Claiming For Falling Down The Stairs At Work

Have You Been Injured In A Workplace Fall?

If you have fallen down the stairs at work and you believe that this accident occurred due to the negligent behaviour of your employer or another employee, then you may be able to claim compensation. Your employer must ensure that all employees are safe and free from harm in the workplace. This includes ensuring that steps and other surfaces are not uneven or unstable. For example, your employer should ensure that the steps within your workplace are safe by:

  • Ensuring that bannisters/handrails are secure and are situated at the appropriate height for employees to grasp onto.
  • Stairs made of granite, wood or any other smooth material have been fitted with grip protective measures.
  • No loose or upturned edges of carpets.
  • No items are left on the stairs to obstruct passage.
  • Any liquid spills within the office, including on the stairs, should be cleaned up immediately and hazard signs should be placed around the area while it is being cleaned.

If you believe that your employer failed to take the necessary steps to ensure that the area is safe for you to use, then you may be able to claim compensation as a result.

A fall down the stairs at work could result in a multitude of different injuries. Compensation is determined by assessing the pain and suffering, as well as any loss of amenity/loss of function, that has occurred due to the injuries. Therefore, the compensation awarded for each case is different as it takes into account the individual circumstances and the individual injuries that have been suffered. For a general estimate of how much compensation you are likely to receive for certain injury types, please visit our compensation calculator.

Based on our compensation calculator, you could be awarded:

  • Anywhere between £15,300 – £38,280 if you have suffered a severe shoulder injury.
  • A minor pelvis or hip injury could result in compensation anywhere between £3,150 – £10,040.
  • An elbow injury, such as a fracture, could result in anywhere between £2,810 – £43,710 in compensation.
  • A moderate shoulder injury could result in anywhere between £6,290 – £10,180 in compensation.

Compensation also takes into account any financial damages that have occurred due to your injuries. For example, if you have been unable to work since the accident and this has resulted in a loss of income, then you may be able to recuperate that back through compensation. If you have had to pay for treatment or any other expenses related to your injuries, then you may be able to claim compensation in response.

As long as there is enough evidence to prove that the other party who you are claiming against is responsible for the incident occurring, then your claim will most likely be successful. There is usually a three-year time limit to make a personal injury claim, beginning upon the date when the initial incident occurred. Therefore, if you wish to make a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.

 Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have fallen down the stairs in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

First Personal Injury work with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team to begin the claims process, either by phone on 0800 808 9740 or through our online form.