Trips and Accidents at Work

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Nasty tripping and slipping injuries in the workplace often arise as a result of the negligence or breach of legal duty of an employer.

Employers owe many legal duties to keep employees safe in the workplace and free from tripping and slipping hazards and so often it is possible to make a successful claim for compensation.

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) report that over a third of all major injuries reported each year are caused as a result of a slip or trip (the single most common cause of injuries at work).

Employees who are hurt in tripping and slipping accidents often fear that it was their own fault for not looking where they were going and so believe that they cannot claim. However, the law protects accident victims and makes allowances for the fact that we cannot all watch our step every moment of the day and we are entitled to expect walkways to be free of tripping hazards and slippery patches.

Tripping and slipping accident at work claims we have run successfully include:

  • Falls caused by defective flooring such as uneven patches, raised tiles or carpet edges or holes in the floor
  • Falls caused by obstructions such as items left or stored in the way of walkways or wiring not properly or safely concealed
  • Falls caused by spills or uncleaned wet or slippery patches
  • Falls caused by inappropriate or missing safety features such as missing handrails or slippery treads on stairs or inadequate lighting

We have won many of these claims, so why not find out if you have a good claim?

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