In 2013/2014 alone, more than 28.2 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related illness or injury, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If you’ve been involved in an accident at work and you are thinking about pursuing a claim for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline can help to make the process simple and hassle-free.
What causes injuries at work?
There are lots of different types of accident which can occur in workplaces and some jobs carry a much higher risk of injury and illness than others. According to the HSE, statistically, you are more likely to suffer a work accident when working in agriculture, construction and manufacturing than other field of work; however, accidents can happen anywhere and even the safest place can harbour hidden dangers.
Common examples of accidents in the workplace include:
- Falls from height
- Injuries caused by operating machinery, such a vibration finger and loss of hearing
- Slips and trips
- Injuries caused by moving vehicles
- Stamping and injuries caused by livestock
- Moving and handling accidents
- Cuts and lacerations
Injuries sustained by workers can range from minor scrapes and bruising to serious, potentially life-threatening injuries, such as head and spinal injuries, paralysis and loss of limbs.
I think I’ve got a valid claim: What should I do now?
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, the chances are that you’ve already been through enough stress taking time off and dealing with illness and pain, so that the last thing you want is to worry about the claims process.
Accident Advice Helpline employs a large legal team with expertise in a range of personal injury claims, including work accident compensation, slip and trip compensation and road traffic accident claims. Our legal team will handle your case with the utmost experience and do all the hard work for you so you can focus on your recovery. Most of our clients never have to go to court, and in most cases the information required can be gathered via the telephone.
If you think you may have a case for work injury compensation, gather as much information about your case as possible such as medical reports, eyewitness statements and details about the date, time and place of the incident and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our reputable law firm has more than 15 years’ in handling compensation claims and it has established a strong reputation for providing a reliable and dependable service.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice