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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

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    Falls, slips and trips

    Accidents at work involving falls, slips and trips can happen in any working environment. More often than not, the injuries resulting from such accidents could easily have been prevented with a little care and attention and appropriate safety measures/procedures.

    2011/ 12 statistics of workplace accidents

    According to RADDOR statistics, falls, trips and slips account for more than 50 per cent of all reported incidents resulting in major injuries. These accidents also account for approximately 33 per cent of accidents resulting in injuries requiring three days or more of recovery.

    Potential claim in this video

    In the video clip shown here, a young woman falls backwards into a stairwell after the trap door leading to it, right behind her, is left open.

    Establishing fault

    There are several factors that will need to be examined when attempting to establish responsibility for this accident. First of all, it is likely that the employer should have ensured that a trap door like this in such a confined space is adequately secured by surrounding rails. Secondly, the individual going down into the lower level should have warned the woman that the door was going to be open.

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    Claim potential

    As it is, this woman should be able to claim compensation for injuries received through this accident either from her employer or the person leaving the door open without warning her.

    Avoiding work accidents

    This workplace accident could have been prevented if adequate security procedures/ measures had been in place. Similarly other accidents involving falls could be prevented through proper training, safety procedures, warnings and use of barriers, cones or signs(on wet floors, for instance) and so on.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Should you become the victim of a work accident that could have been prevented in this manner, you may qualify to make a claim for compensation. Calling the 24/ 7 free-phone number of Accident Advice Helpline will enable you to quickly determine if a claim is justified and has a good chance of success.

    The company specialises in claims against injuries at work and has a legal team with years of experience in the field of claims for compensation. While it is not possible to provide exact time frames or specific amounts you are likely to receive, the team will be able to deal with most aspects of your injury compensation claim via the telephone and complete your case as quickly as possible.

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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