Slip trip and fall claims made easy

slips and trips

Slip trip and fall claims came about since these sort of accidents can lead to serious injuries. While most of us escape with just a small amount of embarrassment, that’s not true for all.  Sadly each year thousands of people are less fortunate and suffer personal injuries in this way.  If you’ve been hurt and believe that it was caused by someone else’s negligence, please talk to us as you can usually make a claim for compensation..

What’s the difference between slip trip and fall

When it comes to slip trip and fall claims it’s important to distinguish the difference between the three elements.  We can help you with that.


A “slip” is typically caused by a wet, greasy or slippery surface or when something has been spilt or inadequately cleaned up.


A “trip” is caused by an obstacle of some kind causing you to stumble. This can be something that’s permanent or in disrepair, or something that’s been placed in a dangerous way which has caused you to trip over it.


A “fall” often happens as a result of either a slip or a trip.  But equally it could happen if something has gone wrong that causes you to fall from height.

Under what circumstances can slip trip and fall claims be made?

We could help you make a claim if you’ve suffered an injury in a range of circumstances.  Many factors can cause slips, trips and falls. These include: methods of cleaning, flooring type, levels of lighting, contrast between floors or steps, walls and doors, and obstructions or other trip hazards.  It could include things like:

  • Tripping up on an uneven pavement or surface
  • Slipping after a spill has not been cleaned up properly
  • Falling down the stairs because of defective handrails or an uneven surface
  • Falling from a raised height, such as a ramp, balcony or walkway

Who is responsible?

Whenever you’re in a public place, it is the responsibility of the owner to make sure it is safe.  So if you’ve suffered an injury following a slip, trip or a fall you may be able to claim compensation from the organisation responsible. Commonly this would be someone like:

  • The council or local authority
  • Workplaces
  • The private business in which the incident occurred
  • The facility management in the likes of shopping centres
  • Schools, colleges and other educational establishments

When should I make the claim?

You usually have around three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. There are some exceptions to this though, especially in cases of injury to children.  And of course it makes sense to take action quickly while the details, names and facts are all still fresh in your memory.  This makes it easier to gather evidence to support your claim.

We are often able to work for you on a no win no fee basis, so if you are considering any slip trip and fall claims then please contact us and we can advise on the next steps.