Walking Into Objects
This type of accident includes walking into or striking against something. In most cases, workers suffer injuries from walking into something due to a lack of paying attention – that something could be a wall, door, window, piece of furniture or other object. It could be they were distracted and simply walked into the object or perhaps the object was not supposed to be there and obstructed the walkway.
With enough force, walking into an object can cause traumatic injuries. Injuries such as cuts and bruises, soft tissue damage, sprains and strains, breaks or fractures. An example would be an employee bumping into a sharp edge of a wall and sustaining a deep cut or laceration, an employee looking through a file perhaps and walking into a set of drawers that have been left open causing them to fracture ribs or even walking into a door that is always meant to be held open resulting in a severe head injury.
Many accidents can be avoided by employers reminding their employees to be vigilant when walking through the workplace and by marking out any hazardous objects that employees are likely to walk into. If no effort has been made to minimise potential injuries from walking into objects then employers can be considered negligent. Nowadays, it is a normal occurrence to see employees walking around with their eyes fixed on their phones, it is therefore important for employers to form a policy on phone usage and enforce rules and guidelines on their use, especially in areas with heavy machinery running.
We’ve all had those embarrassing moments, a stumble and a trip, but what starts as a clumsy stumble can lead to plunging into a wall or the sharp edge of a piece of machinery which is why it is so important for both employers and employees to be diligent and for work spaces to be clear and safe to walk through.
If you feel your employer has failed to meet their responsibilities and their negligence has led you to being injured in an accident at work you can make a claim for compensation. Having photos of the scene, witness statements and medical reports/documentation from your doctor of your injuries will all be valuable evidence.
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