No matter the industry you work in, all employees are at risk of experiencing accidents at work, varying in severity. While some roles, such as office-related positions, are typically subject to work-related accidents such as slips, trips and falls, labourers can face more severe occupational hazards, such as those that lead to concrete-related illness and injuries.
Concrete-related accidents, injuries and illnesses
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) lists the most common, reported concrete related accidents as:
- Injured while handling, lifting or carrying
- Slipping, tripping or falling on the same level
- Hit by moving, flying or falling object
- Falls from a height
These cause various work-related injuries from sprains, strains fractures to head trauma and sometimes fatalities. Common concrete-related illnesses include musculoskeletal disorders, skin disease and lung disease caused by concrete dust.
In an attempt to minimise the risk of sector-specific injuries and illnesses, the HSE offers free publications on their website, which provide health and safety advice for those working with concrete.
Who is to blame for my accident at work?
When you are at work, your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety to eradicate any avoidable risks of illness or injury. In the case that you sustain an injury through no fault of your own, due to your employers negligence, it is likely that they will be found liable for the harm and distress you have experienced.
In this case, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline can help determine whether you have an eligible case to claim personal injury compensation for your work-related illness or injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
Negligence claims are time consuming and, at times, can become quite complex. Should you decide to pursue your work-related personal injury claim, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you fight to retrieve the compensation you are entitled to.
With years of experience assisting victims of work-related harm with their claims process, Accident Advice Helpline boasts a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee** policy, meaning no financial risk to claimants, whatever the outcome.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 to determine your eligibility. Following your free initial consultation regarding the basics of your accident at work, there is no pressure to pursue your claim, but if you do decide to go ahead you can recuperate at home safe in the knowledge that your case is in expert hands.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice