There are so many videos online nowadays that show various people falling over, you would be forgiven for thinking this is an amusing thing to watch. However, as you might know if you have fallen over at work – or indeed in any other situation – nothing can be further from the truth in some cases.
There is a very real possibility you could seriously hurt yourself if you fall over. While some falls result in no injuries and no problems with getting back on your feet again, this is not always the case. You would be unfortunate to suffer serious injuries, but even less serious ones can go on for some time, and may not result in a full recovery.
Why could you end up falling over at work?
There are all kinds of workplaces in the UK. While we may think of an office as a classic working environment, other people work in factories, warehouses and shops, among other places. In every single case, the employer has a duty to make sure their workers can do their jobs in complete safety. Part of this job involves making sure there is little to no chance of falling over.
They cannot prevent every instance of a fall, of course, but they can prevent obvious hazards from causing problems. For example, if you work at height, there should be measures in place to ensure you do not fall from that level. Additionally, there should be risk assessments completed that will highlight any other potential hazards, so you can be confident there is little chance of ever falling over.
Seek advice from the experts today
Accident Advice Helpline is proud to have a large team of experts working on our behalf. They speak to many different people every day, and they can be just the people you’d want to chat with if you have fallen over at work.
It’s easy to call, too – our enquiry line is free on 0800 689 0500, and you also have free access to a fast online test we have created with you in mind. With this much assistance available, it’s easier than you would think to find out whether a compensation claim might be worth making in your case. Why not get some answers now instead of wondering whether you could claim or not? We are ready and waiting to help you.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead