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Home > News > Personal Injury News

16th January 2007

The Workplace Regulations - Slipping Accidents at Work

Clear Answers lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors successfully represented a man who was a meter reader for Derbyshire County Council.

The client's accident happened after he went read a meter at an old people's home. In order to access the meter he had to go through a fire exit door and down a tiled corridor where the meter was situated.

On the day of the meter reading it was wet and windy and leaves had been blown into the corridor. The client slipped on the leaves as he was walking towards the meter and fell.

Workplace Regulations

The claim was fought under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 and on the Workplace Regulations 1992.

The judge found that as there were a number of trees in close proximity to the corridor leading to the meter it was foreseeable that the corridor would have leaves blown into it.

The judge decided that leaves could be blown into the corridor within a short space of time between cleaning routines. The judge ruled that the defendant could have warned the claimant verbally of a possible danger. The defendant's failure to do this indicated a breach of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.

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If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury due a slip trip or fall in a public place or as a result of an accident at work telephone us now for compensation claim advice.

Clear Answers' solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid accident claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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