Walking to the car across potentially poorly maintained car parks can be hazardous at the best of times. Having to return to your vehicle late at night after finishing work significantly increases your risk of suffering personal injuries through slips, trips and falls.
Darkness and tiredness can make it extremely difficult to spot hazards like potholes, loose grit, dropped litter or spills, wet, greasy or icy patches, and so on. In order to prevent injury by slipping or tripping, it is therefore, essential to take extreme care. If the car park is poorly lit, it may also be advisable to take a flashlight to safely navigate your way back to the car.
Company car parks
Employers have the duty to prevent accidents at work by any means necessary. This includes ensuring car parks, paths and walkways are well maintained and sufficiently lit to prevent injuries by slipping, tripping or falling.
Breach of duty
Should your employer fail to do so, they are in breach of their duty and therefore, liable to pay you work injury compensation if you suffer an injury at work as a result. Naturally, this also applies if you should be injured by a slip or trip on the company car park.
When to claim
You can claim for industrial injury compensation if your work accident or slip, fall or trip was the result of negligence on your employer’s part, the result of a mistake made by another employee, or caused by faulty or poorly-maintained equipment, car parks, paths, and so on. Your claim must be brought into action within three years of your workplace accident.
Making a claim
You can get your work injury claim started by making a confidential no-obligation call to Accident Advice Helpline. Our Freephone number is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Our advisors who can answer any questions you may have concerning industrial injury claims, help you confirm your claim eligibility by asking a few simple questions and put you in touch with one of our company’s in-house solicitors.
Why you should choose Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is not a claims management company, but a law firm with a nationwide team of highly skilled lawyers. This means your case will not be passed on to other companies, but will be handled on a no-win no-fee* basis by in-house solicitors drawing on the company’s years of experience in the claim sector.
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