Compensation claims for a slip at work
If you have an accident at work and it is not your fault then you might want to make a slip at work claim. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that your workplace is risk-free and that all due endangerment assessments have been taken. Accidents are common in the workplace and can be minor, such as a slip at work because your shoes are wet, or you miss a step on the stairs.
Often no injuries result from a slip at work. Nevertheless, sometimes when you have an accident, the injuries which follow can be serious. Strains or even broken bones can result from a slip at work. There are strict laws in place which employers have a responsibility to be aware of and to act on. Your employer is responsible according to the Health and Safety Executive to be sure that the workplace is safe. They are also responsible to make sure slip at work accidents do not happen because of improper work performance. Take our quick 30-second test to see if you can make a slip at work claim for compensation.
How to make a slip at work claim?
Evidence is everything. You will need to show through the use of witness statements, photographs and medical testimonies that your employer has been at fault. Negligence is nearly always the reason that compensation claims are successfully pursued and you will need to show how that negligence led to your injury. As soon as you can you should take a photograph of the scene. It is really important to do this as soon as you can.
For example if you want to make a slip at work claim and two weeks later return to where you slipped up, then your employer might have repaired the broken step that caused your accident and you will have lost a valuable opportunity to show evidence.
Secondly you should sit down and make a detailed account of the incident, you might be questioned in detail at a later stage and you want to be sure that you have all the correct information. If you experience any pain, or need to take any days off as a result of a slip at work, make sure you see your doctor. The evidence that your doctor notes regarding your injury will be an important part of your slip at work claim.
Witness statements are also essential. If your accident was witnessed by one of your colleagues then you will be able to ask them to provide a statement of the event that they witnessed. Your work colleagues’ support will be an important part of the claim. It might also mean that your bosses are more motivated to make structural changes in the organisation which might insure against future accidents.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have experienced and understanding staff on hand to talk you through your claim. We are a respected law firm that has assisted many people in your position and can help you find the information you need to make a successful slip at work claim.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 14th September 2013
Author: Louise Thacker