Our accident at work solicitors in Leeds were able to assist Mrs M through her difficult time after her accident. Mrs M was 58 when her accident occurred at her workplace.
Mrs M suffered a very painful broken foot at the age of 58 she was in the car park of her workplace when she tripped in a pothole which was present. Maintaining the workplace so it is fit for employers to use without health and safety risks is the responsibility of the employer. Mrs M’s accident was due to no fault of her own: it was down to her employer’s negligence.
Slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries in the work place in Great Britain. This is frustrating for our clients as the risk of slips and trips are so easily preventable and yet they are our major cause of accidents. These basic rules which must be followed in order to reduce the risk of slips and trips at work are fairly common sense.
To lower the risks of slips and trips some simple procedures have to be followed:
? Tables which have lips around them stop liquid dripping onto the floor surfaces
? Spills should be dealt with immediately and it all possible this should be of the liquid free clear up as much as possible
? Cleaning staff should be prevented from using cleaning products which can increase slip factor on the floor surface
? Walkways should always be kept free of obstructions and debris
If you have been injured in an accident come to Michael Lewin’s team of accident at work solicitors. We will be happy to help. Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
To make a claim for compensation for your injuries call one of our accident at work solicitors on 0844 499 9302 in Leeds. Start your claim today.