If you have ever tripped over loose electrical cables at work or taken a tumble over a box of files left in the office hallway, you’ll know that it’s more than your pride that can be hurt in the process. Tripping on a hazard at work could lead to serious injuries that can take time to heal – unfortunately that often means time off work and loss of earnings for the injured party.
If you’re suffering financially after tripping on a hazard at work, it’s easy to become depressed and anxious, but there is something you can do. You may be able to claim personal injury compensation after your trip – if somebody else is to blame. Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with hundreds of similar claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve. You can get confidential, no-obligation advice from our personal injury advisors by getting in touch to discuss your accident in more detail today.
What’s caused your trip?
If you’ve been injured after a trip at work, what caused your accident? Here are a few of the most common trip hazards that you’ll find in the average workplace:
- Boxes or files – for example boxes left in a hall or public walkway
- Uneven, damaged flooring such as a broken floor tile or loose carpet
- Damaged stairs
- Cables or wires stretched across an area where people are walking – these should be taped down and clearly visible
- Untidy work environment
It’s important that your work environment is kept tidy so that it stays safe, and if a colleague or your employer has left out a trip hazard which has led to your injury, we can help you to make a claim for personal injury compensation – the accident clearly wasn’t your fault.
Serious trip injuries
Whilst trip injuries can be minor – such as cuts, bruises and a damaged ego – a trip at work could also lead to more serious injuries including head or facial injuries, damaged or torn tendons and ligaments or broken bones. Serious injuries may need medical attention which could mean taking time off work to recover from your injuries. Because we know the last thing you need is financial stress caused by time off work, we’re here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you could make a claim – if successful, your settlement could help pay those household bills and cover the costs of any prescription medication you might need.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen