Slipping & Tripping Accidents
If you have suffered an injury as a result of slipping, tripping or falling in a shop, office or even walking down the street, you may be able to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. You have the right to expect that any public place (or even a private building or home) should be safe from slippery or defective surfaces.
Types Of Claim
Common causes of such claims include broken paving slabs, uneven ground or objects protruding from the pavement. Maintenance of a public road or footpath is usually the responsibility of the Local Authority.
Tripping accidents can also occur at work. Whether you slipped on a liquid or substance which should not have been there; fell over an obstruction in a walkway; or tripped on an uneven surface you may have a claim. Even if the accident was due to a fellow Employee, your Employer can still be held responsible. Your Employer is responsible for the actions of their Employees and for ensuring that they follow proper health and safety procedures to keep the workplace free from hazards.
You may also be able to claim if you are in a supermarket, restaurant or a shop and you slip on a wet surface or trip over an obstruction.
Free Initial Consultation
We understand that you will want to speak to us initially to see how we can assist. We offer a no obligation, free first meeting at any of our offices throughout East Anglia, at your home, or in hospital followed by a full letter of advice. If you are unsure whether you may have a claim please feel free to ring or e-mail us, again without obligation.
What We Can Do For You
Our lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge across a wide range of slipping and tripping claims and cases. We understand the impact these accidents can have on your day-to-day life and your future. Our approach is efficient, prompt and knowledgeable; we assess problems and identify solutions as quickly as possible to bring your case to a satisfactory conclusion with a minimum of fuss.
Fosters Solicitors Team of Personal Injury Lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you in relation to any legal query or matter you may have. Call us on 01603 620508 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the department will be in touch very soon.
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