Slipping and tripping
You might have slipped on a wet or greasy floor. You may have stumbled on a narrow or uneven floorspace. You might have tripped over a cable or someone might have left something on the floor which you did not notice and fell over.
Accidents do happen!
We have won thousands of cases over the years and helped people win financial compensation to cover injuries , loss of earnings and financial losses where they have been injured at work because they have tripped or slipped over.
Often when a person is injured in this way not only do they have to deal with the inconvenience, the pain and suffering but sometimes the accident can cause them to suffer a drop in income. Maybe they have lost their job as a result or they are not being paid in full. Maybe they are just on sick pay and are facing financial problems.
If the accident was the employer’s fault then this isn’t fair and why should you suffer in silence? Often the accident was not your fault. Your employer will be insured and we will be able to represent you in a claim for compensation .
We will write to your employer and make your claim. We will try to help you. If liability is admitted we will try to secure an interim payment from your employer to help tide you over when you might be suffering financial problems.
We will arrange for you to have a medical examination and do our best to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
In appropriate cases we will be happy to act for you on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that usually, even if we take on your case but for some reason you do not win you will not be charged.
Therefore, if you have suffered an accident please contact us. There is no charge for a chat and review of your claim and we may be able to work for you on a No Win No Fee basis .
So, you have nothing to lose and you will always get a sympathetic ear.
The longer read about trips and slips at work if you find this interesting!
Have you suffered a slip, trip or fall at work ?
When you are in work your employer owes you a common law duty of care. This means your employer has a legal duty to take reasonable care of your health and safety at work. Also under The Workplace (Health, Safety and welfare) Regulations 1992
your employer has a legal duty to make sure your workplace is a safe place to work.
Under Regulation 12 your employer must , so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that measures are put in place to prevent you from falling , tripping or even being hit by a falling object. Floors in your workplace must be suitable. There should be no holes or slopes and it should not be uneven or slippery. Where there are stairs there should be hand rails.This means that if you have suffered an accident in this way your employer is likely to be at fault and you may be entitled to claim compensation.
This can cover situations where you have tripped over wires, cables or badly placed machinery or even extremely serious situations where you have fallen into a tank or pit.
Even if the accident was not your employer’s fault but rather the fault of a colleague or co worker you will have a claim against your employer because under the law your employer is responsible and liable for any negligent actions of their employees. So, if a co- worker left a cable dangerously dragged across a hallway and you trip over it your employer will be to blame.