Public Liability

Serious personal injury as result of a defective door to a shop in Northampton leads to successful compensation claim

We have all had our moments with automatic doors but our client suffered serious personal injuries whilst out shopping in Northampton as a result of being hit by a door that malfunctioned and closed suddenly. She was struck on the right shoulder with such force that she was knocked over and fractured vertebrae. This spinal […]

Elderly lady receives over £24,000 in compensation after tripping on defective pavement

Our client who is a retired elderly lady was walking along a pavement in Fareham when she trod on an uneven paving slab causing her to fall forwards and sustain injury. Our Client’s Injuries: Fractured humerus and shoulder joint. How Hayward Baker helped: We took on this claim on a no win no fee basis. […]

How do I know if I can make a Slip, Trip or Fall claim?

accident-994009_640Slip, trip and fall claims are quite widespread and can happen in public and workplaces. Serious falls of course can be fatal but they also culminate in head injuries, back injuries, foot injuries, fractured bones and in some cases cause the injured person paralysis.  Tripping  can occur due to defective pavements, roads or simply wet floors in a public building such as a supermarket.  The defendant in these matters could be a public authority such as the local council or the owner of the land/premises where the accident occurred. If you sustained an injury in the above circumstances then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

What sort of thing would constitute a Slip, Trip or fall?

  • Trip injuries are caused by tripping over wires, boxes or other items
  • Falling off a ladder would be falling from height due to to faulty equipment
  • Slip and tripping on wet surfaces where no warning signs are displayed
  • Tripping over uneven paving slabs
  • Tripping due to holes in the pavement and roads
  • Falling down a defective staircase or set of steps

Any of the above could have also happened in the workplace and would then be classed as an accident at work.

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