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.

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