Now, let’s be honest: no one enjoys falling flat on their face - and especially not when they’ve got an audience. When we have an accident at work, we have a tendency to laugh it off, act like it didn’t bother us. It’s worse still, then, when said audience laughs along with us, considering, as they may well do, that the trip or fall was only a minor one. In this instance, too, no one will help you up from the floor, either, and you may feel a bit of a fool hobbling back to your desk amidst the chants and jeers. When this happens, your employer, though he or she may have witnessed your accident, may be inclined to brush the incident off, too.
What happens next, most likely, is you feel embarrassed and ashamed making the necessary slips, trips and falls claims. After all, you did act as though it wasn’t a problem after your trip, didn’t you?
But was your trip or fall a result of your employer?
- Did you slip on a wet floor, which didn’t have the appropriate ‘Wet Floor’ sign-age?
- Did you fall in a workshop or factory while not being provided with the correct headgear or clothing?
Was your fall or slip a result of, say, a cracked floorboard or a raised piece of carpet?
Consider for a moment if your accident was a direct result of any of the above? Did you slip on a cracked floorboard, for example? Or maybe you went flying over a wet floor which did not feature the correct signage? Either way, it could be your employer that’s to blame. And the people at Accident Advice Helpline are more than equipped to deal with slips, trips and falls like this.
Established back in 2000, the company helps to provide justice for people like you; people like you who through no fault of their own have suffered an accident at work.
If you’ve been the victim of an accident at work, you need to speak up. Trips, slips and injury claims are becoming more common and it’s largely because the people who make the claims know they have a strong case.
It’s important that your employer adheres to the rules regarding health and safety in the workplace at all times. This helps avoid hassle for them and health concerns for you. So, if you do suffer an injury at work, don’t just laugh it off, seek the appropriate help and advice and make that no win no fee* slips injury claim.
Date Published: March 12, 2014
Author: David Brown