Oakwood Solicitors helped Mrs M make a claim after she suffered a back injury at her workplace; compensation of over £5000.00 was secured by our expert London lawyers.

 In Accidents At Work - Case Study

Mrs M from Stoke on Trent suffered her injury whilst in the car park at work. The car park was icy and no measures had been taken to make the car park safer; this resulted in Mrs M slipping on the ice.

Oakwood Solicitors helped Mrs M claim a total of £5400.00 in compensation due to the severity of the injuries she sustained to her back.

The following are examples of common hazards or areas of neglect that may cause an accident in a public place:
? Defective trolleys in supermarkets; all equipment that is used by the public should be in good working order and maintained regularly. All equipment in a public place should be checked for faults and taken out of service.
? Negligence of staff in a place that is used by the public; for example if a member of staff has left a stock trolley in the path of one of the customers and it has caused them to trip over it.
? Slips due to substances on the floor that should have been marked with a sign cordoned off or cleaned up.
? Falling objects; this can happen when any products or materials have not been placed securely at height or on a shelf. Injury may occur if an object falls onto someone or into their path.

This list is not exhaustive; it is just a few examples of what we mean by negligence in a public place. If you have suffered a back injury in your work place you may be able to claim compensation; speak to our specialist accident at work solicitors in London who will evaluate your claim and advise you about the best course of action.

There are basic rules which must be followed to reduce the risk of slips either at work or in a public place. Failure to follow these rules can lead to liability for an accident and injury to another person. Basic housekeeping rules are vital; keep water and contaminants away from walkways and if they do spill they should be cleaned up immediately. Any employees such as cleaners who are exposed to wet floors should be provided with suitable footwear. Particular care and attention should be taken during the colder months when rain ice and snow increase the risk of wet floors.

All employers have a duty to keep their employees safe in the workplace; this extends to the car park too as it is still part of the employers property. Failing to take steps to de-ice the car park has resulted in a nasty back injury for Mrs M; thankfully she has been compensated for the accident.

If you have had a back injury at your workplace and you want to claim compensation call Oakwood Solicitors in London on 0844 499 9302 today. We are here to help you.

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