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Trips and Falls Outdoors

According to the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, occupiers of premises owe a duty of care to all lawful visitors. As a result, they are a bound by the law to ensure that they have taken reasonable steps to guarantee that visitors remain safe when using their premises. This applies to a wide range of locations such as supermarkets, shops, gyms, restaurants and public houses.

In addition to this, local authorities have a duty under the Highways Act 1980 to regularly inspect and maintain pavements and roads on a regular basis. Defects that may cause us to trip or fall must be rectified in order to ensure that they are safe for the general public.

Unfortunately, not every local authority fulfils this duty of care to you, meaning that we deal with compensation claims for slips, trips and falls caused by defective pavements on a daily basis.

Importantly, each case is decided on its merits and therefore expert legal advice is essential to establish the chances of success in any case. If you or a member of your family have been involved in an accident outdoors that wasn’t your fault, don't hesitate to contact us for free, no obligation advice.

Mercury Legal will pursue your claim at no upfront cost to you and you will not have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own. We operate with the highest levels of customer care and we will represent your case professionally, managing all of the paperwork along the way.

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