Imagine you have managed to survive the whole school year with no accidents. Your reputation is still intact as you have successfully avoided slipping up in the cafeteria or falling down the stairs as you are late to lessons for the third time that week (but who can make a 9am Monday morning class on time?) Then you get to the much-anticipated end of year prom, the pinnacle of your social calendar, yet a haven for slips, trips and falls –what do you do? Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with a survival guide to help:
How to avoid slipping up
- An excited girl dressed up, perhaps wearing heels plus a lot of stairs and perhaps a newly cleaned floor for the event can lead to a nasty accident and a slip claim. Girls – remember to keep your head held high and take one step at a time, always heel first!
- A boy in newly bought non-grip smart shoes, probably casually gliding in to the venue trying not to look overly keen, steps on to the, now glistening, floors and slides about three metres down the hall, perhaps causing a nasty injury.
- The live band is all set up centre stage, or maybe there is a DJ who will be providing the entertainment for the night. Either way, a plethora of wires will be placed around the hall. It is the organiser’s responsibility to make sure these are secured to the ground to avoid any trips or falls. Also, it is important that all electrical equipment is only handled by those that have knowledge of what they are doing.
- Dancing – when you are doing the slow dance in hold, with the girl/boy of your dreams you are in pretty safe territory. It’s when the music goes all 90s and you start busting out the old school moves that slipping and falling over can be more problematic. Sometimes it is just better and safer to stick to ‘big fish, little fish, cardboard box’.
Is it possible to make a slip, trip or fall claim?
Sometimes accidents happen, and if you have had one that is not your fault then it is always worth getting in touch with one our advisers to talk about any options you may have on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Remember, our solicitors are no win, no fee*.
Date Published: February 19, 2014
Author: David Brown