Oakwood were delighted to be able to be of help after a slip in work; if you have been injured in a slip trip or fall accident in your workplace and you think you could be entitled to claim compensation in Manchester come to our expert staff.

 In Accidents At Work - Case Study

Mr S was at work when he suffered his unfortunate injuries after an accident at work. Mr S had entered the toilets at his place of work when he slipped on a wet floor.

Our client considers himself very lucky not to be much more seriously hurt. Employers have a duty of care to their staff to ensure that all liquids which are spilt on the floor are either cleared away quickly or that signs are placed round the spillage in a prominent position to warn all other users of the space to rake extra care.

Many directors are not aware that they can be intentionally liable for any related offences such as the common law offence of gross negligence manslaughter. Under common law gross negligence manslaughter is proven when directors of the company cause death by their own grossly negligent behaviour. Oakwood believe that directors never actually think through the terrible consequences of small acts of neglect. Most directors are unaware that offences such as these are actually punishable by sentences such as life imprisonment.

I too have been hurt in a slip trip or fall accident at work and I think I should be able to claim compensation in Manchester.

As he was in no way to blame for his accident he felt that he should be able to make a claim for the injuries he suffered. Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job.

Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.

After a slip trip or fall accident to get compensation phone 0844 499 9302.
and speak to one of the friendly solicitors at Oakwood in Manchester.

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