When Can You Claim For Slips And Trips At Work?

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Claim For Slips And Trips At Work Guide

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the process of making a personal injury claim for slips and trips at work. Later, we’ll be examining compensation brackets that are set as guidelines for various types of injuries. 

Furthermore, we’ll be discussing the duty of care that employers owe to their employees and how if this is breached, resulting in you suffering harm, you could be able to make an accident at work claim.

If you have any questions throughout this guide, then don’t hesitate to use the following contact information to get in touch with our team of advisors. In just one call, you can get an understanding of the steps to take to make a successful claim. 

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  1. When Are You Eligible To Claim For Slips And Trips At Work?
  2. How Could Slips And Trips At Work Be Caused By Employer Negligence?
  3. Potential Evidence That Could Help With A Workplace Accident Claim
  4. How Much Accident At Work Compensation Could You Recieve?
  5. Use Our Panel Of Solicitors To Make A No Win No Fee Work Injury Claim
  6. More Resources About Claiming For Slips And Trips At Work

When Are You Eligible To Claim For Slips And Trips At Work? 

You may be able to claim if you tripped and fell in the workplace if you can prove that your injury was caused by employer negligence. Employer negligence occurs when an employer breaches the duty of care that they owe to an employee. This is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which details how employers have a duty of care to take reasonable and practicable steps to ensure that an employee’s workplace, environment, equipment and facilities are safe. 

As such, you’re only able to claim for workplace compensation if you can prove that:

  • The employer had a duty of care to you 
  • The employer’s actions or inactions breached this duty of care
  • This specific breach of duty caused you to be injured. 

To learn more about what makes a person eligible to make a claim for slips and trips at work, use the contact information above to discuss this with our team of advisors. 

How Could Slips And Trips At Work Be Caused By Employer Negligence?

Slips and trips could be caused in a variety of ways, including:

  • Slipping on a wet floor due to no warning signs being present
  • Tripping on a loose cable
  • Slipping due to broken stairs at work

It’s important to mention that these are only a few different types of examples of how you could suffer from slips and trips at work, for more information, you can contact our team of advisors for a free consultation pertaining to your claim.

Potential Evidence That Could Help With A Workplace Accident Claim 

To make a successful personal injury claim for slips and trips at work, you’ll have to provide evidence to prove that your injury was the result of employer negligence. Evidence can come in the form of:

  • CCTV footage of the accident
  • Keeping a diary of your treatment and symptoms
  • Getting medical care and asking for copies of any records produced
  • Taking photographs of your injury and the accident site
  • Taking contact details of potential witnesses to be called upon later.

If you’re struggling to gather evidence, then providing you have a valid claim, you could work with a No Win No Fee claim solicitor from our panel who will help you to gather evidence that could prove to be helpful to you in your claim.

How Much Accident At Work Compensation Could You Recieve? 

On making a successful claim, your compensation could be made up of two heads of claim, the first of these that we’ll discuss is the general damages head of claim, which aims to compensate claimants for any pain or suffering that they’ve experienced as a result of their injuries. 

Solicitors can use the Judicial College Guidelines to help them assign a value to your claim. Note that these figures cannot be guaranteed as each claim has to be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Injury Compensation Brackets Notes
Brain Damage (b) – Moderately Severe £219,070 to £282,010 Cases involving a seriously disabled person, that will depend on others and require constant care.
Back Injuries (a) Severe (ii) £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.
Leg Injuries (b) Severe (ii) £54,830 to £87,890 The person will have permanent mobility problems and require a mobility aid for the rest of their life.
Chest Injuries (c) £31,310 to £54,830 Damage to the chest and the lung(s) which causes some continuing disability.
Injuries to the Hips and Pelvis (b) Moderate (i) £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.
Wrist Injuries (b) £24,500 to £39,170 Significant permanent disability, but where some useful movement remains.
Elbow Injuries (b) £15,650 to £32,010 Injuries that cause functional impairment but don’t involve any major surgeries, or significant disability.
Arm Injuries (d) £6,610 to £19,200 There will be simple fractures of the person’s forearm.
Ankle Injuries (d) Up to £13,740 Cases of less serious, undisplaced or minor fractures, ligamentous injuries and sprains.
Shoulder Injuries (d) Minor (i) £4,350 to £7,890 Injuries That are resolved in less than two years.

Special Damages In Accident At Work Claims

Special damages are the second head of claim that could make up your total compensation. This head of claim aims to reimburse claimants for any financial losses that they have experienced as a result of their injuries. 

This can come in the form of: 

  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of care
  • Travel expenses 
  • Cost of renovations to a home 
  • Medical expenses 

You’ll have to provide evidence to receive special damages which can come in the form of bank statements, invoices, and receipts. For more information on what types of compensation you could receive following a successful claim, you can contact our team of advisors. 

Use Our Panel Of Solicitors To Make A No Win No Fee Work Injury Claim

Providing that you have a valid claim, a solicitor from our panel may offer to work on a No Win No Fee basis to represent your case. They usually work under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a type of No Win No Fee Agreement. These agreements come with a variety of benefits, which we’ll go over below.

When working with a solicitor under a CFA, you won’t be expected to pay any upfront or ongoing costs for your legal representation. As well as this, in the case that you’re unsuccessful in your claim, you won’t have to pay anything for the services of your solicitor. 

In the case that you’re successful in your claim, you’ll have to pay a success fee. This is outlined more in The Conditional Fees Agreements Order 2013. Note, though, that this percentage is legally capped and is discussed between you and your solicitor before you begin receiving any representation. 

If you choose to, you can receive a free consultation from our team of advisors pertaining to your personal injury claim. In just one call, you can begin the process of making a personal injury claim for slips and trips at work.

Contact us by:

  • Enter your details into the contact us section of our website
  • Call us on 0800 408 7825
  • Talk with a member of our team of advisors by using the live support bubble.

More Resources About Claiming For Slips And Trips At Work  

If you’d like to learn more about the process of claiming for slips and trips at work then you can read more of our guides below. 

Alternatively, you can use the following links to learn more:

Thank you for reading this guide on when you could be eligible to seek compensation for injuries sustained from slips and trips at work. To learn more you can use the above contact information to discuss this further with our team of advisors.