You probably think there isn’t any difference between a slip, a trip and a fall. But in the insurance world, there’s a definite distinction between them.
A slip occurs when there’s little or no friction between a walking surface and a person’s footwear. It could be the result of spilled liquid, a naturally slippery floor or path surface or the individual wearing shoes will little or no traction.
If someone loses their balance after their foot or lower leg catches or strikes an object or obstruction, it would be considered a “trip”.
In this instance, a person would actually fall after losing their balance. A fall can happen when someone goes from a higher surface to a lower one (e.g. going down stairs). A fall is also the result of a slip or a trip.