TRIPPED OR SLIPPED OVER? FIND OUT IF YOU CAN CLAIM


Adam Cresswell

Hi, I’m Adam Cresswell. I am an Accident Compensation Claim Legal Specialist. If you have had an accident then please call me to have a Free No Obligation Chat. I work on a No Win No Fee Basis so it will not cost you a penny to make a claim. I will work hard and fight for you to make sure that your claim is successful and see that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

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HOW CAN I MAKE A CLAIM IF I SLIPPED / TRIPPED OVER?


If you are involved in an trip or slip accident that was not your fault you have a right to be compensated for any resulting injury or other loss. A legal framework exists to help you to obtain trip or slip accident compensation but you will probably need legal assistance to take advantage of it.

TRIP OR SLIP ACCIDENT ON A HIGHWAY


Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980, states that Highway Authorities (usually local or county councils) have a general duty to maintain the highway at the expense of the public. If you have a trip or slip accident and the Highway Authorities have not fulfilled their duty you may be able to make a trip or slip accident claim. To succeed with a trip or slip accident claim three things must be proved:

The road is in a condition as to be dangerous to traffic
The dangerous condition was due to a failure by the Highway Authority to maintain the road
The claimant had a trip or slip accident and suffered injuries as a direct result

The only way a Highway Authority can escape liability for a trip or slip accident is if it proves under section 58(1) of the Highways Act 1980, that it took such care as was reasonable in all the circumstances.

There are many trip or slip accident cases of this type that have gone to court. One important aspect is to establish what is meant as being dangerous. A popular view is that a depression of more than one inch in a pavement will always be dangerous if a trip or slip accident occurs. Less than one inch may or may not be dangerous depending on the facts of each individual case.

Ultimately the test of dangerous is one of reasonable foresight to harm users of the highway. Would a reasonable person regard it as presenting a real source of danger? However each trip or slip accident is different and will be decided on its own facts.

TRIP OR SLIP ACCIDENT IN A SHOP


Naturally there are many trip or slip accident claims in this area and each case will turn on its own facts. The provisions of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 do apply. There is however a classic trip or slip accident involving a person who had a trip or slip accident on some yoghurt in a supermarket. The court decided that once the Claimant had proved that they had actually had trip or slip accident on the yoghurt that it was then up to the supermarket to show that the trip or slip accident did not occur from any want of care on their part. If the supermarket could show that they had a proper and adequate system to provide for the safety of customers and that it was in operation then they might be able to escape liability for the trip or slip accident.

OCCUPIERS LIABILITY


The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 covers many different trip or slip accident that occur on privately owned land such as people’s own homes and gardens, hotels, council houses, shops, sports arenas, places of employment and effectively any privately owned land or building.

The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 provides that the occupier of premises is under a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case as is reasonable to see that any visitor will be reasonably safe using the premises for the purpose for which he is invited or permitted by the occupier to be there. If a trip or slip accident occurs and the occupier has not taken a reasonable duty, you may be able to make a trip or slip accident claim.

WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED?


If you have had an trip or slip accident that is not your fault then all you really need to do is simply call us and have a free no obligation chat on 0800 3 10 11 12 and we will do the rest to begin your trip or slip accident claim.

However it is helpful if you could have some or most of the information listed below available to make the process of the trip or slip accident claim quicker.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF


Your Full Name and Address

Phone Numbers

Email Address

Skype Address

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCIDENT


Date Time and Location of the trip or slip accident
Trip or slip accident Circumstances
Dimensions and Height of Hazard resulting in the trip or slip accident
Condition of Ground where the trip or slip accident happened
Who is to Blame and Why for the trip or slip accident
Details of Any Witnesses who saw the trip or slip accident
Any Previous Similar trip or slip accidents or Near Misses
Details of Who Is Responsible for the Area where the trip or slip accident happened
Supply Sketch Plan and Photos With Measurements where the trip or slip accident happened
Have You Reported the trip or slip accident
Has the Defect Been Repaired where the trip or slip accident happened
How Long Had Defect Been Present where the trip or slip accident happened
How Familiar Are You With the Area where the trip or slip accident happened

INFORMATION ABOUT ANY INJURIES


Injuries Suffered from the trip or slip accident
Treatment Received for the injuries resulting from the trip or slip accident
Recovery Details from the trip or slip accident
Ongoing Injuries resulting from the trip or slip accident
Any Relevant Pre Existing Injuries before the trip or slip accident happened

INFORMATION ABOUT FINANCIAL LOSSES


Loss of Earnings resulting from the trip or slip accident
Travel Expenses incurred from the trip or slip accident
Painkillers Prescriptions prescribed for the trip or slip accident
Other Financial Losses relating to the trip or slip accident

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