Slips trips and falls are one of the main causes of accidents in the UK and an area in which Oakwood specialise; when Mr S from Bradford contacted Oakwood to discuss his work injury he was provided with the highest level of compensation claims advice in the UK.

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Mr S was 48 years old when he reported his accident at work. He was injured when he tripped on a broken grate.

Many people are not aware that whiplash injuries can be sustained during a slip trip or fall due to the motion of your head jerking suddenly backwards and then forwards on to your chest. This can occur during a fall which is sudden and awkward. This is exactly the same motion someone will experience if their car is hit from behind.

The symptoms include neck or back pain stiffness loss of mobility and headaches. In some cases there will be dizziness but this is usually temporary. Medical advice should be taken as quickly as possible regardless of how serious the pain is. The sooner you can get treatment the quicker your recovery will be. If you were not at fault for your accident you will be able to claim back any medical expenses.

Mr S made a claim for his injuries using the professional services of Oakwood’s team of solicitors; the team are highly qualified to deal with any slip trip or fall at work or any work injury compensation claims in the UK as long as the victim was not to blame.

In the past figures have shown that slip trip and fall incidents in the workplace have cost 40 workers their lives in just one year. Also in a year over 15000 major injuries to workers have been caused by slips trips and falls and over 30000 workers have taken more than three days off work as a result of a slip trip or fall. It is estimated that the cost to society each year for slips trips and falls is around £800 million. Health and Safety Executive figures show that slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries in the work place in Great Britain. Most workplace deaths are caused by falls from height.

If you want to make a claim for a slip trip fall or any work injury which has been caused by someone else if you want to find out if you may be entitled to compensation call the personal injury claims team at Oakwood Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.

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