All employers have a duty to ensure the health and safety or employees, sub-contractors, visitors and members of the public. As such, all walkways should be kept free from obstructions; yet, sadly, trips accidents caused by obstructions remain one of the most common sources of workplace injury.
If you are injured due to an obstruction on a walkway within your working environment – for example, office equipment being left in a dangerous location or a pallet left in an unsafe position – then you may be able make a successful compensation claim against your employers.
Some of the most common workplaces where obstructions on walkways are a problem:
- Shops and supermarkets
- Hotel corridors
- Open plan offices
Make a claim
It will be helpful to your claim if you have some evidence to support it – for example, photographs. Furthermore, it may be useful to have names, addresses and telephone numbers of any possible witnesses.
If you have suffered an injury and would like free legal advice please contact our specialist compensation claim lawyers FREE on 0800 0891331. We are the leading personal injury firm in Scotland and will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We secure £1 million compensation for our clients each week and win more than 90% of the cases we take on.