Defective Premises - Work Accident Solicitors - Injury Compensation Claims

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If you have been injured whist at work due to the defective premises in the workplace you may be entitled to make a solicitors work accident compensation claim. Employers have a legal duty to look after the health and safety of their employees whilst in the workplace and in particular are expected to provide a safe working environment by ensuring that the physical structure of the workplace is satisfactory and complies with the standards set by legislation.

Health & Safety

Employers who expect employees to work in defective premises are breaking health and safety law – plain & simple. Any injury to an employee that is directly due to the perilous state of the workplace will result in a successful work accident compensation claim. Employers cannot argue that the repairs are in hand or they are moving shortly or make excuses because the premises are old – the required legal standards must be met without excuse.

Defective Premises

For an employer to have any hope of avoiding the possibility of a solicitors work accident compensation claim due to defective premises they must reach certain minimum standards including :-

  • surfaces of adequate construction
  • level floors without defects, holes, unevenness or slopes
  • effective means of drainage of floors and outside yards
  • adequate lighting
  • adequate heating
  • adequate ventilation
  • emergency lighting
  • unobstructed corridors
  • floors clear of debris
  • suitable handrails on staircases
  • waterproof roof
  • control of vermin
  • cleaning regime

Workplace Defective Premises Accident Solicitors

If you have been injured as a result of defective premises we are able to make a work accident compensation claim on a no win no fee basis. If you are partly to blame yourself we can still make a claim. If you would like advice at no cost just complete the contact form or email our offices or call the solicitors helplineand a lawyer will telephone to give information on how to protect your legal right to claim compensation with no further obligation.

LAWYER HELPLINE: 1800 339 958

The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here