A slip, trip or fall can be very distressing and can cause serious injury.
All shops, workplaces, restaurants, public and private venues or associations have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors and customers and the general public.
Local Authorities also have a duty to make sure that public highways such as pavements and roads are maintained to a reasonable standard and do not present a hazard to pedestrians.
You may have a claim if you have fallen due to a raised or rocking paving slab or broken kerb stone, broken or uneven tarmac, a pothole or uncovered manhole, an uneven surface, a worn or frayed carpet, liquid or food spillage on a shop or restaurant floor or trailing wires and cables.
You may also have a claim if you trip or fall due to poorly maintained flooring or stairs in rental property such as council housing.
If you have suffered an injury due to a slip, trip or fall in a public place you may have a claim. All public areas and venues covered by local authorities have a duty to keep the environment safe for visitors.
If you have suffered an injury while a guest or visitor at a business or private premises you may have a claim. All occupiers of premises have a duty to reasonably ensure the safety of visitors, by taking procedures to assess their premises and identify possible hazards.
While we do not encourage or endorse trespassing, you may even have a claim under these circumstances.
If you have been injured on somebody else’s premises because of any fault or defect on that property you may have a claim.
Workplaces, shops, restaurants, and private rental and council housing all have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors, customers and residents and avoid defects such as raised paving slabs, worn carpets or bare wiring.