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Slips and trips

If you think you have slipped or tripped and it wasn’t your fault, our expert team will investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, helping to find witnesses and uncovering who is to blame. They will give you clear, honest advice on your chances of a successful claim and if we think you have a claim, they will work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome for you, based on years of experience.

Slips and trips often fall into one of 3 categories:

  1. Slip and trips in public places
    In this case, Harwood Solicitors would seek compensation from your local council. It is their responsibility to ensure that public areas meet health and safety standards.
  1. Slip and trips in private establishments
    Harwood Solicitors would seek compensation from the insurance companies that cover these private establishments. However, if it can be proven that these establishments did not follow the terms and conditions outlined in their insurance policy, Harwood Solicitors can sue these establishments directly.
  1. Slip and trips at the workplace
    It is a legal requirement that all employers have employer liability insurance. Therefore, if you have an accident at work, Harwood Solicitors will aim to seek compensation from your employer’s insurer, rather than your employer.

Causes of slips and trips include:

  • Wet floors
  • Uneven flooring/ surfaces
  • Poor lighting
  • Damaged pavements and roads
  • Inadequate floor coverings
  • Cables and wires
  • Housing disrepair

If you have been affected by slips and trips then please feel free to contact one of our specialist advisers on 0800 205 5556.

However, if your slip or trip happened in different circumstances, contact us. We have a wealth of experience in this area and, if we can help you, we will!

Following an accident it is essential that photographic evidence is provided at the earliest possible opportunity in order to assess the prospects of your claim.

Whatever the cause of your slip or trip, if it leads top you falling to the ground, it’s likely that you will hurt yourself. Sometimes, the damage is minor – a graze to your knee and bruised pride maybe. But, sometimes the slip or trip can end in serious injury. Even what might seem like minor trips and slips can end up causing debilitating back injuries or broken ankles. People are often surprised by the severity of an injury sustained by a slip or trip and the consequences the injury can have.

We can also provide you access to specialist physiotherapy or other therapies to aid your rehabilitation and ensure you get the optimum financial compensation to pay your bills and put a difficult situation behind you once and for all.