In this guide, we will discuss when you could have valid grounds to make a personal injury claim in pursuit of fall at work compensation, and how much you could be eligible to receive. Accidents at work, such as slips, trips and falls, and falls from a height, may lead to injuries that vary in severity from minor and transient to severe and life-altering.
As we move through this guide, we will explore the duty of care that employers owe to their employees at work. If your employer breaches the duty of care owed to you, it could cause you to sustain injuries. Under these conditions of employer negligence, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
What’s more, in this guide, we will provide a list of the potential evidence you could obtain to support your accident at work claim. Also, we will outline guideline compensation brackets for different injuries and explain how compensation may be calculated.
If you have any questions in regards to your potential accident at work claim, then you can use the following contact details to discuss this with our team of advisors. They are available 24/7 to provide claims advice that is both free and confidential.
To get in touch:
Choose A Section
- How Much Could You Receive In Fall At Work Compensation?
- When Are You Eligible To Claim Compensation For A Fall At Work?
- How Does A Fall At Work Happen Due To Employer Negligence?
- Evidence That Could Help You Receive Work Injury Compensation
- No Win No Fee Workplace Fall Compensation Claims
- Read More About Claiming Fall At Work Compensation
If you were to make a successful fall at work compensation claim, your award can consist of up to two types of damages. The first of these is known as general damages. This head of claim aims to compensate successful claimants for the physical pain and suffering that they have experienced due to their injuries and/or any psychological damage they sustained.
Solicitors can use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help them calculate the value of general damages. Therefore, we have also referred to this document to create the following guideline compensation table.
Please note that the following guideline compensation brackets are not a guarantee of the amount you will receive. This table is a guide. This is because every accident at work claim has its own unique details that determine the settlement award.
Table Of Guideline Compensation Brackets
|Compensation Bracket Guidelines
|Moderately Severe (b)
|£219,070 to £282,010
|Cases involving a seriously disabled person, who substantially depends upon others and requires constant care.
|£43,060 to £90,720
|Cases involving a small risk of epilepsy, the person’s ability to work is reduced, and there is an affect to their concentration and their memory.
|In the region of £148,330
|A neck injury connected with incomplete paraplegia or which leads to permanent spastic quadriparesis.
|£74,160 to £88,430
|Cases involving nerve root damage with an associated loss of sensation, impairment of bladder and bowel function, and further problems.
|£54,830 to £87,890
|The person will have permanent mobility problems and require a mobility aid for the rest of their life.
|Injuries to the Hips and Pelvis
|£26,590 to £39,170
|There will be a significant injury to the hip or pelvis but
no major permanent disability. Future risk will not be great.
|Significant Permanent Disability (b)
|£24,500 to £39,170
|Some useful movement will remain.
|Less Severe (b)
|£15,650 to £32,010
|Injuries that cause functional impairment but don’t involve any major surgeries, or significant disability.
|Simple Fractures (d)
|£6,610 to £19,200
|There will be simple fractures of the person’s forearm.
|Modest Injuries (d)
|Up to £13,740
|Cases of less serious, undisplaced or minor fractures, ligamentous injuries and sprains.
Special Damages In A Fall At Work Claim
Special damages is the second head of claim, which aims to compensate claimants for any past and future financial losses that they’ve suffered as a result of their injuries.
This could include reimbursement for the following:
- Cost of care
- Loss of earnings
- Travel expenses
- Cost of home adaptations
You’ll have to provide evidence of these losses, which can come in the form of bank statements, payslips, invoices, and receipts.
Please get in touch today to talk to one of our advisors about the amount of fall at work compensation you could be eligible to receive in the event that your accident at work claim is successful.
You may be eligible to make a personal injury claim for fall at work compensation if you can prove the occurrence of employer negligence. Below we will provide a definition of all the conditions that must be met for employer negligence to have occurred:
- Firstly, your employer owed you a duty of care at the time and location of your accident.
- Secondly, your employer breached this duty of care.
- Finally, as a result of this breach, you sustained physical injuries and/or psychological damage.
The duty of care that is owed by employers is laid out in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This states that your employer must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that you, as their employee, are safe at work. Some of these steps can include carrying out maintenance and repairs within a reasonable time period, performing risk assessments, and ensuring all employees have been provided with proper training.
Please get in touch with a member of our team to learn more about the eligibility criteria for making an accident at work claim.
Below we will provide examples of how employer negligence could lead to you having a fall at work:
- You have reported to your employer that your work ladder is faulty. Your employer ignores this and instructs you to continue using it. This leads to you falling from the defective ladder and sustaining a serious back injury.
- Loose wires trail through the walkway in an office. You trip and fall on this hazard, sustaining wrist injuries when attempting to break your fall.
- A leaking pipe in your work building causes a wet puddle to gather on the floor in a walkway. An employee reports this to your employer. However, despite having plenty of time to repair this or provide signage to mark the hazard, your employer fails to do so. This leads to a slip and fall accident, in which you sustain a head injury.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, for which you think that your employer was liable, please speak to one of our advisors for insight into your eligibility to pursue fall at work compensation.
To make a personal injury claim for fall at work compensation, you must provide evidence that proves employer negligence. Types of evidence that you could use to do this include the following:
- Photographic evidence
- CCTV footage of the accident
- A diary detailing your symptoms as they progress and any treatment you receive
- Copies of your medical records
- The contact details of any potential witnesses to your accident
We also recommend that you seek expert advice from an experienced professional in the legal field. A solicitor can help you to compile evidence to strengthen your claim.
If you would like to speak to one of our advisors about seeking fall at work compensation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
If you are found to have an eligible claim for fall at work compensation, you could decide to work with a solicitor under a type of No Win No Fee agreement. One popular type of these arrangements is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
When making a claim with a solicitor under a CFA, you won’t pay any upfront or ongoing fees for the services they provide. Additionally, in the scenario that you’re unsuccessful in your claim, you generally won’t make these payments for your solicitor’s services at any time.
Alternatively, in the case that you’re successful in your claim, a small success fee will be deducted from the compensation by your solicitor. This is a percentage that the relevant legislation caps and will be discussed with you before you begin receiving legal representation under this type of agreement.
To find out whether you could have a valid fall at work compensation claim, please contact a member of our team. If they find that your case may meet the eligibility requirements, they could place you in contact with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel.
To get in touch:
If you’d like to learn more about the process of making an accident at work claim, please explore more of our guides:
- Can I Sue My Employer For A Slip And Fall?
- How Long After An Accident At Work Can I Make A Claim?
- Can I Get Compensation After A Serious Accident At Work?
- To find answers to some frequently asked questions on accident at work claims, check out this guide here. You can find information on time limits, the claims process, and examples of compensation payouts.
Also, you can follow these external links for further information:
- Statutory Sick Pay – GOV.UK
- First Aid – NHS
- Employer’s responsibilities – The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Thank you for reading this guide on when you could make a personal injury claim for fall at work compensation. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch using the details we have provided.