Fatal Fall

A fall can sometimes result in death. If this has occurred and someone else is responsible for the tragic result of a loved one losing their life from a fall, the experts at Sydney Mitchell are available to assist you with sensitive legal advice during an extremely stressful time.

If the death was caused by someone else's negligence, you should seek our advice on how to pursue a claim against the responsible party on behalf of the deceased's Estate and/or family.

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Slips Trips and Falls at Work

Your employer has a duty to ensure that your place of work and system of work are safe. This includes making sure that any areas in which you are expected to walk are kept clear, clean and that any hazards arising are suitably and swiftly eliminated.

If there is a failure to comply with this duty and you suffer a fall, slip or trip at work and sustain injury as a result, you could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation and should contact Sydney Mitchell for further legal advice.

Slip Trip in Supermarket/Shopping Centre Claims

The law states that all premises into which the public is invited must be free from dangers likely to cause injury. All occupiers and proprietors of supermarkets and shopping centres have a duty to ensure that visitors are safe.

If you slip, trip or fall whilst visiting any of the above and sustain an injury as a result, you could be entitled to claim for compensation and should contact us for legal advice as soon as possible.

Slip Trip in Public House/Restaurant

The law states that all premises into which the public is invited must be free from dangers likely to cause injury. All occupiers and proprietors of public houses, restaurants, bars, cinemas and nightclubs have a duty to ensure that visitors are safe.

If you slip or trip whilst visiting any of the above and sustain injury as a result, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation and should contact us for further advice and assistance.

Slip Compensation - On pavement

The Highways Act 1980 imposes repair and maintenance obligations on those responsible for the upkeep of our public roads and pavements.

If you slip or trip whilst walking or running along the pavement and sustain injury as a result, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation and should contact us for further advice.

Slips and Trips in Rental Accommodation

If you are a tenant occupying rental accommodation and suffer a slip or trip injury as a result of your landlord’s negligence, you should contact us for advice to see whether you are able to pursue a claim for compensation.

If the cause of your injury is something that you have been aware of for some time, it is essential that the defect was reported to your landlord prior to your accident. Accidents can also occur following repair or maintenance work arranged by your landlord. Even if your landlord employed a contractor to carry out the work, he may be liable for your injuries if he cannot show that he took sufficient care to ensure that the contractor was competent. Call us now or contact us online.

Making a Tripping, Slipping or Falling Claim

Claims usually need to be brought TO COURT within 3 years of the accident. Children usually have until they are 21 if they were under 18 when the accident occurred. Don't delay contact us now.

These are the most common accidents;

Accidents happening in the street, on private land, in shops, supermarkets, schools and office buildings – effectively anywhere providing someone else is responsible for the area where the accident happened.

What should you do if you slip, trip or fall?

There are a number of things you can do at the accident scene which will help you with any potential claim later on.

  1. Take photographs of:
    • The scene of the accident
    • The floor surface
    • Any defective coverings or holes
    • Any visible warning signs relating to the defect
    • Your injuries if they are visible
  2. Write down the names and contact details of any witnesses who saw the accident happen, or saw the defect
  3. If the accident happened at work or in a public place, make sure you report it so that the incident can be recorded in their accident book
    • If you are unable to do any of these at the time, return as soon as you can or ask a friend if they can help you.
  4. Visit your GP or hospital. However minor you think your injuries might be, it is important to get medical advice, particularly if your injuries are to your back or neck. The sooner you receive treatment, the sooner you will be on the road to recovery, and it is important to have it on record so there can be no disputes at a later stage
  5. Keep the shoes you were wearing

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