Unfortunately it has to be conceded that the most dangerous things in most workplaces are other people. No one means to hurt anyone else of course, but sometimes just a moment of inattention can have very serious consequences, even to the extent of someone being killed. If you have been injured at work, ring our Freephone number to speak to one of the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. If we don’t have a lawyer free to speak to you when you call, we will ring you back as soon as possible.
Slipping on a spillage
Slipping on a spilt liquid or powder is so easily done, it is all over in a flash. The main culprits here are people carrying hot drinks from place to place and also anyone with a bucket and mop; the spills don’t have to be large. If there is enough liquid to put a high heel down in and it is on a hard floor, there could easily be a serious slip. This could involve serious skeletal injuries or even a fractured skull. To prevent others being injured at work like this, always mop up if you spill something or if you see a wet patch left by someone else.
Tripping on an uneven surface or unexpected step
These kinds of injuries are very common and simple warning signs are often all that is needed to prevent someone being injured at work in this way. We hear from many people who have lost money through being off work with a broken arm or leg and we can reassure them that there is no problem in seeking personal injury compensation in what to some may seem a relatively trivial injury. It is unusual for the claimant to need to attend court and claims are processed over the phone.
Look up to avoid being injured at work
Falling from a height is obviously a very serious situation but equally dangerous and in fact more common is having something drop from above. It is not always possible to avoid walking under people working overhead, but if you must do it, be extra vigilant and if you can make sure you let those above you know that you are there. They should be taking very great care over what they do, but knowing you are down below will make you even safer.
Date Published: September 2, 2013
Author: David Brown