While slip and fall injuries are the most common form of serious injury sustained at work, many other workplace injuries can be related to employer negligence and be a cause for legal action. In restaurants, cutting and slicing injuries are common — especially when safety concerns are put secondary to preparation speed. Offices and storerooms can become inundated with boxes that cause walkways to become hazardous. Retail stores may require employees to remove heavy boxes from shelving areas, with a high risk for falling object dangers.
No matter your workplace, there are no doubt policies in place to ensure that these safety concerns are avoided. The problem is, many companies choose not to follow these safety policies in the interest of saving time or convenience. If you’re injured due to the failure of your employer to follow safety procedures, there may be a breach of duty of care, in which case you may be due compensation for your injuries. Contact us for a free consultation today.