Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common occupational accidents and if you are considering making an occupational injury in Horringer claim then the chances are you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work.
This is a tragic situation because slips, trips and falls are very easy to prevent and the measures that can be taken to prevent them are not complicated or expensive to introduce. Every year Accident Advice Helpline is involved in accident claims from all over the UK where unfortunate people have been injured through no fault of their own. The system of personal injury law that Accident Advice Helpline participate in aims to get these poor people the compensation that they deserve. The financial compensation is supposed to go some way towards helping them cope with their injuries and is designed to pay for any additional expenses that they have incurred.
If an employer adopts some simple, commonsense precautions then they are much less likely to be involved in an occupational injury Horringer case in the first place and no-one will have to contact Accident Advice Helpline to ask for legal support.
Steps that can help prevent occupational injury in Horringer slip and trip claims
Occupational injury in Horringer slip and trip claims can be prevented by control measures that relate to the management systems at the workplace. The management systems are normally the responsibility of the employer. A good management system will prevent occupational injury in Horringer slip accidents because they will:
- Identify areas where there is a problem
- Decide on the best course of action to address the problem
- Put the procedures in place
- Monitor whether the procedures that have been introduced are achieving what they are supposed to achieve
How can a management system prevent occupational injury in Horringer slip claims?
A good management system will prevent occupational injury in Horringer slip and trip claims by:
- Planning that the correct cleaning method is chosen for each floor surface – this will involve careful consideration of who uses the floor and how they use it as well as when the floor is used and the contaminants that could be spilled onto it.
- Organising how the cleaning will be carried out and this would include a consultation with all of the employees involved.
- Having a system of control which makes sure that employees do not have access to slippery floors.
- Monitoring the management system on a regular basis to see if there needs to be any changes. New working practices and a move to new premises should prompt a major overhaul of the management system and the cleaning procedures in general.
A management system can only work effectively if there is effective communication between the employees and the managers and this involves a two way movement of information and opinions. Staff training and supervision are further key elements.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 1st December 2013
Author: David Brown