Calculating the cost of workplace injury – long term unemployment falls across UK
Figures released this quarter suggest an encouraging decrease in the number of people in the UK seeking work and claiming state unemployment benefits. The economic reality of the situation can be very different on a regional level, however. In Greater Manchester, the number of unemployed people has increased by seven thousand in the period between April and June.
There are a wide range of economic reasons why people become unemployed, but one surprisingly common factor often overlooked is the lasting result of a long-term workplace injury. The compensation payable for these injuries can often be many thousands of pounds, and an injury claim calculator for Manchester can very quickly estimate amount of money to which the claimant might be entitled.
Workplace accidents and long term unemployment
There are innumerable causes of accidents in the workplace, but the following are those most typically encountered by the County Courts in Manchester as per the injury claim calculator for Manchester:
- Reactions to chemicals and substances, such as preservatives, cleaning products or industrial solvents
- Accidents involving workplace machinery or tools – very commonly entered into the injury claim calculator Manchester
- Vehicular accidents, often when loading or unloading goods and materials for transport
- Back injuries caused by failures in manual handling procedure
- Slips, trips and falls, all too often related to spillages or floor-level hazards
- Falling object injuries – recently increased in the injury claim calculator Manchester
For people unfortunate enough to have suffered such an injury, Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second claims calculator can quickly give an indication of the typical compensation award. For over a century, English courts have awarded damages where a person suffers injury through the fault of another (called the tort of negligence). Employers have a particular duty to ensure the safety of their staff from the types of injuries discussed above.
It is for the employer, for instance, to guarantee adequate training to prevent back injuries or chemical burns. It is for the employer to design and manage systems to prevent machinery injuries or guarantee the level of colleague competence to ensure that dropped item or vehicular accidents do not take place. It is unfortunately still very common for employees who suffer from their employer’s negligence to remain uncompensated and suffer in silence.
Seeking help following an accident by using the injury claim calculator for Manchester
So what can you do if you are one of the many people suffering long-term unemployment due to a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault? Well, the first thing to remember is that the law is designed to compensate injured parties just like you. By talking to the friendly and highly trained advisers at Accident Advice Helpline, you could quickly find out whether you could be entitled to compensation to help you cope with your injuries. Just call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for a no obligation chat today or use the injury claim compensation calculator today.