Have you slipped or tripped at work in Milton Keynes?
Being involved in an accident at work may be more common than you initially think. Of course, when you do stop to consider it, it does perhaps makes sense that many people are injured in their place of work, after all, many of us spend a large portion of our time in such places. Every place of work has it its own individual set of risks. However there are certain incidents that are likely to happen, regardless of the environment or the tasks being completed. If you have had the misfortune to have fallen, slipped or tripped at work in Milton Keynes, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.
- Slips are caused when there is a lack of grip between a person’s foot and the flooring on which they are walking. It could be as a result of a problem with the floor surface itself if it has not been properly maintained or if it has been cleaned and polished and this has presented a hazard. In such a situation the building owner, manager or your employer would be liable for your accident as they had not taken the necessary steps to reduce the risks posed to you. This could simply be ensuring that a sign was present warning of the hazard.
- Trips are also perhaps more common than you would initially think. While you may assume that trips are the fault of people not looking where they are going, this is not always the case. Lose carpet tiles, raised flooring or debris left scattered around a work environment can cause people to trip over without them being aware that a hazard was even there.
- Finally, falls can be one of the more serious accidents to occur in a work environment. Whether it’s a fall from a ladder or scaffolding on a building site or a fall down the stairs because a hand rail had not been secured properly, the injuries resulting from them can be very serious.
If you have had a fall or slipped or tripped at work in Milton Keynes and you think that your employer may be liable for the accident, it’s important that you to speak to Accident Advice Helpline today.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you’ve slipped or tripped at work in Milton Keynes
If you have slipped or tripped at work in Milton Keynes, all you have to do is call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or try 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively you will be able to text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will give you a call back to provide you with free, no-obligation advice.