Slips and trips at work
Employers have an obligation to their workers and anybody on their premises to ensure that the risk of a slip or trip is minimised. A slip or trip in the workplace can have serious consequences, causing serious injury or even death.
There are a number of potential risks within the workplace that could increase the risk of a slip or trip. The construction and warehousing industries carry particular risks along with workplaces that handle chemicals. Every workplace regardless of industry is required to take precautions to identify and minimize risks.
Lawyers from Irwin Mitchell have successfully fought for compensation for hundreds of people who have been injured due to a slip or a trip at work, with the settlements awarded making a considerable difference to the victims and their families.
Expert lawyers in slip or trip at work claims
Many people who trip or slip at work are often unsure whether they can make a compensation claim, with many people feeling that they may have been at fault or that they were being "clumsy". However, this is often not the case and there are numerous examples where employees who have been injured have successfully claimed compensation.
Employers have a duty to ensure that obstructions are not left in inappropriate places, that spillages are safely mopped up and that uneven surfaces are repaired. Other trips or slips could be caused by failure to light an area adequately, unsuitable flooring or failure to provide handrails or other safety measures on stairs.
If you have been injured following a slip or trip at work, contact Irwin Mitchell to discuss a claim.
Compensation for slips and trips at work
The Accident at Work Site is managed by Irwin Mitchell, one of the UK's leading law firms for industrial accidents and personal injury. This means that you have access to expert, specialist advice on your slip or trip claim.
Our lawyers can explain every step of your claim in plain English, taking care of all of the paper work and helping you to fully understand the details of your trip injury or slip injury claim.
If you would like to discuss a possible claim with one of our lawyers with no obligation, complete our claims form or call free on 0800 313 4748.
* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.