Slips, trips and falls in Aberdeenshire can be far more serious than they sound. This type of accident is the second highest cause of fatalities in the workplace, with many others leading to serious injuries, or even permanent disability. The sad truth is that many of them are preventable if the proper precautions and practices are put into place.
Here are a few of the things that can be done in your workplace to help to ensure you minimise the risk of anyone ever needing to make a claim for slips, trips and falls in Aberdeenshire.
Be actively tidy
As well as each member of staff taking responsibility for cleaning their own personal area, it can be good to establish a list of responsibilities for different people; ensuring potential dangers are kept to a minimum.
As well as maintaining a clean working environment, it is important that everyone is aware of the dangers caused by placing items in walkways or aisles. These potential trip hazards should be avoided wherever possible.
Slippery or wet floors are a really common cause of slips, trips and falls in Aberdeenshire, whether it is a food preparation area, or the car park, keeping on top of a surfaces cleanliness and being prepared for other eventualities, such as grit for when it snows, will help to ensure everyone stays on their feet.
Make sure lighting is good
When an area has poor lighting, as is the case with many stairwells, it can mean people don’t see potential hazards. Making sure areas are well lit and bright will help to minimise the chance of people missing a potential danger, and reduce the likelihood of anyone needing to make a claim for slips, trips and falls in Aberdeenshire.
What if someone still needs to claim for slips, trips and falls in Aberdeenshire
If you have had an accident that was someone else’s fault, then you may be eligible to make a claim for the pain, inconvenience, and injuries sustained. You can call one of the friendly advisers at Accident Advice Helpline who will help you to get the ball rolling, or alternatively you can check out our 30-second test on our website. This will help you to establish whether you are eligible to make a claim, and if you are, will give you a rough idea of what sort of compensation you may receive.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and join the thousands of satisfied customers who have already received justice using Accident Advice Helpline to make their personal injury compensation claim.