Slip Trip Fall Accidents
Slip trip fall accidents: the UK laws which set out the duties you are owed on private land by the owner (or occupier – person or business with control) of that land
A business such as a supermarket might run a business from a building and have control over the land and be classed as an occupier, but a landlord might own the land resulting in you being owed a duty by the the supermarket business and the landlord.
UK statute law describing the duties you are owed when on private land
The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 section 2 sets out the duty of an occupier of private land (the person who lives in, controls or owns a premises) to keep lawful visitors safe, which includes not leaving any hazards which could cause slip trip fall accidents.
The Occupiers Liability Act 1984 provides for protection to users of an occupier’s land by someone other than a lawful visitor. This includes keeping trespassers safe from obvious dangers of slip trip fall accidents.
What is the process to claim compensation for a slip trip or fall accident?
Click slip and fall accident claim to see the article I have written explaining how to claim compensation following a trip slip and fall on private or public land.