Slips / Trips / Falls
If you have fallen, tripped or slipped due to a danger or hazard created by others and have suffered an injury, you may be entitled to make a *claim for compensation. Often a trip, slip or fall is the result of a simple accident and nobody is to blame. However if an accident is the result of negligence of another party then there may be a claim.
There can at times be a fine line between an accident and an accident that gives rise to compensation due to negligence. To put it simply, in the eyes of the law a trip slip or fall will be deemed to be an accident when it is held that no one could possibly have foreseen it happening and for which is it not appropriate to place blame. Nobody has control over the incident nor does anybody have responsibly to prevent it.
However a trip slip and fall will be deemed to give rise to a *claim when an incident is caused by the act or omission of another in breach of their duty of care, which is a duty to avoid acts or omission that you can reasonably foresee would cause an injury to another.
Therefore in order to receive *personal injury compensation for an injury resulting from a trip slip and fall, your personal injury solicitor will have to prove that the accident occurred because of another persons negligence and was not a mere accident. In addition, they will have to prove that the negligence did in fact cause your injury.