Who is responsible for slips and trips in public places?
If your injury occurred through slipping or tripping on a footpath, then the local authority is responsible for maintaining the footpath may be responsible. This is because under the Highways Act 1980, local bodies have a duty to maintain all footpaths and roads that are accessible to the public.
When it comes to private land, the owner and/or occupier of the property has a duty of care to ensure you do not come to any harm under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984. If you suffer a trip, slip, or fall due to the owner’s negligence in not removing a potential hazard, you may be entitled to compensation.