Workplace slips, trips and falls are fairly common accidents at work. A variety of things can cause these incidents, such as objects in the way, spillages or poor building maintenance. Injuries are varied but often include fractures and breaks to arms, legs, wrists and fingers. If you’ve been injured after a trip or fall at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
The workplace is often an environment with many hazards which can increase the risk of slips or trips. According to the Health & Safety Executive, over 10,000 workers in the UK suffered serious injuries after having a slip or trip at work.
Offices often have trailing wires and equipment lying in walkways which create the risk of workers tripping over. Workers in shops, stockrooms or manufacturing factories can often sustain injuries as a result of tripping over stock that is lying around. Spillages in workplaces like the kitchen, for example, can create a serious hazard for workers who may slip and land on a hard surface.
Employers have the responsibility to ensure the workplace meets health and safety standards, and prevent any risk of accidents. If you have been injured because health and safety procedures were ignored or neglected, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Training in health and safety is also vital at work. If you have experienced an accident that was not your fault due to a lack of training or because a colleague hasn’t followed procedures correctly, you may be able to claim compensation.
To find out if you are in a position to claim compensation for your work-related injuries, please speak to our team. You can either call 0800 014 1629 or complete our online form to request a callback.
Here at First Personal Injury, we deal with all kinds of accident at work claims. Some of these are listed below. If you’ve been injured in another kind of workplace incident, please do not hesitate to contact us anyway. It’s likely that may still be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
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