According to UK law, your employer has a duty of care to you. This is an obligation to prevent you from suffering an accident in the workplace, and part of this prevention includes providing adequate safety training for your job.
If your employer has failed to provide this, your first point of call should be your manager, or a specialist health and safety officer. If, however, you do suffer an accident at work, and your employer has not taken sufficient steps to prevent it, you may be entitled to compensation. Below are some examples of common accidents in the work place.
Slips, trips and falls
If you work in an office environment, you may be at risk of tripping over television or computer wires, as well as spills in the office kitchen. Additionally, if you work in an outdoor or industrial environment, you may be at risk of tripping or falling over industrial wires and equipment.
Repetitive strain injury
Repetitive strain injury causes pain in the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues in the body, when actions have been repeated over a prolonged period. This type of work injury is usually associated with office workers, however, it can also affect other employees, including musicians, assembly line workers and cleaning staff.
Tinnitus and industrial deafness
Tinnitus is estimated to affect 10 per cent of adults in the UK, according to the British Tinnitus Association. Tinnitus and other hearing injuries can have a severe affect on your quality of life, and may never be fully cured. If you work in a noisy environment, such as in construction, the military, or the music industry, you may be at risk of suffering a personal injury at work, such as tinnitus or industrial deafness.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, and your employer has not taken reasonable steps to prevent it, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in the personal injury compensation claim industry, and can help you to make a successful injury claim.
Our telephone lines are open 24/7 and our specialist advisers can be spoken to in complete confidence. We also have a wealth of information on our website including a 30-second test compensation calculator. We work on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, so you won’t be left out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice