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A common type of accident that leads to claims for personal injury compensation being made is when people slip on a wet floor at work. Although a slip on a wet floor can seem innocuous people can suffer serious injuries, and claims usually result in a successful outcome with a settlement being made to the claimant.
The reason they have a strong prospect of success is because it is easy to pinpoint liability and a breach of health and safety management against the employer. For example, any employer who leaves a slippery floor surface without erecting hazard warning signs has exposed people to the risk of injury, and this leads to a claim where the employer will be held liable. Such an error confirms employer negligence and as such, as long as the severity of the injury sustained meets the required minimum quantum (value), it’s a valid claim.
Employers should ensure proper and adequate health and safety measures are undertaken in the working environment to avoid slips and trips. They are also required to get regular inspections done in the work areas to check for slip and trip hazards, and if possible ensure that all employees have slip-proof footwear for these areas. Employees also need to study the regulations properly and ensure that they abide by them.
Provided it can be proved that your employer was at fault, you will be able to claim compensation. A specialist no win no fee injury claim solicitor will be able to tell you whether or not you have a strong case against your employer. You will need evidence of insufficient health and safety regulations in the workplace as well as evidence of the injuries you sustained in the accident, then your solicitor will be able to piece together the case on your behalf.
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