Slip, Trip And Fall
Have you suffered a personal injury following a trip, slip or fall on a public highway or in a public place?
Your local highway authority or owner of a public place is legally liable for the maintenance of their stretch of road or building. If you have suffered as a result of a defective paving slab, or a pot hole in the road or pavement or a hazard in a public building and we are able to prove that this was caused as a fault on the part of the highway authority or owner of a public building to take adequate steps to ensure your safety, then you are entitled to claim compensation for your personal injuries.
Steps you need to take following a trip, slip or fall accident:
- Obtain details of any witnesses to your slip, trip or fall and/or witnesses who are able to comment how long the defect has been in that particular state
- Take clear photographs of the defect, making sure they are taken alongside a ruler so that the height or depth is easily visible and mark on the photograph the direction of travel and the exact point of impact
- Take photographs of the surrounding area, showing easily identifiable landmarks and street names
- Report the accident to the local authority or public building owner responsible
- Seek medical advice immediately if you have sustained an injury and report the details as to how the accident happened to the hospital/GP to ensure it is recorded
The above information is essential so that the local authority or person responsible can investigate your claim and also for us to prove that they have failed in their legal duty to protect all users of the road/building.