Whatever your professional field, there is always a chance that you will experience accidents at work. From teachers to postmen, and retail assistants to architects, whatever your sector, work-related risks vary, but are always present.
This is true for handymen, labourers who are known for their hard-working nature. Not shy of a day’s work, these are the workers who are regularly expected to work with chemicals, specialist equipment and sharp, dangerous tools, while completing skilled tasks.
With this being the nature of the role, as you can expect, accidents at work for labourers are common and can lead to a variation of work-related illness and injuries, some more critical than others.
Below are five simple safety tips to help prevent accidents when tiling a bathroom:
- Safety equipment and clothing – mask, gloves and eye protection
- Ensure the flooring isn’t wet to prevent slips, trips and falls
- Make sure the room is well lit
- Maintain your working area – do not leave tools and broken tiles loose on the floor
- Keep the bathroom clear – make sure that both adults and children are aware that work is taking place in the bathroom
Sustaining an injury at work
When you sustain an injury at work, that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
All employers have a legal responsibility to guarantee their employers health and safety while at work. Should you sustain an injury and you believe your employer is to blame, they could be liable for any harm you have suffered.
This includes, but is not limited to, any illness, injury, loss of earnings and difficulties you face as a consequence of your accident at work.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience in assisting victims of personal injury in recovering compensation for accidents at work.
With a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals, Accident Advice Helpline works around the clock to ensure you receive the best possible legal service, at the hands of experts.
For a free initial consultation regarding the details of your work-related claim, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on their Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
Call to see if your case is likely to be successful, with no obligation to start your no win no fee* personal injury claim today.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice