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Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls

If you have suffered injury through a slip, trip or fall at work, in the street, in a shop or any other public place you could be entitled to claim compensation. Slips, trips, and falls are amongst some of the most common types of personal injury claims and they can happen anytime, anywhere.

It is not unreasonable to expect the council or business owners to maintain their premises and keep them safe for public use. The law requires employers, owners or occupiers of premises to take reasonable steps to ensure peoples safety. If you are injured as a result of their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation and the negligent party will all have to fix the cause of the slip, trip or fall to prevent others from suffering injuries.

Step 1

Get in touch using our contact forms or any details provided throughout the site.

Step 2

We arrange a free consultation with you to discuss the case

Step 3

If accepted we will action your case on a no win no fee basis.

These slips, trips, and falls can be very painful and even cause serious injury or fatality. In cases where long-term medical attention and time of work is needed, they can cause serious long-term effects and financial losses. 

HNK has a team of expert solicitors who specialise in claims for slips, trips, and falls, who have years of experience in successfully obtaining compensation for people who have been injured due to a slip, trip or fall. In these cases, it is often difficult to determine whom to make a claim against, so contact HNK today to arrange a free no-obligation consultation where we will discuss the details of your case and advise you on pursuing a claim.

Claiming for a Slip, Trip or Fall

If you have been involved in a slip, trip or fall photographic evidence of the defect which caused the accident is crucial to prove liability for your claim. Therefore, we advise you to take photographs as soon as possible after the accident. If you have fallen due to a trip from an uneven paving stone, for example, if possible, a ruler or other item of measurement should be used so the defect is clear from the photograph.


Either the victim of the accident or someone acting on their behalf can make a claim for a slip, trip or fall. You typically have around three years from the date of your accident or three years from the date you turned 18, to make a claim.

Common causes of Slips, Trips, and Falls:

  • Spilled liquids on the floor
  • Obstacles on the floor
  • Unrepaired potholes in paths or roads
  • Wobbly paving stones
  • Missing kerbstones
  • Hazards cause by poorly undertaken road works
  • Holes left in footpaths after removal of lamp posts or other fixed features
  • Defective grids
  • Uncovered manholes
  • Poor lighting
  • Icy pavements which have not been gritted or salted
  • Packaging or debris left on a shop floor
  • Unsafe stacking in shops
  • Trolleys or cages being pushed into you in shops
  • Wires left lying around

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Get in touch

Fill out the below form and one of our advisors will get in touch to arrange a consultation about your claim.

Call 0151 203 1104 Mon – Thu 09:00-19:00
Fri – 09:00-17:00

How we can help

HNK Solicitors have a team of experts who have years of experience in handling claims for slips, trips, and falls. We will fight on your behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your injuries and any subsequent losses. Making a claim may seem daunting at first but we provide you with a dedicated case handler who will walk you through every step of the process and offer help and advice whenever you need it.

Free Consultation

Contact us today to arrange a free no-obligation consultation. We can assess your case and advise you on pursuing a claim.


We offer a no-win, no-fee service which means it will cost you nothing upfront to start your claim. If your claim is unsuccessful, then you won’t have to pay a penny.

Client Communication

We ensure that you are kept up to date throughout the whole process, and are always happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation received varies from case to case. It all depends on several factors including the seriousness of the accident, the extent of your injuries, the impact the accident has on your life and your loss of earnings. Our team will get to know you and your circumstances and ensure we get the amount of compensation you need and deserve.

The compensation you receive should cover:

• The pain and suffering you’ve endured due to your accident
• Any long-term consequences of your injury
• Treatment fees such as rehabilitation, physiotherapy or a chiropractor
• Loss of earnings from having to take time off work
• Money spent because of your injury such as travel expenses, medication or paying for childcare
• The cost of a holiday if you weren’t able to attend because of your injury
• Costs of having to make any adaptions to your home due to your injury

Who is liable?

Often it can be difficult to determine whom to make a claim against after a slip, trip or fall, especially if it occurs in a public place. You can usually determine who is liable for a claim based on where the accident occurred. If your accident occurs at work, your employer could be liable. If you slip or trip because of a cracked or uneven pavement, the council could be liable. If your accident occurs in a shop or hotel, the owner of the premises is liable.

If you are unsure whom you should make a claim against, contact HNK today and we will be able to advise you on how best to pursue your case.

How long will it take to receive compensation?

Some claims can be settled in a few months, but more complex cases may take longer. Timescales vary from case to case, dependent on the amount of evidence needed and the severity of your injuries. HNK Solicitors will ensure you are kept regularly updated about your case’s progress, no matter how long it takes for you to get justice. We will do everything we can to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible and will keep you informed every step of the way.

Can I claim compensation?

If you slip, trip or fall over something due to someone’s negligence then you could be entitled to claim compensation. If the accident was preventable by someone responsible taking reasonable precautions and they have failed to do so, then they can be liable for your accident and subsequent injuries.

If, however, you trip over something which is ordinarily there, such as a curb, then you could struggle to prove someone else is to blame. Similarly, if you slip on a wet floor where signs are clearly displayed warning you the floor is wet, then it is your responsibility to heed these warnings. The best way to know for sure if you can claim compensation is to contact HNK and arrange a free no-obligation consultation to discuss the details of your accident. We will be able to provide you with more detailed information on pursuing a claim and who is liable for your accident.

I live outside of the North-West; can you still help me?

We regularly accept instructions from clients nationwide. Despite our office being based in Liverpool, we can represent clients all over England and Wales. We can deal with matters by way of telephone, letter, and email. We also have a facility so that our clients can sign documentation electronically to not only speed the process of progressing your case but helping us do our bit for the environment too!

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