Have you slipped on a wet floor – where there were no warning signs displayed – and hurt your back, tripped over a box of files somebody left lying around and injured your ankle or hurt your leg after catching your heel on a broken floor tile at work? Fall injuries at work are incredibly common and if you’ve been injured, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Forget the term ‘compensation culture’ – if you’ve been injured and somebody else is to blame, you deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. A broken ankle or back injury could mean physiotherapy and months off work, affecting you physically, psychologically and financially. Claiming personal injury compensation shouldn’t be an added stress and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim – we have years of industry experience.
How did you fall?
It’s important to establish how your accident happened and who is to blame. Here are a few examples of the most common types of accident involving a fall:
- Slip or trip over a hazards, such as a box of files or cables on the floor
- A slip on a wet floor, where no warning signs were displayed
- Tripping on a broken floor tile, loose carpet or damaged stair
- Falling from height – for example whilst using a ladder, working on scaffolding or from a chair whilst reaching shelves
Obviously some of these accidents have the potential to cause more serious fall injuries at work than others and if you have been injured after a fall from height, you may receive more compensation than somebody who has slipped on a wet floor and suffered minor injuries. If your employer is to blame – for example if they didn’t provide you with safety equipment when working at height or if they failed to maintain an office floor and it became damaged, leading to your accident, you’re perfectly eligible to make a claim and we can help you. Our personal injury advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so get in touch with us today.
Will you need to go to court?
Many people are worried about making a claim as they don’t want the stress of going to court. The good news is we can process most personal injury claims over the phone, so going to court is unlikely, and you could receive a settlement that helps to pay for household bills and medical expenses – it’s totally worth it. What’s more, our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so our services are affordable to everyone. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen