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Slip and trip accidents are a common cause of injury in the workplace, and are often the result of someone else’s negligence. If this has happened to you, contact Work Accident Solicitors to discuss the possibility of making a claim, as you may be entitled to compensation.
When Might A Slip/Trip Accident Lead To A Claim?
Employers must take measures to comply with health and safety regulations, part of which involves taking steps to minimise the risk of slip and trip accidents. To do so, it is necessary to instruct staff on safe working practice, and carry out regular inspections to ensure these regulations are being adhered to.
Therefore if an employee suffers a slip or trip accident while at work, they may ask whether or not there was a failure to follow the correct procedure. If this is in fact the case and someone else can be held accountable for the accident, then the injured employee may want to consider taking legal action.
There are many examples whereby a slip/trip work accident has lead to a successful claim, some of the most common of which involve:-
* A misplaced object;
* A cable or wire;
* Spilt liquid or food;
* A wet floor caused by rainwater being traipsed inside;
* A worn carpet or mat;
* Unsuitable footwear;
* Unsafe steps;
* Poor visibility.
How To Make A Claim For a Slip/Trip Accident.
If you have been the victim of a slip/trip accident at work that was not your fault, your first step (after seeking medical attention) should be to record the incident in the company’s accident handbook.
The next stage is to contact a legal exert to discuss your case. A work accident solicitor will be able to assess your case, listening to all the details before advising you whether or not your claim can be pursued.
If you go ahead with your claim, your solicitor will carry out all the work on your behalf. This will involve contacting the other side, acquiring witness statements and other forms of evidence and organising a medical expert to review your injuries.
Once all the proof has been collated, your solicitor will then try to negotiate a settlement with the other side in an attempt to resolve the claim outside of court. More often than not this is successful, and you will be awarded the agreed sum of compensation.
Contact Work Accident Solicitors Today.
If you would like advice on making a claim for your slip/trip accident, contact Work Accident Solicitors today. We promise to help you in whatever way we can, answering any questions you may have, guiding you through the process and fighting hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
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