Slips & Trips

Slips, Trips and Falls (Public Liability Claims) are often more serious than they first seem. It is estimated that 95% of major slips result in broken bones.

The term ‘Slips, Trips and Falls’ refer to accidents which happen mainly in public places like pavements, hospitals, schools, supermarkets, sports centres and playgrounds. Council tenants may also be eligible to bring claims for ill health or inconvenience caused by housing disrepair.

We have gained a strong reputation throughout the South East for obtaining successful outcomes in public liability claims.

Public liability claims can be made for any injury that occurs in a public place.

  • Business premises: shops, supermarkets, offices
  • Public buildings: libraries and museums
  • Schools and educational establishments
  • Places of entertainment: pubs, restaurants, theatres, sporting facilities
  • Accidents on roads and pavements in Charge of Local Authorities.

These accidents are usually trips and falls, caused by:

  • Poorly maintained pavements and other services
  • Lack of signage indicating maintenance or cleaning work in operation
  • Spillages and other human errors
  • Defective works on public areas.

All public sector organisations have a responsibility to ensure that their sites and premises are safe in particular pavements and public highways where potholes, defective pavements or utility grids and spillages are responsible for thousands of Slips, Trips and Falls claims every year.

If you have had a slip, trip or fall which you believe was caused by the result of negligence on the part of a local authority or public body, we will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim.

Have you been injured as a result of an accident? Call us today on (0)51 641­­244 / 641­086 for a consultation.