One of the most common causes of personal injury is a simple trip at work. Tripping in your workplace may seem like a minor accident, but it can result in life-changing physical and psychological injuries.
If you have tripped at work in Sheffield in an accident that was not your fault, the personal injury team here at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you to secure compensation from your employer. You will not need to dip into your savings to make a claim, we will work for you on a 100% ‘no-win, no-fee*‘ basis, which means that you will be able to take legal action without worrying about the cost.
I have tripped at work in Sheffield, am I eligible to make a claim?
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, your employer has a legal and moral duty to protect you from trips in the workplace. Therefore, if you have sustained an injury in a trip at work, you should be able to bring a claim against your employer.
Strict time limits apply to all accident at work claims. In most cases, you must start court proceedings within three years of the date of your accident. However, this time limit can vary, depending your age at the time of the accident and the nature of the injuries you have sustained. For example, if you were under the age of 18 when you tripped at work in Sheffield, the three-year time limit will not apply and you will be free to proceed with your claim at any time up until your 21st birthday.
In limited circumstances, the courts may allow you to make a claim beyond the time limit. However, you must not assume that discretion will be applied to your claim. If you believe you may have missed the window of opportunity for bringing a claim against your employer, it is worth seeking advice from the legal team here at Accident Advice Helpline.Open Claim Calculator
Tripped at work in Sheffield? Call us now for expert legal advice
When you call our Freephone helpline, our helpful claims advisors will provide you with clear advice regarding the time limits that apply to your claim. Once you have discussed the circumstances of your accident you, we will be able to instruct one of our experienced lawyers to collect the evidence required to substantiate your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim for compensation. You can alternatively text ‘claim365‘ to 88010 to request a free callback. Take action today.