Slipped or tripped at work – what happens next?

Category: Accidents at Work

If you’ve slipped or tripped at work, you might think that it was just an accident and you can’t do anything about it.  However, most slipping and tripping accidents can be easily prevented. Your employer has a duty to implement the right safety procedures to protect you.

The law requires employers to take steps to control the risks of trips and slips in the workplace.  Has your employer failed to take those steps?  Has this failure caused your injury? A specialist workplace injury lawyer can help answer these questions and guide you through the claims process.

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Guide to claiming for an accident at work

I’m not sure I want to claim against my employer

You may feel uncomfortable with the idea of claiming against your employer, especially if you’re still employed there.  But if the slip, trip or fall accident at work was preventable, why should you suffer?

Employers typically have insurance for accident claims so they won’t be directly paying you out of their own pocket.  A good employer will understand that an injured employee will make a claim against their insurance if the injury is due to something the employer did, or failed to do.

In most cases, the only involvement your employer will have will be to pass the initial letter from a lawyer onto their insurance company.

A specialist personal injury lawyer will provide confidential advice about whether your claim is likely to be successful. You can then decide if you want to take the claim further without any obligation to do so.

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Next steps

The best course of action is to get some initial advice from a lawyer specialising in workplace injuries.  They will ask you the right questions so that they can advise you on whether you have a potential claim for your slip, trip or fall accident. 

Getting a specialist lawyer involved in the early stages is important.  A claim isn’t just about the compensation payment at the end. 

You may be able to get early access to private rehabilitation which can mean that you recover from your injuries quicker.  You may need a prolonged period off work due to your injuries and you might only receive statutory sick pay.  Financial pressures can be stressful and stop you from focusing on your recovery.  In some cases we can request an early interim payment of compensation which can help alleviate any financial worries. 

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Is this going to cost me anything?

We can act for you on a no win no fee basis for your slip, trip or fall claim.  There is nothing to pay upfront and nothing to pay if your case is unsuccessful.  All we ask of you is your honesty and your cooperation. 

Getting specialist advice as early as you can is the best next step you can take.

How can we help you?

If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, please give Mike Shiers, Head of our Personal Injury team a call on 01752 827025. You can also email him at [email protected].

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