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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Taking care walking to the car after work at night

    Taking care walking to the car after work at night

    Walking to the car across potentially poorly maintained car parks can be hazardous at the best of times. Having to return to your vehicle late at night after finishing work significantly increases your risk of suffering personal injuries through slips, trips and falls.

    Possible hazards

    Darkness and tiredness can make it extremely difficult to spot hazards like potholes, loose grit, dropped litter or spills, wet, greasy or icy patches, and so on. In order to prevent injury by slipping or tripping, it is therefore, essential to take extreme care. If the car park is poorly lit, it may also be advisable to take a flashlight to safely navigate your way back to the car.

    Company car parks

    Employers have the duty to prevent accidents at work by any means necessary. This includes ensuring car parks, paths and walkways are well maintained and sufficiently lit to prevent injuries by slipping, tripping or falling.

    Breach of duty

    Should your employer fail to do so, they are in breach of their duty and therefore, liable to pay you work injury compensation if you suffer an injury at work as a result. Naturally, this also applies if you should be injured by a slip or trip on the company car park.

    When to claim

    You can claim for industrial injury compensation if your work accident or slip, fall or trip was the result of negligence on your employer’s part, the result of a mistake made by another employee, or caused by faulty or poorly-maintained equipment, car parks, paths, and so on. Your claim must be brought into action within three years of your workplace accident.

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    Making a claim

    You can get your work injury claim started by making a confidential no-obligation call to Accident Advice Helpline. Our Freephone number is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Our advisors who can answer any questions you may have concerning industrial injury claims, help you confirm your claim eligibility by asking a few simple questions and put you in touch with one of our company’s in-house solicitors.

    Why you should choose Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is not a claims management company, but a law firm with a nationwide team of highly skilled lawyers. This means your case will not be passed on to other companies, but will be handled on a no-win no-fee* basis by in-house solicitors drawing on the company’s years of experience in the claim sector.

    Call today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.