There are two types of occupational injury slip claims that involve the cleaning of a floor in a work premises. The first is for a slip on a dirty floor and the second is for a slip on a floor that was being cleaned or had just been cleaned. Some more details are given here.
Compensation claim solicitor in Horton-cum-Studley: Slips on a dirty floor
This type of claim can be handled by Accident Advice Helpline. If the accident can be shown to be someone else’s fault then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to win you some compensation.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local compensation claim solicitor in Horton-cum-Studley they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a compensation claim solicitor in Horton-cum-Studley look no further than this expert service.
You can only claim if the accident was less than three years ago and if you had to seek medical attention for your injuries. The claim could start by showing that your employer was responsible for your slip and then you would claim the compensation from their insurer. Your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will help with this. This may involve considering why the floor became dirty in the first place. Some possible examples are:
- No member of staff was made responsible for spot cleaning contamination. This resulted in everyone assuming that someone else was going to do it. Staff did not bother cleaning up after themselves and the cleaning staff were either not there at the time or assumed that it was not their job.
- Inappropriate cleaning material or methods were used. This can result in cleaners trying to use just warm water to clean greasy or oily contamination when a detergent is needed. It can also result in an insufficient contact time being used for the detergent.
- A piece of machinery was leaking and so the floor was continually contaminated or the floor was made wet by rainwater blowing in through an open door. A robust system of maintenance and some appropriate matting could have solved these problems very easily.
Occupational injury solicitor in Horton-cum-Studley: Slips on a floor that had been cleaned
Some slip claims could occur because the floor has been cleaned inappropriately and it was the actual cleaning process that caused the hazard. This could include:
- Not placing warning signs around the area that is being cleaned. Warning signs draw everyone’s attention to the fact that the floor could be a slip hazard.
- Not drying the floor after cleaning – a wet floor can be very hazardous and some cleaning methods (such as mopping or power washing) use a lot of water.
- Leaving cleaning equipment lying around the floor where they can present a trip hazard. This can also include cables that are leading to polishing machines and vacuum cleaners. Warning signs may be needed in these situations.
- Not carrying out cleaning tasks during busy periods. It makes much more sense to clean when there are going to be less people moving around and less people exposed to the hazard.
If you have been hurt in similar circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation. Give us a call for more information on 0800 689 0500.