The Health and Safety Executive have released figures stating that at least 1,344 working days were lost by Glasgow establishments as a result of trips, slips and falls in the workplace.
Workplace accidents involving trips, slips and falls according to figures from the Health and Safety Executive resulted in five deaths, 1,405 major injuries and resulted in 2,742 people being absent from work for in excess o three days in 2008/09.
The Health and Safety Executive have re-launched a campaign the aim of which is to show employers how easily slips, trips and falls can occur and how simply measures can be put in place to avoid such accidents.
If you have been involved in a slip, trip or fall at work in the last three years, which caused you to sustain injury you may be entitled to Contact Redress specialist claims team on 0800 0287828 to see if we can help you claim compensation for the pain, suffering and losses you have sustained on a basis.
It may be the case that your employers have not followed the Health and Safety Executives advice and have not taken the simple steps necessary to ensure your safety.