Slips & Trips At Work Compensation Claims | Irwin Mitchell

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Handling Slip and Trip Claims With Expertise and Understanding

Slips and trips are the most common type of work accident. Quite often these accidents are no fault of an employee and could have been easily prevented. More than 10,000 are believed to be involved in slipping and tripping accidents each year.

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If you have suffered an injury in a slip, trip or fall at work, our specialist work accident lawyers could help you to claim compensation. We work sensitively and professionally to get a positive outcome for our clients. Employers have a duty to protect us from accidents in the workplace, so if that duty is not met, we could help you.

Proven Expertise In Slip And Trip Compensation Claims

Many people who slip or trip at work believe that the accident was their own fault and are unaware that they could make a personal injury claim. In reality, many slips and trips could be prevented if employers put the right safety measures in place.

Many slips and trips are caused by: 

  • Tripping hazards (e.g. raised carpet, holes or cracks in the floor, or items left on the floor)
  • Poorly lit work areas
  • Unsuitable flooring materials
  • Failure to provide handrails and other safety measures on staircases
  • Wet surfaces, including spillages that are not cleaned up

If your slip or trip was caused by any of these factors, there’s a good chance that you could claim accident at work compensation.

Injuries suffered in a slip or trip can range from whiplash and bruising to broken bones. However serious your injuries are, our specialist team have the expertise and experience needed to help you not only claim financial compensation, but also access medical care and support where needed.

The amount of compensation you receive will take into account your pain and suffering, and any lost earnings as a result of your injuries. It will also cover any expenses you have had to pay as a result of the accident, such as travel costs for hospital visits or the cost of any private medical treatment.

We understand that making a claim can seem daunting, so we will work sensitively and professionally at all times. We will also make sure that you are kept up-to-date with what is happening with your claim in clear, easy-to-understand terms.

Contact Us To Talk About A Workplace Accident Claim

If you have had a slip or trip in the workplace, our work accident experts could help you to make a claim. To talk to one of our experts, call us or contact us online and we will get back to you.


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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

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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.

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