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Slip, Trip and Fall Compensation Calculator

If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall, you may be able to claim compensation.

About Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are the most common accidents in the UK. Falls can occur anywhere, whether it be in the home, on the street, in a shop, or in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls in the workplace are extremely common, affecting more than 111,000 workers every year.

The effects of slips, trips and falls vary significantly in severity, varying from bone fractures and bruises to head injuries and spinal damage.

Head injuries have the potential to cause brain injuries. Brain injuries that are causedby slips, trips and falls are known as traumatic brain injuries. The effects of brain injury can be severe. A brain haemorrhage is a type of brain injury that can be caused by a blow to the head, such as that sustained in a slip, trip or fall. Brain haemorrhages are characterised by severe bleeding in and around the brain and can be fatal. Victims of brain haemorrhage that do survive are often left with severe damage to one or more parts of their brains.

Injury to the spine can cause irreversible damage to the spinal cord, resulting in permanent disability, prolonged pain and, in extreme cases, paralysis.

Causes of Slips, Trips and Falls

Most slips, trips and falls are caused by the victim's own error and misjudgement, but some are the result of another person's negligence or inability to follow reasonable health and safety procedures.

If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall, you may be able to claim compensation if the accident was caused by another person's negligence and was not your fault.

Common causes of Slips, Trips and Falls include:

Wet floors

Wet floors are a common cause of slips. Slips caused by wet floors can occur in the home, in the workplace, and in public places. Care should be taken to ensure all floors are properly cleaned and all wet floors should be signed to deter accidents.

Spillages

Spillages are a common cause of slips. In the workplace, unexpected spillages should be cleaned up quickly to prevent an accident from occurring.

Falling from height

Falling from height is a common cause of serious injury, especially amongst construction workers. According to data from the HSE, falls from height are the leading cause of death amongst workers, accounting for more than 40 deaths every year. Employers who expect their employees to operate at height must enforce strict health and safety rules.

Loose cables, scattered boxes and other trip hazards

Items can easily become trip hazards if they are left on the floor in an unorganised fashion. Employers have a duty of care to their staff to ensure all trip hazards are properly cleared away to prevent accidents in the workplace.

Uneven pavements

Uneven pavements are a common cause of trips and falls in public places. In most cases, it is the local councils responsibility to maintain the upkeep of pavements.

Can I make a claim?

You can make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. If you have suffered an injury because of a slip, trip or fall, you may be able to claim compensation if your fall was caused by another person’s negligence. Most slips, trips and falls that happen in working environments are caused by negligence and victims can be awarded compensation if they have suffered injury as a result of their employer’s failure to comply with health and safety expectations.

If you have slipped, tripped or fallen in a public place, you may be able to claim compensation if your accident is found to have been caused by another person’s negligence.

How much compensation can I claim?

In personal injury cases, compensation is paid to reimburse innocent victims for the suffering they have wrongly endured. Payouts for slip, trip and fall claims typically range from £500 to £115,000 depending on the claimant’s personal circumstances. To work out how much money a victim should be paid, the courts consider a number of factors, including the extent of the victim’s injuries and the overall impact the accident has had on the victim’s life. The victim’s financial circumstances will also be reviewed and if they have lost money because of the accident, this money will be reimbursed as part of the compensation package.

Working out how much compensation you are likely to receive can be tricky, but our compensation calculator will be able to help. Like the courts, the calculator will consider your personal circumstances and generate a compensation sum that reflects what you are likely to be entitled to.