Fall at Work Claims

Fall at Work Claims

Our free claims guide is here to help you understand why falls at work occur and what you can do if you have suffered an injury at work.

Any accident at work is stressful, as you try to juggle healing from your injury with worrying about how soon you will be able to go back to work and whether there will be any consequences because of your accident, or even whether you will have to go back into the same situation that led to your injury in the first place. If you fall at work, you should read our claims guide.

The idea of making a personal injury at work claim can seem like adding another complication into an already difficult time. This can be even worse with a fall at work, where many of us blame ourselves for being ‘clumsy’. It is your employer’s responsibility to make sure that your workplace is as safe as possible. If you fall at work, it could have been foreseen by your employer and your employer did not take sufficient steps to protect you, you may get claim compensation.

This compensation is important to help you get back to the state that you would have been had the accident not happened. If you get an injury in a fall at work, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to find out whether you get claim compensation. We will listen to you, making sure that we understand the causes of your fall at work. The extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. We will then give you our expert free legal advice as to the best way forward in getting you the compensation you deserve.

How to claim?

There are ways in which it is possible to sustain an injury as a result of a fall at work. Some of these are more common than others, and some are more likely to result in serious injury. Even a small fall can lead to broken bones and complications if you are unlucky. It is important that you seek expert advice on 0121 565 4317. You can also claim online to find out whether you may be eligible to claim.

Common reasons why people have falls at work include:

  • Slips On a Wet Surface

    Spills are a fact of life. No employer is completely responsible for every liquid on the floor that happens in the workplace. What is important is that they take sufficient steps to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. This includes making sure that people are looking out for spilled liquids in areas. Where this is likely, such as near sinks or in bathrooms, that measures are taken quickly to highlight the danger and then to clear up the spill, removing the risk.

    If a floor has recently been cleaned, for example, then the fact that it is wet and slippery is to be expected and your employer could be expected to ensure that adequate signage is displayed in advance.
    Say you are working with oils or other lubricants, your employer may be expected to ensure that there is a kit easily available to clean up any spillages promptly as these are both likely and dangerous. Let’s say these basic steps have not been followed, you are likely to be able to claim that your employer was negligent and receive compensation for your injuries as a result.

  • Trips At Work

    It is important that you are working in a safe environment, and for most workplaces, this means to maintain cleanliness. They shouldn’t leave cables trailing across large areas of floor, for example, as they represent a trip hazard. Trips can be relatively minor, leading to a bruised knee or skinned palms. They can be much more serious, potentially including concussions or serious spinal injuries. Especially if you hit another object as you fall. If the item you tripped over should have been stored better or was improperly maintained , your employer may be considered responsible for your accident (this is known as being held liable). If your employer is liable for your accident, you get claim compensation for your injuries.

  • Falls From Height

    There are many ways in which it is possible to fall from a height at work. These can include accidents on scaffolding, falling from a ladder or even from a roof. Working at height is inherently dangerous and it is essential that any employer takes all reasonable measures to keep you safe. This includes making sure that you have access to appropriate protective equipment, such as correctly-fitting harnesses, well-maintained ladders and gloves for example. It is also important that you are trained adequately and that this training is refreshed regularly.

    It is essential that your employer fosters a safe working culture. If members of staff are routinely expected to use a ladder without assistance, reach across large gaps to share equipment when working at height or to ascend without an appropriate harness to save time, your employer is being negligent with your safety and that of your colleagues. Falling from a height can lead to extremely serious consequences, including spinal injury, paralysis and even death, so it is essential to follow the correct procedure at all times when working at height.

It is not unusual for trips, slips and falls at work to result in injuries to the back, spine, hands, arms, shoulders, head feet and legs. These injuries can be as simple as cuts and abrasions or can include dislocations, fractures and other serious conditions.

Contact Us

If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall at work and believe that you may have a claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online.

Our experienced claims team of personal injury solicitors will talk you through your experience, making sure that we understand exactly how your accident was caused, the full extent of your injuries and the impact that the accident has had on your life. Once we have all of this information, we will be able to give you an accurate estimate of how much compensation we believe you may be entitled to.

Does This Mean That I Am Blaming My Boss or My Colleagues For My Fall Claim at Work?

No-one wants to blame worker for injury. It is difficult to claim if you know that your colleagues may feel guilty about your fall at work. Remember that your claim is against your employer.  It is not pointing fingers at any of your direct colleagues. Even if a co-worker made a mistake that led to your accident, by making a claim you are stating that your employer did not take sufficient steps to ensure your safety. For most of our clients, making a personal injury compensation claim for their fall at work led their employers to pay more attention to safety in the workplace, thereby making the job safer for them and their colleagues.

What If I Get Fired For Starting A Fall At Work Claim?

It is illegal for your employer to dismiss you as a result of you bringing a fall at work claim. They cannot to punish you, fire you or pass you over for promotion in response to your claim. The overwhelming majority of employers would not want to punish an employee for claiming the compensation.

They need to recover fully after an accident at work. For the small number who might, knowing that you have a specialist team of solicitors working on your fall at work claim may be enough to make them realize that such actions will put them in breach of their obligations under the law again. We will be with you all the way. You should never be in a position where you get punish for seeking justice for your injury.

If you have concerns about fall at work claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online. Our expert team will discuss your case with you. You will get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Fall at Work Claims

How Much Compensation Can I Get For My Fall At Work Claim?

The amount of compensation you get will vary according to a number of factors. There are two main parts to your compensation claim. First, the injury you get, and is set down in national guidelines. These guidelines are very broad, to allow for the wide range of individual injuries you might have suffered. This compensation is to compensate you for the pain and suffering you get as a result of your injury.

The second part of your compensation relates to any expenses, loss of income or potential future costs. These count any modifications you may need to make to your home, transport or lifestyle as a result of injury. For example installing a stair lift if a back injury prevents you from using the stairs. If you have to take time off work to recover, it includes lost earnings in this aspect of the claim. You may claim

How To Contact Our Fall At Work Claims Solicitors

Making a claim for compensation following a fall at work should not be stressful. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to get the compensation you deserve. We are open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. All our advice is free. We do home visits to start your claim. If you want us to call you back, fill in our online form and wait for our call

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