Things to Know about Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall injuries can be some of the most devastating injuries, but they can also be difficult to prove and even more difficult to win in court. When pursuing a slip and fall injury claim, here are a couple of things you need to keep in mind.

Places Where Slip and Fall Injuries are Likely to Occur

Slip and fall injuries are most likely to occur in places where there is an uneven or slippery surface, such as wet floors, loose rugs, or icy walkways. It is important to document the area (take photo’s if possible) where the injury occurred, including any visible hazards that may have caused the fall.

Knowing Whether You Have a Slip and Fall Injury Claim or Not

Tripping and falling may seem insignificant however, it can lead to a range of injuries, from head to toe. This can involve anything from concussions and neck/back trauma to broken bones in the hands, wrists, feet or hips, as well as ligament damage.

If you have been hurt while in a public area, like a store, shopping centre, or car park and made a claim, depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to receive damages for your injury as compensation for any pain, suffering and financial loss you experienced as a result of your fall.

Remember that slipping and falling can have serious consequences, so once you have made a claim, it is important to get professional legal help right away. Taking immediate action is the key to making sure your rights are protected and that you can receive the compensation you deserve if you are entitled to it.

Things You Can Claim Compensation for in a Slip and Fall accident

First and foremost, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and made a claim, liability is not automatic. This means the insurer will not initially (or ever) admit that your fall was caused by their negligence. In most circumstances the claim will be denied on the first instance, or pending whilst they investigate. Irrespective of the outcome or time it takes to complete their investigation, if you are entitled to compensation. you should keep detailed records for all expenses incurred following the fall. This includes most medical bills, hospital bills, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, prescription medication, and any other medical expenses you have incurred because of the accident. You may also be able to recover compensation for lost wages if you have been unable to work due to your injuries.

In addition to medical bills and lost wages, you may also be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering. This includes any physical or emotional anguish you have experienced because of the accident. Pain and suffering can include physical pain, emotional distress, and any other psychological or physical effects of the accident.

Finally, you may be able to receive compensation for any other damages you have suffered as a result of the accident. This could include property damage if any of your belongings were damaged in the accident or even legal fees if you have had to hire a lawyer to help you with your case.

How Much You Can Get Compensated for Your Claim

Depending on the severity of the injuries you sustain, a person who has been injured in a slip and fall accident and made a claim may be eligible to a reasonable amount of compensation to cover the costs of medical care, lost wages, and other damages. It is impossible in the first instance following a fall to calculate your entitlements as it depends on what injuries you have sustained and how well you recover (if it all), what permanent injury you will have and how it affects your life now and in the future. It will all come down to the medical evidence that supports your claim which is often complex in nature. This is why it is recommended that you reach out to a lawyer for help with your claim as soon as possible.


If you have had a slip and fall accident and made a claim, it is recommended you reach out to a personal injury compensation lawyer for assistance. They can help you navigate the compensation claim process, ensuring you receive the compensation that you deserve. If you want to know more start the conversation with us today! Your appointment will be confidential, complimentary and there will be no obligation to proceed.

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