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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."

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    Accident Lawyer in East Dorset


    Many of us are familiar with slips and trips, and the injuries that they cause – when you fall, you’re likely to get injured, and the injuries you suffer can be quite severe if the surface on which you fall is hard.

    Where do slips, trips and falls happen?

    Many of us are familiar with slips, trips and falls in public places, such as parks, and other places, such as shops and entertainment venues.

    But you can also suffer slips, trips and falls at work. If this happens to you, you could claim compensation through an accident lawyer in East Dorset. Accident Advice Helpline has a whole team of ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers, and a hotline that’s open 24/7, so we’re the ideal law firm to choose – and we’re one of the largest in the UK.

    Why you could claim for a slip or trip and fall at work

    Your employer has a duty to ensure you have a safe working environment. If you get injured in a slip or trip and fall at work, it could be because your employer has failed to ensure your safety.

    All employers should have employers’ liability insurance, which they take out for the very purpose of paying out in the event of a claim for injury being made – so you don’t have to worry about being treated differently when you go back to work, or, worse, being sacked. Such unfair treatment could land your employer in court.

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    Claim through an accident lawyer in East Dorset

    If you wish to proceed with a claim, you will need to call Accident Advice Helpline on one of these numbers:

    • 0800 689 0500 from a landline
    • 0333 500 0993 from a mobile

    Alternatively, you could text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor.

    Your adviser will be your first point of contact with us. They will ask you some questions, take your details, and answer any questions that you might have about the process of making a claim. If you’re eligible to claim, they will pass your details to an accident lawyer in East Dorset, who will get to work straight away.

    If you win your case, you will receive a payout, which will consist of a sum of money for the accident and injury plus a sum to reimburse you for any expenses you’ve incurred because of the accident.

    Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

    If you’re worried about getting injured through a slip or trip and fall at work, here are some tips on prevention:

    • Keep floors dry and clean – if you see a spillage, clear it up
    • Remove obstacles such as boxes and papers from your immediate workspace
    • Don’t trail cables across areas where people walk
    • Report any near misses to your employer – it might flag up a problem area to be addressed

    If you do need a solicitor, don’t forget to call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible.

    Date Published: 19th November 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.

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