Slip, trip or fall accidents are a regular occurrence and are often down to the negligent actions of an employer or colleague. All staff should be trained on how best to avoid slip and trip accidents and on how they can help to not cause an accident for a fellow employee. If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident we may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
Why not contact us at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and learn more about how we can help you claim compensation after a trip, slip or fall.
Slipping or tripping doesn’t sound like it could do much damage. However, a nasty fall can change people’s lives, by breaking bones, causing fractures, concussion, twists, sprains or bruising. For some, what may first seem like a small injury may lead to long-term underlying difficulties, causing pain that worsens with time.
Accidents of this kind are usually preventable with the right training, and if staff adhered to rules set out in company guidelines. Steps such as putting up wet floor signs, mopping up liquid as soon as possible and clearing all walkways from cables, furniture and other items that may cause a trip are all good preventative measures to avoid slip, trip and fall accidents. If these measures are not taken then it may be possible to claim compensation for a slip.
Where Can Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen in potentially any place of work. However, some of the most common environments prone to such accidents include working in:
- Construction Sites
Employers are obligated by law to possess employers’ liability insurance. This means that if an employee becomes ill, or injures themselves and tries to make a claim for compensation, the employer is protected financially for any money they have to pay out.
Therefore, if you have not claimed as you are worried about the implications of making a claim against your employer, you should feel safe in the knowledge that compensation claims will not affect their business personally (apart from them having to pay a slightly higher premium on their insurance). The claim may even persuade them to tighten their health and safety or introduce certain aspects of training to staff, which is bound to prevent a similar accident occurring in the future.
The laws about workplace accidents, in particular slip, trip or fall accidents are declared in the Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations Act of 1992. Regulation 12 states that all floors should be clear of holes, slopes, slippery surfaces or other objects that are likely to cause someone to trip, slip or fall. These regulations are strict and are expected to be adhered to – if they are not the employer may not only face compensation claims but may be fined by the Health and Safety Executive.
Making a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Claim
If you believe your employer has been negligent and they have caused you to have an accident, contact us for assistance on making a compensation claim against them.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your slip, trip or fall accident claims.