The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations (1992) impose a duty on an employer to ensure that the work environment is always clean and maintained to a high safety standard. For instance, all floors and thoroughfares should be kept clear of obstructions and other hazards which may present a risk or restrict access.
Slipping Accidents in the Workplace
Slipping accidents are often one of the most common cause of injury in the workplace. Such accidents could occur if your employer fails to keep the workplace clean. Has one of your colleagues mopped the floor, but forgotten to display a wet floor sign? Have you slipped in water, oil, or another substance which has been spilled, but not cleaned up? Has a colleague dropped something, and you have ended up slipping on it?
Tripping Accidents in the Workplace
Is your workplace kept tidy? Do your employer or work colleagues leave things lying around on the floor? Are cables or wires not properly routed so that they lie across walkways? Is rubbish disposed of promptly or is it left on the floor? Have you tripped over anything on the floor which should have been disposed of or put away?
If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of slipping or tripping in the workplace, then our specialist personal injury solicitors can guide you through the process of making a claim. Please contact us today on 08000 886644 or complete the online claim form and we will call you back.