Oakwood are experts in employer liability cases and were able to help Mrs C from Northampton when she suffered a neck injury after a fall at work in the UK.
Mrs C was 60 years old when she had an accident at work that wasn?t her fault. She slipped on a wet floor in the ladies toilets and damaged her neck.. A wet floor is a major slip hazard and contributes to a vast number of slips trips and falls in the workplace.
In the past figures have shown that slip trip and fall incidents in the workplace have cost 40 workers their lives in one year. Also in a year over 15000 major injuries to workers have been caused by slips trips and falls and over 30000 workers have taken more than three days off work. It is estimated that the cost to society each year for slips trips and falls is around £800 million. Health and Safety Executive figures show that slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries in the work place in Great Britain. Most workplace deaths are caused by falls from height.
Oakwood have dealt with many claims for slips trip and falls; Mrs C’s neck injury at work was one of many accidents in the UK caused by basic health and safety procedures being neglected.
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.
Solicitors at Oakwood could help Mrs C because she was involved in an accident which was not her fault but caused by an unsafe working environment. In genuine cases like Mrs C’s Oakwood will not ask for any payment up front as they will work on a no win no fee basis and recover their costs from the third party.
If you have suffered a neck injury at work or any slip trip or fall which wasn?t your fault call Oakwood Solicitors in the UK to find out if you are entitled to compensation: 0844 499 9302.