If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. Under the circumstances, your work accident compensation UK claim will be covered by your employer’s insurance company.
You can also make a claim against a past employer, but whatever the case, the same basic eligibility criteria apply when it comes to being able to make a claim.
Those eligibility criteria for slips, trips and falls are as follows:
Date of Limitation
Most accident claims in the United Kingdom have a limitation period of three years – you only have three years from the date your accident happened or the date your injuries became clear to make a claim. This is known as your Date of Limitation or your Date of Knowledge. After three years, will be unable to bring your claim forward because your case will be time-barred or statute barred under UK law.
How your accident happened
You cannot be wholly responsible for your accident happening to make a claim. While this is unlikely to be the case with a slip, trip or fall at work, your liability will still have to be ascertained through an investigation process. The work accident compensation UK process is designed to ascertain the facts first and foremost. As such, the statement you make during your interview with your solicitor is an important piece of evidence.
How much compensation could I be awarded?
Most slips, trips and falls result in only minor injuries with a recovery period of a week or two. If you have sustained injuries of this nature, then you can realistically expect a pay-out of between £1,000 and £3,000. Moderate injuries where you need to have over a month of work will likely result in a pay-out double that, while severe injuries, such as those that result in head injuries or paralysis could result in a pay-out ten times that.
How long does the claims process take?
All law firms have their own estimates, however our experienced lawyers can process work accident compensation UK claims in as little as 6-8 weeks. The length of time it will take to process your claim depends on the complexity of your case. A lot also depends on the other side; insurance companies are known to be quite slow at processing accident claims.
Discuss your work accident compensation UK claim today
If you are thinking about making a claim for financial compensation for your slip, trip or fall at work then you likely have many questions. To get yours answered, call our free and no obligation accident claims helpline today on 0800 157 1438 and discuss your case with one of our experienced and compassionate claims advisors.