Compensation is determined by damages, insurance, and liability on a slip and fall accident. In order to recover money there must be an at fault party. Normally this is a land owner or business. That person or entity would need to show negligent behavior on the property. Something like wet liquid on the floor or ice on the pavement could suffice. That foreign substance or dangerous condition needs to cause injury and there needs to be insurance to pay. Damages are determined by past, present, and future physical and emotional pain and suffering; lost wages; medical bills; and loss of future income. A lawyer can help determine all of those damage elements.