It is a legal requirement for employers to provide their workforce with a safe and comfortable working environment. If you’ve had slips, trips or falls at work, and it was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 1.1 million people suffered work-related illnesses last year, and 27 million working days were lost in the UK as a direct result of injuries in the workplace.
What causes slips, trips and falls at work?
There are many possible factors, which may increase the risk of slips, trips and falls at work, and even the safest looking workplace can contain hazards for workers. The most common causes of slips, trips and falls at work include:
- changes in the level of flooring
- poorly maintained flooring and surfaces; this may include shredded carpet, carpet, tiles or floorboards that are not secured properly, and bumps in the flooring
- obstructions in corridors and stairways
Why should I think about claiming personal injury compensation?
Compensation is granted to people who deserve financial recompense for something that has happened to them in the past. There is no shame in claiming compensation, and it can really help with paying bills and giving you and your family peace of mind if you are worried about taking time off, finding a new job, or being able to provide for your family in the future.
How can I find out more about slip, trip or fall compensation?
Slips and trips affect people in different ways; some people bounce back without any injuries, while others sustain severe, even life-threatening injuries. If you’ve been injured at work and it wasn’t your fault, and you wish to find out more about making a claim or you simply want to learn more about compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or visit their website, which features a very simple 30-second test, which will give you an idea of whether or not you have a case for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a reputable law firm, which is endorsed by consumer rights campaigner, Esther Rantzen. The firm works on a ‘no win, no fee’* basis and has an experienced team of experts waiting to handle your case. Accident Advice Helpline deals with travel accident compensation, slip, trip or fall claims, work accident compensation, and car crash claims.
Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown