If you are interested in making a slip and fall injury at work claim, you may be wondering what evidence to collect.
Evidence is an important part of every accident at work claim, and knowing what kinds of evidence to collect can be very helpful.
In this guide, we will explain what kinds of evidence you could use to support your claim, as well as how slip and fall injuries can occur in the workplace. Following this, we will discuss how legal professionals calculate compensation in workplace injury claims.
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- When Are You Able To Claim For A Slip And Fall Injury At Work?
- What Evidence Could Support A Slip And Fall Injury At Work Claim?
- Potential Compensation From A Slip And Fall Claim
- Why Seek Compensation For A Fall At Work On A No Win No Fee Basis?
- Learn More About Claiming Accident At Work Compensation
A slip and fall injury at work could result in a back injury, head injury, or could even lead to you suffering a fall from a height. As such, you may be wondering if you could claim compensation. To be eligible to claim for a slip, trip or fall at work, you have to be able to prove that:
- Your employer owed you a duty of care
- They failed to fulfil this duty
- As a result of this, you have been injured
Every employer owes a duty of care to their employees according to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA). This means that it is their responsibility to take all reasonably practicable steps to keep you safe in the workplace. If your employer does not do this, and this leads to you suffering an injury, this is known as negligence.
Our advisors are here to help if you would like to find out if you could claim for a slip and fall injury at work. Get in touch with our team to learn more.
An important part of claiming slip, trip and fall compensation is collecting evidence. Evidence helps strengthen your claim, and can include:
- CCTV Footage: If your slip and fall was captured by a CCTV camera, the footage could be presented as evidence.
- Accident book logs: Workplaces with ten or more employees have to have an accident book, in which you can log the details surrounding your accident.
- Photographs: Photographs of the injury or the accident site can also be used to strengthen your claim.
A solicitor from our panel could help you collect evidence for your personal injury claim. Contact our team to learn more.
General damages are compensation awarded for suffering, pain. and loss of amenity caused by your injuries. Loss of amenity means the inability to do things that you could’ve done before if you hadn’t been injured. Putting it simply, this is an award designed to compensate you for the actual injuries suffered, and the effect those have had on your quality of life.
Below, you can find some examples of guideline settlement brackets from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Solicitors often reference the JCG when calculating settlement amounts in personal injury claims. You can find some examples of these below:
|Type of Injury||Description||Compensation|
|Severe Neck Injury (a) (i)||Severe headaches and little to no movement despite wearing a collar 24 hours a day over many years.||In the region of
|Moderate Neck Injury (b) (i)||Dislocations or fractures causing severe and immediate symptoms.||£24,990 to £38,490
|Minor Neck Injury (c) (i)||In this bracket, a recovery will occur within one to two years.||£4,350 to £7,890|
|Moderate Back Injury (a) (i)||Damage to the nerve roots and spinal cord leading to severe pain, disability, and incomplete paralysis.||£91,090 to £160,980|
|Severe Shoulder Injury (a)||Any damage resulting in significant disability, often involving damage to the brachial plexus.||£19,200 to £48,030|
|Moderate Shoulder Injury (c)||Frozen shoulder with limitation of movement||£7,890 to £12,770|
|Minor Shoulder Injury (d) (i)||Soft tissue injuries that recover within two years.||£4,350 to £7,890|
|Severe Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips (a)||Extensive pelvis fractures leading to injuries such as a ruptured bladder or the dislocation of a lower back joint.||£78,400 to £130,930|
|Other Arm Injuries (a)||Injuries which fall short of amputation but which are extremely serious, such as a serious brachial plexus injury.||£96,160 to £130,930|
|Wrist Injuries (a)||Complete loss of function in the wrist.||£47,620 to £59,860|
Can I Claim For Special Damages?
Special damages compensate you for the financial losses caused by your injuries. For example, you could claim back the cost of:
- Domestic help or care
- Medical bills
- Home adjustments
- Prescription costs
- Loss of earnings
Contact our team today to learn more about claiming for a slip and fall injury at work.
If you are interested in making a slip and fall at work injury at work claim, a solicitor from our panel may be able to help. Our panel offer their services under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), a kind of No Win No Fee contract that generally requires no upfront fees. Similarly, you won’t be asked to pay any ongoing costs to your solicitor throughout the claims process.
Successful claimants will pay a success fee. Your solicitor takes this as a percentage of your settlement award, though there is a legislative cap in place. This ensures you keep the majority of your award. If your case does not succeed, you don’t pay this fee.
To find out if a solicitor from our panel could represent you on a No Win No Fee basis:
To learn more about the accident at work claims process:
- When Are Burn Injury At Work Claims Possible?
- Advice For Claiming For A Toe Injury
- A Guide To Making Eye Injury Claims
Or, for more resources:
Get in touch with our team for more information on claiming for a slip and fall injury at work.