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Had A Slip, Trip or Fall accident That Wasn’t Your Fault ?
If you have had an accident which occurred as a result of a slip, a trip or fall accident and it was not your fault, in the past 3 years, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. Contact our team of injury lawyers today to find out about making a claim. Call Now !
Accidents Can Happen Anywhere
When you’re working, you can get hurt in the most unlikely places. Whether an accident occurs at your place of employment or when you are working offsite, your employer has a duty to protect you. An accident can be the fault of your employer, a third party, or a combination of the two.
Workplace Injuries Caused by Slips, Trips and Falls accident
A wide range of injuries are caused by this type of workplace accident. In the majority of cases, slips, trips and falls accidents lead to minor injuries that require minimal care. However, without proper care, it’s easy to miss the signs of a serious injury. The impact caused by a slip or fall can cause traumatic brain injury, bone fractures, serious lacerations at risk of becoming infected, and concussions. Your Gowing Law solicitor helps you get the compensation and the fair treatment you deserve. don’t wait any longer. Call us at 0800 808 8888
How Gowing Law Solicitors can help you
As dedicated workplace injury compensation experts, we know that you would like your employers to be held accountable for failing to protect you from the risk of a slip, trip or fall at work.
Our legally qualified solicitors will ensure that your case is thoroughly investigated in a sensitive manner, and help you to build the best possible case for maximum compensation to support you now and in the future.
The difference between a slip, a trip and a fall at work
Slips, trips and falls are defined according to how they cause a personal injury:
Slips – take place when there is not enough contact friction. Therefore, there is alack of grip between the walking surface and the sole of footwear. This can also be caused by water and other liquids or even inappropriate shoes.
Trips – occur when the foot is prevented from moving forward due to the foot abruptly hitting an obstruction such as:
- A protruding single box, pallet, or stack
- Fire-extinguisher, pot plant, waste-paper bin
- Snagged carpeting or loose stair nosing
- Unsecured trailing cable(s)
Falls – can result from a slip or trip but can be caused separately. There are two basic types of falls:
- Same level falls which can be due to cracked, uneven walking surfaces.
- Falls from heights involving roofs, ladders, scaffolding, towers, moving platforms and safety harnesses.
Preventing slips trips and falls – what should your employer be doing?
Lack of risk assessments in the workplace are often the reason why these accidents occur. By law, it is a requirement that employers manage health and safety in the workplace to reduce accidents to employees, contractors and visitors.
It is a requirement under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations for employers to provide safe and sufficient lighting. This will enable employees and visitors to safely enter areas such as entries, walkways and stairwells. It is important that lamps are replaced to prevent injuries that could take place.
What does the law say about slips trips and falls?
The Health and Safety at Work (HSW) requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes taking steps to control the risk of slips and trips.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations require floors to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. People should be able to move around safely.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations specifically refers to slip, trip and fall accidents, requiring employers to assess risks (including slip and trip risks) and, where necessary, take
action to address them.
If employer negligence can be proven and you have suffered injuries as a result of this, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Workplace Slip, Trips and Falls Injuries – Compensation And Your Rights
Workplace accidents are some of the most difficult to report.
As an employee, you may struggle to seek compensation, feeling that you’re wronging your employer by doing so. However, if you are hurt in a workplace accident, you deserve to be compensated for your loss of income and your related expenses. Find out if you can make a claim for a slip, trips and falls accident.
Gowing Law Looks Out for Your Best Interests
Shortly after an accident, you may be contacted by your company or your company’s solicitor with a settlement offer. They could even place the blame on you and refuse any culpability. No matter how loyal you are to your employer, remember that their solicitors have the company’s best interests in mind. When you hire Gowing Law to represent you in your accident claim, you don’t have to worry about negotiating or defending yourself. You have experienced legal counsel looking out for what’s best for you.
Contact Our Legal Advisors Today
It’s important to act swiftly when you’re injured at your place of employment. A long delay in filing a claim can make it difficult to prove the severity of your injury. You may worry that you don’t have a case or you may worry about the impact a claim will have on your employment. Put your mind at ease and let Gowing Law take over from here. Get more information by filling out our contact form below or call us now at 0800 808 8888. We’ll meet with you, ask questions about your case, and give you a professional opinion. There’s no risk to you, so contact Gowing Law now.
Benefits of Choosing Gowing Law
At Gowing Law, we specialise in personal injury claims. Our lawyers have a solid foundation of experience in workplace injury claims, so we have the expertise needed to negotiate on your behalf. Our no win no fee agreement ensures that you don’t absorb any financial risk associated with filing a claim. We only collect our fee if your claim is successful. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford legal counsel, especially if you’re already struggling with a decrease in income. At Gowing Law, you don’t have to. Just give us the details of your case and we’ll do everything we can to get you the compensation you are owed.
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