The statistics for accident claims tell us that slips and trips are amongst the most common causes of non-fault injuries. These claims can arise from poorly maintained pavement, which is the responsibility of a council or highway authority. Slip-and-fall claims can also be brought against shops and owners of shop premises where individuals slip on a floor that has recently been cleaned or where products have fallen off the shelves and have not been cleaned up promptly.
Supermarkets are required to operate a system of cleaning and inspection that must be monitored and recorded by the shop management. When safety guidelines and best practices are not followed and an injury occurs, there may be grounds for a claim against the supermarket.
Typically slips and trips can result in jarring injuries to the back, neck, legs and ankles. However, in serious cases victims of slipping accidents have been known to hit their heads and sustain concussions and head injuries.