Your place of work should be one of the safest places you know. With so many legal obligations to fulfil and many regulations set in place there should really be no safer place.
However accidents do happen. They may be a result of human error, negligence or from an external factor but regardless of what the cause of the accident was, if it wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to slip at work compensation.
Slip accident at work
Some of the worst places for slip accidents are those with tiled flooring or an area playing host to a lot of drinks. Spillages are a hazard which can very quickly become dangerous if they are not dealt with immediately.
In any area that has a spillage or a slippery patch there must be a wet floor sign or a similar marker to highlight the fact it is present. In not doing so an accident could happen which may result in slip at work compensation.
Making a claim for slip at work compensation
When the time comes for making your claim for slip at work compensation you will need some evidence to verify your story of what happened. In many places of work there is CCTV installed in to areas such as lobbies so there is a chance your accident was caught on camera.
In addition as your accident occurred at work there is also a relatively good chance that there was an eye witness or two to your accident. By having the contact details of these witnesses your chosen legal representative can later retrieve statements from them to help corroborate your version of events.
One further piece of evidence you could use are photographs. Using your mobile phone you can capture the hazard in print making it very difficult for the employer to argue the fact it wasn’t there.
If this sounds like a scenario you are facing you may be able to claim slip at work compensation. Having to go through the associated costs and pain is not fair so by putting in a claim you could receive some compensation money to help with the costs.
Accident Advice Helpline can help to get you started on your case for compensation. With an experienced legal team we can answer any questions you have and guide you in the right direction. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 15th September 2013
Author: Louise Thacker