If you have suffered an injury from slipping, tripping or falling in a public space such as a shop, an office or even walking down the street, you can claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. You have the right to expect that any public place you enter or even any private building or home is safe from slippery surfaces and things that you can trip over such as wires, raised paving stones or damaged carpet.
Mendell Solicitors are experienced at winning public liability compensation claims for slip, trip and fall accidents.
Common causes of slip, trip and fall accidents are defects on the ground such as broken paving slabs, uneven ground or something protruding from the pavement. Usually slipping and falling accidents on a public road or footpath will be the responsibility of the local Council.
You can also make a public liability claim if you are in a supermarket, a restaurant or a shop and you slip and fall on a wet surface or receive injuries from tripping over an obstruction. However, you must be able to prove that the proprietor was aware of the problem and did not take the appropriate steps to fix it.