Tripping accidents at work are one of the most common causes of accidents at work. They are often caused by an employee catching their foot on a wire or object left by a coworker.
If you have suffered injury as a result of a tripping accident which was not your fault you can claim compensation. Contact us today on 08000 430 430 or complete our online enquiry form to receive a call back.
Common Causes of Tripping Accidents at Work
The most common causes of tripping accidents at work include:-
- Boxes left on the floor or walkways,
- Equipment or tools left on the floor or the walkway,
- Uneven surface and stairs,
- Poorly maintained floors and stairs,
- Trailing wires or cables,
- Books or files piled up in walkways,
- Unexpected depression or raised surfaces,
- Inappropriate lighting.
Common Injuries caused by Tripping Accidents at Work
The injuries caused by tripping accidents can vary significantly from person to person. Common injuries include:-
- Twisted ankle,
- Sprained ankle or wrist,
- a trip from height can lead to:-
Employer’s Obligation to Keep Walkways Clear
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1992, employers and your coworkers have a legal duty to ensure your workplace is free from tripping hazards. They should take precautionary measures to reduce risks of tripping by making sure:-
- Conduct risk assessments of the workplace to identify and reduce tripping accidents
- Ensure your coworkers are properly trained so that if they create a hazard it is cleared immediately or place warning signs
- Ensure the office and walkways are properly lit to increase visibility
- Manage trailing cables by fixing them with floors or along sides of walls to minimize tripping hazard.
- Keep boxes, tools and other objects at their fixed locations.
If they fail in their duty you could be entitled to claim compensation for any injury or losses you suffer.
Tripping Accident Claim
We have years of experience in helping clients claim compensation following tripping accidents at work. If you or a family member have suffered an injury call us on 08000 430 430 or complete our online enquiry form for a call back.