Carrs Solicitors have recently acted for a Catering Assistant Mrs C who sustained a fractured scaphoid as a result of tripping in a busy kitchen when a large container was unexpectedly left on a busy pedestrian traffic route just behind a work top by a colleague.
Employers have a duty so far as reasonably practicable to keep workplace floors and pedestrian traffic routes free from tripping or slipping hazards under Regulation 12 (3) of the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992.
In this case the employer was in breach of its duty of care to our client for failing devise a safe system for storing the item in question and was also vicariously liable for the negligence of the fellow employee.
In this type of case we often have to address allegations of contributory negligence and these can give rise to legal argument that differs to that raised in relation to other types of injury claim.
We were able to resolve this claim favourably to our client with a significant out of court settlement to compensate her injuries and losses.
If you have been tripped in an accident at work, get in touch with the specialists work accident solicitors at Carrs to make a compensation claim. Call 01204 496898 today or fill our online contact form.
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