Don’t Fall Over Into Complacency

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They say that the best comedy comes from tragedy.

So it’s no surprise then that in the 67 years since Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck fought over hunting seasons, we still love slapstick comedy. One of its great staples is the classic “prat fall”, but while that might be funny on television, in real life it’s a completely different story.

Retailer WHSmith were recently fined £337,500 by Taunton Magistrates Court after an elderly woman fell almost three metres through an open trapdoor at their store in Taunton. Customer accidents like this a pretty rare, but workers face these kinds of risks on a daily basis.

According to a report by the Health and Safety Executive, slips, trips and short-distance falls make up 31% of the most common workplace accidents. Luckily, all workers are required to take health and safety courses as part of basic training, but accidents can still happen, and what if they happen to you?

Falls can cause a plethora of injuries, from sprained ankles and concussions to broken bones and even paralysis. Now a small injury can easily be covered by sick pay, but what about more serious injuries? You could need far longer than the 28 weeks statutory pay to recover. Can you afford for your pay to stop? If not, Income Protection can help.

What Is Income Protection Insurance?

Income Protection is a policy that can provide a safety net should an accident in work or any other illnesses prevent you from working. When paid into at regular intervals, it can provide cover for long term sickness at any time, it even covers time taken off for mental health concerns. So, don’t be a Looney Tune, click the button below for a free, no obligation quote today.

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