We hear about compensation all the time but the fact is many accidents which could happen at work are avoided due to employers taking the time and consideration to implement strict Health and Safety in the workplace. Health and Safety laws should be followed by employers to keep their employees safe, if you feel let down by your employer after suffering an unfair accident at work you may want to find out more about work injury compensation claims. Speak to a professional today to find out more.
Suffered a trip or slip at work?
The most common types of accidents which do occur in the workplace can be the most simple to avoid. Trips can happen when items have been carelessly left out where people are walking or moving around. They can also happen if the floor is badly maintained. You may have suffered a trip from loose or broken floorboards or tiles. Perhaps a bit of raised carpet caught your foot? A clear walkway, well maintained floors and good lighting can easily help prevent many trips from happening.
Slips are also easily avoided when seen for the risk they can cause to staff. If someone spills a drink, food or other liquid on the floor or stairs, it should be immediately cleaned and dried with visible wet floor signs to alert others. The same rules apply when floors or stairs are being cleaned; wet floor signs should be on display to prevent slips.
Trips and slips can be minor accidents but sometimes they can result in serious injuries because of the fall. A victim may trip over something and land badly, breaking a bone or hitting their head. A slip could easily lead to a dislocation or fracture.
Find out more about work injury compensation claims
In order to make work injury compensation claims your accident must have happened in the last three years and required medical attention. If the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to a large sum of compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from mobiles) to find out more about work injury claims and how we can help you. There is no obligation to make a claim but if you are eligible and want to proceed we will ensure to give you the best representation and get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton