Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Slips, Trips and Falls at Work Claims

Slips, trips and falls at work are among the most common causes of personal injuries in the workplace. If you have been involved in an accident of this kind at work that was not your fault, Clough & Willis will help you make a slip, trip and fall claim against your employer to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Our specialist slip, trip and fall at work solicitors will provide the legal advice and guidance you need to claim compensation for your injury and all associated financial losses. We will help you find out your legal rights, explain the process of making a claim, and ensure you are in the best possible position to receive a fair compensation payout. 

We have years of experience helping individuals in your circumstances to make successful claims after being injured in a slip, trip or fall at work. We understand that this can be a stressful process, and are committed to helping you make a successful claim and move ahead with your life and career. 

Get in touch with Clough & Willis Solicitors to get started with your slip, trip and fall at work claim. Call us today on 0800 083 0815, or fill out an online enquiry form on the side of this page to request a call back at your convenience.

How we can help you after a slip, trip or fall at work

At Clough & Willis, we are here to provide you with expert legal advice and compassionate support throughout the process of claiming compensation for your workplace slip, trip or fall. This includes: 

  • Reviewing your case to understand your circumstances and assess the strength of your claim
  • Informing you of your legal rights
  • Helping you build the strongest possible case to receive compensation
  • Guiding you through the entire claims process from start to finish, including representing you in court if necessary 

Our aim will always be to help you obtain the best possible outcome with as little stress as possible, including exploring every option for settling the case without needing to go to court. We will explain every step of the process in simple, easy-to-understand terms, in order to ensure you are always kept in the loop. 

If you have been injured as a result of a fall at work, you should be able to claim compensation for your injury and all associated financial losses, including loss of earnings, private medical treatment, and care provided by friends or relatives. Where possible, we will help you receive early interim payments to cover any immediate costs. 

Our workplace injury team is led by our Partner and Head of Litigation Chris Macwilliam, who has been working in the fields of personal injury and employment law for more than 40 years. You can rely on Clough & Willis to provide you with caring, compassionate legal support - call us today to arrange a free, no-obligation initial interview to discuss your case.

When can I make a claim for a slip, trip or fall at work?

Slipping and tripping are the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces. They are particularly dangerous because they can cause direct injury, as well as contributing to other types of incidents, including a fall from height or a machinery accident. 

Employers have a strict legal responsibility to do all they can to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Therefore, if you believe your employer did not do everything they could to prevent your accident, you could be eligible to make a claim. 

Every company needs to carry out risk assessments in the workplace to identify potential slip and trip hazards, including: 

  • Trailing wires, cables or packaging
  • Water leaks and spillages
  • Cluttered working areas
  • Accumulation of rubbish and refuse
  • Raised areas of floors or platforms
  • Poor or malfunctioning lighting
  • Problems caused by weather conditions, such as rain, snow and ice 

If the proper steps have not been taken to eliminate all of the risks presented by these hazards, they could be found guilty of failing to provide a safe working environment for staff, and you could therefore receive compensation for any injury you suffer as a result of this negligence.

How do I make a claim for a slip, trip or fall at work?

If you wish to make a compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall in the workplace, you will generally need to bring this claim within three years from the date of your accident, or since you received a relevant diagnosis. 

Once the claim has been made, it will be necessary for you and your legal representative to prove that the accident occured due to someone else’s negligence. You can strengthen this case in the following ways: 

  • Report the accident immediately and make sure it has been officially recorded by the company’s health and safety representative
  • Take photos of your injuries, as well as the area where the accident occurred
  • Obtain contact details for any witnesses to the accident itself, or who can confirm the existence of hazards or dangerous conditions
  • Keep records of all the medical visits and expenses that have followed as a result of the injury, and receipts for all related expenses 

With all of this evidence in hand, it will be much easier for your solicitor to put together a strong case for compensation. Get in contact with a legal representative as soon as possible in order to talk through your options and work out the best way forward.

How much compensation will receive, and how long will it take?

There is no specific timeline or set amount of compensation you are likely to receive when making a slip, trip or fall at work claim. The final compensation payout will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, including: 

  • The seriousness of the injury
  • The length of your recovery, and its impact on your life and career
  • Your future medical care requirements
  • Financial losses you have incurred or expect to incur as a result of the accident 

Even when the evidence is on your side, you can expect the claims process to take several months at the very least, which is why it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. In many cases, it will be possible to obtain interim payments to cover your short-term needs. 

Working with a solicitor on a no win, no fee basis may be the best option for many, as this will mean you will owe nothing if the claim is unsuccessful, and will still receive a healthy payout if you are able to make a successful claim.

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Find out more about making a personal injury compensation claim by getting in touch with Clough & Willis today. Our offices in Bury and Bolton are easily accessible, and we are ready to provide you with the easy-to-understand advice and high-quality representation you need. 

Give our personal injury lawyers a call on 0800 083 0815, or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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