Even the most innocuous accident can cause serious injuries, including some of the worst shower incidents. Whether you’re eager to avoid accidents at work, or you’re trying to steer clear of slips, trips and falls, it may be impossible to prevent injuries.
Sometimes, it is possible to reduce the risk of work-related injuries and slips and trips. If you’ve been injured at work and you weren’t at fault, call Accident Advice Helpline for advice about making a compensation claim.
The worst shower incidents
The last thing you expect when you go to have a shower before work is to emerge with injuries. Showering is something we do every day without really thinking about it. However, the shower is a potentially dangerous place and it’s wise to bear some health and safety considerations in mind to avoid injuries caused by only the worst shower incidents.
Examples of the worst shower incidents include:
- Slips and trips resulting in broken bones and dislocations
- Falls causing concussion and other serious head injuries
- Dental and facial injuries caused by slipping
- Eye injuries caused by getting shampoo or shower cream in your eyes
- Cuts and lacerations caused by shaving in the shower
- Scalds caused by hot water
Avoiding shower accidents
If you are having a shower at work, here are some tips to help you stay safe and avoid painful injuries and potential embarrassment:
- Check the water temperature before you get in
- Take extra care when climbing into and getting out of the shower
- Stay on a mat or towel on the floor until your feet are dry; try to avoid walking around with wet feet
- Try to stay still when you’re in the shower
- Keep your eyes closed when you are washing your hair
- If the shower is over a bath, place an anti-slip mat on the surface of the bath
Can I claim compensation for an accident at work?
If you’ve been injured at work and you weren’t to blame, you may be able to claim compensation. In order for your claim to be approved, you must be able to show that your employer was liable and their negligence resulted in your work-related injuries. All personal injury claims must be processed within three years of the incident happening.
If you think you might have a case for work injury compensation, why not seek expert advice from Accident Advice Helpline? We have over 15 years’ experience in the industry and our personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to secure your no-win, no-fee* payout.
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Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice