What to do (and what not to do) if you have a slip, trip or fall accident
I’ve slipped / tripped / fallen and suffered an injury – what do I do now?
I’ve had an accident in a supermarket / shop / at work / on the pavement / footpath – what do I do now?
Find out all you need to know about what you should do and what you shouldn’t do if you’ve had a trip, slip or fall here: https://leech.co.uk/what-to-do-trip-slip-accident/
If you’ve been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall in a shop or supermarket, on the road or footpath, at work or in any public or private premises, please read the article for full details of the initial steps and actions you need to take. The main things to remember are:
- Make sure you and anyone else nearby is safe;
- Report the accident if the accident happens at work, in a shop or public or private premises;
- Seek medical attention for your injuries;
- Take photographs and obtain the names of any witnesses;
- Contact a specialist Personal Injury lawyer to confirm if you can make a claim for compensation.
It is also vital that you don’t admit liability after the accident. It can be sometimes be embarrassing to trip, slip or fall and it might be tempting to apologise, admit everything was your fault and hurry away as quickly as possible. However, it is often initially difficult to tell who was at fault for the accident and so a full investigation needs to be carried out before this can be established. If you admit liability before the investigation is complete, your compensation claim may be affected.
Contact us for free advice about your trip, slip or fall accident
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your trip, slip or fall accident, call one of our specialist Personal Injury lawyers on 0161 749 9000 or click here to request a call back [need call back button]. Remember, out initial advice is always free.