Slips and Trips Compensation Claims Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee
Slips and trips are the leading causes of injuries sustained at work, and if you have suffered such an injury, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
Our solicitors are experts in bringing slips and trips claims, and fully understand the impact such accidents can have on your life. It is often minor slips and trips that can cause the most significant injuries, including spinal cord injuries, knee injuries and injuries to your wrists and hands. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip or trip at work, you may be concerned about bringing a claim against your employer. However, employers are required to have insurance for such instances, and in reality, you will be bringing a claim against the insurer. We have significant expertise in negotiating claims with insurers, with most cases being settled out of court. To discuss your specific case and circumstances with our expert team, contact us today by calling 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
Slip and trip accidents are all too common in the workplace. According to the Health and Safety Executive, they account for around 40% of all reported major injuries reported. Employers have a duty under the Workplace, Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 to ensure floors are suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. Where an employer fails in their obligations, you could be entitled to compensation.
Common reasons for a slip or trip in the workplace can be:
- Uneven or damaged floor areas
- Inadequate lighting
- Floor surfaces that have had spillage of liquid or oil etc.
- Trailing cables
- Tripping over something left in a walkway
- Ice was on the ground which should have been cleared (for an example see our Case Study: "£72,000 for scaffolder originally offered £3,500 in ice-related slip/trip accident at work").
An employer is required to ensure that risk assessments have been carried out to consider what risks in your workplace could lead to slip or trip injuries. They should then ensure that there are effective control measures in place to prevent these types of accidents.
We can deal with claims ranging from minor injuries, through to the most severe injuries with life-altering consequences.
If you have been involved in an accident at work, it is important that you report the accident to your employer, ensure that an accident report form is completed, and the incident recorded in an accident book. You should contact a specialist firm such as Calio Claims who will then guide you through the process of bringing a claim.
If you have been involved in an accident because of the conditions at your workplace, there are steps you can take to ensure that any claim you make has the best chance of success, including:
- Obtaining the name and contact details of any witnesses to your accident
- Ensuring the incident has been properly reported in your employers’ accident book
- Any workplace accident should be reported in your employers’ accident book
- Retaining evidence such as damaged items, receipts for treatment or travel expenses
Our specialist team of solicitors can help recover compensation for any pain and suffering, treatment costs, loss of earnings, and out of pocket expenses.
Contact our slips, trips and falls at work solicitors today
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall at your place of work and have suffered an injury, as a result, contact our specialist accidents at work team today. Our lawyers are spread across our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee , with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland. We will be happy to assess your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.