An occupational injury lawyer in Nuneaton and Bedworth could handle two types of occupational injury claim relating to a slip on a floor in a work premises. Both involve cleaning or a lack of it in some way! The first is a claim for a slip on a dirty floor and the second is a slip on a floor that was being cleaned or had just been cleaned. This is how it works.
Occupational injury lawyer in Nuneaton and Bedworth– a claim for a slip on a dirty floor
This type of claim can be handled by the law firm Accident Advice Helpline. If the accident can be shown to be someone else’s fault then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to get you some compensation for your injuries. You can only claim if the accident occurred less than three years ago. Claims are designed for the more serious injuries so you need to have sought medical attention for your injuries.
The injury lawyer in Nuneaton and Bedworth will start by showing that your employer was to blame for your slip. Have a think about your accident and whether any of the following apply.
- Think about how cleaning tasks were allocated at your work place. Was a member of staff made responsible for spot cleaning contamination? Did everyone know who this was or did all your colleagues just assume that someone else was going to do it when, in fact, no-one did. Did your colleagues clean up after themselves if the cleaning staff were not there at the time?
- Do you think that inappropriate cleaning material or methods were used? Some cleaners have attempted to use just warm water to clean greasy or oily contamination where an appropriate detergent should have been applied. The surface is actually made more slippery by doing this.
- Were any pieces of machinery leaking fluid onto the floor so that it was continually contaminated? Was rainwater blowing in through an open door?
Occupational injury lawyer in Nuneaton and Bedworth– a claim for a slip on a cleaned floor
An injury lawyer in Nuneaton and Bedworth could deal with a claim relating to the actual task of cleaning a floor and Accident Advice Helpline can help with this. Are any of the following relevant to your claim?
- Were warning signs placed around the area that was being cleaned to draw everyone’s attention to the fact that the floor could be a slip hazard?
- Was the floor dried after cleaning?
- Did cleaning equipment lying around the floor create a trip hazard?
- Was a cleaning task carried out during a 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.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: Sharon Parry