How do slips and falls at work happen?
There are many slip trip and fall hazards in the workplace such as:
- Wet floors
- Loose carpeting
- Exposed wires
- Uneven flooring
- Dangerously slippery flooring
- Damaged staircases
If you have been injured due to slipping, tripping or falling at work, and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. All you need to do is call one of our work accident lawyers and tell them your story. If we think you have a case, then we will work with you on a no win, no fee basis, so if your case is not successful you won't have to pay a penny. Our personal injury solicitors are recommended in the Legal 500 and we have been accredited for personal injury by the Law Society.
Your employer’s responsibility
Employers need to ensure that the right safety procedures are in place to prevent such an accident from occurring. Employers need to make sure that:
- Adequate risk assessments are put in place
- Appropriate footwear and equipment is provided
- The work station or work-place is kept clean and free from hazards
- Adequate signage is in place
Health and safety in the work-place is the responsibility of everyone within the working environment. However, your employer does have a duty of care to ensure you work in a safe environment and they are compliant with all the relevant health and safety regulations.
Slip and trip compensation claims
Our specialist team have years of experience in handling slip and trip compensation claims for people who have been injured following a slip or trip at work, so you will be in very good hands throughout your whole trip at work compensation claim, and we will keep you up to date with the progress of your claim.
We understand how a slip or a trip at work can affect your life, in particular, your day to day activities, therefore our aim is to ensure that we secure you the maximum compensation that you rightfully deserve.
Call us on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you to discuss your claim.
Slip and trip claims FAQs
If you have been injured at work and it was not your fault, our solicitors can help you get the trip, fall or slip at work compensation you are entitled to. For more information read our FAQs below.
Can I claim compensation for a slip and fall injuries in the workplace?
Yes. If you have been injured at work due to a slip, trip or fall, and it was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation. The first thing you need to do is call our specialist personal injury solicitors and if we think you have a case, then we can start gathering evidence and asking if your employer accepts liability for your accident. You will also need to see an independent medical expert, as all parties will need to understand the extent of your injuries, what your treatment will be and how your injuries will impact your life. Once this is done, we can begin to calculate the amount of compensation we will ask for. Typically, most slip and trip compensation claims are settled out of court. If your case does go to court, which is unlikely, we will be with you every step of the way.
Is there a time limit on slip and trip claims?
Accidents at work, like slips, trips and falls, fall under personal injury law, which means you have three years from the time of the accident or from the 'date of knowledge' of the injury to bring a claim. We always advise getting in contact with our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you have been injured in an accident at work. Contact us today on 01616 966 229.
How much will I get for a slip and fall at work compensation claim?
The amount of compensation you may receive for a slip, trip or fall at work will depend on a number of factors which include:
- The extent of your injuries
- Current and future treatment needed
- Loss of earnings due to the time taken off work or having to change career which may have impacted your earning capacity
- Expenses occurred due to the accident
- Loss of enjoyment
At Stephensons, we understand how injuries sustained after an accident at work can impact your life, which is why we believe you should receive some measure justice in the way of compensation. We work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning there is little financial risk to you and that you can access justice, even if you don’t have deep pockets. Call our expert solicitors today on 01616 966 229.