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Slip, Trip, Fall Personal Injury Claim

Nov 20, 2007
Have you slipped, tripped or fallen when you've been out around the shops, or taking a walk along a street or even slipping tripping or falling at work in your work environment.

Slips, Trips, Fall accidents are the most common type of accidents people have and it can be very serious including back and head injuries, broken bones and even paralysis of the spine or neck. If there are poor health and safety regulations in the working environment more and more slips, trips and falls happen.

In public places common accidents of slipping on wet surfaces, oil and other slippery materials happen most days. When ice and snow come in the winter more and more accidents occur due to people not taking extra precautions when walking or even running on the slippery roads and pavements. Liquid can be spilt anywhere but if its not cleared up straight away anyone could slip and hurt themselves and others.

Lots of people trip over it maybe they trip over an uneven pavement slab or cobbles, or an object which then causes them to fall over. If you do trip over a uneven pavement, road etc. you have the legal and civil right to claim compensation from the local council who should check all roads, pavements regularly for health and safety precautions. Tripping over cables around your workplace are health hazards and should be reported back to your employer immediately. Some people leave objects on the fall thinking people will notice them but not everyone does, so if you fall over an object, which shouldn't be there once again, report the trip immediately.

All employers should take extra care in their health and safety regulations regarding slips, trips and falls. Every employee should read the company's regulations so it can help prevent these slips, trips and falls happening in the workplace. Slip proof footwear may be the answer in workplaces where slippery floors are common, work areas should be kept clean and tidy and clear of any liquids, wires, any boxes and other items that may cause someone to slip, trip and fall.

In your house you need to be even more careful especially if you have babies and children around. Toys that children play with can be dangerous but also if there left lying around the house you may trip over them and hurt yourself. The stairs in your house can be the most dangerous especially if there are toys on them you may trip over them and then fall downstairs causing yourself serious injuries. It's not only toys that can be hazard to trip over, but carpets and rugs that are folded, you may slip on some water you split on the kitchen floor and even tripping over clothes left on the floor.

The thing to remember is always watch where your going you never know what may be on the floor or in front of you whenever you may be. If you do slip, trip or fall and it wasn't your fault you may have a personal injury compensation claim. Whatever the accident may involve you have a legal and civil right to claim so contact a solicitor today and get compensation for your suffering, loss of earning and any medical costs you ay have incurred.
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Jene is the Webmaster of Accident Consult specializing in Slip, Trip, Fall Personal Injury Claims .
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