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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Injured in Hornsey

    What caused you to become injured in Hornsey? Did you slip on a floor surface at work? If you are confident that the injury in Hornsey slip accident could have been prevented then you may be able to start a Hornsey occupational claim with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. They are a personal injury law firm that deals with all sorts of occupational accident claims. You can start by speaking to the highly trained, friendly advisers on the 24/7 hotline and getting some crucial early advice and guidance.

    As things progress you will be allocated an Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer who will guide you through all of the legal aspects of your injury in Hornsey occupational claim. One aspect of this will be proving that someone (probably your employer) was responsible for your slip and so they will be the one that the injury in Hornsey occupational claim is made against. Your employer may have been at fault for your accident because they did not take the necessary precautions to prevent it from happening in the first place.

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    Spot cleaning is the practice of cleaning up spillages as they happen. Spillages cause contamination of the floor and it is inevitably contamination that causes the slip or trip. If contamination is cleaned up properly and quickly then it has less time to cause someone to have a slip!

    However, it is not just acceptable to assume that ‘someone’ will do the spot cleaning because everyone will just assume that it is someone else’s job. It is therefore the employer’s responsibility to make sure that responsibility for spot cleaning is clearly designated. It could be assigned to a specific member of the cleaning staff or to all cleaning staff as they move around the premises.

    It could be made the responsibility of each member of staff to clear up after themselves as they work. This would greatly reduce the amount of contamination on the floor and may have the added advantage of making the workers less likely to spill contamination in the first place!

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    This sort of policy can only be introduced with sufficient training and supervision of the workforce. It would have to be made part of the induction training for all new employees and perhaps could be included in on-going training as well.

    The staff would need to be made aware of the importance of spot cleaning and shown what an important contribution this makes to the overall cleanliness and safety of the workplace. Staff should be given sufficient time to spot clean as they work and should know exactly which materials and equipment should be used for spot cleaning.  If they use cloths that should only be used on work surfaces in a catering premises then spot cleaning could actually be unhygienic.

    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

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