Slip, Trip and Fall at Work Claims
Slips, trips and falls are the most common causes of workplace injuries in the UK, despite being preventable.
If you’ve been injured at work following a slip, trip or fall, our specialist accident at work solicitors will be able to offer legal advice on how to make a claim.
We can help you make your fall or slip at work compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis, so you’ll only pay a fee if your claim is successful.
Our slip, trip and fall at work claim experience
We have helped thousands of workers to secure slip and fall at work compensation.
We help clients who have suffered sprains, broken bones and head injuries as a result of falling at work.
We also support victims of more serious incidents, such as falls from height, which can result in multiple bodily injuries, traumatic brain injury and sometimes even death.
If you’ve been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work, contact our workplace injury experts today to discuss whether you could make a claim against your employer.
Thompsons was so professional and patient with me. I have no experience of the law so it was very daunting. They listened to me all the way through and were fantastic.
Craig our accident at work client
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Frequently asked questions about making a slip, trip or fall at work compensation claim
A slip, trip or fall at work claim is where a person seeks to secure financial compensation after suffering an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall at work. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are the most common cause of workplace accidents.
Slips, trips and falls can result in a range of injuries – from minor cuts and bruises to more serious musculoskeletal injuries, concussion, and even brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
If you have slipped, tripped or fallen and your employer is at fault you can make a claim for compensation. If the accident was caused by a contractor or fellow employee, your employer can also be liable for your injuries.
Your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe working environment. If the environment is unsafe and you slip and fall, your employer could be liable for any injuries you suffer as a result.
For example, if you have fallen, tripped or slipped because of avoidable hazards, such as loose carpet, uneven flooring, liquid spills, oil spills or objects in walkways, you can make a slip at work compensation claim.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work, our expert accident at work lawyers can help determine whether you are entitled to make an injury at work compensation claim. All you have to do is contact Thompsons Solicitors’ accident at work specialists for advice on what you should do next.
Yes, if you slipped and fell at work you can make a slip at work claim, but a family member or friend over the age of 18 will have to make the claim on your behalf for you to receive compensation. You or they can speak to one of our legal advisors today for more information by calling 0800 0 224 224, requesting a call back or by completing our online claim form.
You can find out how to make a claim by contacting our accident at work solicitors.
We will provide free, no-obligation legal advice about whether you can make a claim and how much compensation you may be entitled to. If you choose us to represent you, we will support you through every step of the claims process.
If you slip and fall at work, there are some steps you can take to strengthen your case and give yourself the best chance of winning compensation:
- It will help your case if you immediately report the accident your workplace. Make an official report and log it in the accident book, as well as notifying your workplace’s health and safety representative.
- Seek medical help and keep a record of all appointments. Photograph your injuries if possible.
- Collect the contact details of any witnesses to your accident. If no one saw the accident, you should try to find witnesses that can confirm the presence of any hazards or dangerous conditions.
- Take photographs of the area where you suffered your trip, slip or fall. Take care to capture any hazards that contributed to your fall, such as spilled liquid or loose carpet.
- Receipts for any expenses you have relating to your injury, such as for travel and prescription costs, can be used to get reimbursement for injury-related expenses.
Yes, there are strict time limits for all types of personal injury claims, including those involving slips, trips and falls at work. You must begin a slip, trip or fall claim within three years from the date you sustained your injury, so don’t delay.
You can contact our experts by calling 0800 0 224 224, completing our online claim form or requesting for one of our advisors to call you back at a suitable time. The process is not always straightforward, so the sooner we start reviewing the details of your case, the better.
Making a slip, trip or fall at work compensation claim should never leave you out of pocket or with financial concerns. Our accident at work lawyers are always open and transparent about fees, so you’ll know how much you’ll be charged before agreeing to use our services.
There are many payment options available to you, but the most common type we recommend is a conditional fee agreement. More commonly referred to as ‘no win, no fee’, a conditional fee agreement protects you from incurring any legal fees if your case is unsuccessful. If you win your case, we will deduct a capped percentage amount from your compensation award towards our fees. We will discuss all this in detail in our first conversation so that you are fully aware of all fees.
This is dependent on the impact the injury has had on your life, but generally the more serious your injury, the more compensation you can expect to receive. If your injury has caused you to take time off work, you can be awarded additional compensation to cover your loss of income. You may also be compensated for medical treatment and travel costs related to your injury.
Our lawyers will be able to advise on how much compensation you are likely to get after looking at the circumstances of your accident and the extent of your injuries.
Why should I make a slip at work compensation claim with Thompsons Solicitors?
You can expect the highest level of legal service from our specialist personal injury solicitors.
Since 1921, we have secured millions of pounds in compensation every year for individuals who have suffered personal injuries, whether the result of an accident at work, a road collision, medical negligence or having contracted an industrial disease.
Unlike most law firms, we are uniquely committed to workers – we have never, and will never, represent employers or insurance companies – so you can rest assured we have your best interests at heart during the entire claims process and will fight for your rights every step of the way.
Don’t delay – contact our expert accident at work team today to discuss whether you could receive compensation after suffering a slip, trip or fall at work injury.