How to avoid trips and falls at home and when to make a ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim
Although you may feel safer in your home than anywhere else, it is actually more likely that you will have an accident at home than that you will have one when you are out and about. This may be because you feel so comfortable at home that you aren’t really paying attention to what you are doing, meaning that it is easier to have an accident.
Or it may be that the home is a more cluttered environment, meaning that things like trips and falls are more common. either way, there are things that you can do at home to avoid having accidents, and save yourself from injury.
- Get rid of rugs and loose carpet. You are very likely to have a slip and fall accident if you have a loose carpet or rugs which you could trip over. Make sure that carpet is securely affixed to the floor so that there are no loose edges that could trip you over, and avoid rugs altogether if you can.
- Avoid clutter. Keeping your house clean could save you from many accidents over time. If you avoid clutter in your home then you are less likely to have people trip and fall over items which are in the way. You are unlikely to be constantly scanning for hazards when you are at home, so make sure that there aren’t any.
- Have non-slip mats on slippery floors. In particular you should have this in the bathroom, as where you can instantly clean up any spills on certain floors, bathroom floors become very slippery simply because of condensation, so you should be able to step onto something non-slip whilst you clean up.
- Watch where you are going. If you are carrying something or in a rush, you might not be looking at the ground as you walk through the house. Try to always look where you are going in order to be safe.
Making Pembroke Dock car accident claims
If you have an accident in someone else’s home, in a car crash, while out walking, at work or anywhere else, it is up to you whether or not you want to consider making Pembroke Dock car accident claims. Injuries sustained in any type of accident can be serious and life threatening, and the law says you should be compensated for your pain and suffering, as well as for any extra costs and losses that you have had to bear because of the accident.
One of the ways you can decide whether or not to make Pembroke Dock car accident claims is to call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and the team will be happy to talk you through it.