For a lot of people there is nothing better than getting into a hot bubbly bath after a long day at work. However, accidents can and do still happen whilst getting in the bath, getting out and in between. So, what are the most common bath-related accidents?
Slips, trips and falls in the tub
One of the most common bath-related accidents involves slips, trips and falls. The bottom of the bath when wet can be very slippery. When getting in and out of the bath it can be easy to sustain a slip injury.
Stuck in the tap
You see it in films but it is a real and common bath-related accident. Whether you are curious or are just trying to plug the tap with your toe you may find your toe stuck. This can be easy enough to remove, however other times it can become very stuck to the point you need extra help to extract your toe. Simple solution? Don’t stick your toe in the tap.
This is a common bath-related accident especially amongst babies and children. If they are unsupervised for even a minute they could slip under the water. In fact, children can drown in an inch of water so always make sure you supervise your children at bath time, especially if they are young. Injuries caused by this are often much worse than that of a simple slip, trip or fall.
Bath-related accidents result in a variety of different injuries such as from a slip, trip or fall. However, if you take more time and care getting in and out of the bath, ensure you supervise any young children when bathing them and use common sense you should reduce the risk of sustaining a fall injury.
Make a claim
If you’ve had an accident like a slip, trip or fall in the bath or anywhere else that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Backed by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims. With over 15 years’ worth of experience our team of highly trained lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.
Speak to one of our friendly advisors today on our 24-hour freephone helpline 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more about making a claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown