Slips, Trips And Falls

Injured by a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault? Our solicitors can help you get the money for your injuries quickly.


Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere. Most of us will have fallen over at some point without really hurting ourselves, but sometimes slips, trips and falls can lead to serious injuries and impact our health long-term. If you have a pre-existing health condition, trips and falls can make them worse.
Often, trips and falls are caused by our own clumsiness – but they can also be caused by someone else’s actions or negligence.
Statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in UK workplaces; most of these falls are preventable.
In the workplace, your employer has a duty to make sure your working environment is safe, and to follow health and safety regulations designed to stop trips and falls from happening. In public, councils have a duty to make sure pavements and walkways are safe and in good repair.
If you have suffered a trip or fall that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

Find out how much compensation you can claim. Contact us online or call 01772 203 303 for non obligation friendly advice.


Slips, trips and falls are likely to happen in the following scenarios:

  • On wet surfaces, typically floors in the workplace or a public place like a supermarket
  • On oily, slippery or greasy surfaces, perhaps in a commercial kitchen or catering setup
  • When boxes, stock, equipment or other items have not been stored correctly in the workplace
  • Out in public when walking on uneven surfaces such as paving and pavements
  • On any surface that has not been clearly marked as being dangerous

Types of injuries from slips, trips and falls include:

  • Cuts, grazes, bruises and abrasions
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Muscular injuries including sprains and tears
  • Injuries to the joints like wrists, ankles and knees
  • Spinal cord injuries which may affect your ability to walk


If you’ve been injured in a slip, trip or fall and someone else was to blame, you could be able to claim for compensation.
Maybe you’re unable to work as a result of your fall, either temporarily or permanently. This can lead to financial worries because you don’t have a regular income anymore.
If you have a muscular or skeletal injury from your fall, you may need treatment like physiotherapy, which can be expensive.
All of this can put a strain on your finances and be an extra cause of worry at an already stressful time. Claiming compensation for a trip, slip or fall can help get things back on track.
If the slip, trip or fall happened in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could receive compensation, also known as ‘damages’. You can use your compensation however you like; to cover outgoings whilst you’re off work, to pay for treatments like physiotherapy, or even just to have in the bank as financial safety net.
Whatever you choose to do with it, knowing you have a sum of money at your disposal if you need it leaves you free to concentrate on getting better


Who you claim compensation from depends where the slip, trip or fall happened.
If you had a slip, trip or fall at work, employers are required to have liability insurance by law, for incidents just like this. If you were injured at work, your employer’s insurance should cover your compensation claim. You won’t be claiming from an individual.
If you were injured in a public place, it depends where and how the injury occurred.
Your case will be assessed by our specialist injury claim solicitors, who can advise you further.

Find out how much compensation you can claim. Contact us online or call 01772 203 303 for non obligation friendly advice.


It’s easy to make a claim after a slip, trip or fall with Porter Wood Law. As long as you were injured in the last three years, and we can prove it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
The first step in claiming is to contact us here, or by calling us. A member of our team will have a confidential chat with you about your fall and advise you on whether or not you have a case for compensation. This consultation is totally free of charge – we won’t ask for any payment – and you’re under no obligation to go ahead with a claim, even if you speak to our team.
If you do have a case for compensation, we will be with you at every stage of the process, claiming the maximum compensation for your injury and keeping you updated on the progress of your claim.
Contact us now for an informal chat and let us recover the compensation you deserve for your slip, trip or fall.

Magdalena muzyka
Magdalena MUZYKA
Mianowicie pytam sie bo to przydarzylo sie mojemu chlopakowi Tak na terenie angli .zmienial w maszynie czesc ktora nie jest leka co spoowodowako zlamanie w rece popr,ez uderzenie sie . Gdzie teraz dostal zakaz pracy na 5 tygodni poczym mu powiedza czy nie bendzie potrzebna operacja. Zdarzylo sie to tydzien temu w poniedzialek. Report w pracy zostal spisany pqpiery od lekarza rowniez dostarczone ale o odszkodowaniu nie bylo mowy nawet a stalo to sie w zakladzie pracy
Sam valentine
Sam Valentine
Thanks to all the team at Porterwood, and Craig the Solicitor whom dealt and won my claim . My claim was a fall from height to which I sustained a serious injury back in 2018 and led to quite a long recovery. My case was dealt with very professionally and thoroughly and Craig managed to get me interim payments along the way and also payments for private physiotherapy from the Defendants insurance which was of great help at the time . This is a great firm to use and I would definitely recommend them , they will give you realistic advice and have the use of numerous professionals in their field to help build your case . Thanks again, Sam .
Anna kędzierska
Anna Kędzierska
Bardzo dziękuję,że pan Craig Porter i Norbert Kwas skutecznie i bardzo pozytywnie uzyskali odszkodowanie dla mnie.Polecam tą kancelarię i naprawdę jestem bardzo zadowolona.
Mateusz kopel
Mateusz Kopel
I highly recommend!
Patryk żurawski
Patryk Żurawski
Od momentu zgłoszenia sprawy do momentu wypłaty pieniędzy minęły zaledwie cztery miesiące. Sam proces zgłoszenia, prowadzenia sprawy oraz formalności na najwyższym poziomie. W razie pytań Pan Norbert był praktycznie cały czas dostępny pod telefonem i potrafił rozwiać każda wątpliwość. Polecam każdemu, który uległ wypadkowi i liczy na szybkie oraz bezproblemowe załatwienie sprawy.
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FreddieGameBoy YT
Excellent service with a professional yet personal touch. I would highly recommend Porterwood Law and wouldn’t hesitate to use them in the future should the need arise. J Mallinson
Jaroslaw banas
Jaroslaw Banas
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