Slip, trip and fall accidents are very common in the workplace, and while they may sound inconsequential by nature, they can result in serious injuries. If you need guidance, call our personal injury lawyers on 0141 429 8166 today.
Some areas of work present more hazards than others, and consequentially have higher rates of slip, trip and fall accidents. Hazardous areas of work include water supply and construction industries. An employee may, for example, slip on a spillage on the floor or trip over a piece of equipment lying where it should not be.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Health and Safety regulations provides protection for employees who have suffered a slip, trip or fall in the workplace. Employers are required by law to provide employees with a safe work environment which is fit for use. If an employer fails this duty, they may open themselves to a claim for compensation.
Importantly, employees have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure their own safety under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall at your workplace in Scotland, you may be able to claim compensation for your loss. If eligible, you can claim for, but not limited to - personal injury; loss of earnings; services; and any other inconvenience incurred by you.
Your employer is required to liability insurance and your claim would be directed against them. Do not worry, your employer is not allowed to dismiss you from your employment if you make a claim against their liability insurer.
If you think you have a slip, trip or fall claim, please contact our personal injury team who will be happy to assist. We provide a top-quality service in respect of all types of negligence claims including slip and trip, road accidents, accidents at work and medical negligence. Get in touch with our specialist personal injury lawyers today on 0141 429 8166 or complete our online contact form.
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