A Guide To Slip And Fall Accident Claims In UK – How Much Compensation You Can Claim a Slip, Trip or Fall Injury

How To Claim Compensation For Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents In The UK

Slip trip fall compensation claimUnfortunately, slip, trip and fall injuries are common. This is because a small hazard, such as a cracked paving slab, a spill on the floor or a nail sticking out of a floorboard, can cause a person to have a slip, trip or fall accident. Although most falling accidents result in minor injuries, such as a bruise or a shallow cut. However, a more serious slip, trip or fall accidents can result in slip and fall back injuries or slip and fall back pain, if the person falls onto their back. In a slip and fall injury case a person can fall forwards and put their hand out to protect themselves, suffering a slip and fall broken wrist or a slip and fall broken elbow or hand injury as a result. Leg, knee and ankle injuries can also happen including soft tissue injuries, broken or fractured bones.

Have you been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for slip, trip and fall injuries. Trust UK Law’s excellent personal injury claims solicitors to handle your case. We are a well-respected law firm and our solicitors have up to 30 years of experience handling personal injury claims. They will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation you could be entitled to claim, so you won’t get short-changed.

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To begin your claims for compensation for slip and fall accidents, call 020 3870 4868 today. We offer our prospective clients a free personal injury claims consultation. One of our advisors will speak to you in-depth about your ordeal and if they can determine that you have the right to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. If you are entitled to claim compensation for a slip and fall accident, we would love to handle your claim. If you have been injured because of a trip or slip and fall accident that was not your fault, we would love to handle your compensation claim. Contact us today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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Everything You Need To Know About Slip And Fall Accident Claims

In the UK if an individual has been injured or made ill because of negligent actions on the part of another person or party, which owed them a duty of care, that party could be held liable for any injuries caused. As a result, the injured person could make a personal injury claim for compensation, against the party responsible. If you have suffered a slip and trip injuries, that was caused by negligence on the part of another person or organisation, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Trust UK Law to provide you with a slip, trip or fall injury lawyer. Whether you have experienced a head injury, broken bones, broken wrist, broken arm or any other type of injury, you could be owed a large amount of compensation for your injuries, so call us now for your free consultation to see if you are entitled to claim.

What Are Trip, Fall And Slip Accidents?

A trip and fall accident, or a trip and slip accident, is an accident that can happen where a person trips over an obstruction on the floor, or slips on a hazard on the floor, falls and is injured as a result. As we have just mentioned, slip, trip and fall accidents are common types of accidents because a small careless act can result in a slip or trip accident.

Here are some common causes of slip, trip and fall accidents:

  • A mopped floor is slippery when wet. If a floor is mopped in a public space, there should be warning signs to tell people to avoid the area. The cleaner should also take care not to use an excessively wet mop, which will take longer to dry.
  • Exercise equipment such as barbells being left on the floor of a gym.
  • A spillage in a food shop, restaurant, pub or cafe, which has not been cleaned up.
  • Hazardous flooring. Missing, loose or cracked floor tiles, loose carpets, nails sticking out of floorboards and cracked paving slabs all count as hazardous flooring and can cause tripping accidents.
  • A swimming pool not having signs telling customers not to run on the wet floor can result in customers slipping.
  • A lift mis-levelling (stopping at a level that is not in line with the floor) can cause trip and fall accidents).

These are just some examples of how negligence can cause slip and fall accidents. If you believe you are owed compensation for a slip and fall accident, call us at UK Law today. We can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who can handle your claim.

What Injuries Can You Get From Falling?

A slip, trip and fall accident can cause a number of injuries. Injuries can vary greatly in terms of severity depending on the height the person fell from, the force at which they fell, how they fell and how hard the floor they fell onto was. We will now look at what injuries you can get from falling, in more detail.

What common injuries can you get from falling?

  • Head injuries: if a person strikes their head on the floor as a result of a slip or trip accident, they could suffer a head injury as a result. Minor head injuries include suffering a concussion. They can also cause severe TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) which can result in cognitive impairment, seizures and disruptive mood changes.
  • Back injuries: Back injuries that can be caused by falling include a slipped disc or herniated disc, which causes excessive pain and limits the person’s mobility. Other injuries which are very rare but more extreme include spinal cord injuries, which sadly can result in the person becoming paralysed.
  • Sprains and strains: Depending on how the person falls, this can cause a soft tissue injury such as a sprain or strain. This can include a sprained ankle, which can hurt when the person puts weight on it. This can cause pain and make moving more difficult. Most soft tissue injuries go away on their own but some may require physiotherapy.
  • Hip fractures: If a person falls awkwardly, they can suffer from a broken hip or hip fractures. This can greatly affect the person’s mobility and may require hip replacement surgery to correct.

If you claim compensation for slip and fall accidents, you will be compensated for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that your injuries have caused. You will also be able to claim compensation for any medical treatment or mobility equipment you may need, because of your injuries. Call us today to find a slip trip fall injury lawyer to handle your claim.

Slip Trip And Fall Injury Statistics

Slips, trips and falls are very common accidents. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 29% of reported accidents in the workplace are slips, trips and falls on the same level. The World Health Organisation (WHO) explains that there are 640,000 fatal fall accidents a year, worldwide. In addition to this, there are also 37.3 million falls worldwide a year that require some sort of medical treatment. As a result of slip, trip and fall accidents, some 17 million injuries workdays are lost a day. According to research, the WHO reports that measures taken in Canada, have resulted in a 20% reduction in slip, trip and fall injuries, saving over £120 million a year.

Proving Fault In A Slip And Fall Accident

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident, you will need to provide that another party was at fault, in order to claim compensation. When you are injured, take pictures of the hazard that caused the accident, in order to claim compensation. You can also speak to anyone who witnessed the accident and take down their contact details, so they can give evidence to support your claim, as the slip and fall case proceeds. If you are injured on the premises of a business such as a restaurant or injured at work, make sure you report the accident and it is recorded accurately in the accident log book.

Calculating Compensation For Slip And Fall Accident Claims

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip and fall accident that was not your fault, you may be curious to know how much compensation you could claim. You can use our personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much your slip or trip personal injury claim could be worth. Of course, the more serious your injury the higher the amount of compensation you could claim. In addition to the general damages we have included in this personal injury claims calculator, you may also be able to claim special damages to cover the cost of any medical expenses or other you may have as a result of your injuries.

SeverityPart of body injuredNotes on this injurySettlement bracket
SeriousHeadSerious head injuries causing brain damaage. At this level the injured part may require constant care.£247,280 - £354,260
ModerateHeadThis may include more 'moderate' levels of brain injuries. Symptoms may be less severe than in cases of serious injuries.£131,620 - £192,090
Facial FractureFacial fractureThe claimant may have sustained a degree of facial deformity which is permanent.£13,080 - £21,000
Facial ScarringFacial scarringTo be eligible for this category of claim the scarring must be severe and affect those between teenage years to the early thirties.£26,120 - £85,340
ModerateBackA 'moderate' injury may cover many different types of injury at different levels of severity within the category of 'moderate'. May include injuries to the bones or soft tissues, or to the spinal coloumn. £10,970 - £34,000
ModerateShoulderCould include injuries limiting movement in the shoulder joint. May persist for one to two years.£6,920 - £11,200
ModerateKneeModerate covers a wide variety of different potential injuries to the knee joint.maximum of £22,960
ModerateLeg or legsSuch injuries could include a fracture or multiple fractures of the legs. May include crushing injuries.£24,340 - £34,370
Less SevereArm or armsThe injured party may be left disabled to a degree. However, some level of recovery either has or will take place. £16,830 - £34,340
ModerateNeckThis may include different forms of injury which affect any part of the neck inclulding the bones and soft tissues.£6,920 - £33,750

Information in this table is for information purposes and the actual amount you may be able to claim could differ from those listed above.

When Should You Go To The Doctor After A Slip And Fall Accident?

Many of our clients ask us, “When should you go to the doctor after a fall?” If you have been injured because of negligence you need to go to the doctor after your accident. If you are seriously injured, you may need to go to an accident and emergency department at a hospital. First of all, you will get any sort of medical treatment that you might need. Secondly, the report your doctor made will also provide evidence of your accident and injuries.

We will now look at some common situations in which people experience slip, trip and fall injuries, below.

What To Do If You Slip In A Shop?

Slip and trip injuries can happen in a shop if there is a hazard on the floor. Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen because of liquids that have been spilt on the floor, mopped floors, or even floor lighting. If you have suffered a slip, trip and fall accident in a shop, call UK law about claiming compensation for a slip and fall accident. Whether you need to claim a slip and fall broken wrist settlement, slip and fall broken elbow settlement or claim for any other type of injury trust our excellent personal injury lawyers to handle your claim.

What To Do If You Slip In A Restaurant?

Restaurants can be busy places, but that is no excuse for neglecting proper standards of health and safety putting customers and staff at risk. For example, a loose railing, spilt drinks that have not been mopped up, or dropped items of food can all cause slip, trip or fall injuries in restaurants. If you have suffered a broken bone injury such as a broken arm, broken wrist, broken ankle, or any other type of injury because of an accident in a restaurant, call UK Law today. We may be able to provide you with an excellent slip trip fall injury lawyer to help you claim compensation.

What To Do If You Slip In A Workplace

When you are at work, your employer has a duty of care towards you. This means that they are legally obliged to provide you with a safe environment in which to work. If they fail to do so, and you suffer a slip or trip injury that was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, you could claim for an accident at work. To make a claim for an accident at work, call UK Law today. We can assign a great personal injury solicitor to work on your case, who will be able to handle your compensation claim for slip and fall injuries.

What To Do If You Trip or Slip In Another Public Place

Public places are supposed to be managed to ensure that they are safe to use. If you are injured because of a slip, trip or fall in a public place, because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Examples of slip and trip injuries in public places can include tripping over a cracked paving slab, or falling because of a loose railing in a park. Whether you were injured at a space that is managed by your local council, or a private landowner, call UK Law today to see if you can make a liability claim.

How Long Do I Have To Claim Compensation For Slip And Fall Accident?

In the UK there is a personal injury claims time limit. This means that if you become injured in an accident that was not your fault, you will have three years from the date of your injury, or the day that your injuries were diagnosed (referred to as the date of knowledge) to begin your claim. In some exceptions to this rule, for example, if the person was injured when they were under 18. In such instances, a claim may be made on their behalf by a suitable adult, or the injured party may claim on their own behalf between the ages of 18 and 21.

We recommend that you call us as soon as possible to avoid falling outside of the personal injury claims time limit. If you have the right to claim, one of our excellent lawyers will start working on your claim right away.

Do You Handle Slip And Fall Accident Claims On A No Win No Fee Basis?

At UK Law, we give all of our clients the option to make a no win no fee claim. This means that you will only have to pay your solicitors fee on condition that you win your compensation claim. This means that there is less financial risk for you, the client. Many of our clients also worry about having a pay an upfront fee. With a no win no fee claim, there is no upfront solicitors fee to pay, which means that you don’t have to worry about funding your claim in advance. Instead, your fee will be deducted from your compensation package, if and when you win your claim. For many of our clients, this makes a no win no fee claim the safe option, as there is less financial risk involved.

To begin your no win no fee slip, trip or fall injury claim, call UK Law today. One of our advisors will be happy to speak to you about the benefits of making a no win no fee claim. If you have the right to claim, we will assign an excellent no win no fee solicitor to start working on your claim right away. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we would love to win you the compensation that you are entitled to. Call now to begin your claim.

Falls Prevention And Resources

An NHS Guide To Falls – In this guide, you can learn more about the causes of falls, what to do if you have a fall and how to prevent this type of accident.

A ROSPA Guide To Preventing Falls – The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has information on how to prevent falls.

A Guide To Preventing Accidents For Older People – This ROSPA guide is focused on preventing older people from having falls.

An HSE Guide To Slip, Trip And Fall Statistics – Here you can find out more about the prevalence of this type of accident in the workplace with statistical information.

Report A Problem With A Pavement – How to report damaged pavements.

An HSE Guide To Preventing Slips And Trips – Information of preventing falls provided by the Health and Safety Executive.

A Healthy Working Lives Guide To Preventing Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents At Work – Information about how to stop this type of accident from happening.