Advice On Workplace Carpet Injury Claims

Workplace Carpet Injury Claims

Advice On Workplace Carpet Injury Claims

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the process of making carpet injury claims after an accident at work. We’ll also be looking at how compensation is calculated for successful personal injury claims and the types of evidence you can gather to support your case. 

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. We’ll discuss what this means further down in this guide, but it’s important to note that when this duty of care is breached, resulting in someone being injured, an accident at work claim can be made.

If you have more questions pertaining to your accident at work case or would like to start your claim with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel, contact our team of advisors. In just one call, you can get an understanding of how to claim for a work accident.

Contact us by: 

  • Calling us on 0161 696 9685
  • Talking with a member of our team of advisors by using the Live Support feature on our website
  • Fill out your details in the Contact Us section of our website

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  1. The Criteria For Workplace Carpet Injury Claims
  2. The Causes Of Tripping On Carpets At Work
  3. How Do I Prove An Accident At Work Claim?
  4. Compensation Payouts For Workplace Carpet Injury Claims
  5. Make A Trip And Fall Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis
  6. Learn More About Claims For Trips And Falls At Work

The Criteria For Workplace Carpet Injury Claims

Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, an employer needs to take all steps that can be considered reasonable and practicable to prevent an employee from sustaining harm in the workplace, or whilst carrying out work-related duties. In the case that this doesn’t happen, and an employee is injured as a result of this breach, then an accident at work claim could be made. 

Someone could be eligible to make a personal injury claim after an accident work when they satisfy the following criteria:

  • Showing that the employer owed you a duty of care,
  • Show that this duty of care has been/was breached,
  • That this breach caused you to be injured,
  • That you are within the time limit

If you’re unsure about the eligibility of your potential claim, then you can use the contact information provided above to discuss this further with our team of advisors. 

Time Limits For Accident At Work Claims 

When making carpet injury claims, it’s important to be mindful of how long you can claim after an accident at work. As per the Limitation Act 1980, you’ll have three years from the date of your accident.

There are exceptions to these rules, though. For more information regarding the time limits for personal injury claims and the exceptions that apply in certain circumstances, you can use the contact information above to discuss this with our team of advisors. 

The Causes Of Tripping On Carpets At Work 

Carpet injuries can be caused in a variety of different ways. As described in The Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, floors should be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the regulator of health and safety in the workplace, provide guidance for employers to prevent slips and falls. These are:

  • Stop floors from becoming contaminated
  • Using the right cleaning methods
  • Consider the flooring and work environment
  • Get the correct footwear
  • Think about people and organisational factors

Examples Of Carpet Accidents At Work

  • Uplifted carpets can cause an employee trip causing ankle or feet injuries
  • Unsecure carpets can cause an employee to slip, causing a back or knee injury
  • Torn carpets pose the risk of a foot being caught, causing head and facial injuries.

How Do I Prove An Accident At Work Claim? 

When making carpet injury claims, it’s important that you’re able to provide evidence to prove an injury at work was the result of employer negligence. Some types of evidence that you can use to prove negligence occurred includes:

  • Photos of the scene of the accident, the cause or the injury itself.
  • Keeping a journal of any symptoms that occur as a result of your injury, and the treatment involved in resolving this.
  • Footage of the accident taking place
  • Seeking medical attention and producing duplicates of any records that have been produced as a direct result of your injuries.
  • Asking for the contact details of any witnesses that could support your personal injury claim.

If you’re struggling to gather evidence to support your claim, then why not opt to appoint an accident at work solicitor to your case? If you call our advisors today, they can assess your case for free, should it conclude that you have a solid foundation for a personal injury claim, they can connect you with a solicitor from our panel who can aid you in the gathering of sufficient evidence.  

Compensation Payouts For Workplace Carpet Injury Claims 

After making successful carpet injury claims, you could be eligible to receive two heads of claim. We’ll discuss these separately below. 

The first head of claim that you could be eligible to receive is general damages compensation. This head of claim aims to compensate for any pain and suffering that you have experienced as a direct result of your injuries. 

Note that whilst these figures cannot be guaranteed due to each carpet injury claim being judged on a case-by-case basis, they have been taken from the Judicial College Guidelines. This is a document used by solicitors to help assign a value to your claim. 

Compensation Brackets

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Injury Severity Compensation Notes
Brain and Head Injury Very Severe (a) £282,010 to £403,990 Cases where claimants will require full time nursing care, due to physical limitations, double incontinence and little, if any, evidence of meaningful response to environment.
Back Injuries Severe (a) (i) £91,090 to £160,980 Cases involving damage to the nerve roots and spinal cord and involving cases of incomplete paralysis
Back Injuries Moderate (b) (i) £27,760 to £38,780 A prolapsed intervertebral disc requiring surgery or compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae.
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (a) £78,400 to £130,930 Extensive fractures involving substantial disabilities resulting in a lack of bowel and bladder control.
Injuries to the Elbow A disabling injury (a) £39,170 to £54,830 An injury involving severe long term injury
Leg Injuries Severe (iv) £27,760 to £39,200 Multiple fractures to a single limb involving limited movement, instability, and permanent vulnerability to further damage
Wrist Injuries (b) £24,500 to £39,170 Injury resulting in permanent disability
Shoulder Injuries Severe (a) £19,200 to £48,030 Injuries that are often associated with neck injuries, involving damage to the brachial plexus and significant disability.
Knee Injuries Moderate (b) (i) £14,840 to £26,190 Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor future instability
Ankle Injuries Modest Injuries (d) Up to £13,740 Less serious fractures and sprains where the level of recovery will be dependent on the future disability.

What Could Be Covered By Special Damages? 

The second head of claim that you could be eligible to receive is special damages compensation. These damages aim to reimburse successful claimants with payments for any financial losses they have experienced as a result of their injuries. 

This can come in the form of:

  • Cost of care
  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of medication
  • Price of renovations in aid of recovery

You’ll have to provide evidence to support your special damages head of claim, which can come in the form of invoices, bank statements, and receipts. 

Make A Trip And Fall Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis 

Providing you have a valid claim, you can choose to make carpet injury claims with our panel of experienced No Win No Fee solicitors. If you choose to do this, you’ll be working under a type of No Win No Fee agreement called a Conditional Fee Agreement

Firstly when working with a solicitor under a CFA, you won’t have to pay any upfront or ongoing fees for your legal representation whilst your claim is underway. As well as this, in the case that you’re unsuccessful in your claim, you won’t have to pay.

In the case that you’re successful in your claim, you’ll be expected to pay a success fee to your solicitor. This percentage is legally capped and discussed between you and your solicitor before you begin to receive any legal representation for your carpet injury claim. 

Contact Us 

If you’d like to learn more about carpet injury claims, then you can use the contact information below. In just one call, you can get an understanding of how much compensation you could be eligible to receive following a successful carpet injury claim and the necessary steps you’ll have to take to get there. 

Contact us by:

  • Calling us on 0161 696 9685
  • Talking with a member of our team of advisors by using the Live Support feature on our website
  • Fill out your details in the Contact Us section of our website

Learn More About Claims For Trips And Falls At Work 

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