Slip and trip
HAVE YOU HAD AN ACCIDENT ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY OR IN A PUBLIC PLACE THAT WASN’T YOUR FAULT?
Find out if you are entitled to seek compensation.
Land, buildings, parks, shops, car parks etc are all covered by Occupiers Liability, whereby a person has sufficient control over premises that he ought to realise any failure on his part to use care may result in injury to a person lawfully there.
1. If you were to be grocery shopping, the owner of the shop would be negligent if you were to have slipped on yoghurt left on the shop floor.
2. If you were to trip on a broken upturned pavement on a street, the local authority would be responsible for failing to keep the pavement in repair.
3. If you were running through a public park and tripped on a missing gate stub, the local authority or owner of the park would be negligent in failing to warn you of such a hazard.
DO I HAVE A VALID CLAIM?
- Were you injured within the last 3 years in England and Wales?
- Was someone else at fault?
- Do you have photos/witnesses?
- Did you see a doctor and/or report the fault?
- This is your first attempt to try and claim?
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (OLA) imposes a duty of care on those who own land or property, or those who have a measure of control over it. Although the OLA applies to slipping and tripping accidents, it also applies to many other types of accidents as well.
An accident in a public place is also Known as Public Liability or Occupiers Liability