Slip and trip accidents are one of the most common types of accident at work claims. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that around 40% of all major workplace injuries occur in slip and trip accidents, and are also the most frequently-reported injury involving members of the public.
Employers have a duty to deal with the hazards of slips and trips and to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure these accidents do not happen in their workplace. This will involve designing working areas effectively, cleaning up spillages promptly and performing risk assessments properly.
When employers fail to meet these obligations, and workers are injured as a result of this negligence, the employer may be liable to pay out compensation in a work accident claim. Employers must take out employer's liability insurance to protect them if this happens, ensuring that business can continue as normal as the accident at work claim progresses.
Common factors in slip and trip injuries
The range of different issues that can lead to slip and trip accident at work claims is almost endless, but some particular hazards are seen very regularly. These include:
- Wet floors
- Loose carpeting
- Broken tiles or threshold strips
- Litter and obstructions in walkways
- Trailing cables
- Poor housekeeping
- Poor maintenance
If you have been injured in a slip or trip accident caused by the above factors, there is a good chance that you can make a compensation claim. Call us today or fill in our online enquiry form for more information about work accident claims.
Why should you work with us?
If you use us for your accident at work claim, you can benefit from our professional, experienced and sympathetic legal services. We will discuss your claim to tell you whether we think you have a case, and you are under no obligations to use us after your initial consultation.
If you lose your claim, under our no win no fee arrangements, you will not have to pay for our legal fees. We also have a range of other funding options available, allowing people of all backgrounds to take advantage of our skilled team of solicitors.
You should be able to receive compensation for your injuries, your pain and suffering, and any financial losses you incurred, such as medical bills and lost wages. We will make every possible effort to ensure you recover every penny of compensation you are entitled to, so you will not be left out of pocket.
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