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Accidents In Public Places

Slips, trips and falls, whether they happen in a public place or at work, can cause serious injuries. More often than not, they are as a result of someone else’s negligence to maintain their property. If it’s a trip on an uneven pavement, the local authority would usually be liable. If, however, you slip on a wet floor in a public building, a claim would be made against the building owner. That is why local authorities, building and business owners have Public Liability Insurance to compensate people for such incidents. For the majority of cases, any compensation claim for an accident caused by a slip, trip and fall are dealt with on a No Win No Fee arrangement at no financial risk to you. Contact our personal injury solicitor to see if you have a claim.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation success for accidents involving slips, trips and falls in public places.

We handle the majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. Watch this short video to learn more.

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What types of slip, trip and fall accidents can I claim for?

Here are examples of the types of slips, trips and falls accident claims Stonehewer Moss can help you with:

  • Cracked, uneven or holes in pavements
  • Wet, slippery floors in public places such as supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants and airports
  • Uneven flooring in public places such as shops and offices
  • Obstacles that cause a tripping hazard in a public place

We also provide a claims service for slips, trips and falls accidents in the workplace; take a look at our Accidents at Work claims service for more information.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall that you believe wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us online to see if you have a claim for compensation.

Get in touch to start your claim

Call us on freephone 0800 434 6544 or 01606 87 22 00.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a compensation claim?

If you’re injured because of a slip, trip or fall in a public place, there are a few important things you should do before contacting us. It is really important that you gather as much evidence as possible to prove that the accident happened as a result of someone else’s negligence, for example:

  • Photos of where the accident happened
  • Measurements of any holes, cracks etc
  • Contact details of witnesses
  • Details of who owns the property/land
  • Photos of your injuries and the medical treatment you received

It’s best to get legal advice as soon as possible after your accident so that we can obtain crucial evidence e.g. CCTV footage as this may be difficult to obtain at a later date. There may also be time limits to your claim.

We offer a Free No-Obligation Case Review so that we can understand more about the accident circumstances and to advise you on whether or not you have a claim.

We will guide and support you throughout the personal injury claims process, dealing directly with third parties and their insurance companies on your behalf to secure compensation for your injuries quickly and stress-free.

How much will my claim be worth?

The value of every compensation claim for slips, trips and falls accidents depends on the seriousness of the injury as well as the chances of you making a full recovery.

In handling your claim, we will also look at other financial aspects such as medical expenses and loss of earnings you may have had as a result of the accident. We will also factor into the value of your claim any long term medical expenses that you may incur for life-changing injuries that require ongoing medical treatment.

We will also seek to obtain interim payments where possible to help you to avoid financial hardship caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Whatever the nature of your injury, our aim is to get you the highest amount of compensation as quickly and stress-free as possible so that you can get your life back on track.

How long do I have to make a claim?

For the majority of cases, any claim for slips, trips, and falls accidents compensation must be made within three years of the date of the accident. There are, however, some exemptions to this rule in instances whereby you may be able to make a claim for an accident dating back further. As specialist personal injury lawyers, we will be able to advise you on your rights.

Why choose us?

Personal Injury Specialists

We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.

Free Initial Consultation

You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.

Accredited Firm

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.

Personal Service

We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.

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