Trips and slips and falls
If you have an accident where you have tripped or slipped – on a road or footpath, in a shop, supermarket, restaurant or pub, in a leisure centre, gym or playground, in an office, school or college or in a private building, land or garden – you may be able to make a claim for compensation. If you are able to make a claim, we will guide you through every step of the process and ensure that we secure for you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
The claim will be against the local authority or the owner of the premises who has a duty of care to ensure that the road or path or premises etc is safe for use. If the road, path or premises is not safe, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
After the accident, it is vital that you report the accident to the local authority or owner of the premises as soon as possible, take photographs of the cause of the accident and record the details of any witnesses. You should also go to your GP in relation to your injuries.
It is vital that you seek independent, expert legal advice in relation to your claim as soon as possible following the accident. Leech & Co will provide this independent, expert legal advice to you. We will advise you at the outset whether you can make a claim and the likely prospects of success of the claim. If you are able to make a claim, we will fight on your behalf every step of the way to secure for you the compensation you deserve.
We can help you to claim for the following items:
- Your injuries i.e. for your pain and suffering and the impact of these on your life
- Medical treatment and medication costs
- Lost earnings
- The time spent by friends and family assisting you in relation to your injuries
- Any other expenses and losses caused by the accident (including, if needed, future losses, for example lost earnings, ongoing medical treatment costs etc.
If you have had a trip or slip or fall, we can help you with your claim. Call or e-mail us to discuss your accident so we can provide no obligation, straightforward advice to you.