Slip and trip claims
You may have tripped on a broken pavement, slipped on ice, or slipped on a wet surface, perhaps in a supermarket or restaurant. If this resulted in an injury, and you can prove that the owner of the property or land is at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. It is essential you get legal advice on what to do next.
Making a slip claim
A claim can be made against an organisation or individual, if they allow visitors or the general public onto their property when it is unsafe. Most property owners will have insurance cover to meet your claim.
If your accident has occurred on a pavement or road your claim may be against the local highway authority. Claims against local authorities are sometimes called Public Liability claims and claims for accidents occurring on private property such as shops or houses are known as Occupiers Liability claims.
If you have a trip, slip or fall whilst at work, or in the course of your employment, please see our separate accidents at work section.
Our ethical approach
At The Co-operative we believe that:
- Everyone should have access to the right level of legal expertise to provide them with support when they have suffered an injury and someone else is a fault
- Everyone should receive compensation which is a fair reflection of the injury they have sustained, the financial impact and the effect on their lifestyle
As the largest co-operative organisation in the UK, we aim to ensure that customers receive the best service available from our approved panel of solicitors.
Experts in Public Liability and Occupier Liability Claims
We have access to over 50 specialists from our approved panel of solicitors who deal with slips, trips and falls, occurring on land belonging to others that have in some way been negligent or in breach of their duties.
A different kind of service
At The Co-operative we want to ensure that you are properly looked after, so we’ll make sure your appointed solicitors focus on you and your recovery as well as your claim.
Funding your claim
Pursuing an accident claim can be very stressful. The last thing that you need to worry about is how to pay for legal support to pursue your claim.
We will advise you of the best funding option for your claim to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered a slipping, tripping or falling accident and feel that the organisation or person who owns the property or land on which it occurred is at fault, call for free advice. Your appointed solicitor will assess your situation and advise you on what to do next.