Are you looking to seek workplace trip compensation? This guide may be able to help you. Personal injury claims aim to return you to the state you were in as much as reasonably possible before the accident occurred.
This includes compensating you for any physical or mental harm sustained as well as reimbursing you for any financial losses incurred.
Before we consider how much compensation you could receive, we must examine the criteria that must be met for you to claim.
Employers owe their employees a duty of care, which will be explored in further detail later in this guide. If your employer breaches their duty of care, resulting in you being injured, this may constitute negligence and you may be able to claim.
We will also explore how a personal injury solicitor can help you with your case and why you should consider entering into a No Win No Fee agreement.
You can also speak directly with an advisor from our team who can provide you with a free consultation. To get in contact:
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- Who Can Claim A Workplace Trip Compensation Payout?
- How Do Workplace Trips Happen?
- What Are The Hazards Of Slips And Trips?
- How Are Workplace Trip Compensation Claims Calculated?
- Talk To Us About Workplace Trip Compensation Claims
An accident at work is an unintended incident which can result in a person being physically or mentally harmed. This could happen in multiple ways, and how the incident occurs will determine whether you could be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim.
The duty of care that employers owe their employees is established by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This central piece of legislation states that employers must take all reasonable steps to minimise, if not remove, the risk of an employee suffering an injury while in the workplace.
Each personal injury claim is unique, so providing the average compensation payout for an accident at work claim would not be beneficial. Many different aspects are considered in a compensation claim, and no two are ever the exact same. However, you could use the table of compensation amounts that are provided later in this guide to help you gauge how much you might be owed.
An advisor from our team can provide you with more information regarding workplace trip compensation if you get in touch.
Here we have provided you with examples of how you might slip, trip or fall at work:
- The warehouse is cluttered with boxes and debris subsequently, you trip on some boxes that have been left on the floor and suffer a hand injury.
- Despite not being given the required manual handling training, your employer asks you to carry heavy objects. Due to the heavy load, you trip and fall, suffering a back injury.
- Computer wires have not been tidied away or covered properly in the office. Consequently, you trip and suffer a knee injury.
You might have been involved in an accident similar to the examples provided above. Please do not hesitate to contact our advisors for free legal advice.
How Common Are Employee Slips And Trips Each Year?
According to the Health and Safety Executive’s index of tables that are compiled from reports made from employers to the HSE under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 there were:
- 19,912 slips, trips or falls on the same level in 2018/19
- 19,214 slips, trips or falls on the same level in 2019/20
- 16,572 slips, trips or falls on the same level in 2020/21
- 18,721 slips, trips or falls on the same level in 2021/22
If you have been involved in a slip, trip or fall while at work and would like to seek workplace trip compensation, speak with an advisor from our team.
As part of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers are required by law to risk assess their workplace and work duties to ensure that any hazards can be reduced if not mitigated.
An employer may be in breach of this law if they:
- Leave trailing cable wires across the floor, causing a tripping hazard
- Do not have policies in place for placing a wet floor sign when the floor is wet
- Fail to keep walkways free of debris and obstructions
- Do not do regular housekeeping to keep the area free of tripping hazards
- Failure to repair torn or worn carpets causing a tripping hazard.
Our advisors can provide you with more information that may help you when seeking workplace trip compensation.
A compensation calculator will use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to value your claim, much like the table that is provided below.
If you receive accident at work compensation, it may be divided into two heads of claim. We have compiled a table of general damages guideline amounts provided by the JCG.
This area seeks to compensate you for any physical or mental pain and suffering endured as a result of your injuries.
What Is The Average Workplace Trip Compensation Payout?
The amounts included in the table below should only be used as a guideline. This is because every personal injury claim is unique, and your potential payout could differ.
|£201,490 to £270,100
|The amputation of both legs below the knee.
|Less serious (i)
|£17,960 to £27,760
|A fracture that does not completely recover or a serious soft tissue injury.
|£90,720 to £150,110
|An injury that involves moderate to modest intellectual impact.
|Amputation of Arms
|Loss of One Arm (i)
|Not less than £137,160
|The loss of one arm at shoulder level.
|Total or Effective Loss of One Hand
|£96,160 to £109,650
|The total or effective loss of one hand due to a crush injury that required amputation.
|Amputation of One Foot
|£83,960 to £109,650
|The amputation of one foot which includes the ankle joint.
|£52,120 to £69,730
|A leg fracture that extends to the knee joint resulting in continuous pain and limitation of movement.
|Amputation of All Toes
|£36,520 to £56,080
|Award will be determined whether the amputation was traumatic or surgical .
|£24,990 to £38,490
|An injury, for instance a fracture or dislocation results in instant severe symptoms.
|£12,770 to £19,200
|The dislocation of the shoulder as well as damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus, resulting in pain in the shoulder, neck and elbow and sensory symptoms in the forearms and hand.
Additionally, you could be awarded special damages. This head of claim looks to reimburse you for any financial harm incurred as a result of your injuries.
For example, you might have to pay for travel expenses if you suffer a foot injury and cannot drive until a recovery is made.
Special damages could also reimburse you for:
- Medical costs
- Care costs
- Loss of earnings
- Home adaptations
Keeping a record of all monetary harm endured is advisable to strengthen your chances of being reimbursed. This can be done via a receipt, invoice or bank statement.
If you would like to discover how much compensation you might be entitled to, please do not hesitate to speak with a member of our team.
Why not give our advisors a quick call they could tell you in minutes whether you meet the eligibility criteria. Should your case look promising, they can offer to connect you with a personal injury solicitor from our panel.
An injury at work solicitor from our panel may ask you to enter into a No Win No Fee agreement, which can benefit claimants. Generally, they operate under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which means you typically will not have to pay for the services that are provided by your solicitor upfront or during your claim.
In addition, you will only have to pay if your claim is won. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you typically won’t have to pay for the services your personal injury solicitor provides.
However, you will have to pay a small legally capped success fee if your claim is won. This will be deducted from your payout and paid to your solicitor.
As previously stated, you can get in touch with a member of our team who can assess whether you have an eligible claim. If you do, they may set you up with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel. Get in contact today by:
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Here are some more of our own guides that may be able to help you:
- Do I get paid if I get injured at work?
- Getting signed off for a workplace injury
- How long do you have to claim for an accident at work?
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We hope that this guide has provided you with all the information you may need to seek workplace trip compensation. If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.