Whether you have been injured by slipping on wet flooring or tripping over trailing cables, slip, trip and fall accidents happen frequently at work. Accounting for 33% of all accidents at work, slips, trips and falls (including falls from a height) are the most common injuries in workplaces in the UK.
Over the past 25 years, we have brought together an exceptional team of specialist personal injury solicitors who every year recover hundreds of millions of pounds for our clients. Our approach has always been about putting our clients first and treating them as individuals, not numbers. At Macks Solicitors, we understand how upsetting a slip, trip and fall accident can be and how it can affect your everyday life.
Have you been injured from a slip, trip or fall at work? Then we may well be able to recover compensation on your behalf.
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What Should I Do If I Am Injured From A Slip, Trip and Fall?
The most important thing you should do, after seeking medical help, is to get legal advice as soon as possible. To make a successful claim, you must be able to demonstrate the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer for failing to take steps to avoid a slip or trip hazard being present.
You should also ensure that:
- The accident is recorded in the Accident Book or similar document
- Any CCTV footage is retained
- You seek First Aid/Medical Attention as soon as possible
- Details of witnesses are obtained
- You cooperate with any work accident investigation
- Photos of the slip or trip hazard are taken
What Are The Time Limits For Slips, Trips And Falls Claims?
It is also essential to be aware of the time limits that apply in the United Kingdom when making a personal injury claim. The time limit for issuing a claim at court is three years from the date of the accident or from the date the injury was first diagnosed. There are some exceptions, for instance, if the person injured is under 18 (they have until their 21st birthday) or the injured person lacks capacity. But it is important you seek advice as soon as possible, so a qualified solicitor can ensure your claim is made in time. This should be well before the 3 year deadline.
What Causes Slips, Trips and Falls At Work?
Common causes of slips, trips and falls at work include:
- Uneven floor surfaces
- Change in levels
- Trailing cables
- Unsuitable floor coverings
- Obstructed view
- Wet and slippery floors
- Loose rugs and mats
- Poor lighting
What Injuries Are Suffered in Slips, Trips and Falls Claims?
Common injuries from slips, trips and falls at work include:
- Head injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Torn ligaments, tendons and muscles
- Bruising and abrasions
- Psychological conditions
Responsibilities Of The Employer
It is the responsibility of your employer to do all they reasonably could have done to avoid you suffering a trip or slip accident at work. The responsibilities of the employer include:
- Performing risk assessments
- Ensuring flooring is safe
- Ensuring cleaning is performed correctly
- Use of appropriate signage
- Ensuring cables are flush with the floor
- Good housekeeping
- Proper method statements
- Operating a safety first, proactive approach to avoiding trips and slips
What Can I Claim For?
If you have suffered an injury from a slip, trip or fall at work that was not your fault, you may be able to claim for:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses, for instance, prescription costs
- Compensation for care provided even if it was unpaid
- Travel expenses
- Additional fuel costs
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Being disadvantaged in the labour market
- A loss of congenial employment
How Do I pursue A Claim?
If you think you may have a claim for an injury suffered from a slip, trip or fall at work contact us for a free initial discussion. One of our experienced accident at work claim solicitors will be able to advise as to whether you have a claim.
Will My Slips, Trips and Falls Claim Be Successful?
At Macks Solicitors, we have an excellent record of winning accidents at work claims. All our claims are taken on a NO WIN NO FEE basis so you can bring your claim with confidence because you will not be out of pocket in the unlikely event your claim is unsuccessful. We win the claims that others are too timid to run.
Slips, Trips & Falls Case Study
We represented an individual who worked as a kitchen assistant and was badly injured in a fall. The kitchen floor had been mopped and standing water had been left with no wet floor sign in place. Our client seriously hurt their left wrist, back, and pulled muscles in their shoulders and chest. The injury was very painful, so they were placed on mandatory sick leave and had to wear a wrist splint.
In the year after the accident, our client needed a lot of treatment including physiotherapy. Then Covid arrived, and all treatment stopped. This was very upsetting for our client, as they were not able to use their left hand and remained in a lot of pain. To add insult to injury, they received an email from the Head of the school saying they no longer had a job because they couldn’t give them a return to work date. Our client felt it just proved to them that they were just a number. That’s when they decided to ring Macks Solicitors.
“My solicitor was Anthony McCarthy, he has been fantastic as has his secretary Kym. They went above and beyond to fight my case. I had private scans and appointments and, even though we were still in the middle of the pandemic, they always kept in touch keeping me up to date with the progress of my case. Once restrictions eased, Anthony arranged a face-to-face appointment to discuss my case. They won my case for me, and I’m so grateful for everything they have done. It’s been a long road because of the serious injury I suffered and also Covid but we got there in the end. I would highly recommend Macks Solicitors if anyone is in need of a solicitor following an accident. They keep you at ease with a friendly approach and are such lovely people.”
Client – Anonymous
Would Bringing A Claim Endanger My Job?
You are legally protected from any disciplinary action for making a claim against your employer for any injury you may have suffered at work.
Contact Us Today
For more information about making an accident at work claim, you can call us on 01642 843 667; alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our accident at work solicitors will be in touch.
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