At Accident Claims Reading, we know that slips, trips and falls can be as painful as they are embarrassing and have the potential to cause serious injuries. If you have suffered a fall due to anything from uneven pavement to a supermarket spillage, we can help.
What Qualifies as a Slip, Trip or Fall?
By their nature, slips, trips and falls can happen a multitude of different ways and in a huge variety of places. They are typically caused by:
- Wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Bad lighting
- Unexpected obstacles
- Cables and wires
These and many other factors can be to blame for a fall.
Who Do I Make My Claim Against After a Slip, Trip or Fall?
In most cases, claims are made against the party who is responsible for maintaining the place where the accident took place. If you fall outside in a public place, then the local council will usually be at fault, as it is their responsibility to ensure these places are safe to use. Indoors, responsibility will typically lie with the building’s owner, although tenants can also have responsibility. You can also claim for slips, trips and falls which happen in the workplace.
What to Do After Suffering a Slip, Trip or Fall
Your first priority should be to seek appropriate medical attention and ensure a record of the accident is made. It would be prudent to report the accident to the staff or owner at the time and make a note in any accident book. It would also be wise, if possible, to take pictures of the area in which the accident happened and get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident. We also recommend you keep evidence from medical visits and treatments received as well as receipts for injury-related expenses. These things will assist us in making your claim, but don’t worry if you didn’t manage to do some or any of them as they won’t rule your claim out. Afterwards, as soon as you feel ready, get in touch with Accident Claims Reading and our experienced solicitors will take care of your claim.
It is worth bearing in mind there are stringent time limits in place in personal injury claims and if you fail to comply with these time limits you could lose your right to compensation and your claim could be ruled out completely. If you are unsure whether you are within the time limits for your personal injury claim, speak to one of our expert solicitors in Reading today for a free discussion of your position.
Contact Our No Win No Fee Slip, Trip and Fall Solicitors in Reading Today
Our dedicated team of expert personal injury solicitors have a significant amount of experience in dealing with slips, trips and falls. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis so there is no risk of being stuck with expensive legal fees in the event of your claim being unsuccessful. You can rely on us to work hard to get you the compensation you deserve and to deal with your case in a quick, professional and friendly manner.
For expert No Win No Fee advice, contact our legal team through the contact form on the right-hand side of each page, or call us directly on 01189 115 811.