Tripping & Slipping Accidents: claiming compensation following an accident in a shop or other premises
If you have been injured in a tripping, slipping or other accident in a shop or other public or private premises you may be entitled to recover compensation.
Tripping & slipping accidents in supermarkets, shops and other premises
Occupiers of premises, for instance the owner of a shop, can be liable for any injury caused to a visitor if the premises are dangerous, hazardous or steps have not been taken to ensure that the premises are ‘reasonably safe’.
This does not only apply to buildings but also includes land – such as external areas of premises, gardens, open sites, wasteland and even empty fields.
Tripping and slipping accident compensation claims can arise in many places including:
- shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs & bars
- leisure centres, gyms and sporting facilities
- offices and business premise
- public buildings such as museums and libraries
- schools and college buildings
- parks and playground
- private buildings including private residences
- private land including gardens and other external areas
Accidents on dangerous premises or in unsafe buildings
Trespassers or a person who is injured whilst on premises without legal permission to be there can in some cases also make a claim. For example, a child who is injured whilst playing on the site of a derelict or unsafe building may be entitled to make a claim for compensation if the owners of the building knew or ought to have known that children might play at the site and they failed to take steps to prevent children from entering.
Different legal rules apply to compensation claims depending upon whether the injured person was a trespasser or lawful visitor to premises at the time of the accident. We would therefore recommend that you take legal advice if you have been injured as a result of an accident on premises that do not belong to you.
Contact us for free advice regarding a trip, slip or fall in a shop or premises
If you have been injured in an accident in a shop, public place, or privately owned premises contact us for free advice regarding your potential claim. We will offer free advice regarding your claim by phone or a free meeting and free home visits are available throughout Lancashire. We act on a no win – no fee basis with no upfront charges or hidden costs. If the claim is unsuccessful there is nothing to pay. Freephone 0800 7315434