One of the most common causes leading to accident at work claims is a slip, trip or fall. If you need advice after slips, trips and falls in Moray, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
Due to the virtually limitless nature of this type of accident, people who have suffered from slips, trips and falls in Moray may be a claiming for a wide variety of reasons. The name often implies something far more minor than is actually experienced, with victims suffering everything from broken bones to serious head injuries.
The variety isn’t just limited by the type of fall you have, but the environment can be a major factor on the extent of your injuries. For instance, falling on a carpeted floor in an office is likely to cause less serious injuries than tripping down a flight of stairs on a building site. This means people claiming for slips, trips and falls in Moray can need very different help from case to case.
How to avoid slips, trips and falls in Moray
There are several factors you can be aware of that should ring alarm bells to help you avoid an unnecessary accident:
- Uneven surfaces: Whenever you are on rough or uneven ground you should take extra care, as sudden changes in elevation can lead to a loss of balance. The same applies to stairways, where it is easy to become distracted by a colleague and lose balance.
- Poor lighting: Whenever you are in an area that has inadequate lighting you should take extra care, and whenever possible use a flashlight to ensure you are aware of any obstacles or potential hazards.
- Slippery when wet: Whether it is an internal surface that is being cleaned, or an external surface while it’s raining, you should proceed with caution on any wet surface.
- Slippery when dry: Many industrial floors are painted, and continual polishing can leave a slippery shine on them. Add in to this mix any grease, oil, or other substances, and you have an accident waiting to happen.
In all these cases, the most important aspect is an awareness of your surroundings. Being aware and being safe go hand in hand. Being vigilant will greatly reduce the risk of serious injury due to unforeseen dangers.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our in-house solicitors are experienced in helping people from all walks of life receive justice. Whether you are claiming for slips, trips and falls in Moray, or a road accident in Manchester, our specialists solicitors are your best bet at receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Call us for free and speak with our expert claim advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 30th November 2014