Slipping and Tripping Accidents

The most common causes of tripping and slipping accidents are spillages which leave the floor greasy or paths which have been neglected and have potholes of uneven paving. Such accidents often occur when walkways are blocked or carpets are not fixed properly. If you suffer such an accident due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.

If your accident occurred on property owned by the local council such as a path, pavement or a council house rented out to a member of the public, then you may be able to make a personal injury then again you may be entitled to make a claim of personal injury. Local or County Councils are required in most cases to be responsible for roads and pavements and to ensure they are of a reasonable standard. Your claim may well be successful if it can be shown that a pathway was in an inadequate and dangerous condition.

If your accident was on private property then you may well be able to make claim directly against the land owner. Private landowners are often required to ensure guests or visitors are safe to use the land or property for the purposes for which they are invited or permitted to be there.