At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

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Unsuitable Floor Surfaces

It is perhaps the most "mundane" of all workplace accidents, but incidents involving slippery and uneven floors in the workplace are a serious hazard and each year result in a number of serious injuries in Scotland.

Preventing slip injuries in the workplace

There can be no excuse. Employers are legally obliged to have risk assessments in place to assess the cause of potential slip accidents in the workplace, as well as to address hazardous floor surfaces so that they can be treated accordingly. The following legislative and regulatory instruments outline many issues related to good health and safety practice in this area:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Regulation 3)
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Regulation 12)

Safety first on uneven floors

The same goes for uneven floor surfaces; employers must take steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees by levelling floor surfaces, providing handrails or using floor markings.

If an incident occurs on an uneven floor and the person with duty of care had not put measures in place to safeguard workers or members of the public, then they will be held accountable for any personal injury compensation the court deems appropriate.

Thompsons slip and trip claim lawyers

If you have been injured at work as result of a slippery or uneven floor surface then Thompsons Scotland could help you claim slip and trip accident compensation if your employers have failed to take all reasonable steps to reduce the risk of injury to their employees.

Contact our specialist lawyers today for advice and assistance in pursuing your personal injury claim on 0800 0891331.

Thompsons is Scotland's leading firm and has offices in Peebles, Galashiels, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

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