It is a pretty well-known fact that in today’s society there are hundreds, if not thousands, of ambulance-chasing lawyers. They are, to the last man and woman, only too delighted to provide their services to people who have suffered injury on a “no win, no fee” basis.
It is a sad fact of life in the 21st century that many people will look for any excuse that they can to extract money from others. This includes ambulance-chasing lawyers who are only too glad to provide their services for free to people who have suffered an injury as a result of negligence on the part of someone else, even if the “someone else” didn’t realise they could be accused of negligence.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks. Slips, trips, and falls are the single biggest cause of accidents in the workplace and can result in huge claims for damages.