Slips, Trips And Falls In The Workplace
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that the working environment is safe for all workers. This means that any potential trip hazard should be either removed if practicable, or clearly marked so that people are aware of the potential risk. If you have had a slip, trip or fall in the workplace and you believe that your employer failed in their duty of care then call us today to find out if you could have a claim for compensation.
We are a team of specialists in Manchester who have helped clients for years make successful claims for compensations in cases where they have been hurt and injured because their employer failed to ensure that the working conditions were safe. This applies to all staff, regardless of the contract type. Full time, permanent staff, part time staff, casual staff and agency staff are all covered. Indeed, anyone who is employed to work on the premises should be covered, and protected. In many situations we find that it is often those staff who are either new to the location or who are working under agency contracts who become injured because they are less familiar with the potential dangers which exist. But even if you have been working for your employer for many years, they have no excuse for failing to ensure that risks are dealt with appropriately.
We have experienced situations where businesses struggled with storage because premises were too small and cramped, but the business couldn’t afford to move to new premises. This often means that equipment and other items are left lying around in corridors or even on stairs, representing a real danger. This kind of practice is not acceptable, and if someone fails to negotiate what effectively becomes an obstacle course then the employer has failed in their duty of care, and the worker is almost certainly eligible to claim for compensation.
Workplace Compensation Claims
One of the concerns that is often raised with us by people considering making a workplace liability claim is that the relationship they have with their employer will be damaged. The first thing we should point out is that if your employer has wilfully placed you in a dangerous situation and failed to ensure your safety, the relationship itself is distinctly in need of attention.
The second thing to note is that we will always ensure that any compensation claim involves discussions and negotiations which ensure that no further action can be taken by the employer in response to your claim. It’s also important to be aware that your employer will have liability insurance for just these sorts of eventualities, which means that your compensation is paid for by their insurance company, not by the business itself.
Finally, it’s important to consider the fact that by making a compensation claim not only are your medical costs, care costs and other expenses covered, but your employer is almost certain to take appropriate action to reduce or remove the danger, thereby safeguarding the welfare of both you and all other workers in the future. If you have been injured in a workplace anywhere across Manchester then contact us to today to find out if you could make a no win no fee compensation claim.