Claiming for Slips, Trips & Falls in Public Spaces
We’ll Find Out Who’s Responsible
If you’ve experienced an injury in a public space due to a slip, trip or fall, we firstly need to ascertain who is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep. Having determined this we are able to advise you correctly on the likelihood of a successful claim.
How can I Help?
Clear photographs of where your accident occurred alongside surroundings are fundamental to a claim. A video of the scene is also helpful alongside accurate measurements of the culprit object/defect.
Please Note; it’s important to ensure you have image based evidence prior to reporting an accident to land owners. If you don’t, repairs could deem your claim void.
Should anyone have witnessed your accident please hand these details across to your Personal Injury Solicitor. These statements can potentially be used to strengthen your claim.
Should I Report My Accident?
Once armed with digital evidence and any measurements, slips, trips and falls should be reported directly to the body responsible (you may need to research this), ideally via letter or email.
Seek Medical Attention
It is essential to consult with medical professionals as soon after your accident as possible. Compensation awards are based upon the severity of sustained injuries. Should liability be admitted your solicitor will move forwards with medical professionals in preparing a dedicated injury report. Access to your existing medical records are required which is why it’s so important to seek such attention in the first instance.
Discuss a Personal Injury claim with our specialists today on 01642 247656.