lights turned green, Ms V began to cycle ahead. However, the vehicle proceeded to turn left, without having previously indicated, colliding with Ms V and knocking her off her bike.
Mrs T was the passenger in a hire car during a holiday to Spain when the drive entered the opposite carriageway and caused a head on collision. Mrs T sustained multiple serious injuries including a wrist fracture and internal injuries which required emergency surgery.
Secured more than £10,000 in compensation for a back injury.
A woman who sustained a glass laceration and a fractured wrist after tripping over a dangerous section of unrepaired pavement contacted JMW Solicitors to launch a compensation claim. She was awarded £8,500 after a court hearing.
Woman awarded £9,500 in compensation.
Secured £5,900 in compensation for cut foot.
Mrs M was awarded £4,687.50
Our solicitors have successfully claimed slip and trip compensation from various organisations and local authorities from across the country for more than 30 years, placing us as the perfect law firm to handle your case. We know exactly what it takes to be successful with these types of claims and part of this is creating a close working relationship with you. We are confident that you will be happy with our service.
Once your claim begins, we promise that you will receive honest, straightforward advice from us; advice that will help you to understand how your case is progressing.
We work on a no win, no fee basis, which means you are protected from all legal costs if your case is not successful.