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.
If the fall was your own fault, because you weren’t watching where you were going, for example, then there’s very little that you can do about it, but if you slipped and fell because of factors brought about by the negligence of another party then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This negligence may take the form of a badly worn floor, a cracked or damaged pavement, spillages of oil or water left in place or anything else which means the surface is not of the standard which might be reasonably expected. If this takes place in a public space then the responsibility for your injuries lies with whoever is responsible for the upkeep of the floor.