Moving house is an exciting but also stressful experience, which requires a lot of planning, organisation, not to mention hard work. It is likely that you will have been through a number of ups and downs in the process of buying your new home. In order to make the moving-in day go as smoothly as possible, take the steps below to avoid suffering a personal injury.
What kinds of personal injuries could I suffer while moving house?
Slips, Trips and Falls
Undoubtedly, you will require many of your possessions to be boxed up and stacked around the house before the removal team arrive. Take care to organise your things in an orderly manner. This will help to avoid suffering a nasty trip or fall. Additionally, keep an eye out for any other slip and trip hazards, such as electrical wires and exposed, uneven flooring.
Heavy lifting Injuries
When loading up your removal vehicle, you will probably have some very heavy things to transport. These may include heavy boxes, as well as musical instruments, furniture and large household appliances. Ensure that you take care not to over exert yourself, and ask for assistance with lifting if needed. This will greatly reduce your chances of experiencing an unwanted injury such as a slipped disc, or a slip or fall, as a consequence of taking on too much of a heavy load.
Road Traffic Accidents
If travelling to your new house by car, ensure that you have memorised the route, and that you haven’t obstructed your rear window. Additionally, make sure that you are not driving tired, and don’t allow yourself to be distracted by little ones in the back. Taking these precautions will greatly reduce your chances of suffering an unwanted road traffic accident en route.
If you have suffered from an accident in the home, or incident on the road, while moving house, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 10 years’ experience in providing personal injury compensation, and can help you to make a successful injury claim.
Our telephone lines are open 24/7, and we also have a quick and easy 30-second test compensation calculator on our website. All our advisers can be spoken to in complete confidence, and we work on a strict 100 per cent no win no fee* basis. If you have suffered from an accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice