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Tripping and Slipping Accidents

We all have the right to expect that any public place, or even privately owned premises should be safe from slippery surfaces or any obstacles that could cause tripping.

If you have suffered an injury from slipping, tripping or falling in a public place, you can claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. For example exposed wires in an office, boxes or packaging in a shop, raised paving slab in a street or a spillage in a supermarket.

Usually slipping and tripping accidents on a public pavement or road are the responsibility of the local council, but if you have an accident in a shop or supermarket, you must be able to prove that the proprietor was aware of the problem and did not take the appropriate steps to fix it.

You can recover damages for your injury, pain and suffering as well as other costs such as prescription charges, medical treatment and loss of earnings.

Examples of work we've taken on in this area include:

Acting for a Claimant who slipped in a supermarket. The supermarket denied liability throughout. Bringing Court proceedings which were defended. Continuing with these proceedings until the claim was settled by the supermarket shortly before trial."


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