HR advice from Kim Hayton, HR Director at FDR Law Q: What is the impact of mental health illness in the workplace A: Depression, stress and anxiety are the largest causes for UK sickness absence with 15.8 million work days lost in 2016*, and the...
Slips, trips and falls can happen just about anywhere.
However an accident may not always be your fault and could have been avoided if someone else had done their job properly. Maybe your local council has failed to maintain a footpath properly or your supermarket is making life difficult for shoppers with unreasonable hazards on the shop floor.
At work, your employer also has a duty of care to keep you safe and out of harm’s way. If you have suffered an accident at work or sustained an injury or illness because of badly maintained equipment or poor working practices, you may also be able to claim compensation.
Wherever an accident occurs, if the owners of the premises are to blame, you could have a valid claim. By claiming compensation, it could enable you to receive support to aid your recovery and help you get back on track. And there may also be the added bonus of reducing the risk of someone else experiencing a similar accident or illness as a result of negligence.
At FDR Law, our specialist solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with slips, trips and workplace accident and illness-related cases. Over the years we have successfully helped hundreds of people receive the compensation they deserve.
We take the time and trouble to get to the heart of your case, so we understand how and what happened. Injuries can sometimes be mental, not just physical. Sometimes we will ask you to undertake further medical examinations. Our aim is always to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We talk with you, free of legal and medical jargon, discuss costs and timescales and agree a course of action.
For an initial discussion to see whether you may have a claim, contact your friendly, local experts at FDR Law on 01925 230000.