Mrs B suffered an injury at work and needed accident claim advice so contacted the Michael Lewin team in Leeds about her case.

Mrs B had an accident at work that caused her extreme discomfort. There had been a cleaning trolley left outside of the ladies toilet at work. Mrs B had visited the ladies toilet and upon exiting the toilet had tripped over the trolley causing her a bad fall in which she fractured her foot. Any kind of cleaning equipment when in use needs to be correctly positioned so not to pose a threat or a hazard to other people.

In the past figures have shown that slip trip and fall incidents in the workplace have cost 40 workers their lives in one year. Also in a year over 15000 major injuries to workers have been caused by slips trips and falls and over 30000 workers have taken more than three days off work. It is estimated that the cost to society each year for slips trips and falls is around £800 million. Health and Safety Executive figures show that slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries in the work place in Great Britain. Most workplace deaths are caused by falls from height.

Do you need advice about a similar claim? If you need to hear more about accident claim advice contact the Michael Lewin team in Leeds about your case.

Any kind of cleaning equipment or trolleys always need to be kept in the correct manner to so not cause disruption to the flow of human traffic in any environment be it in the work place or in a public environment. The cleaning trolley in this case proved to be positioned at a very inconvenient place meaning Mrs B suffered a fall and fractured foot.

Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.

An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety. In many smaller businesses the owner will take the responsibility for the health and safety whilst in larger organisations there may be a few staff with health and safety issues as their full time role.

When it comes to duty of care the primary job of the competent person is to carry out a risk assessment. This needs to identify the health and safety risks of each employee in the workplace.

If you have had a similar experience and need to hear more about accident claim advice call the Michael Lewin team at the Leeds office about your case now on 0844 499 9302.

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