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Slip on Ice Cases; Slip, Trip and Fall cases in the Workplace. Can you make a Claim?

Our claims solicitors at The Glasgow Law Practice have received many enquiries from  persons seeking advice after injuring themselves  slipping on ice in public places.

Can you claim compensation in such circumstances? The local authority is responsible for winter maintenance arrangements for roads and pavement networks within their area. Efforts are concentrated on key main roads, major bus routes, roads to hospitals etc. The road priority system means that priority routes are treated first with less priority given to residential streets and cul-de-sacs. Many accidents occur on these streets and often personal injury cases can be a challenge to prove on such roads on account of a resources argument. Legal advice is required as to whether or not liability can be established.

These cases are distinct however from slip cases in the workplace. If you trip, slip or fall in the workplace and are injured then you are likely to have a claim against your employers. The law states that so far as is reasonable every traffic route in a workplace shall be free from any obstructions and from any article or substance which may cause a person to trip, slip or fall.

If you have been involved in a workplace or public place slip, trip or fall then you should contact the personal injury team of The Glasgow Law Practice on {{CONTACT_NUMBER_CONTENT}} to discuss your potential claim.