If you have had the misfortune to have suffered a slip at work and sustained an injury in addition to feeling some discomfort, you may be feeling rather uncertain about what to do next.
It’s important to know that you are not alone. Every year many people have accidents whilst at work and according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) a slip, trip, or fall at work is one of the most common cause of serious injuries in the workplace.
If you have had the misfortune to have suffered a slip at work as a direct result of a spillage not being cleared up immediately or indeed not being cleared up properly and the surface was left damp or slippery you may have grounds to make an injury claim.
Additionally, if the hazard was not highlighted so you were unable to take due care and attention and protect yourself from a slip at work then you may have sufficient grounds to make an injury claim.
Is a slip, trip, or fall at work your fault?
It is important that you do not blame yourself for your slip at work. Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that their staff are safe within their workplace. They have a duty of care towards you and your colleagues that the working environment is kept safe and slip hazards are eliminated.
If your employer has not been enforcing regular checks or failed to address issues which could lead to a slip, trip, or fall at work then you may be able to prove that they have failed in their responsibility to you and that their negligence has led to your accidental injury.
Suffered a slip at work caused by someone else?
If you think that your accident at work could have been avoided and that it was caused by the negligence of another then it is vitally important that you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to offer you some free advice on how to best proceed with your injury claim.
They will also be able to put you in direct contact with an in-house experienced and professional 1 no-win, no-fee* injury lawyer who can petition on your behalf. With their help you can petition for;-
- loss of earnings
- loss of future earnings
- compensation for your injury
- recoup any out of pocket expenditure which you may have incurred as a direct result of your accident at work.
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Take our 30-Second Test on our website, to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be,or if you’d prefer to speak with an adviser call us now for free on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 if you are ringing from a mobile (charges from a mobile may apply).
If you’ve suffered a slip at work you need some free legal advice today.
Date Published: 19th May 2014
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims