In this guide, we will look at how slip and fall at work settlements are valued. We will also look at the eligibility criteria for claiming.
If you have been harmed by employer negligence, then you could be entitled to claim. We will look at the duty of care owed by employers and how this can be breached. Furthermore, we will look at the impact that this could have.
If you have questions about whether you could be eligible to claim, why not get in touch with our team today? They could give you a valuation of your claim and let you know the next steps to take. They could also put you in touch with legal representation if your claim is valid.
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There are two potential heads of compensation that could be awarded in a successful claim. General damages is the name given to the head of claim that accounts for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity your injuries caused.
The Judicial College Guidelines is a publication used by solicitors to help them value claims. We have also used these figures to create the table below, which you can use instead of an injury at work calculator.
|Injury||Value||Severity||Severity and notes|
|Back injuries||£91,090 to £160,980||Severe (i)||Damage to spinal cord and nerve roots. The consequences of these injuries will be very severe and unusual for back injuries.|
|Ankle injuries||£31,310 to £50,060||Severe||Lengthy treatment, for example where pins and plates have been inserted causing residual disability that is significant.|
|Arm injuries||£19,200 to £39,170||Less Severe||Significant disabilities but, despite this, a substantial amount of recovery either expected or already occurred.|
|Elbow injuries||£15,650 to £32,010||Less Severe||Less severe injuries that cause impaired function but without the need for major surgery or causing significant disability.|
|Knee injuries||£14,840 to £26,190||Moderate (i)||The knee may have been dislocated or the cartilidge may have been torn.|
|Wrist injuries||£12,590 to £24,500||Less Severe||Despite being less severe, these injuries will cause some ongoing disability such as stiffness|
These figures are a guideline; they are not guaranteed slip and fall at work settlements. If you would like to find out how much you could claim based on the circumstances of your case, please get in touch.
When Can Special Damages Make Up Part Of My Accident At Work Compensation?
Special damages are the other potential head of compensation. These compensate you for the financial losses incurred as a result of the accident in which you were injured.
For example, you might have had to spend money on medication or have had to pay for travel to and from medical appointments. You should keep evidence for these to ensure you’re fully compensated. For example, you could provide receipts or invoices to demonstrate the money you’ve spent.
You may be able to claim for a slip and fall at work if you can prove that your employer has acted negligently towards you, causing an accident in which you were injured. An employer must breach their duty of care for negligence to have occurred.
The duty of care that employers owe their employees is covered under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. In essence, this means the employer is obliged to take reasonable steps to prevent injury to their employees.
If you would like to get in touch to discuss slip and fall at work settlements, you can contact us today for free, friendly advice.
Is There A Work Injury Claim Time Limit?
The time limit given for someone to begin a personal injury claim is stated as three years from the date of the accident; this is set out in the Limitation Act 1980 and is known as the limitation period.
Below, we have included some examples of how injuries at work could arise as a result of negligence:
- Slipping on a wet floor due to there being no wet floor sign put up after the area was cleaned. This causes you to sustain a head injury.
- Falling from a height in a factory accident because your employer didn’t provide you with non-slip footwear, meaning you fell from a platform you were working on.
- Experiencing a trip and fall over a wire that was left trailing across a walkway instead of being tidied away because a risk assessment wasn’t carried out.
Speak with a member of our team today for free legal advice about the process of claiming.
If you choose to work with a solicitor in your claim because of the benefits they offer, you might find a No Win No Fee agreement advantageous. In particular, one of the solicitors from our panel could offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement.
This means you generally don’t have to make upfront or ongoing payments to them in order for them to work on your case. And if your claim isn’t a success, then you often won’t be asked to pay them for their services.
If you’re awarded compensation, a legally-capped portion of this will be deducted by your lawyer. This is known as a success fee; however, the legal cap means you’ll always receive the majority of your settlement.
If you would like more information, you can contact us for a free consultation regarding your potential claim. Our advisors are available 24/7 and they may be able to put you in touch with a solicitors suited to your needs, provided you have a valid claim. Contact us using the details provided below:
For further information that might interest you, follow the links below:
If you’re wondering how to claim with an injury at work solicitor, this guide could help.
Do you need to use personal injury solicitors near you? Read on for information.
Our guide provides information on neck injury claims.
The Health and Safety Executive provide guidance on slips and falls.
You might find government information on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to be helpful
For further medical advice on sprains and strains, visit this NHS resource.
If you have any more questions about slip and fall at work settlements, speak with an advisor today.
Writer Matthew Wright
Publisher Fern Stringer