Slip, Trip & Fall Questions

 

Can I claim if I slip on an icy pavement?

There’s no getting away from the fact that certain times of the year are more hazardous when it comes to making your way about on foot, with the arrival of winter and the dark nights, wet pavements and fallen leaves making conditions underfoot more dangerous. By far the most risky conditions, however, are those which pertain when either snow falls or the temperature drops below freezing, with icy pavements and walkways presenting a huge risk factor.
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Who is responsible for my injuries if I fell in a public place?

Slipping, tripping and falling are sometimes looked upon as fairly trivial incidents of little import and, if you’re lucky, then tripping and falling might bruise nothing other than your ego. Sometimes, however, especially if you land awkwardly, a fall can result in broken bones, painful sprains or even more serious injuries. If you’ve fallen and hurt yourself in this manner then it can have drastic consequences, impacting upon your quality of life and effecting things such as future earnings potential.
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If trip on a carpet in a shop, can I claim?

Slips and falls are among the most common accidents in the UK. Over 80,000 people require hospital treatment after slipping or tripping each year, and while many of these injuries happen in the home or when walking in the street, plenty of people slip and trip in shops and stores. One of the major causes of trips in retail establishments is uneven flooring or loose carpet. However, knowing if you can make a claim is not always easy.
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If I slip on a wet floor, can I claim?

Wet floors are responsible for many of the 600,000 slips and trips that require hospital treatment each year in the UK. Slipping on a wet floor can result in painful injuries such as torn ligaments, bruises, abrasions and broken bones. Of course, floors need to be cleaned, but whether you are at a place of work, in the local supermarket or in a public building, people have an obligation to keep you safe, which means if you slip on a wet surface, you may be able to make a claim for damages.
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