Having a pet is great. Whether it is a dog, cat, hamster or something more exotic it is always nice to look after and care for your pets and watch them grow whilst becoming very attached to them. Most small animals don’t cause many hazards but larger animals could potentially cause an accident in the home. But how can pet owners keep their home an accident free environment?
This is probably one of the most obvious tips but also one of the most important ones to help prevent a slip, trip or fall. Make sure when you are moving about you are aware of where your pet is and if he or she is in the close vicinity especially if you have a cat, dog, or similar size animal.
Animals don’t mean to get under our feet but they still do and even though it wouldn’t be your fault unfortunately you can`t make a slip, trip or fall claim against your pet. So, to help keep your home accident free, always look where you are going and if you don’t know where they are then be extra cautious as they could come bounding out of their hiding place at any moment.
Be careful with electrical appliances to keep your home accident free
Many animals love to chew and they will chew on anything they can get their mouth around even if it could potentially cause an accident in the home. Make sure any loose wires are covered or hidden or ensure that your animal goes nowhere near them.
Slips, trips, and falls in the outside world
As a pet owner, you have a responsibility to that animal and if you have an accident whether it is a slip, trip or fall in the workplace or at home this could hinder your ability to look after your animal properly.
But, if you are involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a slip, trip or fall claim which could help make your life and that of your pet a bit easier. For example, if you have to take time off perhaps due to an injury.
Accident Advice Helpline gives free no obligation advice to anyone who has had an accident in the past 3 years, which wasn’t their fault, and will make the process as stress free as possible.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accidents at home