Personal Injury Claims

Slips & Trips

If you have suffered injury because of a slip or a trip and this was not through any fault of your own, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The personal injury team at McHale & Co is highly experienced in dealing with cases of this type and hugely adept in securing the outcomes our client want and deserve.

We pride ourselves on our ability to successfully represent clients in all areas of personal injury, and believe our team is among the strongest in the North West, with great experience and skill across the board.

Call us today on 0161 928 3848 and we can discuss your accident in more detail and provide feedback on whether you may be able to make a claim. If you prefer, you can also leave your details via our online contact form and a member of the team will call you back at a suitable time.

Causes of slips and trips

A slip or a trip can have very serious and even life-threatening consequences. Should you fall over, you might automatically assume it was your fault, but there may be any number of reasons why the trip happened as a consequence of someone else's actions.

Who knew that walking along a pavement, in a supermarket or along the high street could be so hazardous? According to research published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 95% of major slips result in broken bones. However, most people underplay the importance of such accidents. Consequently, they do not receive the compensation they are entitled to, which is based on how much the incident has affected their life.

Falls in public areas can happen in almost any scenario. However, some of the most common causes of a fall include:

  • Wet floors 
  • Spillages
  • Uneven flooring 
  • Poorly-fitted carpets
  • Cracked, broken or uneven pavements 
  • Unexpected obstacles 

If you have suffered injury because of any of the above, you could be entitled to compensation if you were not alerted to the dangers you faced.  

Common slip and trip injuries

An accident of this type can obviously affect any part of the body, but given the nature of such falls, there are certain areas more susceptible than others. The most common areas on the body injured because of a fall include:

  • Back
  • Ankle
  • Knee
  • Head
  • Wrist

Injuries to these areas can have a considerable impact on your ability to complete the tasks you perform on a day-today basis, and as such must be taken very seriously If they prevent you from doing the things you were able to do before, and if this means you are not able to do the job you had before, this can have a huge implications financially and from a career perspective. It will also likely impact your psychological state. Any compensation awarded will therefore take into account these various factors, providing much needed support when you would otherwise struggle.

No win, no fee

At McHale & Co, we are firm believers that everyone should have access to justice. This is why we are able to operate on a no win, no fee basis, which serves as an additional layer of protection for our clients. It means that should you not be successful with your claim, you will not be required to pay a penny*.

Get in touch

For more information about how we can help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled following a slip or trip, get in contact with us today. Our professional and experienced team is here to provide the help you need, so simply call us on 0161 928 3848 or complete our online enquiry form and give us permission to call you back. 

We are easily accessible for anyone in the North West, with offices in Cheshire and North and South Manchester. We also take on cases from anywhere in the UK, so feel free to contact us with a query regardless of where you are based. 

*there is a possibility you may be responsible for disbursements incurred in your claim, but this is something we will talk to you about beforehand


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August 21st
Malcolm Horner recently obtained compensation in excess of £6,000 for a client who tripped on a pavement and injured his arm.
August 20th
Water left on the floor of a casino without proper notification led to a claim for a damaged ankle in the sum of £5,000.00.