Slips & Trips Claims
According to the Health & Safety Executive Slips and Trips Claims in the workplace are the most common cause of injury. The risks and hazards for major injuries at work are often preventable and the employer has a duty of care under health and safety laws to protect its employees against injuries at work. Many deaths occur as a result of falls form height following a slip or trip.
Accidents can be caused by inadequate cleaning and maintenance as floors can become slippery, poor lighting, faulty hand rails on stairs or floors that have a dangerous obstruction are some of the causes of slip and trip accidents.
Slips and Trips not only happen in the work place but also in public buildings and places, pavements, roads, retail outlets such as supermarkets and shopping centres i.e. wet floors. Claiming for slips and trips against local authorities can sometimes be difficult as it is impossible for a local authority to repair every road and every pavement every day. Local authorities however must regularly check roads and pavements and repair; if it’s a major road or major defect (i.e. for pavements – potholes, uneven or broken slabs with a defect of more than 2.54cm and 3cm in width) and that defect has been reported to the council then you may have cause for a claim. Road defects need to be at least a minimum of 4 cm in depth and 3 cm in width. If you have suffered personal injury within the last three years from a Slip Trip Accident either at work or in a public place that was not your fault then you may have a claim for compensation. Please click the red link below to find out if you have a claim.