Slip, Trip & Fall Claims
Have you been injured by slipping or tripping in a public space such as on the road or pavement or in a supermarket or restaurant? If you have had a slipping or tripping accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Wolferstans, we have a specialist team that are able to advise clients who have experienced injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall. We offer a comprehensive service to all of our clients, ensuring that any compensation attained is proportionate and that they have access to the professional support and care they require.
We understand the sort of impact that slip, trip and falls can have, especially where the corresponding injuries are particularly serious. From the outset of a case, we focus on the immediate needs of the injured person and their family, whether they be physical, psychological or financial.
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Navigating this page:
- How our slip, trip and fall claim solicitors can help
- Our expertise with slip, trip and fall claims
- How to claim for slips, trips and falls
- Common questions about slip, trip and fall claims
How we can help with claiming for a fall
When instructed, our experts in slip, trip and fall compensation claims will build a compelling case to support your claim, obtaining any relevant evidence that paints as accurate a picture as possible and demonstrates exactly where liability lies for your injuries.
Our team will use their expertise to help recover the maximum available compensation in your case, providing financial security for both the short and long-term.
In cases where liability is not in dispute when claiming for a fall, we can also seek to obtain interim payments which help to mitigate any immediate financial pressures you may be facing. This could be vital in cases where injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall mean that you are unable to work or need to pay for private medical treatment.
We offer a free initial consultation to slip, trip and fall claimants, so please get in touch to find out more about how we can help you with your claim.
Our expertise with slip, trip and fall claims
Our slip, trip and fall solicitors have substantial expertise in handling workplace and public slip, trip and fall claims that have resulted in a range of injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Severe cuts or burns
At Wolferstans, we pride ourselves on being a local firm, providing a local touch. That said, we have experience in working with clients up and down the country and have contact with experts in all regions.
Our slip, trip and fall solicitors have years of combined experience and expertise in handling slip, trip and fall claims, including cases that have led to serious injuries. We are personal, professional and prompt in the work we complete, and our motivated to do our upmost to secure the best possible result for our clients.
As a firm, our expertise is recognised through various and professional memberships, which includes being recognised as experts by Headway – The Brain Injury Association and the Spinal Injuries Association. Our team is represented on the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Panel in recognition of their expertise.
How to claim for slip, trips and falls
Establishing whether you can claim for a slip, trip or fall
Before you can consider making a claim for a slip, trip or fall, you must be able to demonstrate that you are owed compensation. Our specialist slip, trip and fall claims solicitors can help you with this.
Our years of combined experience ensure that we understand what is required to build a strong slip, trip or fall claim, including the type of evidence that will need to be collated.
Making sure you get the maximum available compensation
Accessing the maximum available compensation for your claim will understandably be a top priority for you and your family. As such, our team will always seek to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances, taking the needs of you and your family into consideration.
We can assist with making a slip, trip or fall claim to cover matters such as:
- The financial impact of a slip, trip or fall – e.g. Lost income, medical fees, nursing fees, etc.
- The personal impact of a slip, trip or fall – e.g. Your pain and suffering, loss of amenity (not being able to carry out the activities you once could), the time it takes it takes for your family to take care of you.
Securing early payments to cover lost earnings, medical costs and more
There are a number of reasons why it may be beneficial for you to secure an early payment if you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall. It is likely to be especially important to access early payments if you need to fund any care, equipment or home adaptations that may be required as a result of your injuries.
Common questions about slip, trip and fall claims
Common causes of such slips, trips and falls can include potholes and uneven surfaces and in supermarkets and restaurants are often caused by wet surfaces. Whatever the cause, if it can be shown that another party had a degree of liability, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation.
A slip, trip or fall does not necessarily have to result in a serious injury in order to be eligible for compensation. It simply needs to be shown that you were injured as a result of the incident.
It can often be difficult to know who is responsible for a slip, trip or fall. Generally, if you were injured in a public space that is maintained by a council, they will be responsible. If you were injured in a public building, the owner will be responsible.
Most councils, landowners and public building owners will carry Public Liability insurance to provide cover for such an event.
If you had a slip at work that resulted in an injury, your employer may be deemed responsible.
If you are confused about who may be responsible for a slip, trip or fall, our expert team will be able to help clarify your situation and explain the options available to you.
Evidence will often be the key to a successful claim. The typical evidence that will be required includes:
- Medical and/or hospital records
- CCTV footage
- Accident reports
- Eyewitness accounts
We can assist you in obtaining the necessary evidence.
When you first contact us about your personal injury claim, we will take a few initial details, such as:
- The date and location of the accident;
- How the accident happened;
- Who else was involved;
- The injuries you suffered and how they have affected you;
- Whether there were any witnesses.
When we have this information, we will be able to consider whether we believe you have good prospects of winning your case. This advice will be part of your free initial consultation.
We will then help you to consider potential sources of funding, such as existing protection under your insurance, conditional fee agreements (that are sometimes known as “no win no fee” agreements), or even private funding if you would prefer.
Each individual claim is different and will vary in length depending on the individual circumstances.
If the other party admits they were at fault, you could receive compensation within as little as 12 months. On the other hand, if liability is in dispute, or you are suffering from ongoing problems, your claim may take longer to resolve. In some cases, we can obtain interim payments from the other side to make sure you are not out of pocket.
Personal injury claims must normally be made within 3 years of the date of an accident.
If you were not aware of your injuries immediately the relevant date for the purposes of making a claim is the date of knowledge (the date that you knew that you were injured).
Yes, it is possible to claim compensation for a fall on behalf of someone else. This includes cases where the injured party is under the age of 18, or they lack the capacity to handle their own affairs (such as if they have sustained a head or brain injury as a result of their fall) or have a pre-existing condition such as dementia.
You can also make a claim on behalf of someone who has tragically died as a result of the injuries they sustained in a slip, trip or fall.