When it comes to accidents and injuries, there are few situations as familiar as the slip (or trip) and fall. Practically everyone knows about slips, trips and falls – after all, who hasn’t skidded on some ice at some point in their life? Who hasn’t tripped over something they didn’t expect to encounter? Who hasn’t suffered a fall?
If you know anything about making a personal injury claim through an accident lawyer in Eastleigh, you will know that slips, trips and falls often lead to claims. You may even have seen such an injury used as an example of what you could claim for, perhaps in an advertisement about claims lawyers, or an article in a newspaper about personal injury.
Where do slips, trips and falls happen?
Since these are common occurrences, it will come as no surprise that they can happen anywhere. One place they can happen is at work – and if you suffer a fall at work because you have slipped or tripped, you could be eligible to put in a claim against your employer.
Why you could claim
Employers are obliged to make sure that their staff have a safe working environment. This means that, if you’re at work, you shouldn’t be put at unnecessary risk of getting injured.
Risk cannot be eliminated, but it can certainly be reduced to an acceptable level, and it is up to your employer to make sure it is. This means, for example, putting up warning signs to let people know that the floor is wet when it has been cleaned. It means not having cables trailing across the floor. It also means having PAT-tested electrical equipment, which is safe to use.
Employers’ liability insurance
If you’ve been injured at work and you’re worried about claiming through an accident lawyer in Eastleigh, you can rest assured that you needn’t fear any reprisals.
Employers should have taken out employers’ liability insurance, which serves the specific purpose of paying out in cases of claims being made by employees. The payout you receive, if your case is successful, will not come out of profits.
Also, if your employer fired you or treated you badly when you returned to work, that would be against the law – they could end up in court, and they’re hardly likely to risk that happening.
Contact an accident lawyer in Eastleigh
To start your claim, all you have to do is call up Accident Advice Helpline on one of these numbers:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
If you prefer, you can text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will get back to you.
Your first point of contact will be one of our friendly, professional advisors. It’s their job to guide you through the process of claiming, and they will do this whilst demonstrating the utmost sensitivity and empathy.
All our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, too. Why not call us now? Our advisers are waiting to help you.
Date Published: 20th November 2014
Author: David Brown