A police station is typically a busy place. Apart from police officers of various ranks using the premises on a daily basis, there will be members of the public and of course those who have been arrested for some reason. As such the police station must be capable of receiving all these people and providing appropriate spaces for them all to interact if need be.
The premises should also be safe for all those who are there for whatever reason that might be. As such this is exactly like all other workplaces in the UK. There is a duty of care to ensure every workplace is safe for all those who have a reason to be there. This applies to the police force just as it does elsewhere.
If you were to fall in a police station it might happen because you didn’t see where you were going and fell as a result. It may not be the fault of anyone else. However if there was a potential tripping hazard that had not been marked or indicated as such, and it had not been attended to, it may cause a potential accident.
What might the outcome of a fall in a police station be?
Any fall could potentially result in nothing but hurt pride. However in other cases people receive injuries as a result of falling over. It is possible to break a bone or tear a ligament or muscle in a fall, or to hit your head and knock yourself out as a result.
As such, while most falls are relatively minor and do not incur an injury, some may be worse than others. These might be harder to recover from straight away.
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Knowing what you should do in the event of any accident where you incur an injury is tricky. However we would always advise you to get no-obligation advice from our friendly team within three years of the accident taking place.
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Date Published: March 25, 2015
Author: David Brown