Have you been enjoying a pretty productive day at work, meeting those deadlines and doing really well when suddenly you’ve been involved in an accident? Tripping at work is more common than you might think – in fact, it’s the most common type of workplace accident, particularly amongst office and retail workers (two environments which don’t seem particularly dangerous).
Claiming personal injury compensation for tripping at work might sound like a bit of a dream-come-true, but bear this in mind – you can only make a claim if it can be proven that somebody else is liable for your injuries. So if your employer has neglected their responsibility to ensure your workplace is a safe place for you to carry out your job, then yes, you could have a viable claim.
What caused your trip?
One of the most common hazards in an office has to be trailing cables. Computers, printers, photocopiers, they all have masses of cables and if your office’s cable management isn’t up to scratch, they could be left trailing across walkways and corridors, causing a tripping accident.
It might be that you’ve tripped over boxes of stock, files or other hazards left lying around – a tidy workplace is a safer workplace. Or perhaps loose or damaged flooring has caused your trip, and you might even have scalded yourself with hot tea or coffee as you fell.
You’d be surprised how serious injuries caused by tripping at work can be. From cuts and bruises to broken bones and head injuries, if you land awkwardly, you could find yourself spending time in hospital and suffering from loss of wages due to time off work.
We know that’s the last thing you need, so here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll take into account your loss of earnings when you make a claim. What’s more, our 100% no win, no fee service means anybody can afford to make a claim with us.
Holding your employer liable
Employers have a responsibility to their staff and if you believe negligence caused your accident, you could have a viable personal injury claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, and we’ll help you to gather evidence in support of your claim.
You could be paid a settlement which could help cover any household bills and medical expenses until you’re fit to go back to work. Whether you are ready to claim or just need some more advice, our personal injury advisers offer expert, confidential advice and there’s no obligation to go ahead with a claim.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen