A slip, trip or fall in the workplace is by far the most common type of accident, but slipping at work could lead to serious injuries, depending on the industry you work in and what has happened.
Whether you’ve suffered broken bones or more serious injuries after slipping at work, your employer could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation not only for your pain and suffering, but also for any loss of earnings you’ve suffered if you’ve had to take time off work.
We should know, as here at Accident Advice Helpline we have been helping customers claim personal injury compensation since 2000 and we have a great track record of success – just ask our patron Dame Esther Rantzen, who has given us an endorsement.
Slips, trips and falls
Slipping at work is fairly common, but how did your slip occur? A wet floor, either caused by mopping (and failing to display warning signs) or spillages is by far the most common reason for a slip. Falling awkwardly, you could injure muscles or tendons in your legs, back, arms and hands – there’s even the chance you could hit your head on the way down, suffering a head injury such as concussion or a fractured skull.
Slips are a common accident in the hospitality industry – working in a busy kitchen, spillages are inevitable and should be mopped up quickly, but a slip could even occur whilst serving customers in a restaurant or in a busy bar.
Back injuries, often suffered after a slip at work, can be slow to heal and often require medical treatment such as physiotherapy. You might find you’re unable to sit or stand still for long periods of time, which could affect your ability to return to work after your accident.
One less thing to worry about
Taking time off to recover after your slipping accident usually means you’ll be feeling a little lighter than usual in terms of earnings – but we can help you claim personal injury compensation which could cover household bills and any medical expenses until you feel ready to go back to work, giving you one less thing to worry about.
What’s more, our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee service, so you can afford to make a claim for compensation. Pick up the phone and dial Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number on: 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice relating to your accident.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen