Personal Injuries Caused By Slips Trips And Falls from Accidents At Work

Human beings are prone to a variety of personal life threatening accidents from time to time. This is inevitable as part of daily working and social public life. These are likely events in a persons life, irrespective of whether the individual is to blame or not. A slip, trip or fall in a place of work, public road, social event, government building, private mall or dwelling is possible and should not be too much of a surpise. In situations such as these legal advice and guidance from claims specialists such as Green Claims can be invaluable.

Treating the injury with good medical assistance is the primary objective and then finding the negligent parties with the helps of legal expertise is the next step. The complexities of each specific case, and to work through the specific elements leading up to the accident and dealing with the outcomes is the job of the personal injury compensation claims specialists.


Public trips and falls can be serious, distressful and painful, causing injuries which may take a long time to recover from. The claims process can be painstaking long, and daunting for which expert advice and guidance is needed.


An experienced team of Green Claims Specialists and legal experts are needed to deal with complex personal injury claims, and all initial advice is offered free, impartially.

Injured individuals do not deserve to lose out financially because of somebody else’s negligence. Many injuries could have been avoided if better health and safety measures had been undertaken.


Causes of slips, trips or falls include:

  • Pavement cracks
  • Uneven floorings
  • Wet floors
  • Poor lighting
  • Obstacles


Businesses such as supermarkets, hotels and restaurants have a duty of care towards employees, clients and the public to keep them safe. Employers must ensure places such as aisles, walkways, spillages and wet floors are properly signposted.


Injured individuals after accidents can become immobile and unable to continue work. This results in loss of earnings and a change in a persons social lifestyle. Any compensation claim can only attempt to return a person to normality and return an individual to the original state (physically, mentally and financially).


A compensation claims calculator can estimate a proposed amount to be paid if the legal case is successful. However, this is dependent upon the proper recording of all the accidents details – name, location, times, witnesses, description of the incident, identification of the negligent party.


Employees should not be worried when making a claim against an employer. Owners are not allowed legally to act negatively against an injured party.


Good Insurance policies ensure that injured parties are not left out of pocket and cover cost of employer liability claims.


Business such as hotels, restaurants and shops, have a duty of care to ensure safety from slips trips and falls on their premises. They must prepare and maintain a safe environment for their staff, clients and the public. These include notification of hazards, and ensure safe, clear corridors and alleyways.


Despite, hazard warnings in buildings it may still not be enough to prevent negligence as these hazards may still be insufficient to cause harm to individuals.


Many common slips and fall type injuries could occur due to accidents in shops, supermarkets and rented accommodation. Landlords are responsible for property maintenance and safety of properties under their remit. Any building or equipment malfunctions, damages, or repairs should be fixed quickly. Any sub-standard, unsafe property can lead to slip, trips and falls. A properly documented case with all the details can help to clarify who is to blame and the nature of any subsequent personal injury compensation claim.


Public Places

Accidents in public places, such as walking down the street, can occur from time to time. These surprising incidents however can have a significant impact on daily life and finances. Business owners and local authorities must ensure that the public and staff are kept safe at all times.


The resulting injuries may incapacitate an individual from his working life. This may make him unable to continue with his normal activities, causing much pain, anxiety and frustration.


As a result of a personal injury an individual may end up with no wages or statutory sick pay due to time off work. Other additional expenses include medical treatment, travel expenses, debt and loans.


Examples of public accidents include :

  • Spillages causes supermarket accidents
  • Cracked pavements causing pedestrian accidents
  • work accidents due to poor safety
  • Children falling in schools


Proprietors of businesses and local authorities have a duty to ensure safety of the public and visitors. Companies can reduce risks clear signposting for wet floors, cleaning up spillages, removing obstacles and proper lighting.


Local authorities must ensure public pavements are properly maintained.


Falls or trips on pavements are due to uneven paving slabs, growth of tree roots, poor workmanship, lack of road signs and missing drain covers.


Claims specialists always evaluate the full impact of an accident and its impact on livelihood, cost of medical treatment, travel costs, mental and psychological effects.


Injured persons should always clarify the impact of an accident with a solicitor or claims specialist to understand the full extent of their injury and ascertain who the guilty party is.


Shopping Malls

Accidents in shopping malls can occur quickly and unexpectedly. They can cause much pain and long term injuries, such as fractures, whiplash, broken bones. All owners have to adhere to legal

acts such as The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 which provides safety, otherwise serious injury can occur to individuals.


Slips, trips and fall accidents happen regularly in shopping malls due to wet, slippery floors. These usually occur because of spillages, wet weather, or due to dangerous machinery such as forklifts.

A just appropriate compensation for personal injury resulting from such accidents can help in the rehabilitation period. A successful outcome can help with a future recovery plan, recompense for medical and financial loss. Green Claims legal team can help with this.


Accidents at supermarkets usually occur due to negligence from owners in following their safety regulations. It is the employers duty of care to get rid of all spillages, remove hazards and provide signposting. They must also ensure a contamination free environment and following of basic safety regulations.


Free Advice by Green Claims

Green Claim’s team of legal experts can provide free, impartial advice about making a compensation claim. GC can help with any no win no fee agreements. This means you are under no pressure to start a personal injury claim for your accident when you contact anyone.


Dr Ghulam S Ashraf is a Content Writer for


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