A trip at work in Sheffield can happen both inside and outside of your workplace. They can cause a broad range of personal injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Muscle strains
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Psychological injuries
As an employee, your safety should be of paramount importance to your employer. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, he or she has a legal obligation to carry out risk assessments and take preventative measures to minimise the risk of an employee sustaining injury in a trip at work in Sheffield. If he or she fails to take steps to protect you from accidents in the workplace and you suffer a trip at work, in Sheffield or elsehwere, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Making a claim for a trip at work in Sheffield
To pursue your claim for a trip at work you will need to provide evidence that inconclusively proves that your injuries were the direct result of the negligence of your employer. This evidence can include:
- Eyewitness accounts
- Medical records
- An account of your accident in your employer’s accident book
- Accounts of similar accidents, recorded in your employer’s accident book
- Reports of ambulance personnel attendance
This list is not exhaustive and should you choose to make a claim, your accident lawyer will be able to collect a strong body of evidence in support of your allegations.
Don’t be afraid to take legal action
If you have a good relationship with your employer, you may feel uncomfortable about the prospect of gathering evidence against your employer, but keep in mind that you are not alone. At Accident Advice Helpline, our 100% no-win, no-fee* lawyers have considerable experience of handling accident at work claims and they will support you every step of the way. They will also remind you that:Open Claim Calculator
- Your employer will have taken out liability insurance, which will protect him or her against any losses that result from your claim
- Your employer will take steps to improve health and safety standards in the workplace, preventing others from suffering injuries similar to your own
If your employer accepts liability, our lawyers will negotiate the settlement of your claim and advise you if the offer is unreasonable. In the unlikely event of a dispute, they will take the matter to trial for you, ensuring that you receive a fair and appropriate compensation settlement.
Give us a call today
To get in touch with our experienced legal team, simply call our freephone helpline or use our 30-second test. We are more than happy to answer all your questions and offer you free, no obligation advice on your initial consultation. If you have been injured in a non-fault trip at work in Sheffield, dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to start your claim today.