Weather causes claims rise

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LEGAL experts say a rising number of people in Sheffield are making claims for personal injuries sustained during winter months.

The UK’s leading winter risk management specialists, GRITIT, this increase coincides with unusual weather patterns in the UK, which have resulted in unpredictable levels of snow and ice causing hazards.

The law places responsibility on employers and owners or occupiers to ensure that premises are maintained in a condition without risk of injury.

Alastair Kight, Managing Director of GRITIT said: “We all need to be prepared for more extreme weather patterns in the future and businesses should be putting measures in place to protect themselves from risks, including personal injury claims.”