A trip might seem to be a simple thing but it can potentially cause some serious injuries. Tripping or falling over an obstacle or hazard you didn’t see may be your fault on occasion.
However there might also be occasions when you end up suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence.
For example, back injuries from a trip may be more severe than you might think. It is very easy to jar or injure your back in this situation, even if you don’t actually fall over.
As such you might end up with a back injury that could create problems for you going forwards.
What could you trip over?
Potential hazards come in all shapes and sizes. For example a raised paving stone could be a problem, as could a raised floorboard or a loose carpet tile. If something is left on a path or in a corridor at work that isn’t easy to see, you could trip over that before you even realise it is there.
It is these kinds of situations in which someone else might be to blame for your accident. Back injuries from a trip might require immediate medical attention, but you may also end up with a need to seek medical advice in an ongoing capacity if the injury is particularly painful or problematic.
Back injuries from a trip could have ongoing consequences
This is perhaps the most worrying aspect of suffering a back injury. You might end up suffering an injury that becomes a problem for you for a longer period of time than a normal recovery process would incur.
As such it could end up changing your life in some way – and not in a good way either. You might find it painful to walk or to do certain things such as bending over. Even regular treatment may not fully resolve your back problems.
As such it is well worth contacting the team here at Accident Advice Helpline because we might be able to help you launch a compensation claim.
One free call to us at 0800 689 0500 could be all that it takes to see whether a no win, no fee claim could meet with a successful outcome in your case.
Make sure you get the results you want today by calling us now to find out whether your back injuries warrant compensation.
Date Published: August 7, 2015
Author: Rob Steen