Slips Trips and Falls

Slips trips and falls are the most common accidents people can have. When the slip trip or fall is caused by someone else’s fault, Portsmouth and Southampton’s Swain & co can help you.

As personal injury and injury claim solicitors, we see evidence first hand the injuries that people sustain from slips trips and falls.

Causes of Slips Trips and Falls:

There are numerous causes of slips trips and falls including, but not limited to:

• Floors being wet
• Flooring being uneven
• Cracked or uneven pavements
• Inadequate lighting
• Obstacles unexpectantly blocking walkways
• Ice or snow that should have been cleared

 Injuries caused by slips trips and falls:

The most common injuries caused from slips and trips include arm and hand injuries, back injuries, ankle and knee injuries, and head injuries.

Who is responsible?

To make a personal injury compensation claim for slips trips and falls, it must be established who is responsible.

For examples, your local council is responsible for making sure pavements, steps and walkways are maintained in a safe way. Businesses are responsible for places where the public visit, such as shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

Slips trips and falls at work

Employers must adhere to strict health and safety laws to prevent staff from being injured at work. This includes ensuring potential causes of slips trips and falls are dealt with.

If you have been injured at work, see our Accidents at Work page

We are dedicated to promoting and enhancing our clients rights, so if you are unsure whether you have a personal claim for a slip, trip or fall, speak to us for free

We offer free initial advice and can act on a no win no fee basis to, so contact us now


Above information applies to law and procedures in England and Wales only