Michael Lewin were able to reach a compensation settlement after our client had sustained injuries after a slip trip or fall accident our solicitors take on clients from Manchester and the rest of the UK.
Mr H was 46 when he was injured in his works yard. The railway lines in the works yard were disused and our client unfortunately fell whilst going over them.
Employers need to be aware of the responsibilities that they hold when they have employees who are working on their premises. All workplaces should have health and safety executive who performs a risk assessment in the workplace. This risk assessment should take into account any potential slip trip and fall hazards which occur in the workplace and attempt to ameliorate these problems.
Trip hazards can be reduced by some very simple routines and actions being put in place by the employer. Some of these might include:
1. Floor surfaces being even or made even where possible
2. Steps and stairs should be off limits to the public unless they are required to climb them
3. Notices should always warn staff or public of an uneven floor surface such as a small incline or decline
4. Walkways should always be kept free of obstructions and debris
If you have been hurt in a slip trip or fall accident which you feel was preventable in Manchester then you could be entitled to compensation.
Compensation is awarded if you have not been at fault and if you can prove that your injury could have been prevented. If you are unsure whether you have a claim or not our accident at work injury specialists will be able to give you advice for free.
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 issues 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.
The outcome of the risk assessment may vary according to the size of an organisation. If it has five or more employees the competent person has to keep a record of the assessment’s results.
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