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Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of workplace injuries.  Employers have duties under The Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and associated laws to provide employees with a safe place of work.

Slips, Trips and Falls at work can be caused by:

•         Slippery floors – either because the flooring is unsuitable or because of spills that have not been cleared up,
•         Exposed loose cables and wiring – these should be tucked away or secured where they cross floors,
•         Obstacles created by untidiness, eg boxes being left outside a storeroom instead of being packed away, untidy workstations with trailing wires, etc,
•         Inadequate lighting,
•         Broken stairs or flooring, eg broken floorboards, split matting which has curled up and not been taped down, etc,
•         Falls from height due to lack of safety equipment, inadequate risk assessment or broken safety equipment,
•         Falls or slips from footwear with defective slip resistance or the wrong footwear being used,
•         Inadequate systems of work, eg catering staff carrying trays of food or drinks being told to use an unsafe staircase instead of being allowed to use a lift.
Some falls, particularly falls from height or from vehicles such as a lorry or fork lift truck can result in serious injury.

If you have been injured through a slip, trip or fall at work:-

•         Seek medical advice,
•         Report your accident so that it is recorded in an accident book – this may help prevent future accidents and prevent other employees becoming injured,
•         Contact us – phone Elizabeth Lawrenson on 0116 212 1147 now, complete the on-line form or text ‘accident’ to 07968 88 88 57. We successfully manage cases for people from across the UK: you don't need to be based in Leicestershire.
Lawson-West can assist with rehabilitation such as physiotherapy if recommended by medical advice to help you recover as well as claiming compensation for your injuries and any expenses incurred directly as a result of your accident. Lawson-West make slip, trip and fall accidents at work claims on a No Win No Fee basis which means Lawson-West have a vested interest in ensuring your slip, trip and fall accident at work claim is successful.