Should you sustain an injury by virtue of a slipping or tripping accident, you should in the first instance seek medical attention. You should:

  • Take a note of the exact location of the accident and where possible, photographs. It can often be the case that the spill, uneven surface or offending object which caused the accident is cleared, repaired or removed within a short space of time.
  • Obtain names and contact information of witnesses to the accident.
  • Report the occurrence of the slip of trip should be reported to any employee of the premises or any other person associated with the owner of the property.

The occupier of premises has a duty to maintain his/her property so as not to cause risk to others. There is a factor of reasonableness in respect of maintenance and control which is assessed on a case by case basis.

We will investigate the system adopted by the person(s) responsible and whether or not better warning ought to have been given as to the danger leading to the accident and injury sustained.

Your compensation will include money for the injury sustained and payment for losses incurred to include medical expenses, loss of income etc.

 

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