SLIPS, TRIPS, FALL COMPENSATION CLAIM
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.