Tripping, Slipping and Falling Accidents
Whether you have an accident in the park, a supermarket or grounds owned by a local council it is likely that someone will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of that area if it is in a public place. For example, if a slippery floor in a supermarket is not cleaned or appropriately cordoned off and someone slips then the supermarket may have acted negligently. Similarly, if you are running in a park owned by the local council and trip on a pothole or a defect on the path and suffer injury then the council will have been negligent.
If you are involved in a tripping, slipping or falling accident in a public place you should take photographs of the location of the accident which should include any defect or hazard which has caused the accident. If the defect was a pothole for example it can be useful to take measurements of the it immediately after the accident. You should also check if there were any witnesses to the accident and if so take their details.
How we can Help
Accidents can happen anywhere, if you are involved in one that wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our expert personal injury solicitor’s are vastly experienced in claims of this nature and can help you to recover damages for pain and suffering, as well as compensation for any medical expenses or any other loss you have suffered.