Slips, Trips and Falls at Work and Beyond
People regularly suffer injuries on poorly maintained roads, pavements, car-parks or in supermarkets and shops or other places of business.
• Accidents at work: your employers have a legal duty to keep floor areas clear and clean at all times (Workplace (Health Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992).
• Accidents on roads and pavements: The local council has a legal duty to maintain the roads and pavements to a reasonable standard. Read more about the Highways Act 1980.
• Accidents in shops: Shopkeepers have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their customers whilst on their premises including the car-park.
• Accidents in other places: Places that are accessible to the public are also covered by laws to protect people from injury.
You can claim for example if you slip on a wet floor in a supermarket, or sit on a broken chair in a restaurant or fall on a badly lit staircase in a car park.
For a free no obligation interview with a qualified solicitor please call us on Freephone 0800 130 0699 or fill out our 'Can I Claim?' form.