This is a pretty obvious statement because no personal injuries are exactly pleasurable or enjoyable. Even the slightest slip, trip or fall can be painful even if just for a minute or two.
When should I take my slip, trip or fall injury seriously?
If you find that the pain lingers for a long time, you have any numbness or become very ill after your slip, trip or fall then you should definitely seek medical advice as it could be serious especially if you hit your head.
When should I just self medicate at home?
When it is only a small slip, trip or fall accident and you either sustain minor cuts and bruises or graze your skin then these can easily be treated at home with plasters and antiseptic cream and sometimes pain killers. Should the pain not recede or you find yourself feeling ill you should always seek medical advice just in case because your minor slip, trip or fall could have caused you more injuries internally which you cannot see.
How to avoid personal injuries
There are so many different way to avoid sustaining an injury such as those from a slip, trip or fall. The main advice would be to always look where you are walking and driving, stay calm and don’t rush. If you are aware of who and what is around you then it is easier to spot accident hazards earlier thus meaning you can prevent slip, trips, or falls happening quicker.
Nevertheless, accidents can and do happen so if you have sustained a personal injury from such accidents as a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice helpline is a law firm with years of experience in processing accident claims. We will make the process as easy and stress free as possible and many clients are able to settle their case without even stepping foot in a court room.
To find out whether you could be eligible to make a claim call Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour free phone advice line – 0800 689 0500 – or take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see how much your potential slip, trip or fall claim could be worth.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice