Slips and trips at work are the most common cause of injuries. Picture this; you’re finishing work for the day when you slip on a wet, recently-mopped floor in the hall outside your office. Are you entitled to claim personal injury compensation? Or you’re heading back to your office after lunch when you trip on computer cables stretched across the corridor.
Could you have a viable personal injury claim? In both of these cases, the answer is yes. Somebody else’s negligence has caused your accident, and you may even have been seriously injured.
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim personal injury compensation for workplace slips and trips and we’re here to make sure you are compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Why not head for our website right now and take the 30-second test to see how much you could claim?
What causes workplace slips and trips?
There are a number of different hazards which could lead to workplace slips and trips, including:
- Trailing cables or wires, stretched across corridors or walkways
- Wet floors (after mopping)
- Broken or damaged flooring such as a cracked floor tile or loose carpet
- Spillage of drinks or liquids
- Hazards such as boxes or other items left lying around
- Broken handrail or damaged stairs in a stairwell
It’s up to your employer to ensure that your working environment is safe, but what does this actually mean? Well, they need to ensure that things like flooring and handrails are maintained to a safe standard and that health and safety breaches don’t occur. You should be safe at work and most of the above accidents can be prevented with a little care.
If you’ve been injured due to your employer’s negligence, you could claim compensation within three years of your accident, so call us for confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert advisors.
How have your injuries affected your life?
A slip or trip may not seem like the most serious accident, but depending on where it occurs and how you land, you could be seriously injured.
For example if you hit your head on shelves as you fall, you could sustain a head injury, whilst bracing yourself against a fall downstairs could lead to a fractured wrist.
If you’ve needed time off work or hospital treatment to recover from your injuries, loss of earnings will almost certainly have affected you. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out how we can help you claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton