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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for mail office trips and falls


    Regardless of how much you do online nowadays, you probably still find yourself visiting the mail office now and again. It is easier to post a letter from here and of course you’ll need to send parcels after you have them weighed so you buy the appropriate postage.

    Whatever you do in the mail office, you would assume you could complete your tasks there and leave to get on with your day without incident. While this is usually the case there could potentially be a slim chance you’ll suffer from mail office trips and falls. A simple trip may cause you to lose your balance and fall over, and you could end up with one or more injuries by doing so.

    Do lots of people suffer from mail office trips and falls?

    No, definitely not. But every now and then there could potentially be a situation that arises that would result in someone tripping or falling in a mail office. The manager of the mail office must make sure the premises are safe for people to enter and use in every way. There should be no obstacles or hazards that could cause someone to trip or fall over.

    Sometimes in this situation, the worst thing you will suffer from is embarrassment. Someone might help you us and you could go on your way without any injuries at all. However in isolated instances someone might suffer a broken ankle, a damaged wrist or some other injury as a result of tripping over.

    What should you do if you are hurt in an accident like this?

    It can be difficult to work out what you should do if you find yourself nursing an injury of this kind. Obviously medical attention might be warranted, especially if you feel there has been real damage. You should also report it to the mail office where the accident happened, so changes can be made in order for no one else to be at risk.

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    It may also make sense to call Accident Advice Helpline. We are available on 0800 689 0500 and we provide no-obligation advice to people who have been in situations just like this. If this includes you, it is worth giving us a call since it costs nothing to do so. Take advantage of our no-obligation advice too if you can, as it could lead to a claim.

    Date Published: September 14, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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