Making Slip and Trip Claims, with Winns

Making slip and trip claims can be invaluable when it comes to coping with the effects of an injury. As far as accidents go it may not sound like a huge event, but in reality a bad trip or slip can leave you badly injured and unable to work, while recovery time will depend on how bad the injury is and the standard of treatment received.

If you have been injured walking through a public or private space, then making slip, trip and fall claims with Winns is the best way to get the help, advice, and compensation you deserve.

How do I know if I can make a slip and trip claim?

If you have tripped, slipped or fallen in a public place, private building or other area, then you are likely to be eligible to make a slip and trip claim.

In order to strengthen your claim, you should document the scene of your accident as soon as possible, taking photos of the site and asking for witness testimony from anyone who saw or helped you. You should also seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only will this guarantee you the best, and most correct, treatments, but a doctor's note can also be extremely compelling when it comes to arriving at a worthy settlement figure.

It is important to note, however, that you must make any slip, trip and fall claims within three years of the incident. Any longer and your claim will be considered 'time-barred' and will not be legally allowed to proceed.

To launch your slip and trip claim, call or use our Live Chat feature to talk to a member of the Winns team today.

Why make slip and trip claims with Winns?

When you launch trip and fall claims with Winns, we promise to be with you every step of the way. That means that from the moment you first speak to one of our claims handlers, we will give you all of the help, support and advice that you need.

We arrange any medical treatment that you may need (such as physiotherapy) and take care of your compensation claim right up until the time when a settlement can be reached. We will, of course, keep you up to date with any developments in your case, but you can always feel free to give us a call if you have any questions along the way.

What our clients say

At Winns, we help thousands of people to get the compensation they deserve after any type of personal injury, not just slip, trip and fall claims. Because of the hard work and dedication of our team, we're rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot, the consumer review site.

Below are just a few reviews we've received from our clients in recent weeks:

They really looked after immediately after the accident. They were clear and concise about the process and information needed. I would not hesitate to use them again and recommend them to friends and family.

Sarah Tingle

First class service with great communication!


Very happy with the caring service I received from Winn Solicitors and I was very impressed with how fast they were able to sort out physio for me and my claim over the phone.

Mr C Bell

Call or use Live Chat to speak to Winns and start your trip and fall claim today.

Who do I make slip, trip and fall claims against?

The fact is, a slip, trip or fall could happen almost anywhere. Wherever we go, whether to work, the shops, or just for a walk, we could be unfortunate enough to have an accident. No matter where slip and trip claims originate, if someone else was liable for the accident, then you can make a claim against them.

If, for example, an incident happens at work then the company is liable. An employer has a responsibility to keep you safe and protected at all times, and if they fail in their duty of care then settlements are taken from their employers liability insurance. You can read more about accident at work cases on our dedicated page, here.

Public spaces, meanwhile, are under the remit of the local authority, while retail spaces will either be the responsibility of the individual store or the company that operates the shopping centre that houses it. In these cases, you will be making a claim against their public liability insurance, which you can read more about here.

If you are unsure as to who your slip, trip and fall claim will be against, then speak to a Winns claims handler today.

You can also find more information on the Citizens Advice personal injury page, here.

Trip and fall claims - FAQs

How much can I claim for in trip and fall claims?

Settlement amounts for any claim, let alone slip and trip claims, vary depending on a number of factors. These include the severity of the injury (and its impact on your way of life) loss of earnings, travel expenses if you are unable to drive, and others. Your Winns advisor will be able to give you a more comprehensive view of your potential settlement.

How long does it take for a slip and fall case to settle?

If your claim progresses without issue, then you can usually expect to receive a settlement within a few months. Your Winns claims handler will be able to advise you better based on the specifics of your case, and will keep you updated throughout the process.

Can I claim for slipping on a wet floor?

It is possible to make slip, trip and fall claims after slipping on a wet floor, but for your case to have the best chance of success it must be proven that there was no visible warning as to the condition of the floor. This includes yellow warning signs placed around the wet zone. If you slipped despite being warned, then your claim is unlikely to be successful.

How serious does a slip, trip or fall need to be for me to make a claim?

If you have been injured in any way following a slip, trip, or fall, or if you feel that an organisation has failed in their duty of care to your, then you can make a claim. Speak to our specialist claims handlers if you are uncertain about any aspect of making a claim.

How do I know who’s responsible for my accident?

Liability for your accident will rest with whoever is responsible for site safety. Councils and local authorities have responsibility for public spaces, while companies ensure safety in a workplace. Your Winns advisor will be able to tell you who your claim is against when you launch a slip and trip claim.

Excellent customer service! First time dealing with solicitors and felt at ease straight away! Stephen Clemson who is handling my case did an amazing job at making me understand all the technical terms and eased me through the process! Can’t praise them enough.


To make a slip, trip or fall claim, call or use Live Chat to contact Winns today. We'll get you back on your feet with the support you need.

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