Nurses slip up on the job

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Nurses are suffering serious injuries at work, many of which are severe enough for a personal injury claim, a report said yesterday.

A Royal College of Nursing survey on accident rates among nurses showed that a third had reported hurting themselves by slipping, tripping and falling.

Wet floors were responsible for nearly half the accidents. A quarter of these were said to be a direct result of a floor being left wet with no warnings in sight.

Uneven surfaces accounted for 28 per cent of reported trips and falls while obstructions caused 16 per cent of such accidents.