Can I Claim Fall At Work Compensation?

This guide seeks to provide you with the information you may need to claim fall at work compensation. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees as outlined in health and safety at work legislation. In some cases, they could breach this duty leading to you sustaining harm in the workplace.

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Fall at work compensation claims guide

We will discuss the eligibility criteria for putting forward a personal injury claim after being injured at work, as well as the steps you can take to support your case, including gathering evidence and seeking legal advice.

Furthermore, we will discuss how much compensation you could be owed if your claim is a success.

Also, we will look at the services our panel of accident at work solicitors can provide and how these could benefit you.

Read on to learn more. Alternatively, get in touch with our team using the details provided below. An advisor can offer free legal advice 24/7 and answer any questions you might have regarding your potential claim.

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  1. When Are You Eligible To Claim Fall At Work Compensation?
  2. What Compensation Could You Receive For A Work Injury Claim?
  3. What Evidence Could Help You Claim For An Accident At Work?
  4. Our Panel Of Accident At Work Solicitors Could Work Your Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis
  5. Learn More About Claiming For Fall At Work Compensation

When Are You Eligible To Claim Fall At Work Compensation?

As per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, your employer must take steps that are considered reasonable and practical to prevent their employees from suffering an injury in the workplace. A failure to uphold this duty of care could lead to an employee becoming harmed either physically or psychologically. This constitutes negligence, for which you could be eligible to make an accident at work claim.

Examples of how an employer could breach their duty of care include: 

  • Your employer does not carry out a risk assessment to address the risks involved in working with scaffolding. Consequently, the structure collapses, and you fall from a height, suffering a head injury
  • Your employer provides you with a ladder, that they are aware is faulty, to complete a task in a factory. Consequently, you fall off the faulty piece of equipment and you endure a back injury

If you have suffered an injury in the workplace and would like to know whether you can claim, please get in touch with our advisors. 

What Compensation Could You Receive For A Work Injury Claim?

The fall at work compensation payout you could be awarded for a successful claim might be made up of two heads of claim. Firstly, your settlement could include general damages which compensates for any physical or mental pain and suffering that is brought on by your injuries. 

The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) can help solicitors when valuing this head of claim. It comprises a list of guideline compensation figures for different types of injuries.

Some of these figures are in the table below. However, these figures should only be used as a rough guideline. This is because each personal injury claim is unique. 

InjuryCompensation BracketDetails
Brain Damage£282,010 to £403,990(a) Very Severe: The person requires full time nursing care.
Neck InjuryIn the region of £148,330(a) Severe (i) A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia.
Back Injury£27,760 to £38,780(b) Moderate (i) Injuries including damage to an intervertebral disc causing irritated nerve roots and reduced mobility are included in this bracket.
Leg Injury£17,960 to £27,760(c) Less Serious (i) An incomplete recovery is made from fractures or soft tissue injuries which are considered serious.
Ankle Injury£13,740 to £26,590(c) Moderate: Injuries causing less serious disabilities such as a fracture or ligament tear.
Arm Injury£6,610 to £19,200(d) A forearm fracture that is not complicated.
Foot InjuryUp to £13,740(g) Modest: Injuries such as simple metatarsal fractures which cause ongoing symptoms.

When Could You Claim For Special Damages After An Accident At Work?

Special damages is the head of claim that looks to recover financial losses incurred due to your injuries. Examples of this include: 

  • Loss of earnings 
  • Travel expenses 
  • Medical costs 
  • Care costs 
  • Home adaptations

It’s important to collect evidence of these losses, including payslips and receipts.

Our advisors can give you a more personalised estimate of how much workplace injury compensation you could be owed after making a successful claim. You can get in touch by calling the number above. 

What Evidence Could Help You Claim For An Accident At Work?

To prove that you were injured due to your employer breaching their duty of care, you could gather evidence for your personal injury claim. This can be done in a number of ways, for example: 

  • Seek medical attention to generate medical records 
  • Log the incident in the accident at work book 
  • Acquire CCTV footage of the incident or the scene 
  • Take pictures of your injuries or the scene 
  • Gather witness contact details for a statement to be taken at a later date 
  • Keep a record of any financial losses via receipts, invoices or bank statements 

If you have a valid fall at work compensation claim, a solicitor from our panel may be able to help you with the process of gathering evidence. Please get in touch with an advisor to learn more about how a solicitor could help.

Our Panel Of Accident At Work Solicitors Could Work Your Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis

A solicitor from our panel could offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which is a type of No Win No Fee contract. 

If you are represented on this basis, there are no fees to be paid upfront or while your claim is ongoing for the services provided by your solicitor. You also typically won’t pay for the work they have completed on your case if it fails.

If your claim is a success, you will have to pay your solicitor. Under these circumstances, a legally capped success fee will be deducted from your compensation.

Please get in touch with an advisor from our team if you would like to find out whether you are eligible to have a solicitor from our panel represent you on this basis.

Contact Us For Free Today To See If You Could Claim For A Workplace Accident

To learn more about claiming fall at work compensation, please get in touch with an advisor. They can offer further guidance and answer any questions you have relating to your potential claim.

You can reach them by using the following details:

Learn More About Claiming For Fall At Work Compensation

Here are some more of our own guides relative to accidents at work: 

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Thank you for reading our guide on the process of seeking fall at work compensation. If you have any other questions, get in touch using the details provided above.

Writer Beck Patcher

Editor Meg McDonald