It is surprising to think just how many accidents can and do happen in your own home. One of the most common types is slips, trips and falls. That considered, there are precautions you can take to avoid slipping in the home and myriad domestic injuries.
How can slips, trips or fall injuries occur in the home?
Trip injuries can be caused easily if items are left on the floor. If you have children the likelihood of toys being on the floor is quite high and some toys can cause significant trip injuries. Other types of slips, trips or falls could occur through poor maintenance of the property or by a spillage which has not been cleared up.
How to avoid sustaining a slip injury in the home
The main thing to remember is to keep the house as clean and tidy as possible. This may be difficult with children in the house but if you make sure anything on the floor is picked up straight away and any spills are cleared up then the likelihood of a slip, trip or fall greatly decreases.
Other than this make sure that the house is kept up to date with any repairs. Any loose floorboards or loose plug sockets should be repaired straight away as these could cause injuries much more severe than a simple slip, trip or fall. If you rent your house make your landlord aware of any concerns you have about the house as you could prevent an accident happening. If you are a homeowner it is your responsibility so make sure there are no trip hazards or malfunctioning items which could cause injury to you or someone else.
Accident Advice Helpline
Unfortunately slips, trips and falls can and do happen a lot. If you have sustained a trip injury within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in compensation claims such as these. With 15 years’ worth of experience, we can make the process as simple and stress-free as possible and you may not even have to step foot in a court room.
To find out more about making a slip, trip or fall claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, or take the simple 30-second compensation calculator to find out how much your potential claim could be worth.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice