What Could You Claim For A Workplace Carpet Accident?

This guide will explore when you could be eligible to claim for injuries sustained after a slip, trip or fall over a carpet in an accident at work. We will lay out the criteria that need to be met in order to seek personal injury compensation as well as the steps you can take to strengthen your claim, such as gathering evidence.

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What Could You Claim For A Workplace Carpet Accident?

When you are at work or performing work-related tasks, your employer owes you a duty of care to prevent you from becoming injured. If they fail to do so, it could cause you to sustain harm. We will explore examples of how an employer could breach their duty of care and the injuries that could be sustained as a result later on in our guide. 

Additionally, the compensation you could be awarded following a successful claim, and the factors that may be considered when valuing your injuries will be explored.

Finally, we will discuss how entering into a No Win No Fee agreement with a personal injury solicitor from our panel could benefit you. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our expert advisors for free advice on personal injury claims. To reach them, you can: 

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What Could You Claim For A Workplace Carpet Accident?

If you have been injured after tripping over a carpet in an accident at work, you may be wondering how much compensation you could receive for your injuries.

If your claim is successful, you will be awarded compensation for the mental and physical pain and suffering you experienced due to your injury under general damages. 

The table below shows figures from the Judicial College Guidelines. This is a publication which contains guideline compensation brackets that solicitors can use to help them value your injuries.

However, it is important to note that these figures are not a guarantee. The value of each claim is calculated on a case-by-case basis. As such, you should only use these figures as a guide.

Compensation Table

Injury Type Level Of Severity Additional Notes Guideline Award Brackets
Brain Injury Moderate (i) There has been a moderate to severe intellectual deficit, a change in personality and an effect on the senses. The person also has a significant risk of epilepsy and no employment prospects. £150,110 to £219,070
Brain Injury Less Severe The person will be able to return to work and have a normal social life after making a good recovery. £15,320 to £43,060
Neck Injury Moderate (iii) Moderate soft tissue injuries where the period of recovery is fairly protracted. £7,890 to £13,740
Back Injury Moderate (i) Damage to an intervertebral disc with nerve root irritation and reduced mobility. £27,760 to £38,780
Shoulder Injury Moderate Frozen shoulder causing limited movement and discomfort for around 2 years. £7,890 to £12,770
Pelvis And Hip Injury Severe (i) Extensive fractures involving a lower back joint dislocation and ruptured bladder. £78,400 to £130,930
Arm Injury Severe A serious brachial plexus injury. £96,160 to £130,930
Elbow Injury Less Severe Impaired function but no major surgery or significant disability. £15,650 to £32,010
Wrist Injury Less Severe A degree of persisting pain and stifness from less severe injuries. £12,590 to £24,500
Ankle Injury Modest Minor or undisplaced fractures as well as sprains are included in this bracket. Up to £13,740

Examples of Special Damages

You could also receive compensation for the monetary losses you experienced due to your injuries under special damages. The compensation should return you to the financial position you were in before the accident in which you sustained harm. Examples of the costs you could claim back include:

It is important to keep proof of these costs, such as bus tickets, receipts and payslips.

If you want to know more about how much you may be eligible to receive following a successful workplace carpet accident claim, contact our expert advisors using the details above.

Could I Claim For A Slip Or Trip Carpet Accident At Work?

In order to begin a personal injury claim for harm you sustained after tripping over a carpet in an accident at work, you must prove the following:

  • Firstly, that your employer owed you a duty of care.
  • Secondly, there was a breach of this duty.
  • Finally, that you experienced physical or psychological injuries as a result of the breach. 

These three points form the basis of negligence.

An employer’s duty of care is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It states that they must take reasonable and practicable steps to prevent employees from sustaining harm in the workplace. Examples of the steps they need to take include:

  • Provide employees with adequate training, supervision, and information to ensure their health and safety in the workplace.
  • Ensure they address any hazards that they become aware of in the workspace.
  • Maintain equipment at work to ensure it is safe for its intended purpose.

If your employer didn’t uphold their duty of care and you sustained an injury as a result, you may be eligible to make a claim.

Time Limits To Claim For A Workplace Carpet Accident

Usually, you will have a time limit of three years to begin your personal injury claim as outlined in the Limitation Act 1980. This can start from the date of the accident or injury. However, exceptions can be made to the limitation period in some circumstances. 

Contact one of our expert advisors for more information about whether you’re eligible to make a claim and how long you have to do so.

What Injuries Could Be Caused By Slips And Falls?

Slips and falls can cause a wide variety of injuries in the workplace, such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Brain and head injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Tendon or ligament injuries
  • Scrapes and cuts
  • Bruises

To learn whether you could claim compensation for injuries you sustained in a carpet accident at work, contact our team of expert advisors using the details above.

How To Prove Your Employers Liability

Collecting evidence can help prove that your employer was liable for the accident in which you suffered harm. It can also provide details on the way your injuries affected you, including physically, psychologically and financially.

Steps you can take towards gathering evidence include:

  • Making a request for CCTV footage of your accident. 
  • Collecting the contact details of any witnesses as they may be able to provide statements at a later date.
  • Taking photographs of the accident location and your injury.
  • Getting medical care and requesting copies of your records, e.g. X-rays and prescriptions.
  • Keeping a diary of your physical and emotional symptoms and medical appointments.

If you need any help locating evidence to support your workplace carpet accident claim, a solicitor from our panel could provide assistance. They have experience handling accident at work claims and can guide you through the different stages of the claims process.

To learn more about how they can help, contact an advisor now using the details at the top of the page.

Get Help With Claiming For A Carpet Accident On A No Win No Fee Basis

The No Win No Fee solicitors on our panel could offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement. This contract typically means you won’t:

  • Owe any upfront costs to your solicitor for their services.
  • Pay any ongoing costs to your solicitor for their work while your case is being handled.
  • Owe your solicitor any money for the work they have completed if the case fails.

If your case is successful, you will pay your solicitor a small success fee from your compensation, which is legally capped by the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.

To learn whether you could be eligible to have a solicitor from our panel handle your workplace carpet claim on this basis, get in touch with an advisor. They can also provide further guidance on the eligibility criteria for seeking personal injury compensation, how long you have to start legal proceedings and the evidence you can gather to support your case.

For more information about your potential claim, please contact one of our advisors. To reach them you can:

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