Employers should take every reasonable step to provide employees with a safe working environment and to ensure that all floors are free from substances that may cause a slip accident.
Various substances can be slip hazards on a walkway or open area, including oil leaking onto the floor from a faulty machine, spilled drinks, cleaning fluids or rainwater coming in from from a leaking roof.
If a spillage has occurred, your employer has a duty to ensure that it is cleaned up as soon as possible and to erect signage informing people the floor is wet so that they may take suitable precautions.
Claims may be made against any party who owes you a duty of care, including the following:
- Employers and owners of workplaces
- Private companies
- Retail outlets
- Restaurants and hotels
- Local authorities
- Private residences
- Sporting organisations
- Religious organisations
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If you have been unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident as a result of slipping or tripping in your workplace or other environment you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and lost earnings.
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