What Is The Average Compensation For A Trip At Work?

In this article, we’ll be discussing the trip at work compensation you could be awarded if you make a successful personal injury claim. We’ll also look at the factors that can be considered when valuing your potential payout. 

Additionally, this guide will explore the eligibility criteria you must meet in order to put forward a valid personal injury claim.

Employers owe their employees a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA). As such, they must take steps that are deemed reasonable and practicable to prevent employees sustaining harm in the workplace. A failure to do so could lead to you experiencing harm in a slip, trip or fall accident. We will discuss examples of how these accidents could occur and the injuries that could be sustained as a result. We will also discuss the responsibilities you employer has in more detail. 

Furthermore, we will discuss the steps you could take after sustaining harm in the workplace, including evidence you could collect to support your claim and seeking legal representation in the form of a No Win No Fee solicitor.

For more information, you can get in touch with an advisor. They can offer free legal advice and answer any questions you might have. To get in touch, you can:

  • Call us on 020 8050 2736
  • Fill out our ‘claim online form
  • Chat with one of our advisors by using the live advice feature below.
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What Is The Average Compensation For A Trip At Work?

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  1. What Trip At Work Compensation Could You Receive From A Successful Claim?
  2. When Are You Eligible To Claim For Trip At Work Compensation?
  3. Is There A Time Limit For A Work Injury Claim?
  4. What Evidence Could Help You Seek Trip Or Fall Compensation?
  5. How To Make A Work Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis
  6. Learn More About How To Claim For Trip At Work Compensation

What Trip At Work Compensation Could You Receive From A Successful Claim?

Each personal injury settlement is unique. This is because factors such as the severity of an injury, treatment you required, financial losses you have experienced and the future prognosis are considered when valuing your overall compensation payout.

Generally, though, you could be awarded an accident at work payout consisting of general damages and special damages.

General damages is one of the heads of claim that aims to compensate you for any pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of your injuries.

How Is General Damages Calculated?

Solicitors can refer to the Judicial College Guidelines to help them when valuing this head of claim. It contains guideline award brackets that correspond to different types of harm. The table below includes some of these figures. However, they should only be used as a guide.

Injury TypeSeverityGuideline Award BracketOther Details
Head InjuryVery Severe (a) £282,010 to £403,990There may be some ability to follow basic commands, but very little language function, and will require care full time.
Neck InjuriesSevere (a) (i)In the region of £148,330Injury that is associated with paraplegia that is incomplete.
Back InjuriesSevere (a) (i) £91,090 to £160,980 Cases involving damage to the nerve roots and the spinal cord. There will be serious consequences including loss of bowel function and incomplete paralysis.
Other Arm injuriesInjuries resulting in permanent and substantial disablement (b)£39,170 to £59,860Serious fractures of one or both arms resulting in significant and permanent disability.
Leg InjuriesSevere (b) (iv)£27,760 to £39,200Moderate injuries including multiple fractures, complicated fractures or severe crush injuries.
Knee InjuriesModerate (b) (i)£14,840 to £26,190This bracket includes several types of injuries such as dislocation and injuries that accelerate symptoms of a pre-existing condition.
Ankle InjuriesModerate (c)£13,740 to £26,590Injuries that give rise to serious disabilities which prohibits mobility, such as fractures and damage to the ligaments.
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsModerate (b) (ii)£12,590 to £26,590Cases involving hip replacement or another surgery.
Injuries to the ElbowModerate or Minor Injury (c) Up to £12,590 Most elbow injuries fall into this bracket such as simple fractures or lacerations.
Wrist InjuriesSignificant (b)£24,500 to £39,170An injury causing a significant and permanent disability. However, some useful movement remains.

Could I Receive Special Damages?

You could also receive special damages as part of your overall compensation payout. This is another head of claim that aims to reimburse you for any financial losses you’ve experienced as a result of your injuries. This can include:

  • Cost of care
  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of any medication
  • Price of renovations to home in aid of recovery

You’ll have to provide evidence of these losses, which can come in the form of invoices, receipts, or bank statements. 

For more information on the trip at work compensation you could receive following a successful claim, get in touch on the number above.

When Are You Eligible To Claim For Trip At Work Compensation?

In order to make a personal injury claim, you need to demonstrate that:

  • Your employer owed you a duty of care at the time and place of the accident
  • This duty was breached
  • You experienced harm as a result. This is known as negligence.

As mentioned, your employer has a duty of care under HASAWA to take reasonable steps to prevent you from becoming physically or emotionally injured in the workplace or while carrying out work-related tasks.

As per Section 2 of HASAWA, these steps can involve carrying out regular risk assessments and removing or reducing the risk of any hazards they find and providing adequate health and safety training to employees.

A failure to do so could lead to the following trip and fall accidents in the workplace:

  • You trip while walking down an obstructed hallway that your employer has failed to keep clear. As a result, you sustain a hand injury. This could happen in many different work areas, such as an office or in a warehouse.
  • You fall from a height from a faulty ladder that wasn’t regularly maintained. As a result, you sustain a head injury and broken leg injury.

If you’re still unsure if you’re eligible to receive trip at work compensation, then use the above contact details to speak with one of our advisors, who can discuss this further.

Is There A Time Limit For A Work Injury Claim?

The standard personal injury claims time limit to begin your accident at work claim is three years from the date of your accident, or from the date that you realised that your injuries were caused as a result of an employer breaching the duty of care they owed. This is outlined in The Limitation Act 1980

In certain instances, you may be able to claim outside of this standard claim time period. This includes cases where a person lacks the mental capacity to make a claim for themselves or is under the age of eighteen.

In these instances, the time limit is suspended and the courts may appoint a suitable person to act as a litigation friend to make a claim on the injured person’s behalf. 

For more information on the exceptions to the time limits, please call our team on the number above.

What Evidence Could Help You Seek Trip Or Fall Compensation?

In order to claim successfully, you’ll have to prove that your injury was caused by employer negligence. Evidence needed for a personal injury claim can include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident
  • A diary of your symptoms
  • Copies of any medical records produced.
  • Photographs of your injury and the accident site
  • Contact details of any potential witnesses. 

If you need help collecting evidence to support your claim, then you can use the contact information above to get in touch with our team. After assessing whether you have a valid claim, they could assign a solicitor from our panel to your case.

A solicitor can help you gather evidence to support your case and guide you through the different stages of the claims process. Call our team to learn more about the ways they could help you when seeking trip at work compensation.

How To Make A Work Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis

If you choose to use our panel of solicitors to help make your claim, then they’ll work under a variant of a No Win No Fee agreement, called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This type of agreement provides several financial benefits.

Firstly, you won’t be expected to pay any upfront, or ongoing fees for your solicitor’s services. In the event that your claim ends unsuccessfully, then you won’t usually be expected to pay any fees for your solicitor’s services. 

However, in the scenario that your claim is successful, then you’ll have to pay your solicitor a success fee, the amount of which is agreed upon beforehand. This amount is legally capped. 

Contact Us For Free Today About Starting An Accident At Work Claim

We hope this guide on trip at work compensation and when you could be eligible to make an accident at work claim has helped. However, if you have any other questions, please get in touch with an advisor.

They can provide further guidance on the whether you’re eligible to seek compensation and the steps you can take to support your case. They could also assign a solicitor from our panel to represent your case on a No Win No Fee basis, provided it’s valid and has a chance of success.  

To get in touch, you can:

  • Call us on 020 8050 2736
  • Fill out our ‘claim online form
  • Chat with one of our advisors by using the live advice feature below.

Learn More About How To Claim For Trip At Work Compensation

If you’d like to learn more about claiming for an accident at work, then you can read more of our guides below to learn more.

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For more information on seeking trip at work compensation, get in touch using the details we have provided above.

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