The compensation lawyers in Manchester at Accident Advice Helpline are available to help the people of Manchester claim compensation when they have been hurt in an accident that was not their own fault. We have been helping people for more than 16 years and are endorsed by the TV consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
One of the most common accident types that the compensation lawyers in Manchester at Accident Advice Helpline deal with is slips, trips and falls. This may sound like just an embarrassing incident but thousands of people are badly hurt in slip, trip and fall incidents every year. Some of these occur in the street but many occur in the workplace and employers should take steps to ensure that their employees do not get injured in slips, trips and falls in the workplace environment.
Preventing compensation cases for falls – risk assessments
The basis for preventing slips, trips and falls is an adequate risk assessment. If risk assessments are properly carried out then slips, trips and falls in the workplace are far less likely and compensation cases will be less likely to occur.
Employers can start their risk assessments by talking to their employees – they may have noticed slip hazards that the employer is not aware of. A hazard spotting checklist for slips and trips is also useful and there are many websites with information to help with this. A simple walk around the working environment on different days of the week and at different times of the day can be one of the best ways to spot trip and fall hazards.
Once the hazards have been identified and documented, control measures can be put in place to remove them. The control measures do not have to be complicated or expensive they but they do have to work. It is important to keep monitoring the situation to ensure that the control measures are doing what they are supposed to be doing.
Regular reviews should be carried out to update the risk assessment and a review is needed if a new task, a new way of working or a new working environment is introduced.
Compensation lawyers in Manchester: Cases for slips, trips and falls
Employers need to be aware that these days, if they do not take adequate precautions to prevent slips, trips and falls then an employee is very likely to claim compensation from them if they are injured in a slip, trip or fall accident. The employee will find this very easy to do because all they have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline on our 24/7 helpline and let our personal injury lawyers do the rest.
Many employees will choose to pursue this line of action because they do not have to pay large up front legal fees to get the legal process started. This is because Accident Advice Helpline offers to handle their case on a no-win, no-fee basis.
If you’ve been injured and you think it was someone else’s fault, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile for free, no-obligation advice.