Most offices should have slip resistant flooring. The reason for this is that it reduces the risk of one of the employees having a slip, trip or fall thus reducing the risk of an accident claim being made.
How does this type of flooring help prevent slip injuries?
The purpose of a slip-resistant floor is so that even when wet the floor still has some resistance meaning that your shoes should be able to grip on to the floor. This way you shouldn’t find yourself sliding along the floor and sustaining a nasty slip, trip or fall injury every time it rains.
How can I check if I have slip resistant flooring?
Sometimes it is not always obvious but there are a few things you can do. Firstly, you could ask your manager or someone in the maintenance department as they should have this information. Alternatively, test the flooring; if it is a particularly wet day and you can see water on the floor are you able to walk over it normally and not feel yourself trying your best to avoid a slip, trip or fall? If it is a yes and you can walk normally this is a good sign.
Slip resistant flooring can come in an array of materials but the most popular is usually rubber or plastic as these are also quite hard wearing, which is needed in an office full of workers.
Accident Advice Helpline
Unfortunately, even with slip resistant flooring accidents can and do still happen. If you have sustained a slip, trip or fall injury within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims for such injuries sustained from slips, trips or fall. We have years of experience behind us and our team of skilled lawyers will do their best to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their trip injury claims without having to step foot in court.
Speak to an Accident Advice Helpline advisor today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to find out more. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to find out how much your slip, trip or fall claim could be worth.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice