Slipping and Tripping Injury Claim Solicitors
Slips, trips, and falls can happen anywhere, at any time, and in most cases the person involved will be left wondering just how they ended up on the floor. They might be asking themselves what they could have done differently, or if there's something they could have done to avoid it.
If negligence on someone else’s part has caused you to fall, slip or trip 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 the accident claim specialists at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can help you.
When you need support after a slip and fall injury, there's no one better to help you get your life back on track. We're here to help you find out if you have grounds for a claim and to guide you through the process.
Contact one of our experienced Slip and Fall Solicitors today for a free initial consultation.
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 a warning.
Similarly, if flooring has become damaged and now 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.
Most slips and trips in public places are caused by:
● Wet floors
● Icy pavements
● Falling down stairs because of a defective handrail or uneven steps
● Uneven surfaces
● Unexpected obstacles
● Poor lighting
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors specialise in helping people who have suffered an injury through someone else's negligence.
Whether you've slipped, tripped or fallen in the street, on a public staircase, at work, on a public transport service, been injured as the result of medical negligence, or any other accident that wasn't your fault, we may be able to claim compensation on your behalf.
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.
Sheldon Davidson’s Personal Injury Department has years of experience in dealing with a wide range of personal injury claims. We help our clients by providing advice and instruction on how to pursue a claim for compensation, whether a client is at fault or not at fault.
Our team of specialist Trip and Fall Lawyers have experience of dealing with all manner of slip, trip and fall claims, and are experts in handling the day-to-day management of this type of injury claim.
When handling claims, our solicitors and experts do everything by the book and we're big believers in our clients receiving the highest standards of customer service.
To find out whether you've got a case, to speak to a friendly advisor and to get advice on how to proceed with your claim, simply call us on the number at the top of this page and our advisors will be ready to help.
How do I make a compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall?
Vital to a successful claim is the ability to prove that your slip, trip or fall accident occurred due to someone else's negligence.
Of course, your health and welfare should be your primary concern, but if possible, you should get a photographic record of where the incident took place, including exactly what caused your accident, such as a wet floor or faulty handrail for example.
If there were any witnesses it is important to get their contact details so we can follow up with them later, as well as photographs of your injuries, and details of any medical treatment you received. If you are in a public building, make sure the accident is recorded in the accident report book.
Once you have gathered all of this evidence, it's time to discuss the possibility of making a No Win No Fee compensation claim with a specialist claims solicitor.
How much compensation can I claim for a slip, trip & fall injury?
There is no specific figure of compensation for an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall. This is because it really depends on how the injury has impacted your life. Two people could have the same injury but be affected differently. For example, a plumber or carpenter may not be able to return as quickly as an office worker.
Much depends on the extent of your injuries and the time it will take you to recover.
The financial pay outs for different physical injuries are dictated by some standardised ranges, but the court will also factor in other losses you have incurred in addition to these. Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you understand the typical settlement values for injuries like yours.
When you are ready to begin your claim, we will use our knowledge and experience to put forward the strongest possible case and ensure that you are fully compensated for what has happened to you.
We are passionate about helping clients to seek appropriate justice and recompense, and our track record speaks for itself.
Our experienced Injury Claim Lawyers act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham, and Whitefield.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service.
With the leading team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester on your side, you can be confident that your claim is in safe hands.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.