Injuries caused by trips and slips are very common but are often seen as inferior and trivial. In reality a significant percentage of trip and slip accidents result in serious injuries and are the most common cause of major injuries in the workplace. The reason why trip and slip accidents are so common is because they can happen anywhere to anyone, for example playgrounds, shops, pavements, on holiday and in the workplace. In fact, trips and slips in the workplace account for 56% of accidents at work, most of which are recorded within the construction industry.
The main aim in a trip and slip claim is to identify who is responsible. For example if someone trips on a cracked pavement in a town or on a holiday complex then technically it is the council or holiday company in charge of the resort who are responsible for ensuring that the paths are safe. Therefore a claim can be made. If however, you trip on something that has been left on a pavement by a member of the public then it can be a completely different story…
It is important therefore that we gather all of the necessary information to be able to help you with your claim, including:
- Witness statements
- Medical notes
- Proof that the incident was reported to the local authority or premises owner
Led by Steve Webb, who has over 25 years of experience dealing with PI claims, the Personal Injury team at TSP have dealt with a multitude of trip and slip cases. If you aren’t sure how much your claim may be worth use our online compensation calculator to find out how much you may be able to claim. Alternatively use our quick contact form at the side of this page to arrange for a chat with a member of our team or to book your free no obligation evaluation of your case.