There’s a reason why most workplaces insist on comfortable, practical footwear, and that’s to minimise the risk of trip injuries at work. However sensible shoes may not offer as much protection as you might think against trip injuries at work, and your employer has a large part to play too – it’s their duty to ensure that the working environment is safe and that you can carry out your role without risk of injury.
For those who have been the victim of a workplace accident, there is some good news. If your employer has failed to meet their responsibilities, we could help you make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline’s team of personal injury advisors will ask you a few questions about your accident and offer confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether you want to go ahead with a claim for compensation.
Slip, trip or fall injuries
Slips, trips, and falls are amongst the most common workplace accidents, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t steps employer can’t take to prevent these types of accident from happening.
All businesses must hold liability insurance so that if a member of staff is injured, their claim will be handled through the company’s insurance policy. Your trip injury could be caused by:
- Trailing wire or cables
- Poor lighting at work
- Hazards such as boxes of stock or equipment left lying around
- Damaged flooring such as cracked floor tiles or loose carpet
- Poorly maintained footpath leading to your work (on work premises)
If you’ve been injured after a trip at work, you could suffer broken bones, cuts and bruises, back, neck and shoulder injuries, head injuries or even facial injuries, if you hit your face as you fall.
Am I entitled to make a claim?
If somebody else is responsible for your trip accident at work, you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation, whether you work in an office, warehouse, retail store or on a building site. Gathering evidence in support of your claim is just part of what we do here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Our 15 years’ industry experience has taught us that supporting our customers and providing excellent customer service is what sets us apart from other law firms – in fact, we have been endorsed by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to tell you whether you could have a viable claim.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton