Have you slipped on something that was on the floor in your workplace? Should the ‘something’ have been there? If not – it would be referred to as ‘contamination’ and you may have grounds to start an occupational slip claim with an injury solicitor in Horsley Lodge. This is a highly specialised legal process where you make a claim for compensation (money) from the person or organisation that was responsible for the accident. In many cases this can be shown to be the employer because they failed to provide you with a safe working environment.
Who can help you with your occupational Horsley Lodge slip claim?
Starting a legal personal injury claim can be a little daunting and it is best to have an expert guiding you through the process. Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm of highly trained and experienced personal injury lawyers that will be happy to give you all the help that you need with your occupational slip Horsley Lodge claim. You will have a 24/7 hotline that you can call at any time of the day or night and you can have your claim handled on the no win no fee scheme which allows you to avoid the upfront legal fees.
How did my occupational Horsley Lodge claim happen?
You slipped on something that should not have been there. This means that something went wrong. Contamination should be cleaned up immediately and correctly in order to prevent slips and trips in the workplace.
If the contaminant was greasy then perhaps the correct detergent was not used to clean it or perhaps no detergent was used at all! Just using water (even very hot water) may have made the situation even more slippery rather than helping it. In some slip claims the detergent was not used according to the manufacturer’s instructions and so it was not effective.
Perhaps paper towels were not used to spot clean a water based contaminant. This may have resulted in the contaminant being spread even wider on the floor surface. Some accidents may have occurred because a mop was used to clear up contamination. Mopping is really only effective on smoother floors as it just glides over the surface. In fact, the mop can produce a thin film of water over a wider area than the original contamination and this can add to the hazard rather than remove it. This may be overcome by using a dry mop straight away afterwards but this is still unlikely to leave the floor completely safe. There may have to be two stages of mopping if the contaminant is greasy. The first stage mopping will be to apply the detergent and then the second stage mopping will be to clear it away. During this whole time the floor will be a slip hazard and will not be suitable for members of staff to walk on.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 1st December 2013
Author: David Brown