Slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of injuries in offices. Managing directors are responsible for the health and safety of workers, meaning they have a duty to do everything within their power to prevent accidents at work, including regular mishaps such as slips in the office.
- Risk assessment: The first step managing directors can take to prevent office accidents is to assess potential slip and trip risks. This involves identifying potential hazards and finding ways of removing them.
- Spills: Implementing a system ensuring timely and effective cleaning up of spills is another way that slips and trips can be prevented.
- Footwear: Providing employees with slip-resistant footwear is also an option, when preventing work accidents cannot be achieved through any other means.
- Trip hazards: managing directors can assist in preventing work injuries by ensuring floors are kept free of obstructions, through implementing effective work layouts and safe systems of work.
- Cleaning: Developing maintenance regimes to ensure cleaning operations can be carried out safely, without putting employees at risk of sustaining an injury at work, can also prevent workplace accidents.
When managing directors fail
Should a managing director breach his or her duty of care by not taking the necessary steps to prevent work related injuries, affected personnel may be eligible for work injury compensation.
What to do
If you slipped or tripped in the office and sustained an injury as a result of this work-related accident one of our lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for the harm you have suffered.
Our law firm was established in 2000, and has been helping people injured at work claim for industrial injury compensation ever since.
This 15 years’ experience enables our firm’s in-house legal team to handle claims quickly, efficiently and, in most cases, over the phone. Such is their experience and skill that most claims can be brought to completion without court appearances.
What claiming will cost
Because our lawyers operate on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, claimants pay nothing until the claim process is completed. On compensation being awarded, an agreed percentage of your award will be deducted to cover any legal fees, as well as any other costs that may have arisen during the process of conducting the claim.
This means claimants do not have to be afraid of adding extra financial worries to their already traumatic situation. There’s nothing to lose; give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisers.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice