UnionLine can help you make a personal injury claim if you have suffered a trip or slip, when a local authority or third party was at fault.
Slips, trips and falls in public areas
You may have fallen on a public highway or in a public place. A council has a duty to maintain pavements and highways for public use. Many serious injuries can arise from their failure to fulfil that duty, in circumstances such as:
- Falling due to a defective pavement
- Potholes in the road causing injuries to motorcyclists, cyclists and motorists
- Tripping over raised paving stones or missing kerbstones
Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957
You may have suffered an injury through a slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, those in occupation or control of premises must take care, as is reasonable in the circumstances, to ensure that any visitor will be safe.
Claims for compensation that can be made under this act include:
- Slipping on a spilt product in a supermarket
- Tripping over a raised floorboard
- Slipping on the wet floor of a building open to the public
- Being injured by a sharp item protruding from a shelf or wall