This type of accident is the second most common cause of injury that leads to a personal injury claim for slips, trips and falls in East Lothian. While many people automatically associate them with the workplace, largely due to the increased number of hazards found there, a surprisingly large amount happen in the home.
Preventing the need to make a claim for slips, trips and falls in East Lothian
While it is possible to greatly reduce the risk of falls occurring, there is no substitute for being aware of your surroundings, and identifying any potential dangers before they can catch you unawares. A lot of the following advice may seem like common sense, but this is possibly the reason why so many people overlook it. Most can be applied to both your workplace and your home.
- Clean up: Whether it is employees in an office, or your kids and their toys, a tidy space holds far less dangers than one littered with unseen dangers.
- Organise: Ensure any items you need regular access to are easily reachable, so you don’t need to regularly overextend or stretch, causing you to be off balance.
- Non-slip: This applies in equal measure to your bathmat, and any paint used in an industrial space. An anti-slip material is readily available for nearly every circumstance. And there is no excuse to use anything other than the safest option.
- Provide the right tools for a job: Ensure all stairwells have banisters for people to use as support. This is even more essential when an area isn’t as well lit as it could be.
While slips, trips and falls in East Lothian pose a threat to everybody; the elderly are more at risk of sustaining a serious injury following such an accident. Be sure to pay particular attention to your surroundings if you see any potential dangers, or if you, or others with you, are not as sure footed as normal.
If you do become an unfortunate victim of slips, trips and falls in East Lothian, then contacting Accident Advice Helpline is the best option available. We have experienced personal injury solicitors who are used to dealing with claims of all sorts, and will ensure someone who is familiar with your type of accident deals with your case.
You can call us anytime on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or alternatively take the 30-second test on our website to get an idea about your eligibility to claim, as well as the amount you might receive. As we work on the ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, you do not have to worry about hour to finance your personal injury claim. We will not be looking for any money to start it, and will not ask for any legal fees is the claim is lost.