With slips, trips and falls in Midlothian accounting for 40% of all personal injuries and claims made, employers should be doing everything in their power to ensure their staff members are at the least risk that is possible in their work environment.
There are many simple precautions that can be taken, but an often-overlooked aspect is ensuring employees wear the correct footwear. Also, many employers and employees do not realise that if the footwear required has to be safety footwear, then the employer has an obligation to provide it to their employees free of charge.
Choosing the correct footwear to avoid slips, trips and falls in Midlothian
Choosing the correct footwear to avoid slips, trips and falls in Midlothian is particularly relevant in a warehouse or industrial setting, as well as in food preparation areas.
It is a good idea to trial different types of footwear to see which sort allows you to perform your job best while maintaining the highest level of grip.
Footwear should be comfortable, and allow a worker to perform their tasks without inhibiting movement in any way.
The type of floor surface the worker will spend the most time on is the main consideration when selecting the correct footwear, as adhesion to this is of the upmost importance. Is the surface non-slip? Does it regularly get wet? Is there any danger from heavy machinery or dropping items? Is there likely to be loose chippings or sharp objects on the floor that could pierce footwear?
These are all questions that should be asked when considering what type of footwear should be used.
Using Accident Advice Helpline to make your slips, trips and falls in Midlothian claims
At Accident Advice Helpline we have in-house personal injury solicitors that have already helped thousands of people like you get the justice they deserve. They are experienced in making all types of claims, and we will make sure you are put through to one of our solicitors who have relevant experience for your case.
You will not need any money to start the process of making a claim, as we work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, and the vast majority of client’s never even need to attend court.
You can call our friendly advisers who will be more than happy to help. If you’d rather see if you’re eligible first then you can use our 30-second test on our website. This will let you know if you’re eligible to claim compensation, and if you are, it will provide an estimate of how much you might be able to awarded. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.