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Fall at Work Claims 

If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall at work, our specialist personal injury lawyers can help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to.

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What is a fall at work claim?

Slips, trips and falls in the workplace can happen for a range of reasons, including falling over an obstruction such as a misplaced box, tripping on loose wires, or slipping on a wet surface. Falls from height are more common in industries such as construction and can lead to serious injury or even fatalities. Our expert solicitors can help you claim compensation if you have suffered a fall at work that wasn’t your fault.

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What are the common causes of a fall at work?

Trips: According to the HSE, most trips in the workplace are caused by obstructed walkways, while some are caused by uneven surfaces.

Slips: The HSE explain that a slip at work can happen for a number of different reasons, including: contaminants such spills or leaks, cleaning products, unsuitable flooring, and environmental issues such as lighting or cold weather.

Falls from height: Occurring in industries such as construction, roof-work and agriculture, causes of falls from height include scaffolding accidents and ladder falls. Falls from height are the most common type of fatal accident at work according to HSE statistics.

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Why Choose Fletchers?

Choosing Fletchers means choosing a dedicated team of accident at work solicitors. Having specialised in serious injury for over 30 years, our Employers & Public Liability team have successfully handled numerous fall at work claims. Ranked among the top personal injury lawyers in the UK, we pride ourselves on providing a personal service, and we’re recognised for our success by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Fletchers is your trusted partner, ensuring you’re not alone in seeking justice.

What types of injuries are caused by a fall at work?

Injuries caused by a fall at work can range from muscle strains and soft tissue damage to more serious injuries such as fractures or back injury. In cases where someone has fallen from height, we often see major injuries which are life-changing, such as brain injury or spinal injury. In some cases, falls at work can be fatal.

Can I claim compensation for a fall at work?

Yes, if you or a loved one has had a slip, trip or fall in the workplace, you could be eligible to make a fall at work claim. Your employer has responsibilities regarding your health and safety while at work and there are numerous laws and regulations which employers must adhere to, including The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA), The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

For industries where employees are required to work at height, The Work at Height Regulations outline further obligations that your employer must fulfil to ensure employee safety.

If you’ve had an accident at work and your employee has breached their duty to protect you, you have the right to claim compensation for your injuries.

Meet some of our fall at work claim lawyers

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Victoria Marsden
Director of Personal Injury

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Victoria Marsden
Director of Personal Injury

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Stephen Hussey
Head of Employers’ & Public Liability

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Stephen Hussey
Head of Employers’ & Public Liability

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Fall at work claims – FAQs  

How much time do I have to claim for a fall at work?

If you think you might have a fall at work claim, we’d recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Typically, there is a time limit on making a personal injury claim, which is three years from the date the injury occurred. There are some exceptions to this, for example, where the injured person is under 18, or where they lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves. To speak to us about your claim, get in touch with our friendly team on 0330 013 0386 or contact us online.

How much will it cost to make a fall at work claim?

We understand the strain an accident at work can have on you financially, so we’ll take on your case on a No Win No Fee basis. Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), our No Win No Fee structure means that only once your claim is successful do you pay for the legal services provided. With no financial risk to you and your loved ones, you can focus on your recovery and let us handle the rest.

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