What do slip and trip accidents cost?

Slipping and tripping at work can prove more costly than you think!

Cost to the individual - incalculable

  • Loss of income
  • Pain from injury
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Worry and stress

Cost to employers over £500m per year

Visible costs

Insured costs (injury, ill health, damage)

Hidden costs

  • Product, plant, equipment damage
  • Production delays
  • Overtime working, temporary labour and training
  • Loss of expertise and experience
  • Investigation time
  • Clerical effort
  • Fines, effect of accidents and loss of image

Cost to society over £800m per year

  • cost to health service £133 million per year
  • Loss of potential output
  • Social security
  • Slips, trips & falls on the level accounted for 698,336 bed days in 2002/03 but accidents involving car occupants accounted for only 82,395 - Hospital Episode Statistics - England: financial year 2002-03

It's time to take it seriously

What happens next and eligibility for compensation?


Slips and trips Case studies

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