Slipping and Tripping Injuries
There are many thousands of injuries arising from slips and trips each year.
Whilst it is sometimes argued that these are evidence of the alleged compensation culture which it has now been held does not exist in Personal Injury Law in this country, they are types of personal injury which can give rise to severe injuries involving high degrees of pain and suffering and loss of amenity, loss of income, medication expenses and treatment costs.
The Law of Negligence is supplemented by Case Law and Statutory Authorities which provide a duty of care upon owners and occupiers of premises to ensure that they are safe. There are many places which an individual visits each year as a lawful visitor and it is the duty of the owner and/or occupier which can include private individuals, companies, businesses and local authorities to ensure that the premises are are safe and free from hazards which may cause slips and trips. In particular local authorities are under duty to ensure that pavements and public highways are in a safe condition for public use.
Rogers & Norton have undertaken personal injury claims on behalf of many victims of slips and trips on premises such as:-
Pathways on public land
Pathways on private land
Injuries as a result of slips and trips can sometimes be relatively minor injuries such as sprains and bruising but can equally be much more severe involving broken limbs and significant soft tissue injuries causing severe ongoing symptoms.
Successful personal injury claims arising from slips and trips will always give rise to an award for pain and suffering and will often include medication costs, loss of earnings, treatment costs, care and assistance and travel expenses to name but a few.