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Slip, Trip and Fall at Work Claims
Slip and trip hazards are one of the most common forms of accidents within the workplace. Almost every working environment is susceptible to these types of accidents and in some cases is simply due to the employees own negligence. In many cases however poor working conditions or a failure to abide by health and safety regulations can result in employees injuring themselves due to a slip or trip at work.
Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show slips and trips as the single most common cause of injuries at work and can account for over a third of all major work injuries. It is estimated that these injuries cost employers over £512m a year in lost production and other costs.
Every employer has a legal and moral duty to ensure their employees are safe and protected at work under the General health and Safety legislation. Most importantly this ensures that all employers do everything they can to minimise the risks of potential hazards.
If you have suffered an injury due to a slip or trip at work which was not your fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a member of our personal injury team today on 0800 0747 644 for more information.
What are the main causes of slip and trip hazards at work?
A slip or trip accident within the workplace can occur for many reasons, however there are a number of common hazards which resulted in employees to fall:
- Wet and frozen surfaces
- Uneven flooring
- Unsuitable floor covering
- Low lightening
- Loose cabling
- Unsigned obstructions
Slip or Trip at Work - Making a claim
Employers must prevent these common causes of slip and trip hazards by ensuring all floors are suitable and free from obstruction. Appropriate signage must also be available in case of an unexpected spillage or obstruction.
If you suffer from an accident at work due to any of the common causes above and the employer has failed to uphold a safe working environment you could be entitled to take action.
The financial compensation awarded is intended to cover costs during your recovery including:
- Rehabilitation charges
- Medical costs
- Loss of pay
Additional compensation can also be awarded to compensate for long-term effects of a serious accident including psychological damages and mental distress.
Get in touch with Grieves Solicitors
Grieves Solicitors personal injury solicitors are able to offer advice and support throughout cases of slip, trip and fall at work claims. If you have been involved in a similar accident at work but are unsure whether the employee is at fault, call us today for free advice on 0800 0747 644. You can also enquire for free online via a contact form.