Trips Slips and Falls
All public and private organisations owe a duty to ensure that all visitors to their premises are safe.
Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 occupiers of premises have a duty to take such care as in all the circumstance which is reasonable to ensure that they are reasonably safe in using the premises for the purpose that they are permitted to be there. They must also be prepared for children to be less careful than adults.
Unfortunately this duty is not absolute. The owner of a supermarket would have a valid defence if they can show that they had a reasonable system of inspection and cleaning which was in force at the time of the accident.
Under the Highways Act local authorities have a duty to maintain the pavements, however if you trip on a broken paving slab they will have a valid defence if they can show that they had a reasonable system for inspection and maintenance which was in force at the time of the accident and that the defect was not apparent when the pavement was last inspected.
Accidents can and do happen anywhere, the type of accident which can successfully be pursued include:
Tripping on defective pavements
Tripping or falling due to defective or missing utility grids
Slipping on wet floors in shops, schools and hospitals.
Injuries to Council tenants as a result of housing disrepair and defective premises
Call us now to find out of you have a valid claim. Please contact us on 0208 974 7490 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation to discuss the best way forward for you and we will provide you with further and specific advice tailored to your circumstances.
Our experienced and understanding team are here to help you. We will work with you to ensure the best possible outcome.