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How Much Compensation For Slip, Trip And Fall Claims At Work?

By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 6th November 2023. If you’ve been injured by a slip, trip or fall at work because your employer breached their duty of care, you may be entitled to claim compensation from them. Within this guide, we explain the key steps to claiming slip, trip or fall at work compensation.

This guide also provides information on legislation that relates to the duty of care that employers owe their employees. We also offer insight into how much compensation for a fall, slip or trip at work may be offered if you succeed with a claim. This guide also covers the benefits you could gain if you choose to make a work accident injury claim with a No Win No Fee solicitor.

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How To Claim Compensation For A Fall At Work

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  1. Compensation Payouts For Slip, Trip And Fall Claims
  2. When Can I Claim For A Slip And Fall At Work?
  3. How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Slip, Trip Or Fall At Work?
  4. What To Do After A Slip, Trip, Or Fall At Work
  5. Evidence For A Slip At Work Claim
  6. No Win No Fee Slip, Trip and Fall At Work Claims

Compensation Payouts For Slip, Trip And Fall Claims

Compensation payouts awarded in successful personal injury claims could consist of two parts. These are called general and special damages.

Your mental suffering and physical pain caused when you slipped at work will be compensated under general damages. Those responsible for evaluating your claim may refer to the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help when assigning value to general damages. These guidelines list compensation amounts for different injuries.

We list a few figures for injuries that could be relevant to a slip, trip and fall accident from the 16th edition of the JCG in the table below. As every personal injury claim will be assessed on its individual merits, the table is only intended as guidance.

InjurySeverityNotesCompensation Bracket
Brain InjuryVery SevereAt this severity, the injured party will demonstrate very little, if any, meaningful response to their environment and depend on full-time nursing care.£282,010 to £403,990
Back InjurySevere (i)In this bracket, the claimant has suffered spinal cord and nerve root damage that results in a combination of very serious consequences.£91,090 to £160,980
Neck InjurySevere (i)Injuries in this bracket are associated with incomplete paraplegia or cause permanent spastic quadriparesis. In the region of £148,330
Severe Leg InjuriesMost Serious Short Of Amputation This bracket includes a variety of injuries that severe, such as extensive degloving, gross shortening or injuries that require extensive bone grafting.£96,250 to £135,920
Arm InjuriesSevereThe claimant has an extremely serious injury, but it has fallen short of amputation.£96,160 to £130,930
Knee InjuriesSevereInjuries found in this bracket include a disruption of the joint, osteoarthritis development, gross ligamentous damage and require length treatment while causing considerable pain and function loss.£69,730 to £96,210
Ankle InjuriesVery SevereThis bracket includes injuries that are limited and unusual, such as ones that cause a risk that a future injury will result in a below the knee amputation.£50,060 to £69,700
Ankle InjuriesSevereAt this severity, there will be an extensive period of treatment and a significant residual disability.£31,310 to £50,060
Wrist InjuriesComplete Loss Of FunctionAt this severity, the claimant suffers an injuries that causes the complete loss of wrist function.£47,620 to £59,860
Skeletal InjuriesJaw Fracture (i)The claimant requires prolonged treatment for very serious multiple fractures. There will be permanent consequences, such as severe pain, eating restrictions, paraesthesia and an arthritis risk.£30,490 to £45,540

You might also be awarded special damages to compensate for any monetary losses you’ve incurred because of your injury. Here is a list of a few examples of what you could be compensated for as part of your fall at work claim:

  • Mobility aid costs.
  • Money towards home adaptations.
  • Loss of earnings, including pension contributions.
  • Costs towards care or nursing.
  • Prescription costs.

You should supply proof of your costs, such as bank statements, invoices, receipts and payslips.

If you would like to discuss how much compensation you could receive for an accident at work claim based on your injuries, speak with one of the advisors from our team. They can also advise you on what you could claim under special damages.

When Can I Claim For A Slip And Fall At Work?

If you’ve suffered a fall or slip at work and have been injured as a result, you might be wondering if you could make a claim for compensation. You may be able to bring forward a personal injury claim after an accident at work, if your case meets certain criteria.

First, you have to establish that your employer owed you a duty of care. This is a legal responsibility for your health and safety that all employers owe their employees. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) states that employers must take all reasonably practicable steps to keep their employees safe while working.

If your employer breached this duty of care, and you slipped at work and suffered an injury as a result, then this is known as negligence in tort law. If you can establish negligence, then you may have the basis for a valid accident at work claim.

To learn more about when you could claim fall at work compensation, contact our advisors today. They can answer any questions you might have about the accident at work claims process, and may be able to connect you with one of our solicitors.

How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Slip, Trip Or Fall At Work?

As previously stated, negligence must have occurred for slip and fall claims to be eligible for compensation. In addition to proving this, you must ensure that you start your personal injury claim within the relevant limitation period.

If you fell down at work and are making a personal injury claim, the Limitation Act 1980 states that you generally have three years to start your claim. However, in certain instances, there are exceptions. This includes claims being made on behalf of:

  • Those under the age of 18. The time limit is paused until their 18th birthday. While the time limit is paused, a court-appointed litigation friend could make a claim for them.  From the date of their 18th birthday, they will have three years to start a claim if one has not already been made.
  • Those without the mental capacity to start a claim for themselves. In these cases, the time limit is suspended. This suspension will last until they regain this capacity. During this suspension, a litigation friend could start a claim on their behalf. Should they regain this mental capacity, they will have three years from that date to start a claim if one has not been started for them.

If you have been injured in a slip at work and are unsure whether you could make a personal injury claim, you can call our advisors. They could offer you free advice and inform you whether you still have enough time to start your claim.

What To Do After A Slip, Trip, Or Fall At Work

If you have sustained harm in a fall at work and claim for a personal injury, you will need to adhere to the Pre-Action Protocols for Personal Injury Claims. These include but are not limited to:

  • Sending a Letter of Notification to the defendant. This is notifying the defendant that a claim is likely to be made. 
  • Sending a Letter of Claim. This should include a clear summary of the facts that form the basis of the claim, along with the nature of the injuries suffered and financial losses caused by the injuries. 
  • Status of letters of claim and response. The defendant has up to 21 calendar days to respond to the claim and then 3 months to accept or deny liability. 
  • Disclosure of documents. This is the exchange of any relevant information to help resolve the claim, followed by expert witnesses. 

If you are interested in seeking legal representation for your claim, one of our No Win No Fee solicitors might be able to help. Get in touch with an advisor today to find out how a personal injury solicitor could help you if you slipped at work.

Evidence For A Slip At Work Claim

If you are eligible to make a personal injury claim after you slipped at work, collecting sufficient evidence could help support your case. It could help with proving liability and the injuries you suffered.

Some examples of the evidence you could gather include:

  • A copy of the report in the work accident book. This could provide information on when and how you suffered your slip at work.
  • Medical evidence regarding your injury, such as a copy of your medical records.
  • Video footage of the accident, such as CCTV footage.
  • Photographs of the accident scene.

Furthermore, you could seek some legal advice. Our advisors are available 24/7, and could advise whether you could be eligible to make a claim for fall at work compensation. If they think you may have a strong case, they could connect you with one of our solicitors.

No Win No Fee Slip, Trip and Fall At Work Claims

If you have decided to make a personal injury claim following a slip, trip, and fall at work accident caused by your employer being negligent, have you thought much about seeking legal guidance from a solicitor? Here at Legal Expert, our solicitors have vast amounts of experience dealing with accident at work claims that resulted from slip at work injuries.

All our solicitors operate on a No Win No Fee basis when representing a case for a fall at work claim. When you call up our advisors, they will offer you a free consultation to have your personal injury claim assessed. There is no obligation to proceed any further than this stage. However, if our advisors can see that your accident at work claim is eligible, they can offer to connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor.

The solicitors operate under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), this is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement. Generally, it means;

  • No upfront fees are needed for the solicitor’s service.
  • No fees while the case progresses.
  • Should the claim fail, then, as long as the case was honest, you pay nothing for the service the solicitor has provided.

When personal injury claims are successful under a CFA, your solicitor can take a success fee. This is a legally capped percentage of the compensation you receive.

For further advice about working with one of our No Win No Fee accident at work claim solicitors call our advisors now.

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