Slip, trip or fall

Accidents can happen at any time and in any place - in the street, at work, at the supermarket. If you think that another person or organisation was responsible for your accident then you may be entitled to compensation.

Injury may be suffered because of a slip, trip or fall when: 

  • pavements are not properly maintained
  • walkways are not kept free from hazards and obstructions
  • spillages have made a surface slippery. 

We are able to help with the following: 

  • investigating liability, including interviewing witnesses
  • rehabilitation
  • compensation for the immediate injuries suffered, taking into account any long-term symptoms. 

In addition to compensation for your injuries, we can help you to recover all expenses reasonably incurred and caused by the accident such as: 

  • loss of earnings
  • medical treatment costs
  • cost of care whether provided by a healthcare professional, family or friends
  • future losses, such as loss of earnings and pension payments 

Time Limit

Court proceedings must normally be commenced within three years of the date of your accident. If Court proceedings are not commenced within the three year period then your claim will be out of time. Although a Court does have the discretion to allow Court proceedings to be commenced and to continue after the three year period has expired this must not, and cannot, be relied on.

The three year period is different if, for example, the person injured was under 18 years of age at the time of their injury. In this case the three year period does not commence until their 18th birthday.

Funding your claim

If your claim has reasonable prospects of success then we will be happy to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will make enquiries to ensure ‘no win, no fee’ is appropriate to you. We will be happy to discuss other funding options with you.

Free consultation

If you have been injured following a slip, trip or fall which was not your fault then please contact us immediately. We will be happy to help and provide free initial advice.

There is no obligation to make a claim - you decide whether or not you wish to go ahead.

Poole Alcock’s personal injury department in Cheshire is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and our expert solicitors include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and APIL Senior Litigators.



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