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Broken Steps At Work Injury Claims Guide

In this guide, we’ll discuss the process of making a personal injury claim after being injured by broken steps at work.

If the duty of care that should be provided to you is broken as an employee, you may suffer harm that could’ve otherwise been avoided. This is known as negligence and is the basis for a personal injury claim. 

If you’d like to begin your claim or have questions about your accident at work personal injury claim, then you can contact us by using the below details to ask any questions you may have. In just one call, you can understand how much compensation you may be entitled to following a successful claim.

  • Fill out your details in the contact us section of our website
  • Call us on 0161 696 9685
  • Chat with one of our advisors using the live support feature 

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  1. A Guide To Claims For Injuries Caused By Broken Steps At Work
  2. What Duty Of Care Does Your Workplace Owe You?
  3. How Trips And Falls On Broken Steps At Work Could Injury You?
  4. What Could You Do If Injured By Broken Steps At Work?
  5. Advice On Estimating Your Payout
  6. Get Advice On Claims For Injuries Due To Broken Steps At Work

A Guide To Claims For Injuries Caused By Broken Steps At Work 

If you are injured at work because your employer has been negligent, you may be able to make an accident at work claim. This guide will discuss the different criteria you’ll have to satisfy to succeed in your personal injury claim. 

To make a successful claim, you’ll have to prove that:

  1. Your employer had a duty of care to your safety at the time of the accident
  2. Their actions breached this duty of care
  3. This breach led to your injury.

Further down in this guide, we’ll be exploring different examples of how an employer’s negligence can cause you to be injured.

Later we’ll also be explaining the time limits that you’ll have to follow when making an accident at work claim, we’ll also be exploring the evidence that you can provide to prove that your injuries were a result of employer negligence. 

What Duty Of Care Does Your Workplace Owe You? 

In this section, we’ll discuss the duty of care owed by all employers to ensure employees’ safety whilst in the workplace. No matter where you work, employers will always have a responsibility for your safety. This means they have to provide a safe environment, facilities, and equipment for employees to safely work during their working hours. This is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.  This is one of the central pieces of legislation governing health and safety in the workplace.

How Trips And Falls On Broken Steps At Work Could Injury You? 

Slips and falls at work from broken steps could result in a wide array of injuries. Just a few different examples of injuries that could occur after a slip and fall can include:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Dislocations
  • Tendon ligament injuries
  • Stress, anxiety and depression,
  • Fatal injuries
  • Severe, debilitating and life-changing injuries.

Falling down broken steps at work can also include musculoskeletal injuries, including:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains and strains

In the next section, we’ll explain the steps you could take immediately after being involved in an accident at work.

What Could You Do If Injured By Broken Steps At Work?

In this section, we’ll explain the steps you could take after being injured in an accident caused by negligence. This includes getting any evidence necessary to prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence.

This can include:

  • Getting medical attention and asking for copies of any records produced
  • Gathering evidence of what happened, this can be through getting witness details, CCTV footage or photographs
  • Complete the accident report book
  • Ask for legal advice pertaining to your personal injury claim. 

After being injured from broken steps at work, you’ll have to abide by time limits to make a successful personal injury claim.

As per The Limitation Act 1980, a claim must be started within three years of the accident date. 

If a person is under eighteen or lacks the mental capacity to make a claim, then a litigation friend would be appointed to them by the courts to make a claim on their behalf. If the person turns eighteen, or regains the capacity necessary to make a claim, they’ll have three years from this date.

Advice On Estimating Your Payout 

General damages compensation is one of the heads of claim that can make up your compensation. The figures in the table are taken from the Judicial College guidelines. Note that these figures are not guaranteed. This is because of the various circumstances that must be considered when working out the general damages portion of a claimant’s compensation. 

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Injury Severity Compensation Notes
Injury Resulting from Brain Damage Very Severe £282,010 to £403,990 Some proof of ability to follow basic commands. But little if any evidence of a meaningful response.
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe £78,400 to £130,930 extensive and severe fractures of the pelvis resulting in residual disabilities.
Knee Injuries Severe (ii) £52,120 to £69,730 Leg fracture extending into the knee joint causing pain and constant mobility issues.
Ankle Injuries Very Severe £50,060 to £69,700 Injuries so severe that any future injury to the ankle may necessitate below knee amputation.
Foot Injuries Severe £41,970 to £70,030 Fractures of both feet with a major restriction on mobility.
Back Injuries Moderate (i) £27,760 to £38,780 Damage to an intervertebral disc with nerve root irritation.
Shoulder Injuries Severe £19,200 to £48,030 Often associated with neck injuries resulting in significant disability
Injuries to the Elbow Less Severe Injuries £15,650 to £32,010 Injuries that result in an impairment of function.
Wrist Injuries Less Serious £3,530 to £4,740 Very minor displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries. Full recovery in 12 months.

How Are Special Damages Calculated? 

When making a claim you can also be compensated for special damages. This aims to compensate a claimant for any financial losses they have experienced due to third-party negligence. This can be but isn’t limited to:

  • Cost of care
  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of medication

In order to receive special damages compensation, you’ll have to provide evidence. This can come in the form of bank statements, receipts, or invoices.

Get Advice On Claims For injuries Due To Broken Steps At Work 

When making an accident at work claim, you could work with a solicitor who provides their service through a No Win No Fee agreement. A Conditional Fee Agreement is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement, which means that you won’t be required to pay for your solicitor’s services upfront or whilst the claim is ongoing. Furthermore, if your claim ends unsuccessfully, you generally won’t have to pay your solicitor anything for the services they’ve provided.

If your claim is successful, you’ll have to pay a solicitor for their services through a success fee. This amount is legally capped and agreed upon before you agree to use the solicitor’s services. 

If you’d like to discuss this further or want to begin your accident at work claim after being injured on broken steps, then use the contact information below to talk with our advisors. Providing that you have a valid claim, they’ll put you in contact with our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors, who would be happy to assist you with your personal injury claim. 

  • Fill out your details in the contact us section of our website
  • Call us on 0161 696 9685
  • Chat with one of our advisors using the live support feature 

Workplace Accident Claim Resources  

If you’d like to learn more about making a claim after being injured on broken steps at work, then you can read more of our guides below:

Alternatively, you can use the following links to learn more.