One of the most common accidents that can take place in the workplace are slips and trips. Slips and trips in the workplace are an unfortunate injury, as they can often be prevented by doing a few simple things beforehand.
Accidents in the workplace
One of the things that can be done in order to prevent injuries related to slips and trips in the workplace, is to ensure that the working environment has been maintained properly. Though this might sound like something obvious, it is often something that is neglected, and means that people find themselves the victim of an injury that needn’t have happened.
In fact one of the best things to do is to have rules in place for dealing with the safety of your working environment as this will allow those responsible to deal with issues that could lead to slips and trips in the workplace.
It might be the case that after a spill has been dealt with, that you need to ensure that you’ve put a sign where the spill was, since there might be some residue left, which could still allow for someone to slip and maybe injure themselves.
Another way to deal with trips in the workplace, is to ensure that there are no trailing cables or wires. This is because trailing wires can be a common cause of injury. Trailing wires need to be dealt with, and this can be done by taping them down, or having them situated in areas where people are not likely to encounter them.
Being affected by slips and trips in the workplace
For those who have been affected by slips and trips in the workplace, it is key that you get prompt medical attention. Your injury could be serious, and you need to act quickly in order to make sure you get the right kind of treatment to avoid a negative outcome for you.
If slips and trips in the workplace were caused due to the fault of another person, you are entitled to make a compensation claim, using a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you make a claim, and law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline are experienced in helping people with compensation claims.
Call our helpline number 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993 now, and see how we can help you make a claim for personal injury. You have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a personal injury claim.
We look forward to getting you on the road to recovery.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: Louise Thacker