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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

    About Slips and Trips in the Workplace


    If you’ve suffered a slip or trip in the workplace, you could be lucky enough to escape with cuts and bruises, or you may suffer a more serious injury with long-term consequences, such as an injury to your back, neck, shoulders or even your wrists – most people brace themselves with their arms when they fall and you can cause serious damage to your wrists and hands. It’s your employer’s duty to keep you safe at work, so if you feel your slip or trip was caused by their negligence, it’s time to take action and make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Assigning blame for slip or trip accidents

    The first step in any claim for compensation is working out who is to blame for your accident. If you slipped on files that were blocking a passageway, this is negligent and your employer could be held liable. If however, your fall is caused by teetering along the hallway in 5-inch heels, your employer is unlikely to be responsible! Most slips or trips are caused by the following hazards at work:

    • Wet floors
    • Uneven surfaces such as loose carpet tiles or cables underneath tiles
    • Cables stretched across floor
    • Hazards in walkways such as files or boxes
    • People rushing and not looking where they are going

    There can be other, secondary injuries caused by a slip or trip too – for example, if you are carrying hot liquid such as tea or coffee, you could suffer a scald or burn. If you fall onto something sharp you may suffer lacerations. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can offer you advice on your claim for compensation and can usually tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim. We’ll then work to prove your employer was responsible.

    How we can help

    When making a claim for compensation, you’ll need to appoint a specialist personal injury lawyer, and that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Our team of personal injury compensation specialists have years’ of experience in the industry and because we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and recommended by our patron, Esther Rantzen, you know you can trust us. We offer all our customers a 100% no win, no fee* service so you don’t need to worry about coming up with cash for expensive legal fees upfront – you won’t pay a penny unless your claim is successful. Whether you have suffered a serious injury that has affected your ability to work or a minor injury which has still led to suffering and time off work, we can help you.

    Date Published: February 23, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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.