Slip At Work Claims
What Is A Slip At Work Claim?
Slips at work are some of the most common causes of accident at work compensation claims. You can make a slip at work compensation claim if you have suffered an injury as a result of slipping at work and it wasn’t your fault. Although a slip at work can often result in relatively minor injuries, it is also possible for very serious injuries to result, for example if you hit your head when you slipped, or if you were using hazardous materials at the time of your slip.
Slips at work can happen for many different reasons, but some of the more common causes include spilled liquids which are not promptly and effectively cleaned up, unsuitable floor surfaces which become hazardous and a lack of signage and warnings highlighting areas that are of particular risk. If your slip at work wasn’t your fault and you were injured as a result, you are likely to be able to make a slip at work compensation claim.
We Understand Your Pain!
We understand that slips at work can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
Taking legal action to get compensation for your slip at work might seem like a big step, and we know that many of our clients worry that it will add more stress to an already difficult time, and that it will be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of slip at work claims specialists can take all of the worry out of making your slip at work compensation claim, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of making a slip at work claim, or if you are ready to begin the process, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Steps You Can Take Following Your Slip At Work To Support Your Compensation Claim
It is absolutely vital that the first thing you do following your slip at work is to protect yourself. Make sure that you are safe from further harm and that you have access to the medical assistance that you need as an absolute priority. Once this has been done, there are a few additional steps you may wish to take to help with your slip at work compensation claim.
The first thing anyone who has experienced a slip at work should do, once they are safe, is to make a written record of what has happened. This should include any details that you can remember. The more detailed your account is, the better it will be as evidence. You should try to include details, even if they seem irrelevant, as they may help you remember more later.
Witness Details and Statements Is Important
It can also be valuable to make sure that you have the names and contact information of anyone who may have witnessed your slip at work. Having witnesses to back up your account of what happened is strong evidence, and the more witnesses we are able to contact, the stronger your case will be. You may wish to ask them to write down everything that they remember of the circumstances surrounding your slip at work, but we are happy to deal with this for you if you prefer.
Taking photographs and videos of the place where your slip at work occurred, and making sure that you have a visual record of any relevant details can also be incredibly helpful. You should only do this if it is safe to do so, and we are happy to assist with this if preferred.
These are all things that can make it easier to make a slip at work compensation claim. If any of these are difficult for you, please don’t worry. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day to help you. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online now.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive Following My Slip At Work?
Compensation claims are highly variable and are designed to compensate you for the losses you personally have suffered. This means that it is incredibly difficult to give you an accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you can expect without knowing the specifics of your slip at work. There are a few common factors in compensation claims, however.
Compensation claims can be thought of in two parts. The first part is to compensate you (as far as this is possible) for the pain and suffering that you have endured. This is done via guidelines produced by the Judicial College (a governing body) which set ranges of payments that should be expected for each specific injury. These ranges can be very broad, making it hard to know where in this range your personal experience is likely to fall. Our years of experience allow us to give you a more accurate estimation, based on the precise nature of your injuries.
Special Damages For Slip At Work Claims
The rest of your compensation claim is there to minimise the impact that your slip at work has had on your life. This is there to help you get your life as close as possible to where it would have been had your slip at work not happened. Obviously, money can’t fix everything, but this is there to pay any additional costs you may have incurred. This could include any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your slip at work, and even future loss of potential earnings if you are unable to return to your previous job as a result of your injuries. You are also able to claim for any medical treatment that you have paid for privately if it is difficult to access on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, and also for making modifications to your home or vehicle if this helps you to adjust to any permanent injuries.
Working with our dedicated team of slip at work claims specialists means that you can rest assured that your compensation claim includes all aspects of your financial losses as a result of your slip at work and that you are making the most appropriate compensation claim for your personal circumstances.
Free Legal Justice Can Help You With Your Slip At Work Claims
We want to make your slip at work compensation claim as stress free as possible. We offer a 24/7 service to make sure that you are able to access the help you need when you need it. You can start your slip at work compensation claim with a single phone call. We are available for you to call on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing.
When we first discuss your claim with you, our dedicated team are trained to take the time to listen carefully to your story. This allows us to fully understand the causes of your slip at work, the extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. By making sure that we have a complete picture of what happened, we can give you the personalised advice as to the amount of compensation you can expect and the likelihood of your claim being successful.
We Do All The Paperwork
Our team work hard to ensure that you don’t have to deal with lots of time-consuming paperwork. When we are acting as your no win no fee claims solicitors, we are able to complete the vast majority of the paperwork ourselves on your behalf. For the few items that will require your direct signature, we can arrange home visits to help you complete the paperwork, if that would be of assistance for you.
If you have suffered a slip at work and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
Can I Make My Slip At Work Compensation Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your slip at work compensation claim, without needing to put yourself at financial risk or making any up front payments. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to most of our clients.
When you take on a no win no fee personal injury claims solicitor, you don’t have to pay anything until we get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure your compensation payment, you won’t have to pay anything. This is important, as it means that you will never be left financially worse off for seeking the compensation you are entitled to. We also cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know in advance how much you will receive when you are offered a compensation amount and you will always receive the vast majority of any money paid out.
Not All Claim Are No Win No Fee
In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your slip at work claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
If you are thinking of making a slip at work compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We are available 24/7 to give you the support you need after your slip at work.
Can My Employer sack Me For Making A Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
It is illegal for any employer to fire an employee for making any kind of accident at work compensation claim, including slip at work claims. They are not allowed to take any kind of action against you, or to punish you in any way. This includes reducing the opportunities available to you or changing you job in a way that you do not like, unless this is absolutely required as a result of your injuries.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for claiming the compensation they are entitled to following a slip at work. They appreciate that you need the compensation you are awarded to ensure that you are able to continue life as before and to help you get back to where you were.
Making A Slip At Work Claim Makes The Workplace Safer!
Another advantage of making a slip at work compensation claim is that it can help to improve safety and conditions for everyone at your workplace, not just yourself. Suffering a slip at work because your employer failed to protect you could happen to anyone, and making a compensation claim highlights to your employer the ways in which their systems are not sufficient. This encourages them to take action to make improvements which will benefit your colleagues as well as yourself.
All employers are also required to take out Employers Liability Insurance, to ensure that you do not need to worry about causing the company serious financial difficulties as a result of your slip at work compensation claim. Your company will not be forced to fold or to downsize as a result of you making a claim.
If you are thinking about making a slip at work compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to see how we can help.
How Do I Make A Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
In order to make a slip at work compensation claim, you will need to follow the standard process for making any personal injury compensation claim.
The first step in making a slip at work compensation claim should be to make sure that you have the best possible legal advice. We are here 24/7 to help you. Call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to secure the assistance you need to get the compensation you deserve.
We Write To The Other Side For You!
As your personal injury claims solicitors, we will send a letter to the person to blame for your slip at work, explaining that you are making a slip at work compensation claim and that you believe that they were to blame. We will give them a deadline by which they must either accept liability (this means accepting that they were to blame) or tell us why they were not to blame.
If the respondent denies liability, we will need to gather and present evidence to them, demonstrating that they were at fault for your slip at work. This evidence can take many different forms. It might be pictures of the location where your slip at work took place, videos of the slip at work happening if these are available or statements from people who were there when your slip at work happened who can explain the exact situation. More technical legal and medical arguments may also be relevant. Almost all employers will accept liability, once presented with the evidence that we gather.
We Find Out How Much Your Slip At Work Claim Is Worth
Once we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your slip at work is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
Almost all of our cases are resolved without needing to go to court, as the other person accepts liability and we find a compensation amount that both sides think is fair. In a very few cases, however, it might be necessary to ask a judge to decide, if we are unable to form an agreement.
Our fees only become due once your compensation amount has been agreed and is paid. This means that you will never need to worry about how you will find the money to pay us. It is also important to know that our fees are capped at a minor portion of your compensation payment, meaning that the majority of the agreed amount is there for you, to give you the financial support you need while you recover from your slip at work.
How Do I Start Making A Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
The idea of making a slip at work compensation claim can seem daunting, with clients unsure as to how to begin. Luckily, our highly-experienced team of slip at work specialists are here to help.
If you would like to take the first steps in making your compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Call us free from your landline on 0800 567 7074, or on 0121 565 4317 from your mobile. If you would be happier to claim online and take advantage of our free call-back service and have us call you at a time of your choosing, we are more than happy to arrange that for you.
We Listen To Our Clients
In order to give you the best possible advice, we will need to understand the full details of your slip at work. It is important that we know the circumstances surrounding your slip at work, who you believe was responsible for it, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your life has been affected by what has happened to you. Once we understand all of this, we are able to give you the accurate, personalised advice that you deserve.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Slip At Work?
Every slip at work compensation claim is different, and some will take longer to settle than others. We understand that our clients want the claims process to be over as quickly as possible, to get them the financial support they need and also to allow them to move on without worrying about their pending slip at work compensation claim.
At the very fastest, cases can be resolved in just a few months, and some can even take just a matter of weeks. For a case to be settled this quickly, the other side will have accepted liability very quickly, without the need for lengthy investigations and evidence-gathering. They will usually be claims for smaller amounts of money, and so associated with less severe injuries. With less money at stake, the other side is less likely to consider it worth their while to string out the negotiations to encourage you to accept a lower offer.
Some Slip At Work Claims Longer To Finish
If your case is more complicated, for example if the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame or if there are multiple people who were all partially to blame for what happened, it might take much longer for you to get the compensation you deserve. Cases that have to go to court can last significantly longer than those that do not.
Do All Slips At Work Have To Be Recorded In The Accident Book?
Your employer is required to keep an accident book, which is used to record all accidents that happen at work. These should be recorded as soon as possible after your slip at work, to make sure that the information is clear in your mind. Near misses, where an injury could easily have occurred but thankfully did not, should also be recorded in here. This allows the accident book to provide an accurate record of a company’s health and safety practices.
Recording all accidents or injuries in the accident book is a legal requirement. Despite this, some can be overlooked. This often happens after serious incidents, as the priority must always be on looking after the person who has been hurt. Very rarely, an employer may decide not to record an incident in the accident book, hoping that they will be able to deny liability if the person concerned were to make a compensation claim.
My Slip At Work Was Not Written In The Accident Book.. Can I Still Claim?
Although the accident book can be useful in supporting your slip at work compensation claim, it is not essential. If your slip at work was not recorded in the accident book, we may need to offer additional evidence to support your claim, such as witness statements or photos and videos. However we prove what happened, we can still get you the compensation you deserve.
If your employer has not recorded your slip at work in the accident book, it is important that you make sure that you have some kind of evidence that you have informed them of what happened to you and asked them to record it. The easiest way to do this is to email them your account of what happened and ask them to ensure that it is recorded. This can then be used to support your compensation claim and also to demonstrate that your employer is acting in bad faith, if they claim that they were unaware of your slip at work.
What Are The Requirements For Making A Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
It can be difficult to know whether you are entitled to make a slip at work compensation claim. There are few conditions that must be met for you to make a compensation claim.
All slip at work compensation claims require that you actually experienced a slip at work, and that you sustained some form of damage or loss as a result. You are only able to claim compensation for damage that you have actually sustained, not for damage that you were lucky to avoid. Similarly, you are not able to make a claim for an accident that almost happened.
Someone MUST Be At Fault For Your Slip At Work For You To Make A Claim
The next thing to consider when trying to work out whether you are able to make a slip at work compensation claim is who was to blame for what happened to you. In order to make a claim, there must have been someone at fault. They do not need to have been the immediate cause of what happened, but they do need to have been responsible for your welfare in some way. If your accident occurred at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal obligation to ensure that you are safe.
The person responsible for your slip at work must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.
The final thing to think about is whether the person responsible for your welfare put sufficient measures in place to protect you. Even if some steps were taken, you are still able to claim if these were not adequate for the circumstances you found yourself in.
Contact Our Slip At Work Claims Team
If you have experienced a slip at work that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our expert team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day, so call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We can even call you back at a time that suits, you to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
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