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Slip at work
Slip and trips at work are one of the most common types of work-place accident. A slip at work can often occur through no fault of your own.
Our specialist work accident solicitors understand that making a slip and trip claim for trip at work compensation against your employer can be daunting and that you may be worried about the impact it could have on your employment, but rest assured your employer should not treat you any differently as a result of a claim against them and, if they do, you should seek advice from an employment solicitor.
If you would like to speak to one of our slip and fall solicitors following a slip, trip or fall at work which was caused by the negligence of your employer call us on 0161 696 6235 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.
How do slips and trips at work happen?
There are many hazards that can cause slip and fall injuries 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 a slip and fall at work, and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to trip at work 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 slip and fall 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 a slip and fall injury from occurring. In order to avoid trip hazards at work, 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.
Trip at work compensation claims
Our specialist team of slip and fall solicitors 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 trip at work compensation claim.
We understand how tripping 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.
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 at work?
Yes. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury at work 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 fall at work. 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, our slip and fall solicitors will be with you every step of the way.
Is there a time limit on claiming my trip at work compensation?
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 slip and fall solicitors as soon as possible if you have been injured in an accident at work. Contact us today on 0161 696 6235.
How much will I get for a slip and fall at work compensation claim?
The amount of compensation you may receive for tripping 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
What happens if you fall at work?
Tripping at work can be stressful and if you have been injured as a result of a fall at work in the last three years, then you should contact a slip and fall solicitors to see what compensation you will be entitled to. A slip and fall at work can come in many different forms and the severity of each accident will vary. Trips at work can sometimes just happen as the result of an unfortunate exercise, but sometimes a slip at work can be the result of employer negligence, which is when you can contact our slip solicitors. With years of experience when dealing with trips at work and slips claims, Stephensons slip and fall solicitors will be able to look into the details of your claim and advise as to whether or not you have the grounds on which to receive trip at work compensation. Although a slip at work can be minor, major slips and trips at work can be extremely traumatic and significantly impact a person’s everyday life, as well as the lives of loved ones, too. If you have been injured as a result of tripping at work, it’s time to stop suffering in silence, and contact Stephensons to pursue your trip at work compensation.
What can trip at work compensation be used for?
Trip at work compensation can help massively towards many different expenses that you now have to cover at a result of your slip at work incident. From expensive medical bills that you had to pay as a result of your injuries to loss of earnings due to having to take time off, trip at work compensation can be extremely helpful in getting your life back on track after a fall at work. The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your slip and fall injury at work but our slip and fall solicitors are here to ensure you receive the pay out you deserve, after falling victim to trip hazards at work.
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 0161 696 6235.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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