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Slip, Trip and Fall Claims

If negligence on someone else’s part has caused you to fall and suffer injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Most slips, trips and falls suffered in workplaces and public spaces are caused by unsafe environments, and therefore most of these accidents are preventable.

It is the responsibility of employers and local authorities to ensure that areas are safe, so that accidents are prevented. If this responsibility has not been met and you have been injured as a result, you should not have to suffer. You should be compensated for your injuries, loss of earnings and other inconveniences, and this is where Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can help you.

Accidents at Work

It is your employer’s duty to ensure health and safety in your workplace. Warning signs are crucial to preventing all sorts of slips, trips and falls in work environments.

Accidental spillages of liquids, for example, can happen from time to time in many kinds of workplaces – it is crucial that a hazard such as this is quickly identified and staff are provided with warning. Similarly, if flooring has become damaged and as a result presents a tripping hazard, staff must be properly warned.

Accidents in Public

In public places, there is often a person or organisation responsible for the maintenance of the area or building. This party must also identify hazards and promptly provide warnings.

Where streets and pavements are concerned, the local authority is responsible. If you trip over on a pavement or walkway which has been poorly maintained, it is the local authority’s fault, because they evidently have not taken the appropriate measures to prevent accidents.

Expert Personal Injury Solicitors

Whether your accident happened at work, in a shop or another public space, our personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to ensure that your claim is successful. We have vast experience in handling all kinds of injury cases, and are confident that we can help you too.

Contact Sheldon Davidson Solicitors today on 0333 999 8800 to discuss your accident. We will tell you whether or not you are entitled to make a claim, and will advise you on the appropriate course of action. Alternatively, you can enquire by filling in our online claim form.