Have you ever tripped over in one situation or another? It is easily done and it is not always someone else’s fault. For example you might simply trip because you weren’t looking where you were going. We all do this from time to time but it is very different when the trip happens because of someone else’s negligence.
For example tripping over at work could happen to any of us. However sometimes it might happen without it being anyone’s fault at all. Since health and safety issues are always prevalent at work, it stands to reason that any potential hazards should be handled in the proper manner.
If a risk assessment is not done or there is some element of negligence involved in another way, there could be a chance that compensation might be paid to the injured person.
Possible injuries tripping over at work
A simple trip might sound like a fairly minor accident but in reality it could potentially be anything but. While most workplaces are safe to work in and pose no real risks, there are instances where tripping over at work could potentially cause you to suffer a nasty injury.
For example you might hurt one or both hands if you used them to break your fall, or you may hurt a hip, knee or leg as you fall.
In instances like these you must consider whether there was negligence involved in your accident. This can be difficult to work out on your own, which is why many people opt to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer.
Could you recover from your injuries?
The chances are you will make a full recovery, although of course it depends on the kinds of injury you happen to incur. However it doesn’t matter what injuries you have – what matters is whether negligence caused them to occur. If it can be proven that negligence was to blame for your injuries, you have a positive chance to claim compensation.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline to find out whether you do have a chance to make such a claim. You can get in touch today by calling 0800 689 0500 to find out more, and to speak with a professional adviser with plenty of experience in dealing with such cases.
One call might make a big difference to the outcome of your situation.
Date Published: August 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen