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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Slips, trips and falls in North Yorkshire


    Slips, trips and falls in North Yorkshire

    Slips, trips and falls in North Yorkshire account for a substantial amount of the injuries that take place in this county, even though they are often one of the simplest types of accidents to avoid, especially in the workplace.

    Many companies neglect to undertake slip trip and fall risk assessments

    In the majority of instances as far the workplace is concerned, slips, trips and falls in North Yorkshire, or anywhere else here in the UK for that matter, can normally be prevented, or at least minimised, by a number of common-sense actions.

    Failing to recognise the potential dangers of walking in the workplace

    The fact of the matter is, however, that although many companies undertake to action risk assessments for most of the operations that take place in their factories, they very often overlook the simple act of walking from A to B and any attendant risk factors.

    Carrying out risk assessments for slips, trips and falls in North Yorkshire workplaces

    With slips, trips and falls in North Yorkshire, and that the rest of the UK being responsible for over £500 million worth of costs to industry, it’s amazing that so many companies fail to risk assess this common cause of injury. Things to look out for when undertaking a slip trip or fall risk assessment include:

    • Surveying the work area for trip hazards
    • Surveying the work area for slip hazards
    • Assessing the suitability of floor surfaces
    • Assessing the effectiveness of the cleaning regime
    • Assessing the need for non-slip footwear

    The HSE’s “STEP” e-Learning package

    To help to educate companies (and employees) about the risks of slips, trips and falls in workplaces, and workplaces all over the UK, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has created “STEP”, a specially designed e-Learning package that can be used to increase awareness. The package includes animations, case studies, quizzes, and videos all designed to enhance the slip trip and fall hazard learning experience. The package serves to not only help to increase awareness of the causes of slips, trips and falls, but educate in how they can be mitigated.

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    Calculating loss of earnings compensation

    Slips, trips and falls are the cause of a number of severe injuries; injuries that can have lasting effects; interfering with the victims ability to carry on in a specific profession and earn an income. Whilst the basic amount of compensation due for any injury can be ascertained by visiting the Accident Advice Helpline website and taking the 30 second test, awards for loss of earnings will be calculated separately by the injury claim solicitor commissioned. It’s something that we here at Accident Advice Helpline do for clients on a regular basis when appropriate.

    Comprehensive help from Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline offers a comprehensive personal injury claim service, which includes:

    • Access to our no win no fee injury claim service as recommended by Esther Rantzen.
    • Access to the 30 second test to pre-value claims.
    • A free 24/7 helpline service – 0800 689 0500 from landlines, 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: 28th December 2014

    Author: David Brown

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