Slipping & Tripping Accidents

Accidents where you slip or trip over something is an everyday occurrence with thousands of people suffering the indignity of a fall every year.

Comedians from Charlie Chaplin’s slapstick to Del Boy falling through the opening in a bar top, always make us smile but taking a fall can result in serious injury and is no laughing matter.

The main causes of trips and slips are usually:

Who is responsible?

Whilst it is the responsibility of our councils and employers to ensure they do all they can to make the environment safe for us, we all as individuals have a responsibility to take care and to warn others if we see a potential hazard. We should not leave potential dangers such as split water for others to clear up.

If you fall at work

Most of us spend a large amount of our life at work so it is not unlikely that we will trip or slip there at some point. Your employer will be insured against a compensation claim for such accidents.
Please see our section on “Accidents at work” for more information.

Accidents out walking

Should you trip over a raised paving stone or manhole cover, you may be entitled to claim compensation for any injury caused. However, your claim is less likely to be successful if the rise or drop is less that one inch.

Out shopping

To avoid expensive litigation, our larger stores are now very efficient in clearing up spillages, whether caused by staff or customers, but accidents still happen and people can still be injured.
Smaller shops may not be quite as efficient and their signage may not warn you so well of a danger spot but whether small or large, all commercial premises have to carry insurance for such eventualities.
Tripping over boxes however can be a problem in any shop as the staff have to put away deliveries, and so it pays to be vigilant when walking around the aisles.

Supreme Court backs damages for carer who slipped on ice

Please click here for an important article concerning slipping on ice.

What Thomas Dunton can do for you

Free one hour face-to-face interview – We will offer you a free one hour face-to-face interview. When you speak to us you will be talking to a qualified solicitor not, unlike many national companies, a legal advisor at a call centre. This will enable us to see your injuries, the effect that they have on your health, finances and social life. We are then in the best possible position to judge the merits of your case and provide the best advice. There is no obligation to use our services. We will explain everything in detail so that you know exactly what your costs are likely to be before you decide to instruct Thomas Dunton.

Home and Hospital appointments – These can easily be arranged should you be unable to attend our offices.

Maximum Compensation – We will strive to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. Did you know that accident victims who turn down an insurer’s initial offer and seek legal advice get on average 2 – 3 times more compensation? (Source the Law Society 2013).

Rehabilitation – This is something many others overlook but which is vitally important. Apart from striving for the maximum compensation, we will be actively pursuing the defendant to fund additional medical treatment to enable you to get back to work and full health as quickly as possible. As a local solicitor we are familiar with local services such as Osteopathy, Physiotherapy etc.

Funding your claim

We offer a full range of funding options including “No Win, No fee”, whereby you do not have to pay any upfront costs and there is nothing to pay should you lose the case.

Please click here for full details of all funding options.

What Thomas Dunton can do for you

At Thomas Dunton we have a dedicated team of specialist Personal Injury lawyers ready to help you.

Please click here to view 10 reasons why Thomas Dunton are ideally suited to represent you including full details of our free one hour interview where we can discuss you case, without obligation, and advise you on the best course of action to take.

For more information or to book your free appointment, please call 01689 822554 or Freephone 0800 146340. Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form on this page and we will respond within 24 hours.

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