In this guide, we will look at the criteria you must meet to be able to make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in a trip at work. Furthermore, we will look at the compensation guidelines that could be used to value your injuries.
Additionally, we will discuss how you could be injured in a workplace accident and the steps your employer should take to help minimise the risk of injury occurring. Furthermore, we will give some examples of the evidence you could use to help support your claim.
You can also contact one of our friendly advisors today to discuss your potential claim and receive free advice. Our team is here to help you 24/7. They could also answer any questions you may still have after finishing this guide.
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- Trip At Work Compensation Examples
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- Potential Causes Of Slips And Trips And Injuries You Could Sustain
- Slip At Work Evidence – What You Could Present To Support Your Claim
- Can I Claim Trip At Work Compensation With A No Win No Fee Lawyer?
- Slip Trip And Fall Claims In The Workplace – More Information
Following a successful personal injury claim for a trip at work, your compensation settlement will include general damages. General damages account for the pain and suffering you’ve endured that was directly caused by your injury.
Below we have created a table using the amounts listed in the most recent edition of the Judicial College Guidelines, published in April 2022. Legal professionals can refer to this document to help them value personal injury claims, as it states compensation guidelines for different injuries of varying severities.
However, you should only use this table as a guide. Compensation is valued on a case-by-case basis, and the amount you receive could differ from those listed below.
Injury Severity Details Compensation Guidelines
Back Severe (i) A combination of severe consequences due to severe damage to the nerve roots and spinal cord. £91,090 to £160,980
Foot Severe Both heels or feet have fractures that cause permanent pain and substantially restricted mobility. £41,970 to £70,030
Foot Moderate A displaced metatarsal fracture that causes continuing symptoms and results in a permanent deformity. £13,740 to £24,990
Ankle Severe The ankle will require a extensive treatment period or time in plaster which could result in ankle instability. £31,310 to £50,060
Hand Severe Fractures to Fingers These fractures may lead to partial amputations that will result in impaired grip and a deformity. Up to £36,740
Hand Less Serious Hand Injury Significantly impaired hand function regardless of whether treatment has been undertaken due to a severe crush injury. £14,450 to £29,000
Elbow Less Severe Injuries Injuries impair function but major surgery is not needed. £15,650 to £32,010
Leg Less Serious (i) A fracture that has made a reasonable recovery but the person is still elft with a limp, impaired mobility and other issues. £17,960 to £27,760
Wrist (e) Uncomplicated Uncomplicated Colles' fracture. In the region of £7,430
Wrist (f) Minor Minor undisplaced fractures and soft tissue injuries that require a plaste ror bandage for a few weeks with a full recovery occurring within a year. £3,530 to £4,740
What Are Special Damages And Can I Claim Them?
Additionally, following a successful claim for a trip at work, your compensation settlement could include special damages. Special damages compensate you for the financial losses and costs you have experienced due to your injury.
Some examples of the losses you could be compensated for could include:
- A loss of earnings.
- Medical expenses.
- Cost of care.
- Travel costs.
However, in order to successfully claim these losses back under special damages, you will need to provide evidence in support of them. Evidence could include receipts, bank statements, and payslips.
Contact our advisors today to learn more about claiming. If you have a valid case, they could connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident at work, you might be eligible to make a personal injury claim. However, to successfully claim compensation, you must be able to demonstrate that you suffered your injury due to your employer breaching their duty of care. A breach of duty of care that results in an injury is known as negligence.
According to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, employers owe a duty of care towards those they employ. They must take all reasonable steps to prevent accidents from occurring.
If your employer were to fail to adhere to this duty of care, this could result in you being injured at work. You could be entitled to claim for this.
If you have any questions about making a personal injury claim for a trip at work, or about the compensation you could potentially receive for your injuries, get in touch with our advisors.
There are various ways you could be involved in a slip-and-trip accident at work. Some examples of how this type of accident could occur and the injuries you could sustain include:
- You slip on a puddle at work that was caused by a leaking ceiling. Your employer was aware of this leak but had taken no reasonable steps to resolve the issue or prevent an accident from occurring. As a result, you suffer a leg and an arm injury.
- You tripped over a wire due to your employer failing to properly tidy away or secure down the wire. This could cause you to suffer an ankle injury.
- You could trip on a walkway obstruction due to your employer leaving items unattended and not properly stored away.
As part of their duty of care, your employer should be taking reasonable steps to ensure these types of workplace accidents don’t take place. Some of the steps they could take to ensure safety in the workplace could include:
- Performing regular risk assessments.
- Providing all employees with proper training.
- Maintaining good housekeeping; for example, tidying away wires and keeping walkways clear.
How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Trip At Work?
Generally, you will have 3 years to begin your personal injury claim from the date you suffered your injury.
However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. These exceptions can apply to those who are unable to pursue their own claim because of a lack of mental capacity, and minors. In these scenarios, the time limit will be suspended until the injured party can legally pursue their own claim, and a litigation friend can pursue a claim on their behalf in the meantime.
To learn more about the exceptions to the 3-year time limit, you can contact our advisors. Furthermore, they could help answer any questions you may have about making a claim for a trip at work or about the compensation that could be awarded for a successful claim.
To help support your personal injury claim, you should present sufficient evidence. Providing the correct evidence could help prove that your employer’s negligence was responsible for the accident and your injury. It could also help you demonstrate how you were impacted by this accidental injury.
Some examples of the types of evidence you could use to support your claim include:
- Contact details of any eyewitnesses.
- CCTV footage of the accident.
- A completed report in the accident book if applicable.
- Medical evidence about the injury you sustained, such as a copy of your medical records.
Additionally, if you would like help with collecting evidence for your claim, a solicitor from our panel could assist you. They have experience in these kinds of cases and can ensure that all aspects of your claim are covered.
Contact our advisors to be put in contact with one of our advisors, or if you have any further questions about making a claim for trip at work compensation.
You could be entitled to trip at work compensation if you’re injured in an accident resulting from negligence. A solicitor from our panel could help provided you have a personal injury claim.
A lawyer from our panel may offer to work with you under the terms of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is a type of No Win No Fee agreement.
When working with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel, you will usually not be expected to pay them for their services if your case is unsuccessful.
You will have to pay them a percentage of your compensation if you are awarded compensation. This percentage is called a success fee, and the amount your solicitor can take is capped by law.
Contact one of our advisors today to discuss your claim and be connected with a solicitor from our panel. Our friendly team is available 24/7 to help answer your questions and offer free advice.
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More guides about personal injury claims:
- Advice On Making A Personal Injury Claim Against Your Employer.
- Do I Need Accident At Work Solicitors Near Me?
- Advice On A Personal Injury Claim With A Pre Existing Condition.
- Managing risks and risk assessment at work – Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- First Aid – NHS
- Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – UK Gov.
Contact one of our advisors to learn more about making a claim for a trip at work or about the compensation that could be awarded for successful claims.
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