Slips, Trips and Falls at Work Claims

Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common types of accidents that occur in workplaces across the UK each year, despite being preventable.

If you’ve been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work and think your employer was at fault, our specialist solicitors will be able to offer advice on how to make a claim.

Our teams will gather evidence to establish whether your employer failed in its duties to carry out risk assessments and limit hazards in the workplace, and work with you to build a solid case for compensation.

We help clients who have suffered sprains, broken bones and head injuries as a result of minor falls in the workplace, as well as supporting victims of more serious incidents such as falls from height resulting in multiple bodily injuries, traumatic brain injury and death.

“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

Frequently asked questions about making a slip, trip or fall compensation claim with Thompsons Solicitors

1. What is a slip, trip or fall claim?

A slip, trip or fall claim is where a person seeks to secure financial compensation after suffering an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall at work, or even away from work. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the workplace. 

2. What injuries can be caused by a slip, trip or fall at work?

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.

3. I’ve suffered an injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall at work – can I make a compensation claim?

Yes. If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work and you are 18 or older, our accident at work lawyers can help determine whether you are entitled to make a compensation claim. All you have to do is contact Thompsons Solicitors’ accident at work experts for advice on what you should do next.

4. I’m under 18 years old – can I still make a slip, trip or fall claim?

Yes, but a family member or friend over the age of 18 will have to make the claim and speak on your behalf. They can speak to one of our legal advisors today for more information by calling 0800 0 224 224, requesting a callback or by completing our online claim form.

5. Do I need to do anything to support my slip, trip or fall compensation claim?

It will help your case if you immediately report the accident to those responsible for the place where it happened – in this case, your workplace. Log it in an accident book, make note of the contact details of any witnesses and take photographs of the area where you slipped, tripped or fell. You should also notify your workplace health and safety representative. Receipts for any expenses you have relating to your injury, such as for travel and prescription costs, are also helpful if you intend to seek reimbursement for injury-related expenses.

 6. Do I have to begin a slip, trip and fall claim within a certain time limit?

Yes, there are strict time limits for all types of personal injury compensation claims. You must begin a slip, trip or fall claim within three years of the date you sustained your injury, so don’t delay and 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.

7. How can I start a slip, trip or fall compensation at work claim with Thompsons Solicitors?

If you or a family member has been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work within the last three years, then call Thompsons Solicitors’ accident at work lawyers as soon as possible for advice about making a claim. Our legal experts have successfully secured millions of pounds in personal injury compensation for hundreds of thousands of people by using their exceptional litigation experience and expertise.

We can advise you on the validity of your personal injury compensation claim, talk you through the process of making a claim, and answer any additional questions you may have. Contact us today.

8. Is making a slip, trip or fall at work claim expensive?

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, which you can learn more about by visiting our Fees and Payments page. There are many payment options, however the most common type we recommend is a conditional fee agreement. More commonly referred to as ‘no win, no fee’, they protect you from incurring any legal fees if your case is unsuccessful.

9. How much compensation will I get for making a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?

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. Our lawyers will be able to advise on how much compensation you are likely to get after looking at the circumstances of your case.

10. Why should I make a slip, trip or fall compensation claim with Thompsons Solicitors and not another law firm?

As the UK’s most experienced personal injury law firm, you can expect only the highest level of legal service from our specialists. Since 1921, we have secured millions of pounds in compensation for workers who have suffered personal injuries, whether they be in accidents at work, while on the road, injuries caused by medical negligence or even industrial diseases. Unlike most law firms, we are uniquely committed to workers – we have never, and will never, represent employers or insurance firms – 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.