Employers have a duty of care to keep their employees as safe as possible, which includes reducing the risks of having a trip at work. Employee health and safety could mean that floors are free from obstruction or that trailing cables are securely fastened away from any persons walk space.
If an employer has failed to adhere to proper health and safety procedure in the work place and you are injured as a result, you could make a trip at work claim.
Many employees are afraid to make a compensation claim in case they lose their job. In fact your employer must have insurance by law, which should cover the cost of your claim. It is also important to note that it is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you because you decide to make a claim.
At Hattons we will make sure you know your rights so that all your questions are answered to put your mind at ease. Even if the accident was the fault of another employee you could still make a claim as it is your employer’s responsibility to make sure all staff are competent and fully trained. Also if you think that the accident was your own fault or that you were being “clumsy”, it is always best to seek legal advice as your accident might have been prevented.
It is important to remember that by highlighting health and safety problems at work it prevents others from being hurt and in the long run could ensure that procedures are improved.
We can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim. By making a compensation claim you could cover any medical bills and loss of earnings.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you would like legal advice about a trip at work and how to make a compensation claim call our friendly legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now Form to the right of this screen and we will call you back.