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Solicitors in Manchester - Stuart Matthews
Stuart / Your Personal Injury Solicitor




    Been injured in a Slip, Trip or Fall Accident?

    If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall in a public place, we may be able to help you make an accident claim and get compensation.

    Although suffering a trip, slip or fall may seem trivial, it can be painful, embarrassing, and sometimes cause nasty or permanent injuries. We help many people receive compensation of varying amounts. We know how to win these types of cases. Contact us to get help.

    Were you injured because of someone else’s mistake?

    Slips, trips, and falls can be triggered by a variety of incidents. Even if you have tripped over a cable on the floor of your office, you can pursue a claim for personal injury.

    And, with the holiday season upon us, there are many occasions where holiday-makers slip, trip or fall either around the pool, within their rooms or hotel areas. Badly maintained balconies, poorly lit stairways and loose tiles can all provide a hazard for holiday-makers of all ages.

    So, if you were injured because of a mistake someone else made, then you have every right to pursue them for compensation.

    Contact us today to discuss your claim and we will be able to tell you whether there was negligence involved, and who should be held accountable.

    Slipped, tripped or fell in the street? Here are the key things you should do in order to help your compensation claim:

    1. To the best of your ability, try and identify what caused you to slip, fall, or trip up. This is sometimes more difficult than it might seem – if you knew what it was that had caused you to trip up, you would have spotted it in the first place and avoided it!
      However, once you have done so, try to take some photographs of the scene. If you can, include the entire background.
    2. Seek prompt medical attention from your GP or A&E. Take photographs of any cuts or bruises.
    3. It is imperative that you seek early legal advice from specialist Solicitors who know how to properly run a tripping claim. These cases are considerably more difficult than it’s widely believed. You are only likely to succeed if special litigation tactics are used.
      It is also important that expert Solicitors visit the scene of the accident as soon as possible after the accident occurred. This is to take photographs and measure the defect/s.
    4. Always obtain the names, telephone numbers and addresses of any witnesses of your accident as this will be extremely important in establishing causation on your behalf.
    5. Keep any damaged property such as clothing, etc. as it is also evidence (even if it is blood-stained).

    Your Questions Answered

    Tripping in Public

    If you tripped on a public path that had not been maintained and left in a dangerous state, then your claim will be against the local council.  The Highways Act of 1980 states that it is the legal duty of the local authority concerned to check their pavements regularly and ensure that they are safe and free from risk and obstruction.

    One of the biggest problems we face as users of roads and pavements is the ever-growing number of potholes.  Cutbacks in repair bills have led to more and more potholes appearing, and also to them taking longer to be repaired, meaning that they are more likely to cause accidents.

    If you are on private land when you suffer an accident or a fall, then the owner of the land is the person who has been negligent and they are the ones who will be held accountable.

    Tripping in the Workplace or Supermarkets

    If you slip and fall happens in a private space such as a supermarket, and the fall was caused by something negligent such as a wet floor, then you have every right to claim compensation from the owners for negligence. The Health and Safety Executive point out that it is the responsibility of any supermarket to make sure that floors are safe for customers, visitors and employees. It provides the following advice:

    • Spillages should be cleaned and dried immediately.
    • Wet floors should have warning signs on them.
    • Floors should be kept in good condition.
    • Hazardous wear and tear should be highlighted to warn customers.
    • Hazards shouldn’t be left out on the floor.

    Supermarkets are supposed to have a proper regular system of checking for spillages and tripping hazards. This is particularly the case near soft fruit and vegetables, drinks and chilled cabinets, as this is the most likely area for spillages to occur. Often, these proper housekeeping systems are not all they should be and hazards remain in the shopping aisle for long periods of time.

    What can I claim for?

    Slip, trip and fall claims are quite widespread and can happen in public and workplaces;

    • Slipping and tripping on wet surfaces where no warning signs are displayed
    • Tripping over uneven paving slabs
    • Tripping due to holes in the pavement and roads
    • Falling down a defective staircase or set of steps
    • Trip injuries caused by tripping over wires, boxes or other items
    • Falling off a ladder would be falling from height due to faulty equipment
    How to claim for slips and trips.

    Whether your accident occurs at work or in a public place, it is important to make note of any useful information. Take pictures of the area that caused the accident and get any details of anyone who witnessed the incident.

    It is imperative that as soon as you are able, you contact our Solicitors so that we can gather the necessary evidence from the scene before it is covered up or removed.  Whatever information you can obtain will be helpful but remember your well-being is of more importance.

    What you need to do after getting medical attention is seek legal counsel to represent you in making the claim. Slip, trip or fall claims require solicitors who are well versed with the procedures.

    These claims are often difficult to prove but at Treadstone Law our reputation in these cases is second to none and the chances are high that your claim can get you compensated. If the slip, trip or fall was caused by factors beyond your control, you stand a good chance with us of being compensated for personal damages suffered.

    Will I pay you any money if I lose my claim?

    No – we operate on a no-win-no-fee basis. If your claim is unsuccessful then you won’t receive any money and won’t have to pay a penny. The only exception to this is if you have told us anything that was not true or misled us in any way about your claim.

    What should I pay you if I win my claim?

    If your claim is successful, Treadstone Law may take up to 30% of the money you receive from your insurance company. However, the exact percentage may vary.

    How much will I be awarded?

    This depends on the individual circumstances of your claim.

    I’m ready to make my claim – how do I start the process?

    It’s a very simple process. Once you have submitted your free assessment form online, we will contact you about the next steps.

    Tripping in Public

    If you tripped on a public path that had not been maintained and left in a dangerous state, then your claim will be against your local council.  The Highways Act of 1980 states that it is the legal duty of the local authority concerned to check their pavements regularly and ensure that they are safe and free from risk and obstruction.

    One of the biggest problems we face as users of roads and pavements is the ever-growing number of potholes. Cutbacks in repair bills have led to more and more potholes appearing, and also to them taking longer to be repaired, meaning that they are more likely to cause accidents.

    If you are on private land when you suffer an accident or a fall, then the owner of the land is the person who has been negligent, and are the one who will be held accountable.

    Tripping in the Workplace or Supermarkets

    If you slip and fall in a private space such as a supermarket and the fall was caused by something negligent, such as a wet floor, then you have every right to claim compensation for the owner’s negligence.

    The Health and Safety Executive point out that it is the responsibility of any supermarket to make sure that their floors are safe for customers, visitors and employees. It gives the following advice:

    • Spillages should be cleaned and dried immediately,
    • Wet floors should have warning signs on them,
    • Floors should be kept in good condition,
    • Hazardous wear and tear should be highlighted to warn customers,
    • Hazards shouldn’t be left out on the floor.

    Supermarkets are supposed to have a proper regular system of checking for spillages and tripping hazards. This is particularly the case near soft fruit and vegetables, drinks and chilled cabinets, as they are the most likely areas for spillages to occur. Often, these proper housekeeping systems are not followed and hazards are left in the aisles for long periods of time.

    What can I claim for?

    Slip, trip and fall claims are quite widespread, and can happen in public and in workplaces. Generally, you can make a claim for the following:

    • Slipping and tripping on wet surfaces where no warning signs are displayed,
    • Tripping over uneven paving slabs,
    • Tripping due to holes in pavements and roads,
    • Falling down a defective staircase or set of steps,
    • Trip injuries caused by tripping over wires, boxes or other items,
    • Falling off a ladder would be falling from height due to faulty equipment.
    How to claim for slips and trips.

    Whether your accident occurred at work or in a public place, it is important that you make note of any useful information. Take pictures of the entire area and items that caused your slip, trip or fall accident. Also, make sure you obtain the details of anyone who witnessed your incident.

    It is imperative that you contact our solicitors as soon as you are able so that we can gather all the necessary evidence from the scene before it is covered up or removed.  Whatever information you can obtain will be helpful. But remember that your well-being is of more importance!

    What you need to do after getting medical attention is seek legal counsel to represent you in making the claim. Slip, trip or fall claims require solicitors who are well versed with the procedures.

    These claims are often difficult to prove but at Treadstone Law, our reputation in these cases is second to none. The chances are high that your claim can get you compensated.

    If the slip, trip or fall was caused by factors beyond your control, you stand a good chance with us of being compensated for personal damages suffered.

    Will I pay you any money if I lose my claim?

    No. We operate on a no-win-no-fee basis.

    If your claim is unsuccessful then you won’t receive any money and won’t have to pay a penny. The only exception to this is rule is if you have provided us with false information or misled us in any way about your claim.

    What should I pay you if I win my claim?

    If your claim is successful, Treadstone Law may take up to 30% of the money you receive from your insurance company. However, the exact percentage may vary.

    How much will I be awarded?

    This depends on the individual circumstances of your claim.

    I’m ready to make my claim – how do I start the process?

    The good news is that the process is very simple.

    First, submit our free online assessment form. We will then contact you to discuss your case and the next steps.

    Not found an answer to your question?

    Why Treadstone Law?

    Our civil litigation department has over 20 years of experience and a high success rate in making claims for clients like you against people who have wronged you (subject to approval we can act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE* basis).

    Your claim for personal injury could get you the compensation you may be eligible for. As part of our process, we will need to see your supporting evidence straight away and assess the contents.




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    "Recently had Stuart represent me during a difficult period. He was excellent at communicating with me throughout, and clearly has a lot of knowledge. Stuart put it in a way I could understand which made my ability to be properly involved so much easier. His advice was invaluable in getting me the result, but his personable manner was the reason I chose him to represent me. I have already passed him on to several friends and a family member, with all positive feedback."

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    "I was a bit worried at first having never made a claim, but Stuart really knows what he's doing and looked after my case from start to finish. Couldn't be more pleased with the result and the way it was handled."

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    "I have dealt with Treadstone law twice. On both occasions I recieved much more than I was expecting financially. The service levels recieved at Treastone law and more specifically Stuart was exceptional.. Stuart goes above and beyond! He was in touch at every point throughout the process and I would highly recommend him!"

    MR C Bowman

    "Treadstone delivered timely and accurate legal advice which helped me enormously and directly lead me to winning my case."

    Mr B / Manchester

    "Treadstone Law were recommend to me, they took the case on very quickly spoke to all witnesses within 48 hours and even met me at the scene of the accident so that I could walk them through what happened."

    Miss S / Oldham

    "Fantastic customer service, speedy resolution to my case, Stuart and Shu were friendly and knowledgeable."

    Mrs H / Bury

    "My wife was recently involved in a quite serious car crash, thankfully she wasn’t seriously injured but the car was totally destroyed, Stuart and his team handled everything from day one, from getting the pay-out for the car to dealing with the injury claim in an extremely professional and compassionate manner, he kept in contact with us at every step of the process and managed to sort everything out in under 12 weeks. I would recommend Treadstone Law to anyone that has had an accident, excellent service and total professionals."

    Mr Howard / Manchester

    "My solicitors have worked really hard to win my case. I am really pleased with the services provided. I would definitely recommend Treadstone to friends and family in the future. Thanks again."

    Mrs M / Cheshire

    “I was inundated by phone calls from dodgy companies telling me to put a claim in, but a colleague recommended Treadstone Law. I gave them a call and was astonished that, nine months later, I got a cheque for £4,700. Brilliant result!”

    Mr S / Wythenshawe

    “My son was injured at a holiday club. Treadstone Law came out to see me the same day I contacted them, and the solicitor who showed a real interest in the case. He explained it all well and was really nice to my son who was a bit frightened as he thought he was in trouble . We went to the scene of the accident and he did a full report taking loads of photos . This was really important as the play scheme moved all the incriminating evidence the next day.”

    Miss C / Cheshire

    “I had a simple road traffic accident and I was astonished when my solicitor called me and said she has settled my case for £13,000. I was very happy with the customer service that I received from Treadstone Law. They were always happy to help me with any questions I had and made me feel so welcome when I visited their offices. I will recommend my friends and family to use them if they require legal services.”

    Mrs O / Manchester

    “I was treated as a real human being by Treadstone Law. I was asked how I was, and the Solicitor did more than I had come in for, as I asked his advice about several other things. He answered all my questions and advised me what I should do, or what he would do if it were him. He made up for a lack of sensitivity shown by another solicitor’s firm, who treated me like a cash cow, were mercenary and lacked empathy. Unfortunately, I still have to deal with these solicitors, but not for long hopefully. Thank you again, and I will recommend you. Treadstone Law have restored my faith in solicitors!”

    Mrs D / Manchester

    “I was very impressed with the service I received, from the start of my claim to completion.”

    Mr S / Bolton