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Employers are obliged to make sure that there are no loose cables trailing on workplace floors which may lead to a trip hazard. Despite this, slips and trips are the leading cause of work injury in the UK, accounting for 40% of all major workplace injuries.

If your employer fails to take preventative measures against loose cabling, such as a tying and tidying cables or ensuring cabling is kept away from pedestrian walkways, and you are injured as a result of slipping or tripping, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Legislative obligations

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires all employers to make provision to ensure the occupational safety of employees.

Furthermore, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 state that employers should ensure that floors and walkways are free from obstructions. Where appropriate, employers should perform adequate risk assessments to identify and rectify potential hazards.

Thompsons personal injury solicitors in Scotland

If a tripping accident in the workplace is reasonably foreseeable and the person or persons with duty of care have not afforded workers their right to a safe workplace, the duty holders may be liable for accident injury compensation should an employee suffer an injury caused by their negligence.

Contact Thompsons no win no fee lawyers in Scotland today for a free assessment of your compensation claim on 0800 0891 331.

We are the leading firm in the country, secure around £1 million in compensation for our clients each week and win over 90% of the cases we take on.

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