Slips And Trips At Work Injury Claims
Some of the most common workplace injuries come in the form of slips and falls. While some of the injuries suffered from such trips and falls are less severe, often they can cause much more serious injuries that require medical attention and possibly a lengthy period of time off work causing difficulty paying bills.
If you have suffered a trip or fall that has resulted in injury at work, you could be able to make a claim against your employer.
Injuries caused by trips and falls at work
Minor slips or trips may cause injuries such as:
More serious trips and falls can cause much more severe injuries, including:
- Sprains and strains.
- Broken bones or fractures.
- Deep cuts or lacerations.
In some situations, falls from great heights can occur in the workplace, and these can lead to any of the above injuries, as well as longer lasting damage such as brain damage or in extreme cases fatality.
Causes Of Slips And Trips At Work
In many cases, slips, trips and falls in the workplace are avoidable. Employees have a responsibility to follow health and safety protocols at their place of work, for example by cleaning up any spillages or by using safety harnesses when working at height.
Employers are also responsible for ensuring the safety of their workforce. Regular risk assessments should be carried out to identify any trip hazards in the workplace. Employers may then take action to make the area safer. This could include:
Installing adequate safety rails and handrails to prevent falls down stairs or over walls.
Laying non-slip or anti-trip flooring.
Repairing any leaking roofs to eliminate slips on wet floors.
Making walkways and roads safe for walking on, for example by applying salt to frozen surfaces.
Specialist Slips And Trips At Work Solicitor
Have you suffered an injury from a trip, slip or fall at work that wasn't your fault? You may be able to make a claim against your employer. For a free consultation, contact me online or call 01507 609027 and we can discuss your potential claim based on your injury sustained from the fall or slip at work. I work on a no-win no-fee basis.