Moving home can not only be an emotionally distressing experience but can also result in a number of accidents or injuries such as slips, trips and falls. In this article, we’ll be taking a looking at some of the injuries suffered by first time movers as well as married couples who perhaps have more experience when it comes to moving home.
This is probably a rookie mistake made by first time movers. Ensure that you do not overload any boxes when moving home. This can result in a serious back or repetitive strain injury. Ensure that all boxes are correctly loaded and sealed to prevent any family valuables from spilling from the box and breaking.
Just as back injuries can be suffered by first time movers it is not uncommon for more experienced movers to also suffer back injuries. This can be as a result of moving home when older, and overestimating our abilities.
When moving into a new home, it is likely that a number of electrical items such as lighting fixtures will need to be taken care of. It is important to observe correct health & safety procedures when performing any DIY electrical work. An electric shock can result in a serious injury. This is an accident which could befall either first time movers or married couples.
Road traffic accident
This is an accident which could befall either of our typical couples that we have mentioned above. Many people choose to rent a van when moving home in order to save costs. If you are not used to driving a van, this could result in a road traffic accident. You may wish to avail of the services of a moving company who will help you load and unload your possessions as well as taking care of any of the driving involved.
Had a slip or trip when moving home?
If you’ve suffered an injury such as a slip or trip when moving within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. All of our slip and trip claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice