Accidents at work can be a nasty and traumatic experience. We all hope that an accident at work never befalls us but unfortunately despite our best efforts, accidents still happen. Here are some of the most common categories of accidents in the workplace so that you can help identify and minimise the risk of injury to you and your colleagues.
Slips, trips and falls
According to statistics published by the NHS, slips, trips and falls are the most common workplace accidents reported. Slipping, tripping or falling can result in serious injury and can in fact initiate another accident which may attributed to another factor such as scalding or a fall from height.
Industrial deafness is an area of employee health and safety which is increasingly becoming a concern. Being exposed to noises above 85 dB can damage your hearing. This could be something as simple as having the volume too loud on a headset in a call centre.
Vibration white finger
Vibration white finger is a secondary form of Raynaud’s syndrome. It is an industrial injury which is sustained by the continuous use of vibrating hand-held machinery. VWF affects many workers and can have serious consequences for nerves, muscles, joints and blood vessels.
Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury occurs when an excessive and continuous load is placed upon the same muscle groups for an extended period of time. This can be induced by typing or lifting heavy loads repetitively. RSI is also one of the most commonly reported work-related injuries.
How can I claim compensation for a work accident?
The above list serves only to list the main categories of work accidents and is by no means exhaustive.
If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of one the above categories of injury or any other injury in your workplace and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation if this happened within the last 3 years. All of our claims are made on a 100% no-win-no-fee* basis. We aim to put your mind at ease after a traumatic experience, a claim for compensation may not take away the pain but can help with the financial ramifications of an accident such as lost wages or unexpected bills. We offer a dependable and reliable service in order to help you pursue justice in the wake of an accident. Call 0800 689 0500 to start your claim now.