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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What are you hoping to achieve inn this situation?
I would like to maintain a positive relationship with my employer and to know whether it would be fair for me to ask them to cover the cost of my treatment for the injury. I would also like to know if the entrance to the school is likely to comply with health and safety law.
have similar incidents happened in the past?
Do you mean have similar accidents happened to me? Or at the school?
at the location where this happened?
I would not know as I have only worked there for one month.
The school, as your employer, would have a duty to ensure the health and safety of its employees. However, they would only be responsible for reasonably foreseeable risks, rather than anything that could possible happen on their premises. So in these circumstances a lot would depend on whether it was known that the area you slipped on was prone to becoming unsafe when wet, if there have been previous incidents that may have prompted the employer to consider the risks associated and if it would have been reasonably expected of them to do anything about this and take measures to reduce the risks of slipping, even things like just putting up signs around.
So before you approach the employer and accuse them of being liable for this, you need to take all of the above into consideration. You would need to see if you can find out whether there were previous incidents or if others had raised concerns about this particular area when it gets wet.
Ok. If I find that there have been previous incidents and nothing has been done (worst case scenario) what would they be obliged to cover financially?
that would be a point of contention because they can only be held responsible for direct costs incurred with treating the injury, assuming you did not contribute to it being made worse. So treatment costs you could try and claim but if they refuse, which they can, you are really only looking at a personal injury claim against them in the civil courts
Ok. Thanks for answering my question!
you are most welcome, all the best