Probably no one reading this is able to say they have never tripped on a hazard. It’s something we all do from time to time, and very often there is no one else to blame. We just have to blame our own bad luck.
However, in some cases someone can be found negligent in allowing that hazard to be present in the first place. For example, let’s say you tripped on a hazard at work. Your employer must make sure they adhere to their duty of care with regard to maintaining the workplace and keeping it safe for all their employees and visitors to use. If this is not the case, you may have an opportunity to seek compensation for any injuries you suffered.
What kinds of injuries might result from a trip like this?
A lot could depend on where the trip occurs and what the hazard is that is involved. For example, if the hazard happens to be a torn section of carpet, you could trip in a mere split-second and not be able to break your fall. Other trips might not see you fall to the floor, but you could still lunge at something to stop yourself and potentially hurt your wrist or hand in doing so.
As you can see, a trip could potentially result in an unpleasant and frustrating injury for you. Even if the injury is fairly minor, like a fractured wrist for example, this will still greatly affect your life for a few weeks while it heals. It can be annoying if it was not your fault.
What should you do?
If you have been unfortunate enough to trip over in the last three years and you have a feeling it was not your fault, you may be able to identify someone else as being at fault. This is easier to work out if you have a professional on your side who has experience in such matters.
Accident Advice Helpline is here for you to call now, so use our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have a chance to make a claim. If so, we could match you with one of our lawyers who can take on your case and support you every step of the way with a no win, no fee* claims procedure. Find out more today.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims