A slip, trip and fall at work claim seeks compensation when you are injured in a slip, trip and fall accident at work. An injury in the workplace could have you off work and with medical bills to pay and you claim for the effects of the injury today and in the future. 

You could slip on a wet floor in the canteen, trip over boxes in the warehouse or fall down broken steps, and you may have a compensation claim. A workplace injury can be a broken leg, cuts and bruises to the face or damaged nerves in the back. 

Your employer owes you a duty of care when in the workplace. If they breach that duty of care and you suffer an injury, you could have a slip, trip, and fall at work claim for compensation. 

The Personal Injury Team No Win No Fee solicitors can look at your case and see if you have a valid personal injury claim.

Slip, Trip and Fall at Work Claim

What is a slip, trip and fall at work claim?

A slip, trip and fall at work claim is when you make a claim for compensation if you suffer an injury at work. You claim compensation for the breach of duty of care by your employer that may have caused your slip, trip and fall injury. 

Slips, trips, and falls are responsible for more than 40% of all serious injuries annually in the UK workplace. 30% of workplace injuries that have employees off work for more than seven days are from slips, trips, and falls accidents. 20% of injuries from slips, trips, and falls cause employees to be off work for at least three days at a time. 

Being off work and recovering from injury costs the employee in lost wages and other damages. You can claim for the effects of the slips, trips, and falls accident on your life today and in the future. 

Slip, trip, and fall injuries can happen anywhere from the cluttered office to the warehouse to the supermarket shopping aisle. If you suffer a slip, trip, and fall at work, you could have a workplace injury claim for compensation.

The Personal Injury Team No Win No Fee solicitors can file your slip, trip, and fall at work injury claim for the compensation you deserve.

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Common slip trip and fall claims in the workplace

Common slip, trip and fall claims in the workplace range from the warehouse injury to the injury when working in a restaurant to the injury suffered when working in a hospital. The slip, trip and fall injury can happen in any workplace, and you may have a compensation claim when it happens to you. 

The slip, trip and fall in the workplace could have you off work for a time and you may need to make changes to the home and car. You claim for the effects of the injury in a slip, trip and fall in the workplace claim. 

Common slip, trip and fall claims in the workplace:

Slips, trips, and falls at the office claims

Slips, trips, and falls at the office claims are for the injury suffered while at work in the office workplace. Many serious injuries happen to employees working in the office, and you may be able to claim compensation if you are injured in the office. 

Slips, trips, and falls at the office claims:

  • Broken wrist after a trip over a loose cable on the office floor
  • Nerve damage to the shoulder after fall from faulty desk chair
  • Facial injuries after a slip on wet floor in the office canteen

You may have a compensation claim if you have a slip, trip, and fall at the office.

Slips, trips, and falls in the warehouse claims

Slips, trips, and falls in the warehouse claims are very common workplace injuries. The warehouse can be a busy place with many hazards, and you may suffer a workplace injury when employed in a warehouse. 

Common slips, trips and falls in the warehouse claims:

  • Head injuries from slip on oil on the warehouse floor
  • Back injuries from a trip on packaging left on the warehouse steps
  • Leg injuries from a fall from a height in the warehouse

You may be able to make a No Win No Fee workplace injury claim if you suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury at work.

Slips, trips, and falls in retail claims

Slips, trips, and falls in retail claims come from shop workers, cleaners, management, and any employee in the retail sector. You may suffer a retail injury in the supermarket, shopping centre or local store. 

Slips, trips, and falls in retail claims can be:

  • Broken leg from a fall off steps when stocking shelves
  • Foot injury from a slip on a wet supermarket floor on a rainy day
  • Torn muscles in the arm from a trip over stock left on the shop floor

You may make a compensation claim for the slip, trip, and fall injury in the workplace if you have a valid claim.

Slips, trips, and falls in healthcare claims

Slips, trips, and falls in healthcare claims are for the injury the medical worker suffers when working in the hospital, GP surgery or healthcare clinic. You could suffer a serious injury, and you may be off work for a time. 

Slips, trips, and falls in healthcare claims:

  • Broken hip from a fall when helping a patient
  • Nerve damage to the lower back in a slip on a wet bathroom floor
  • Facial cuts and bruises in trip over medical equipment wires

You may have a slips, trips and falls in the workplace claim if you suffer an injury when working in healthcare.

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Slips, trips, and falls in hospitality claims

Slips, trips, and falls in hospitality claims are for the bar person injured at work, the waiting staff hurt in the restaurant and the hotel manager injured while on duty. An injury may affect your ability to work or take similar employment in the future. 

Slips, trips, and falls in hospitality claims:

  • Torn ligaments in the knee from a slip on the wet floor of the bar
  • Broken ribs after a fall in the restaurant stockroom
  • Soft tissue injuries after a trip over loose carpet in the hotel foyer

Employees may make a slips, trips and falls claim if they suffer an injury while working in hospitality.

Your employer has a duty of care to you when you are at work. If they breach that duty of care and you have a slips, trips and falls accident in the workplace, you may have a compensation claim.

Compensation for a slip, trip and fall at work claim

You can seek more than £10,000 in compensation for slip, trip and fall injury at work. You may claim for the slip on the wet hotel restaurant floor, the trip over boxes in the supermarket or the fall from a ladder on the construction site. Some slips, trips and falls in the workplace claims can see compensation in the £100,000s with amounts in excess of £10 million in some cases. 

The torn ligaments, damaged nerves and broken bones could affect your ability to work or find similar work in the future, and you may need time off work to recover fully from your slip, trip and fall in the workplace injury. 

You can claim compensation for the effects of the workplace injury today and in the future. The amount awarded depends on the severity of your slip, trip, and fall injury and the impact it has on your life.

Amounts of compensation in a slip, trip and fall at work injury claim are:

  • Cuts and bruises from a slip on the wet café floor from £4,350 to £7,890
  • Broken bones in the hands in a building site fall from £12,590 to £19,200
  • Significant wrist injury in trip over broken office furniture from £12,590 to £26,590
  • Knee injury from slipping on a wet floor in the warehouse from £26,190 to £43,460
  • Disc damage and vertebrae injury in fall on stairs at work from £38,780 to £69,730
  • Back injury with nerve root damage after a trip at work from £74,160 to £88,430
  • Severe spinal cord and root nerve damage after a fall from £91,090 to £160,980
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(The figures given here are for General Damages amounts only. You will also receive compensation for any financial losses you suffer due to the personal injury. Figures are taken from Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition and are accurate as of April 2023.) 

There is not one fixed amount for a workplace injury claim, and the compensation awarded for your slip, trip and fall injury at work will be tailored to the circumstances of your claim. 

A No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can tell you what to expect from their experience in workplace injury compensation claims.

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What are you being compensated for in a slip, trip and fall claim?

In a slip, trip and fall injury claim, just like any personal injury claim, you are being compensated for two types of damages:

In a slip, trip and fall at work injury claim, you claim General Damages for PSLA, the Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity you experience directly from the personal injury suffered in the workplace.

You may suffer Pain as a direct result of a back injury when you slip on a wet floor in the bar, fall off a stepladder in the warehouse or trip over a desk in the office. The injury to your nerves, muscles and bones in the back, shoulders or limbs can be painful, and you can claim for any medical treatment needed.

You will experience Suffering while you recover from the broken leg, lacerations, nerve damage, bulging disc or torn ligaments today and in the years to come after a slip, trip and fall injury in the workplace.

You can also claim for the Loss of Amenity in your daily life, such as difficulty or restriction in walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping from the injury suffered in a slip, trip and fall accident that was not wholly your fault in the workplace.

You seek compensation for Special Damages in a slip, trip and fall claim to cover your costs today and future financial losses after injury in the office, warehouse, local shop, hotel, café, bar, or hospital.

These could include loss of earnings while recovering, as well as care costs and medical treatment after the accident in the workplace and long-term treatment expenses. You can also claim for specialist rehabilitation, aids, adaptations, and any other out-of-pocket expenses you have or will suffer due to the slip, trip and fall at work injury.

Compensation is awarded to cover all losses, including income, medical expenses, and long-term care needs arising from the slip, trip and fall injury while at work.

You will need payslips and all day-to-day receipts, such as accommodation costs, the costs of travel to medical appointments, physical therapy, and all other out-of-pocket expenses incurred after the workplace injury.

A No Win No Fee solicitor handles your slip, trip and fall at work injury claim to get you the compensation you deserve for all the costs and expenses of the injury suffered due to negligence by the employer in the workplace.

The amount of compensation awarded for your workplace accident claim is the total of these two types of damages.

Who is eligible to claim for a slip, trip and fall at work injury?

You may be eligible to claim for a slip, trip and fall at work injury if it happens in an accident that was not your fault or wholly your fault while at work in the office, hospital, supermarket, warehouse or building site. 

An employee may be able to claim for a workplace accident, such as a slip when loading goods onto a van, a trip when moving boxes in the office or a fall when walking to another floor in the office. 

Anyone who suffers a workplace injury, such as a slip on an oily floor, a trip over loose floorboards or a fall from a height at work, may be able to claim compensation. 

Dependents may be able to claim compensation if a loved one cannot represent themselves after a workplace accident that was not their fault or only partially their fault. 

A dependent is defined as:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • Someone who lived with the injured party for two years before the accident as a husband, wife, or civil partner.
  • Blood children adopted children or those who became children through marriage or civil partnership
  • Parents and those acting as parents, such as a guardian or step-parents
  • Grandparents or great-grandparents
  • Brothers, sisters, cousins, and other direct relatives

You may be able to claim compensation if you depend on someone who cannot represent themselves after a workplace accident or who may have passed away due to a slip, trip and fall injury. 

Your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can help with your claim for compensation.

How can a slip, trip or fall happen in the workplace?

A slip, trip and fall can happen in the workplace when an employer breaches their duty of care to employees. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, the employer has duties and responsibilities to all staff, including avoiding the causes of slips, trips, and falls accidents. 

A slip, trip and fall accident in the workplace can happen:

  • When the employer does not have a cleaning program in place
  • When the employer does not maintain the workplace
  • When staff are not properly supervised
  • When office equipment is not installed correctly
  • When cables are left exposed in the workplace
  • When staff are not fully trained on how to complete a task safely
  • When broken floorboards and loose stairs are not repaired
  • When staff are not trained to work at a height
  • When staff are not trained to report a spillage
  • When staff does not know how to report a hazard in the workplace
slip, trip or fall happen in the workplace

There are many reasons why a slip, trip and fall can happen in the workplace. Employers must take all measures to avoid a slip, trip and fall accident and to keep the workplace safe for all employees. 

You could have a workplace injury claim if you have a slip, trip, and fall injury at work.

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Once we are satisfied we have all the information we require and have a full understanding of your circumstances. We send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your claim and compensation requirements.

How to make a claim for a workplace injury for compensation

To make a claim for workplace injury compensation, there are usually a few standard steps to follow. We will guide you through the entire process from first contact through to the conclusion of your claim.

Instruct a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. A solicitor can look at your case and see the extent of your injuries from the slip, trip and fall at work and how they might form a workplace injury compensation claim.

Only a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor will have the experience and the team to handle your claim – they will know what your claim may be worth and how to get the best results for you.

You may require medical treatment or investigation if you have suffered a slip, trip and fall in the workplace injury. It is vital that the nature and extent of your injuries are contemporaneously recorded in your medical records.

This may be in a consultation with your GP if you have less severe injuries which do not require immediate treatment but do not clear up in a reasonable timeframe. You may need investigations, referral to a specialist, or maybe physiotherapy.

Of course, in a severe or life-threatening workplace injury, you will attend A&E, and the hospital medical records will detail your injuries and treatment.

The solicitor gets all the details and evidence to support your case in the next step of the workplace injury claims process.

Your Personal Injury Team solicitor will speak to you and obtain a detailed description of what happened to cause the fall at the warehouse, slip in the supermarket or trip at the office, all injuries suffered, and the financial losses you sustained.

An experienced personal injury expert will assess the case.

If they confirm you have a valid workplace accident compensation claim, they can discuss the next steps in the process with you and answer any of your questions.

The solicitor submits the claim for workplace injury compensation to the employer who may be responsible for your injury in the slip, trip and fall injury at work. Your solicitor submits the claim by writing to the negligent party to outline your possible claim.

The negligent party has to give a written response to your solicitor’s letter within twelve weeks of receiving it.

Your Personal Injury Team lawyer will advise you of the time limit applying to your case and what to expect during the process.

Getting the response from the negligent party informs your personal injury solicitor how the case for workplace injury compensation is likely to proceed.

The negligent party can either admit liability in the case or state that they intend to defend it.

When the negligent party decides to defend the case, it is known as ‘denying liability’ in legal terms.

If the negligent party admits liability, which often happens, your personal injury solicitor will obtain medical evidence. You may need to have a consultation with a medical expert, which your solicitor will arrange.

Once completed, medical evidence and details of your financial losses will be sent to the negligent party’s insurer.

The negotiation period then starts, often resulting in the settlement of your claim. You would be closely involved in this process and given expert advice throughout – no compensation would be agreed upon without your authority.

In very large claims, you will likely have to see several medical experts over a longer period. When the injuries suffered are significant, it can take a long time until the final prognosis is known.

Your solicitor will advise you on the likely timescales and when, tactically, will be the best time to enter settlement discussions with the defendant.

Often, claims for life-changing injury will be negotiated at a “settlement meeting” with the defendants. The two sides may meet, and during the meeting, your case will be outlined, and negotiations will take place.

You would be at this meeting and be closely involved in this process, and no settlement would be agreed upon without your authority.

At this stage, your solicitor, and sometimes a barrister, will handle the meeting and advise you on what is on offer and what level of compensation to accept.

Going to court is the final step in a slip, trip and fall in the workplace injury case if the negligent party does not accept responsibility for the negligence or if the negligent party admits liability but refuses to pay you a fair amount in compensation.

Issuing court proceedings is handled by your solicitor.

Although court proceedings are started in some cases, very few workplace injury cases make it to a court case before a judge. The vast majority will settle before having to issue court proceedings, and even where proceedings are issued, few cases end up at a trial.

Your Personal Injury Team solicitor will advise you through the entire process from start to finish.

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Workplace accident claims

Workplace injury claims for a slip, trip and fall are for compensation for an injury caused at work, such as when you tear muscles slipping on the wet floor in the shopping centre or break a leg falling down stairs at the office. 

Your employer owes you a duty of care, and when they breach that duty of care, causing your slip, trip and fall injury, you may have a workplace injury claim. 

Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe place to work. Your workplace may be the warehouse, the office, a hospital ward, or a hotel kitchen, but you could suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury that was not your fault. Wherever you suffer an injury, your employer has a duty of care to you once you are ‘on the clock.’  

Staff may be under pressure in a busy workplace, and employers have many responsibilities but there is no excuse for employers to put the staff at risk of a slip, trip and fall injury.

Workplace injury compensation

Every employer owes a duty of care to employees and to avoid workplace accidents by:

  • Providing health and safety training to all workers
  • Keeping the workplace a safe place for employees
  • Carrying out business activity according to safe procedures
  • Carrying out risk assessments of all tasks
  • Ensuring the correct number of staff are on duty
  • Ensuring employees have access to safety information for their work
  • Having employees properly supervised by trained staff

You could suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury when cleaning the office, moving orders in the warehouse or stocking shelves in the supermarket, but if the accident was not wholly your fault, you could have a compensation claim. 

You may have a workplace injury claim if you suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury that was not your fault or only partially your fault while at work.

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 lays out the responsibilities of employers and employees when creating a safe workplace for all. A slip, trip and fall injury may be avoidable if the employer follows the Health and Safety Act. 

The Act covers every aspect of health and safety in the workplace for the UK and has proved invaluable in the 50 years since its inception. 

Standardisation of health and safety guidance makes it clear what is expected in the workplace from employers and employees. Under the 1974 Act, employers know where their duty of care to employees and members of the public lies. 

In the same vein, employees are made aware of their duty of care to their fellow employees when at work. The Act also covers the self-employed and the expectations around them as employers and when in the workplace. 

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is also known as the HSWA, the HASAWA, the HSW Act and sometimes simply the 1974 Act. 

The Act is clear in what the expectations are for everyone in the workplace and how breaches of it may be prosecuted in the courts and be subject to fines or compensation claims when injury results. 

You may be able to make a claim for a workplace injury, such as a slip, trip and fall injury, if your employer breaches the HSW Act, leading to your accident.

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Find out how much you can claim today for a workplace injury

Use our online assessment tool today to determine how much you can claim for your workplace injury. The torn muscles in the leg, the broken wrist or nerve damage to the shoulder injury may be with you for life, and you may be able to claim compensation for the damages involved. 

The Personal Injury Team FREE online assessment tool will put you in direct touch with one of our team, who will give you a full rundown of what can happen with your slip, trip, and fall at work injury claim. 

Compensation amounts for a workplace injury claim vary, and expert advice from one of our team members can help you with an idea of compensation for the slip, trip and fall in the workplace injury.  

Only by contacting one of our team will you get a workplace injury claim up and running today. 

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