Accidents involving trips and falls indoors occur very frequently, and consequently the team at Croftons Solicitors has a wealth of experience in dealing with cases of this nature.
These incidents can happen in any location, including shops, supermarkets and even your place of work.
If it can be shown that your slip, trip or fall occurred as a result of negligence on the part of those responsible for the building, you may be entitled to compensation.
Common Causes of Trips and Falls
Injuries resulting from trips and falls indoors can happen for many reasons. For example, it may be that a member of staff left an obstacle in a walkway and you tripped over it without noticing it was there.
Another frequent cause concerns wet floors, either during cleaning or when there has been a spillage. Those responsible for the building should ensure signs are put in place as quickly as possible to warn others of the dangerous surface.
If this is not done and someone subsequently suffers an injury slipping on the floor, the property owner would be liable for any damages.
Trips and falls are also a risk in the world of work, and there are regularly accidents in all working environments, from offices to factories and warehouses.
It is your employer’s responsibility to provide a safe working environment, so if you trip or fall at work you should check with Croftons Solicitors to see if compensation is an option.
Call Croftons Solicitors
If you want to ask our experts about a claim dealing with trips and falls indoors, call us free on 0800 2800 094, or fill out our online contact form.
It is also important to remember that it is the responsibility of these businesses to make the surrounding areas of buildings safe as well, so we can also help you make a similar claim for trips and falls outdoors if necessary.