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Home > News > Personal Injury News

4th December 2006

Hazards In The Workplace

The claimant was injured in an accident at work when she tripped over some scales that were fixed into the floor of the factory where she worked.

Article 5, The Maintenance of workplace, and of equipment, devices and systems, states that:

The workplace and the equipment, devices and systems to which this regulation applies shall be maintained (including cleaned as appropriate) in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

Article 12, Condition of floors and traffic routes, states that:

Every floor in a workplace and the surface of every traffic route in a workplace shall be of a construction such that the floor or surface of the traffic route is suitable for the purpose for which it is used.

It is on these two regulations that the accident claim was brought.

The defendant denied liability claiming that the scales were level with the floor and claimed that they did not pose any danger.

The judge ruled in favour of the claimant and awarded £1,720 in compensation.

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Have you or a member of your family been involved in an accident at work through no fault of your own. If so contact Clear Answers expert accident at work solicitors on 0800 783 9019 or fill out an online compensation claim form.

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