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Slip trip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents people have. A simple slip can cause very serious injuries such as back injuries, paralysis, broken bones and head injuries. Many slips and trips happen in the working environment due to poor health and safety regulations.

Slips are very common in public places where they may have walked on wet surfaces, oil or other slippery material on the floor. Ice and snow is another very common cause of slipping. In the working environment someone may half spilt some liquid and not cleaned it up properly, a simple error like this could end up in someone else slipping and causing serious harm to themselves.

Tripping is very common as many people get their feet caught on an object which causes them to fall. Tripping over electrical cords around the office or home is very common. Again in the working environment tripping is a very common cause of accidents. Workers may accidentally leave objects in open access areas where other workers might not notice them and then trip over them.

To avoid slip and trip accidents at work, all health and safety regulations need to be taken seriously and acted upon. Every employee needs to read the regulations and ensure that they are sticking to them. Employers should ensure that regular inspections take place inside and out of the building to eliminate and slip and trip hazards. Ensuring employees know which areas of the work place present potential slip and trip hazards and ensure that they all ware appropriate slip proof footwear for these areas. Ensuring that all employees keep all their work areas clean and free from liquids, cords, wires, boxes and any other items that could cause a slip and trip hazard.

Any slips trips and falls that occur which were not your own fault could result in being awarded damages. The accident may have happened in your working environment or in public places or buildings. It could have been due to uneven flooring, wet flooring. Whatever the cause of your slip trip and fall you should seek advise about whether you may be entitled to compensation.

If your slip, trip or fall accident occurred in a public place then someone is likely to be liable for your injuries. For example if you slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket that had no warning sign, the owner of that store is liable for your injuries as it is their responsibility to warn you to take extra care. Another example is if you tripped over on a section of paving due to it being uneven. It is the responsibility of your local council to maintain the paving so they should repair any problems immediately, failure to do this could leave them open to a liable lawsuit.

If you have been involved in a slip, trip and fall accident such as the above then you are entitled to make a compensation claim within three years of the date of the accident happening. In order to give yourself the best chance of claiming compensation there are several steps that you can make after the accident happened, which includes making a note of the time and date of the accident and what your injuries are. It is also helpful if you can photograph the scene and surroundings of the accident scene as well as gathering the names and contact details of any witnesses.

If you are hoping to make a claim for compensation then get in touch with us. Call us today on 0151 236 1222 and we will work to get you the compensation that is rightfully yours after a slip, trip and fall accident that was caused through no fault of your own.

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