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    Mulderrigs are experts in trip slip & fall claims.

    We have been dealing with trip slip & fall claims for over twenty-five years.

    So please get in touch to get some free advice.

    Trip, Slip and Fall Case Studies

    Trip Slip & Fall Claims

    Whether it was a fall at work, a fall in a supermarket or a fall on the pavement we are here to help, you can read some of our success stories in trip slip and fall claims on this page.

    We have tried to answer some basic questions in the FAQ section below

    But claiming compensation for a trip slip or fall is a specialised area of the law.

    So you need an experienced solicitor for your claim.

    Choose Mulderrigs For Your Trip Slip & Fall Claim

    Mulderrigs have been handling successful trip slip and fall claims for over twenty-five years.

    You can read some of our recent cases here.

    But there is there is really no substitute for picking up the phone and having a chat.

    Our initial advice is always free and we are always happy to work on No Win No Fee terms.

    So please just give us a call.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Take pictures of the scene of the accident as soon as possible.

    It would be helpful to put something like a 5op piece, or a ruler into the picture in order to give it scale. It would also be helpful to step back and take a picture that shows the nearest landmark (a shop, house, post box etc) so that we can prove exactly where it is.

    And make a note of the location – The address or the name of the nearest shop.

    Get in touch for some free initial advice!

    We can tell in one short phone call whether trip slip and fall claims are likely to succeed.

    And if it is worth going ahead, we will be able to tell you exactly what’s involved.

    If you have been injured by a trip, slip or fall in a supermarket, shop or public building you may be entitled to claim compensation.

    The occupiers of the premises have a legal duty to take care of your safety while you are on their premises (S.2 Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957).

    They ought to keep the paths and walkways inside (and outside) their premises in a safe condition, and if they fail to do so you may be entitled to claim compensation.

    The classic examples in a supermarket involve:

    -Spillages – yoghurt, milk, juice, squashed fruit – that haven’t been cleared up

    -Wet floors where cleaning and mopping has taken place, without warning signs displayed

    -Snow and ice in the car parks and driveways, which haven’t been properly cleared

    The occupiers don’t have to be perfect – Their duty is to take “reasonable” steps.

    But the courts will take account of the fact that you have been invited onto their premises to buy things from them.

    The courts also understand that you may be distracted by displays, promotions and other advertising, which grab your attention.

    Typically, these cases involve people tripping and falling over dangerous flag-stones, raised manhole covers and other dangerous obstructions on the pavement or in the street.

    Councils have a legal duty to maintain the roads and pavements in their area (S.41 Highways Act 1980).

    So it may be possible to claim compensation when an accident occurs because the council fails to take reasonable steps to maintain the road or pavement.

    But these cases can be difficult.

    If the council has a reasonable system of maintenance and inspection they may be able to avoid any liability.

    So it is important to get an expert solicitor on the case.

    Give us a call.

    Your employer has a legal duty to take care for your safety in the workplace, and a duty to keep all floor areas, stairs, passageways, car parks etc. safe and free from hazardous substances (Reg. 12 The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992).

    So if you are injured in a tripping, slipping or falling accident at work because your employer has not met their legal duty you may be able to claim compensation.

    These cases often arise from:

    • People having to work in cluttered and untidy conditions, where they end up falling over equipment or stock
    • Dangerous stairs where there are loose treads, dangerous floor coverings or poor lighting
    • Wet floors where spillages have not been cleaned up, or where mopping has been done without any warning signs
    • Untreated ice and snow in the driveways and car parks at work.

    If you get in touch we will be able to tell you within a few minutes whether or not your case is worth investigating.

    The government has recently introduced an online system to handle lots of tripping and slipping claims, which has helped to simplify and speed up the process.

    All parties also have to abide by the terms of the Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims, which encourages both sides to settle the case without court proceedings if possible.

    We will obtain all the necessary evidence about the circumstances of your accident, including statements from you and any witnesses.

    We will also obtain expert medical evidence in relation to your injury, and details of any loss of earnings and other financial losses.

    In cases, where the insurers refuse to negotiate sensibly, we are very experienced in the conduct of court proceedings.

    But, even in difficult tripping and slipping claims, where court proceedings are necessary, the vast majority of our cases are settled on favourable terms before we ever get to a trial.

    When cases do go ahead as a trial the experience of giving evidence is rarely as difficult as people imagine.

    We have previously published some very straightforward pointers about giving evidence at court.

    As you might expect, the amount of compensation in trip slip and fall claims can vary massively.

    The biggest considerations are the extent of any injuries, and the amount of any financial losses e.g loss of wages

    We will consider these very carefully with you before advising you how much you can expect to receive in compensation.

    In our recent tripping and slipping cases the level of settlement has ranged between £3,500 and £170,000!

    Most of our tripping and slipping claims are concluded within 12-18 months of the initial call.

    This is because:

    • These cases are often defended by the insurers
    • It is also necessary to gather expert medical evidence about the damage
    • We often have to bring court proceedings for our clients in order to get the right amount of compensation for them.
    • But we won’t get our fees until the case is finished, so we will get on with things as quickly as we can!

    If you ask us to deal with your case we will discuss the fee arrangements clearly and carefully before asking you to sign our terms and conditions.

    Although other fee arrangements are available, “no win no fee” is usually the best option for our clients.

    There are no “upfront” fees, no hidden charges, and we will never leave you out of pocket.

    Most importantly, if you lose the case you pay nothing at all.

    We have never had a complaint from a client in relation to fees.

    Mulderrigs have been representing clients in tripping and slipping claims for many years, and have dealt with hundreds of successful cases in the last twenty five years.

    We promise to speak to you in plain English.

    Our company has held the Law Society’s LEXCEL quality mark since 2002.

    Our client feedback is amazing –  97% of our clients describe our service as good or excellent.