Common examples of accidents

Slips, trips and falls can happen in all kinds of places and for a variety of reasons however common examples are as follows:

  • Slips of slippery/greasy surfaces.
  • Trips and falls on uneven ground.
  • Trips and falls due to potholes.
  • Trips and falls due to broken or uneven paving slabs.
  • Trips and falls caused by objects left in dangerous places.

In order to successfully make a compensation claim we are required to provide evidence that the person responsible for the area of the accident was aware that a problem existed and did not take appropriate steps to fix it. It is therefore imperative that you provide your solicitors with evidence of the defect that caused your injury. This could be in the form of photographs of the defect or witnesses to the accident or evidence of the duration of the defect. This evidence would then be disclosed to the potential defendant in order to establish liability. For a public walkway this would be the local council and for businesses or private properties it would be presented to the owners of the property.