Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of work accident claims. If you’ve slipped at work and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help to get you the compensation you deserve.
Common injury claims caused by slips and trips at work
Slips and trips cause thousands of people in the UK to be injured every year. The most common types of injury include:
- Fractured bones
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Cuts and grazes
- Head injuries
What are the causes of slip and trip injuries?
The most common causes of slips and trips among young people are wet or slippery floors, uneven surfaces and frayed carpets and obstructions in corridors and stairwells. Some injuries can be prevented by wearing suitable footwear and looking where you are going, but others are unavoidable.
Employers and managers of public places have a duty to provide employees and clients with a safe environment. They should take care to check that flooring is in good repair, hallways and stairways are well-lit, spillages are cleared up quickly and efficiently, doormats are in place to wipe wet shoes and banisters are in place. Warning signs should also be used to alert people to slippery floors, hidden steps and any obstructions, which may increase the risk of accidents.
How can I make a slip, trip, or fall claim?
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is very easy, all you have to do is provide your allocated legal expert with as much information as you can about the incident and they will take it from there.
You will be asked questions about when the incident happened, where you were and who saw it. You will also be asked to provide additional evidence that can back up your work accident claim, such as medical notes and witness statements.
Accident Advice Helpline was set up over a decade ago and it has established an excellent reputation; the process is simple and stress-free and most clients never have to go to court.
If you’ve had an accident at work or you’ve slipped in a public place and it wasn’t your fault, you have evidence to support your case and the incident occurred in the last 3 years, call the experts today and let them do the hard work for you.
The firm employs lawyers with expertise in handling road traffic accident claims, work-related injury compensation and travel accident claims and they are endorsed by Esther Rantzen.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 5, 2013
Author: David Brown