Rebecca Morris, a 28year old office worker from Bristol has been awarded £18,000 after a nasty slip at work resulted in an utterly devastating tragedy. When visiting the bathroom at work, Miss Morris slipped on some water that was there as the result of wet mopping. There were no ‘cleaning in progress’ signs at the time of the accident, thus leaving Miss Morris completely unaware of the potential slipping hazard. Miss Morris ended up slipping on the wet bathroom floor, bruising her knee, and straining her back. Unfortunately Miss Morris had been pregnant at the time of the accident and it has since been proven that as a result of her injuries she suffered a miscarriage. This devastating event has left Miss Morris in shock and heartbroken.
Miss Morris’ slip was through absolutely no fault of her own and as a result she has suffered from serious physical and psychological repercussions. Her employers had failed in their duty to maintain the safety of the area in providing no ‘cleaning in progress’ or ‘wet floor’ signs in the bathroom.
For anyone who slips or trips in the workplace, the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 apply. These regulations require all employers to provide a safe working environment, free from obstructions, defects or substances that could cause somebody to slip, trip or fall.
Thanks to the great work carried out by Express Solicitors Miss Morris has been awarded £18,000 in compensation.