Slip and Trip at work
Slips typically occur because of wet or contaminated flooring, while trips result due to easily-preventable hazards. Many working environments, from offices to factories, presents a number of potential slip and trip hazards that the employer should have taken steps to remedy.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, 95% of all major slips result in broken bones and this hazard can frequently lead to other workplace accidents, including falls from height. Every year, two people die because of this risk factor and it is responsible for half of all reported accidents involving members of the public in workplaces, as well as at least a third of all reported major injuries. Slips and trips resulting in personal injury compensation cases frequently occur in the services and manufacturing sectors and result in annual healthcare costs of £133 million.
Everybody has the right to go to work without suffering injury and companies that act negligently towards the safety of their workforce can cause their employees to have a slip or trip in the workplace. If you want to pursue a personal injury compensation case against your employer, your solicitors will have to demonstrate that the accident was due to the company failing in this duty of care.
If you suffered an injury in a slip or trip workplace accident that wasn’t your fault, speak to Clearwater Solicitors and see if you could make a no-win no-fee compensation claim. Simply call 08000 430 430 to discuss your case.
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