Accidents at work caused by slipping on ice and snow
Many employees are injured as a result of slipping on ice and snow either whilst at work or entering or exiting their place of work.
Employers have a duty to provide a safe place of work and this duty includes avoiding slipping hazards in the work place. A workplace can be outside and also includes external areas for accessing a workplace – such as an external entrance path or employee car-park. A workplace can also include a place of work away from your employer’s premises.
Workplace Accidents: Slipping on Ice & Snow
The duty to provide a safe place of work applies in icy conditions and therefore if you have been injured as a result of slipping on ice at your workplace you may be entitled to make a claim if your employer failed to take action to reduce the risks posed by ice and snow.
Preventing slipping accidents and falls at work caused by snow and ice
Employers can reduce the risk of slipping accidents in icy weather by:
- identifying the outdoor areas used by pedestrians most likely to be affected by ice, for example: – building entrances, car parks, pedestrian walkways, shortcuts and sloped areas
- taking steps to prevent an icy surface forming by using grit or salt
- diverting pedestrians to less slippery walkways
Contact us for free advice regarding a workplace slipping accident
If you have been injured in a slipping accident at work we can give you advice regarding a potential personal injury compensation claim.
We offer free advice by phone or a free meeting to assess your claim. We also offer free home visits. If you have a suitable case we will act on your behalf on a no win – no fee basis. There are no hidden charges and if your case is unsuccessful there is nothing to pay.
For a free advice regarding your accident at work claim call us on Freephone 0800 7315434