Slips, Trips & Falls

Slips trips and falls can happen at any time, at work, out and about, on the street or in a shop or supermarket. Wherever the location, someone is usually responsible for the accident.

For instance, if you trip over an uneven paving stone and sustain injury, the Local Council may be sued because they owe a duty of care to members of the public to repair and maintain the public highways. Similarly if you slip on some yoghurt in a supermarket, you may sue as the supermarket must ensure that the floor is in a safe condition for their customers.

If an accident or injury has occured at work or relates to a child we have two dedicated web sites to cover these types of claims, see below:-

Slips, Trips or Falls – At Work

Slips, Trips or Falls – Child Injury

Examples of Slip, Trips and Falls Claims

Here are just a few case examples of Slip, Trip and Falls cases R. James Hutcheon Solicitors have successfully resolved for thier clients:

The classic trip on an uneven paving stone
Client X was walking in the town centre when she tripped and fell over an uneven paving stone which was defective. Professional photographs and measurements were taken to prove the defect. The Council quickly admitted liability and paid over £4,000 compensation to her for a fractured arm plus out of pocket expenses and a claim for care totalling over £600.

Solicitors and barrister fees were paid by the insurer on top of the compensation award. Client X therefore received 100% of the compensation.

Tripping accident at work
Client Y was walking to her workstation when she tripped over a computer wire that was left on the carpet floor. She fell heavily sustaining a fracture to her wrist. She was off work for 3 months and fully recovered from her injuries within 24 months. There was a claim for care (she was looked after by her family) and other out of pocket expenses. She received a global settlement of £6,500.

Solicitors and barrister fees were paid by the insurer on top of the compensation award. Client Y therefore received 100% of the compensation.

Tripping accident whilst leaving a shop
An elderly lady D was leaving a butcher’s shop when she failed to notice that there was a step leading out of the doorway onto the public footpath. The single step did not have any prominent markings to indicate the danger. Unfortunately she sustained a fractured hip. She received a global out of court settlement of over £12,000 including a claim for care and aids and appliances.

Solicitors and barrister fees were paid by the insurer on top of the compensation award. Client D therefore received 100% of the compensation.

There are many more case examples. If you have an injury query please Contact Us.

For more information on Accident at Work compensation claims please visit our dedicated website: http://workaccidents.org.uk/

For more inforation on Child Injury compensation claims please visit our deidcated website: http://childinjuries.co.uk/

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