There are situations where you can claim
If you have suffered personal injury due to a slip, trip or fall on snow or ice, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim for the injuries you have sustained. Broad Yorkshire Law has specialist solicitors who are happy to discuss your claim and provide you with any advice you may need. After reading through this page, if you are unsure whether you are entitled to a compensation claim or would like to ask us any questions, contact us today.
Am I eligible to make a compensation claim?
To make a compensation claim you must have been injured as a result of the negligence of a third party.
Whether or not you are able to claim compensation for the personal injury you have sustained will be based on where the accident took place. The Occupiers Liability Act of 1957 stated that an owner or occupier of public premises has a duty of care towards any visitors to their premises, to make sure all visitors are reasonably safe. During winter, this duty can include making sure all areas are gritted and ice free preventing slips, trips and falls which could cause personal injury. If you are injured as a result of slipping on snow or ice whilst on someone else’s premises, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Slipped on ice or snow at work?
Your employers also have a duty of care towards all of their employers which means they must maintain their premises and do everything possible to prevent their employees from suffering personal injury due to a slip, trip or fall. This can include making sure all used areas for example, car parks, pathways and work yards are all clear from snow and ice to prevent any employees suffering personal injury.
Many people worry about making a compensation claim against their employer because they believe they will be treated differently or even be dismissed. Here at Broad Yorkshire Law we make sure you are fully aware of all your legal rights. It is illegal for your employer to dismiss you due to making a compensation claim against them and this would amount to unfair dismissal.