Get expert help when claiming for a slip, trip or fall
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere and can cause serious injury, and even death. These types of claims are usually the result of negligence, which is why you can claim for them.
The personal injury team at PM Law have a huge amount of experience helping clients get the compensation they deserve for a slip, trip or fall.
Complete the form or call us on 0330 056 2180 to see if you can make a claim.
How can we help you?
Common causes of slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere and can cause serious injury, and even death. These types of claims are usually the result of negligence, which is why you can claim for them. There are various reasons why you might slip and trip, but here are some common causes:
- Wet surfaces
- Oily surfaces
- Icy surfaces
- Loose debris on the floor
- Uneven surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Clutter and obstacles
- Loose cables
Whatever the cause of your slip, trip or fall, it's likely that someone will be responsible for keeping that area safe and free of any hazards. In most cases, you'll be able to claim compensation from the organisation responsible for maintaining that area.
How much compensation could I get for a fall?
The amount of compensation you could get for a fall is extremely varied and often depends on the severity of your injuries.
We will also consider other factors, such as the impact on your lifestyle and finances. However, because there are so many factors to consider, it’s difficult to say how much compensation you’re likely to receive.
At PM Law, our solicitors will treat each slip, trip and fall claim on an individual basis, using medical reports from experts to give you an estimate on how much compensation you could get.
Use our slip and fall compensation calculator on this page to get an idea on the compensation you could receive for your injuries. Our compensation calculator is simple and easy-to-use. Find out what compensation you could be entitled to today.
Who do I make my slip, trip or fall claim against?
Who you make your claim against will depend on where the injury happened and who is responsible for maintaining that area. You’ll usually be making a claim against an organisation, such as a:
- Private business
- Council or local authority
How do I make a slip, trip or fall claim?
Making a slip, trip or fall claim is similar to our standard personal injury claims process. Get in touch with PM Laws slip, trip and falls solicitors as soon as possible to make us aware of the incident. From here, we’ll arrange another call with you to talk through the incident in more detail. Following this call, we’ll make a decision on whether we think your claim is worth pursuing.
We will ask you to provide as much evidence of your injuries as well as what caused them - this will help us determine who is liable for your injuries. You could also take photos of where the incident took place or get the names and addresses of any witnesses, for example.
Slip, Trip and Fall FAQs
Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our slip, trip and fall claims process.
You’ll have three years from the date of the accident to make a slip, trip or fall claim. We always recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible so we can began building a case for you straightaway.
We will always do everything in our power to progress your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, there are a few variables, such as the negligent party’s acceptance of liability and the seriousness of your injuries, that will dictate how long your claim takes to settle.
From cuts and bruises to broken bones and brain injuries – the range of injuries caused by slips, trips or falls is vast. The PM Law team can arrange for medical experts to assess your injuries so we have an accurate medical report to support your claim.
The outcome of your claim will depend heavily on the evidence you’re able to provide. The most important pieces of evidence you can provide should:
- Show evidence of your injuries
- Show evidence that someone else is responsible for said injuries
- Show evidence of the expenses you have incurred
We may ask for other forms of evidence, but these are often the most crucial. In short, keep a record of everything you think is relevant and get the details of any witnesses if there are any.