Some accidents and injuries sound more basic than others, don’t they? For example, a simple trip can appear less stressful and capable of causing injuries than other more serious accidents. You might be surprised at how dangerous a simple trip can be though. It all depends on the situation you find yourself in.
For example, if you trip over a stack of paperwork someone has left on the floor in the office, you could easily hit your head on a desk as you fall. This could result in a serious injury being sustained. Similarly, tripping over something near the top of a flight of stairs at work is obviously potentially dangerous, as you could end up falling down the stairs and being injured as a result.
Are you entitled to workplace trip compensation?
This might be a question that occurs to you as you rest and recuperate at home (or even in hospital) as a result of your injuries. The crux of the matter is whether someone else was clearly to blame for what happened. It is not enough for you to be innocent of blame – someone else must have been negligent in causing the situation that allowed you to trip over.
This can sometimes be difficult to work out, especially if the whole situation happened very quickly. The more evidence you have concerning what happened, the easier it will be to work out who was to blame. Witnesses can also make a big difference, since they may have seen more than you did regarding your actual accident.
Find out more about workplace trip compensation today
The team working at Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide you with just the kind of no-obligation advice you could be seeking. The most important thing is to make sure you make that call as quickly as you can. With a three-year window in which to make a compensation claim if you have a chance to do so, it makes sense to call now.
Our number here at AAH is 0800 689 0500. That’s a free enquiry line so you will never be charged for finding out the answers to the questions you are likely to have about your trip. Make sure you call us today and see whether this leads to a no win, no fee* claim that results in a compensation payment being made to you.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead