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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 tripping over cables


    There are plenty of ways you could trip over, no matter where you are. If you don’t look where you are going you could end up falling over your shoelaces or tripping up a kerb. However, if you take good care to look where you are going and you still trip up, it could be someone else’s fault.

    This can happen in an office setting too, not just outside. One of the more common reasons why an accident like this can happen in an office is when someone trips over a cable or two. Computers, printers, telephones and other types of equipment can all be in use in an office. Tripping over cables can easily happen if they are not tucked well out of the way.

    Might this cause a serious injury?

    It could do – a lot depends on how quickly the trip occurs and whether you could stop yourself from falling or not. For example you might trip while walking relatively slowly. You would stand a chance of stopping your fall in this situation. However, there could be instances where you might be walking much more quickly and not looking down at your feet. In this case, tripping over cables that had been left out in the open could have a far more serious result. You could easily fall and hurt your head or break a wrist if you tried to stop yourself from hitting the ground.

    As you can see, situations like this can always happen. You just never know whether you might end up with minor embarrassment or a significant injury as a result.

    Avoiding tripping over cables

    Obviously avoidance is the best thing to happen here. The person in charge of the office should make sure all cables are tucked well out of the way. There should be no danger of anyone falling over because the cables were looped up in their way. If this happened there is a distinct chance someone could be accused of negligence because they didn’t pay attention to health and safety.

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    The best course of action for you if you’ve been injured like this is to call Accident Advice Helpline. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and since there’s no charge for calling us you have easy access to no-obligation advice just when you need it the most. Call today and see whether we might be able to help.

    Date Published: August 22, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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