Over one third of all injuries in the workplace are caused by slips, trips and falls. These accidents can happen for a number of reasons, although the most common causes are:
- Unsuitable floor coverings
- Wet floors
- Unexpected obstructions due to poor house keeping
- Uneven floors or a sudden change in level
It is recommended that employers carry out a risk assessment on a regular basis, so that any potential hazards can be identified and corrected. After all, employees, members of the public and anyone else visiting the business could be at risk of sustaining an injury if they slip, trip or fall while they are on the premises.
If there are any tears in the flooring, or any areas that are worn, then they could be potentially dangerous. So these should be mended as soon as possible.
What’s more, cleaning staff should always be on-hand to mop up any spillages and to place warning signs to alert everyone to the hazard.
With some simple steps, trips and falls can be prevented so your employer should always make health and safety their number one priority.
Claiming after an accident at work in Hounslow
If you have been injured after a trip, slip or fall at work, then you might not need to suffer in silence. In fact, if you have sustained an injury in a no-fault accident of any kind, then you could be entitled to claim compensation.
You can find out more about claiming after an accident at work in Hounslow by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. We are one of the UK’s top law firms and one of our advisers would be delighted to give you initial advice before connecting you to a solicitor. There is absolutely no obligation to move forward if you are not 100% happy, so you have nothing to lose by chatting to us today.
No win, no fee personal injury claim
Should you decide to seek justice, then Accident Advice Helpline will work hard to get you the maximum compensation with the minimum amount of fuss. We will connect you with one of our specialist solicitors who will handle your claim entirely under the no win, no fee agreement. You won’t even need to pay any cash up-front, so you can move forward with confidence.
Contact the experts at Accident Advice Helpline
To discuss claiming after an accident at work in Hounslow, simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Our lines are always open so there is never a bad time to call.