Have you been injured in the workplace?
Slips, trips and falls are common occurrences in the workplace – even though these types of accidents can often be easily avoided.
Have you been injured in the workplace? Perhaps you’ve had a fall at your place of work? Maybe you’ve slipped and been injured as a result?
Employers have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their employee. Because of this, they not only have to risk assess the jobs their employees do but the general workplace itself.
Simple steps aimed at reducing the likelihood of slips and trips occurring include making sure there are no tripping hazards, ensuring that all areas are well lit, providing handrails on stairs, applying anti-slip paint to floors and putting in place a system of cleaning and inspection to reduce the risk from any spillages.
On top of this, employers need to be reactive so for example if there are periods of inclement weather, when there is snow or ice, they should apply grit and salt to affected areas. However falls can still happen!
Can I claim?
Slips and trips in the workplace can cause serious injuries such as fractured bones, cuts and severe muscular and ligament problems.
So, if you have been injured from a fall, slip or trip in the workplace that you believe could have been avoided through action by your employer, you could be entitled to compensation.
Call us today and speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors. Our advice is free and we can give you a no obligation assessment of your claim. What’s more we operate on a “no win no fees” basis.
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