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Trips and slips can happen anywhere. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at work, out in public, in a shop or on public transport, if whoever is responsible for ensuring the safety of the area in which you tripped or slipped hasn’t done their job properly, you may very well be entitled to claim compensation for your trip or slip injury.
The majority of slips and trips occur in situations where simple assessments of the risks have not been carried out and where poor housekeeping standards have led to hazards such as spilt liquids, loose wires or cluttered walkways. These hazards greatly increase the chance that a tripping or slipping accident will occur and a slip or a trip in an area where there are lots of hazards could lead to a more serious injury if, for example, you hit your head on something as you are falling over, or if you slip and land in a harmful chemical.
According to the Health and Safety Executive website, slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries at work and 95% of major slips lead to broken bones. A slip or a trip can also lead to a more serious accident, if you are working at height and you lose your balance whilst slipping or tripping you could easily end up falling a long way.
Your employer has a duty of care to you to ensure that your work environment is as safe as it reasonably can be and that steps are taken to minimise or remove any risks of injury or potential causes of accidents. If you employer has not taken their responsibilities seriously and you suffer an injury in a preventable slipping or tripping accident you should seek independent legal advice from solicitors who specialize in making personal injury compensation claims for people who have slipped or tripped and injured themselves whilst at work.
Here at Canter Levin & Berg, our slip and trip injury claims solicitors are here to provide you with the legal advice you need to answer any questions you might have about claiming compensation for slips and trips at work. If you choose to make a personal injury claim against your employer, then we will provide help every step of the way, from gathering evidence right through to court representation. We aim to recover compensation for your slip or trip injury that accurately reflects the impact that your injuries have had on your life.
Shops, supermarkets and indeed any public places can contain tripping and slipping hazards. For more information about claiming compensation for an accident in a public place see our accident in a public place advice page.
Whether it is discarded wrappers and packaging, fruit and vegetables that have fallen from their shelves or drinks, yoghurts and sauces that may have been spilt onto the floor, shops and supermarkets are full of items that can create a hazard if sensible procedures, such as regular inspections of the shop floor, are not in place. These hazards, if you are unfortunate, can lead to a painful slip or trip and potentially a nasty injury.
Claiming compensation after a slip or trip in a supermarket needn’t be an ordeal. Here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors, our personal injury solicitors have helped hundreds of people who have been hurt as a result of a shop or supermarket failing to keep their shop floors clear from tripping hazards or spills. We have specialist personal injury solicitors who are available to help you start your claim today and we have built an impressive reputation helping people in Liverpool and across the country to claim the compensation they deserve after being injured through no fault of their own.
When making a compensation claim following a slip or trip accident, you need high quality legal advice to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your claim. Our expert personal injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your slip or trip, gathering the evidence from witnesses or CCTV footage, as well as inspecting the health and safety policies of the premises where your accident occurred so that you have the strongest possible chance of making a successful claim.
To find out how we could help you if you have been left injured after a slip or trip call our personal injury team today on 0151 239 1180 or fill in one of the contact forms on our website and we will call you back to discuss your situation.