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Slip, trip and fall accidents often occur due to poor maintenance of public areas by councils, businesses, or landlords. The injuries you could suffer range from minor cuts, sprains and bruising to more extensive injuries like bone breaks, spinal damage or even head trauma.
If you have been injured by a slip, trip or fall that was due to someone else’s negligence, then contact us today so that we can help you make a claim for your injuries and losses.
As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means, if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Before we take on your claim, it is necessary to establish that the defendant owed the claimant a legal duty of care, which they breached as their level of care fell below the standards required, and the claimant suffered an injury in a slip, trip or fall accident as a direct result of their negligence.
A duty of care is present in various circumstances, such as at work, where your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe under the laws governed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1984. Shop owners also have a similar duty of care towards their customers under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984.
- Wet, slippery floors in public places like supermarkets, where staff have failed to clean up adequately or place warning signs.
- Uneven or cracked, wobbly flooring or pavements in public places.
- Trips caused by cables trailed across office floors.
- Inadequate lighting makes it difficult to see obstacles or kerbs.
It is vital that following the slip, trip and fall accident you provide us with evidence to show how the accident occurred, what injuries were sustained and who was to blame.
Therefore, in order to prove this, you could take photos of the incident location, as well as photos of the cause of the accident.
You could also try to obtain contact details of any witnesses, photos of your injuries, and a medical report from where your received medical treatment. This will help us to prove the extent of your injuries and help you to get appropriate compensation.
Further, if your accident happened in a public building then you could also try to find out who owns it.
Usually, the compensation for slips, trips, and falls claims is split into two types of damages, the compensation you will receive is dependent on the severity of your injuries.
General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the negligence in your daily life, as well as any loss of amenities.
Special damages are compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications, travel expenses associated with your medical care, etc.
For slips, trips, and falls claims, you will usually have three years from the date of the accident.
However, children have 3 years to make a claim from the date of their 18th birthday, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to make a claim for injuries from slips, trips or falls claims.
However, you can also claim on behalf of your child before they are 18 years old as their litigation friend, particularly in cases where your child has suffered an injury which means they do not have the mental capacity to represent themselves, in which case the time limit of 3 years will not be applied.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyer to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your slip, trip, or fall injury claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.