Trips and Slips: Are You Entitled To Personal Injury Compensation?

Have you ever heard of anyone having a genuine accident? Trips and slips are the most common accidents in Britain?

95% of these are serious and result in broken bones, revealed in statistics from the Health and Safety Executive. How many of these result in a successful personal injury claim?

If you think about it, I bet you can recall times when you have walked down the street or entered a public building and noticed that there was a potential hazard obstructing your way. This can be anything from cracked or raised paving stone, maybe a hole in the road or pavement, or a spillage or rain that hasn’t been safely cleaned up. Sometimes there are just accidents just waiting to happen. Luckily, the majority of us manage to spot these hazards so we can avoid them resulting in us coming to no harm. However, this isn’t always the case and some of us do get injured from hazards.

If you happen to have been unfortunate and have slipped in a shop and injured yourself on an unmarked slippery floor, or tripped on an uneven or broken pavement, you may eligible for a compensation claim for any injuries caused due to negligence; you will need evidence to support this. The people responsible for the safety of public areas have a duty of care to us to protect against injury. In our contracts of employment all employers have a duty of care to their employees to comply with health and safety guidelines to prevent accidents, like tripping over wires or slipping on spillages: what many of us aren’t aware of is that similar rules apply to local councils, restaurant owners, office managers, shop owners, petrol stations, garden centres, in fact, anywhere that the public has access to.

Do you know what to do if you trip or slip in a public area?

Firstly, you need to get impartial advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor, this area of personal compensation law can be quite multifaceted. At Harold Stock & Co we have professional personal injury solicitors who can explain the process thoroughly to you. We will discuss every phase of the case from how long the claim process could take; what costs might be incurred, to what sort of compensation award you might be granted and all importantly who will pay these costs.

You need to be aware that there is a limited time for dealing with personal injury claims.

If you have been involved in a trip or slip accident and believe that this was caused by negligence or a breach of duty of care, then it’s necessary that you contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. Slip, trip and fall compensation claims need to be started in court within three years of the accident happening, or at least within three years of it becoming clear that you were injured as a direct result of the incident. You have heard the saying “where there is blame, there usually is a claim”.

Harold Stock & Co are there to help access the long term injuries with medical evidence, and will help you to receive the maximum amount of personal accident compensation for any trip, slip, or fall if there is evidence of negligence. We are focused on helping you get what you are entitled to and will guide you through what supporting evidence you need.
Our personal injury solicitors are specialists in all aspects of public liability law and have a proven track record; We have successfully represented clients who have suffered as a result of slip, trip or fall accidents. Harold Stock & Co solicitors will not only provide you with expert legal advice, but will also ensure that the compensation claim’s process is as simple as possible, so that you’ll always know where you stand.

If you are looking for compassion, understanding and success in your personal injury or negligence claim then you won’t find a more reliable company than Harold Stock & Co. To contact us about making a claim for personal accident compensation following a trip or a fall, please call on 01457 835597 or email

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