A slip at work claim for compensation may be started if you have been injured from slipping at work because of somebody else’s negligence.
Common Injuries Resulting From Slip At Work Accidents
Slipping and falling at work can be more than just embarrassing. It could result in some pretty serious injuries, from broken bones to severe back and head injuries.
Common minor injuries from slipping and falling include cuts, bruises, and minor wrist or ankle sprains.
More serious injuries may include badly sprained or broken wrists or ankles, serious musculoskeletal injuries, back or neck injuries, or concussion. Although relatively rare, a slip at work accident could also result in brain injuries.
Preventing Slip At Work Compensation Claims
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it is an employer’s duty to uphold the health, safety and welfare of their workers and ensure that they are protected against anything that may cause them harm.
One of many things that employers are required to do which help to prevent slip at work compensation claims because of injury is to carry out a thorough risk assessment of their workplace and put measures and safeguards in place to minimise risks of slipping.
Slip at work accidents may be caused by liquid spills, installation of slippery tiles or floors that are highly polished. All of these can be rectified to minimise the risks of slipping and falling. If your employer ignores these aspects, and you slip and fall at work, your employer may be held liable for your injuries.
How Much Compensation For A Slip At Work Injury?
The exact amount of compensation for a slip at work injury you might receive will vary depending on a number of factors including the severity of your injury, medical expenses, and loss of income.
These are some of the things your solicitor may claim compensation for and are better known as general damages and special damages.
General damages takes into consideration your pain and suffering, and the impact of your injuries on your quality of life.
Our compensation calculator below demonstrates the advised levels of compensation that may be claimed for slip at work injuries depending on severity.
In brief terms special damages are to compensate claimants for out of pocket expenses and costs resulting from the slip at work. These cn include the following:
Actual and projected medical expenses –
This includes any medical related fees resulting from the injury, for example the cost of diagnostic tests, medical procedures, and prescription medication. It also includes the projected cost of long-term rehabilitation treatments such as physiotherapy as recommended by the doctor. Travel costs to and from medical appointments are also covered.
Cost of home care –
If your injuries leave you unable to function independently, you will be compensated for the cost of having a nurse or caregiver to provide in-home care. Gratuitous care may also be compensated. This is care that is provided by family. You may not have to pay for it but it still might cost in terms of them having to take leave from work to care for you.
Cost of structural changes –
This includes the cost of any mobility device or changes you have to make to your home or vehicle so you are not totally dependent on others.
Loss of income –
If your salary is docked for taking time off from work, that is included in the calculation. You may also be eligible to claim compensation for loss of bonuses and promotional opportunities as well as loss of future earnings if you haven’t fully recovered at the time of settling the claim.
Making A Slip At Work Claim
The law is on your side if you are injured in any no-fault accident. This includes a slip at work accident that was caused by your employer’s or somebody else’s negligence.
In order to win a slip at work claim for compensation, you must be able to prove 2 things:
- That your injuries were caused by a slip at work accident
- That the accident was caused due to somebody else’s negligence
Proving both of these can be challenging, especially if you consider that you could fighting your claim against your employer’s lawyers
Our personal injury solicitors have years of experience helping workers get compensation for their workplace injuries and know exactly how to put together a winning compensation claim. More importantly, they will make sure that you get the full compensation due to you according to the law.
A huge benefit of having a personal injury solicitor filing your slip at work claim is that you don’t have to worry about paying any upfront fee.
If you have suffered an injury from a slip at work you can speak to a solicitor today with a fee, no obligation consultation. This allows you to explain what happened and get free advice as to whether or not you should pursue a claim. If you have a weak case, the solicitor may advise you not to proceed.
No Win No Fee Slip At Work Claims
If you have a strong case, the solicitor will offer to help you file a compensation claim and fund it with a No Win No Fee agreement. A No Win No Fee agreement is a popular type of contract where all costs will be covered in filing your claim.
You are not liable to pay any of the costs back if your claim is not successful. You only pay an agreed fee if your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation.
Having a personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of being awarded the maximum compensation due to you. That too, without any financial risk.
Please contact us today if you would like expert advice from a solicitor on a slip at work compensation claim.