Lawyer warns on significance of floor ruling

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A law firm has issued an alert to care home operators after a worker sued her employer for damages after slipping on a pool of urine left by one of the residents in the main corridor.

Care worker Susan Ellis took her case against Bristol City Council to the Court of Appeal, where the argument centred on Regulation 12 of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 which specifies that floors should be “suitable for the purpose” for which they are used.


News roundup

Latest blog posts

Extracare – the next best solution?

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Academics at Newcastle University say that an average of almost nine thousand more care home beds will be needed each...

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...