Occupiers of buildings, such as shops and offices, owe duties to people lawfully visiting their premises to keep them reasonably safe. But they only have to take reasonable steps to ensure safety so, for example, the owner of a historic building doesn’t have to smooth off every old stone step in case someone falls down it.
Some accidents can easily be avoided if building owners or occupiers keep an eye out for obvious dangers and put them right. Sometimes, it’s just a question of making sure spills are cleared up quickly before someone slips in them. Or filling in holes in the pavement at the shop entrance. Mainly, it’s just common sense.
Our lawyers can help with all types of slip and trip claims including these: