Slips & Trips


Compensation for your Slip, Trip or Fall Accident

Have you been injured after a slip, trip or fall accident that wasn’t your fault? Did the accident occur on the highway or on private property, in the last 3 years? If so, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your personal injury and personal loss as a direct consequence.

Andrew and Andrew Solicitors have over 60 years of experience in handling slip, trip and fall accidents. Our personal injury solicitors’ have a vast array of experience in dealing with such cases, which, at times, can be quite complicated circumstances. We maximise the money that you deserve due to the injury. Our professional experienced team will listen to your evidence as to how the incident occurred and advise you on your success, as well as pointing out further evidence that can be gathered to support your slip, trip or fall claim. For example, obtaining photographic evidence with a coin depicting any defect in the area where the fall occurred, before it is repaired, is very useful indeed.

We promptly identify not only the location of the incident, but who the owners of the property are, and establish whether other incidents have previously occurred. These early enquiries are of high importance to maximise your claim.

No matter what your injury, if it is as a result of a slip, trip or fall accident, then call Andrew & Andrew Solicitors and we will give you initial free advice as to your claim.

Statistics

  • There are around 45,000 health & safety executive reported injuries per year. Obviously many more minor injuries go entirely unreported.
  • 37% of all reported workplace injuries were as a result of a slip, trip or fall, with 28% of all fatalities in the workplace being caused by a slip, trip or fall.
  • A large majority of slip, trip or fall injuries that occur on the highway go unreported.
  • These accidents can occur because of dangerous protruding paving stones and pot holes, mainly due to the local authority having failed to carry out proper inspection and repair. The local authority can be held liable for their negligence for failing to upkeep the highway – they have a Statutory Duty.

There are laws to protect people from injury where accidents occur in a public place, such as a car park, shop or in a restaurant. The owners of these establishments are responsible for the safety of their customers and if they cause injury, by negligence, you will be able to claim compensation.

Slip, trip and fall accidents can vary considerably, but common outcomes can include:fatalities; serious spinal injury; broken legs and arms; ligament, muscle and ankle injuries. Such injuries can prevent people from working and cause financial difficulties. Therefore, Andrew & Andrew Solicitors focus on obtaining an early admission of fault and stabilise your financial circumstances by obtaining an interim payment of monies from the opponents.

So whether your injury occurred at work, in a shop, or whilst walking along a path or road we will get the compensation you deserve.

Once it can be shown that the opponents owed you a duty of care and that duty was breached bringing about negligence, you are promptly medically examined by our medical team. We can then value your injury; this is known as general damages. At the same time, we prepare a schedule of special damages; this lists other losses which arose as a direct consequence of the accident such as: loss of earnings; prescriptions; damaged clothing; and care given to you by family and friends. The medical report and schedule is then presented to the opponent and your case can be settled.

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Slip Trip or Fall Accident Claims – On a no win, no fee basis

There is no need to be concerned about the costs of obtaining legal advice. By instructing a personal injury solicitor at Andrew & Andrew Solicitors Ltd you can choose to fund your claim on ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis; this means that when we take on your case there will be no financial risk to you. This ensures that you do not need to worry about your legal fees and you can focus on your recovery.

Get free, initial, slip, trip or fall accident advice

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident within the last 3 years, that was not your fault, then speak to Andrew & Andrew Solicitors and we will give you a free, no obligation, initial consultation, and outline the structure of what you can claim.

We will be there to guide you.Our professional, friendly manner will put you at ease and during the free consultation, after which we will be able to confirm that you have a valid claim. Your information will help us give you an estimate of the compensation that can be pursued.

To find out more about your options, contact us today for your free, no obligation initial consultation. We are there to answer all of your questions using plain English and will act in your best interest in all circumstances.

Contacting us is easy; We have several telephone options for your calling convenience, you can make an enquiry via any of the contact boxes situated throughout our website, or you can contact us by social media networking.