Making A Slip, Trip or Fall Claim in Scotland
Public Trip or Slip
If you slip on a pool of water inside a building open to the public such as a bank,
a supermarket or a restaurant and injure yourself, then the personal injury compensation
claim would be made against the occupier’s public liability insurance policy.
Trip or Slip On Council Property
If your accident was on a council owned property such as a public footpath or a
council house rented out to a member of the public, then you may be able to make
a personal injury compensation claim against the local authority if the accident
was due to their negligence. For example, you may be able to make a personal injury
compensation claim if you tripped and injured yourself on a badly maintained footpath.
Trip or Slips On Private Property
If your accident was on private property such as a house or piece of land privately
owned by an individual, you would be able to make a personal injury compensation
claim providing the accident was the fault of the land owner or occupier. If you
have fell in your office at work and injured yourself, you would be able to make
a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
Trip or Slips In Shops or Supermarkets
The owners of the commercial property have a duty to ensure that you have free and
safe movement around their premises If you have slipped or tripped over something
in a shop or supermarket then you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
What Can I Claim For
You will be able to claim compensation for the injury and economic loss that you
have incurred due the inury sustained. Such losses could be:
- Injury compensation
- Private medical treatment
- Loss of earnings
- Future ongoing medical and living expenses
Making a Trip or Slip Claim
Scottish Claims Helpline work on a
No Win, No Fee, No Risk basis which means you do not have to pay any fees if your claim is ultimately unsuccessful.
To start your claim for compensation after a fall simply click on the button below
and complete our online claim form.