Slips and Trips

Slips & Trips Accident Compensation Claims

Slips and trips at work are the main cause of accidents in the workplace whether it be on building sites or in factories, office warehouses, hospitals, banks, laboratories, care homes, farms or shops.

To name a few slips and trips can be caused by:

  • Failure to repair or warn of a tripping hazard/ wet surface
  • Inadequately lighting
  • Use of unsuitable flooring material in the workplace
  • Failure to provide handrails or other safety measures on stairs
Under the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 there is a duty on all employers to ensure, so far is reasonably practicable, the health safety and welfare of their employees at work.

If you have suffered from an injury at work due to a slip or trip, WE solicitors can help to claim the compensation you need and deserve. Call us on 0800 206 1616 now.

If necessary we solicitors will report employers to the Health and Safety Executive in order for them to investigate the matter and if necessary prosecute employers.

What to do if I have been involved in an accident?

If you have been harmed during the course of your employment you should do the following:

  1. Report your accident to you supervisor/boss.
  2. Ensure the accident has been recorded in the Accident book, ensuring you have read the contents and are happy with the accident circumstances.
  3. If you have been off work for over 3 days due to an accident related accident/illness your employer should complete a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Report) report should be completed and sent to the HSE.