Every year in the UK, thousands of people are involved in accidents at work with potentially life-changing outcomes. If you’ve been injured at work or you have developed a work-related illness, such as haematoma, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out about our 100 per cent no-win no-fee claims service.
What causes work accidents?
There are many different possible causes of accidents at work and even the safest, most innocent looking workplace, such as an office, can be hazardous. Here are some of the most common cases of work accidents in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive:
- falls from height
- accidents involving moving vehicles
- accidents caused by operating machinery
- slips, trips and falls
- back injuries
- repetitive strain injury
Work injuries: What is a haematoma?
Injuries caused by accidents at work can range from minor cuts and bruising to severe, life-limiting and potentially fatal head and spinal injuries. A haematoma is a collection of blood, which forms underneath the skin, usually in reaction to an injury or trauma. There are various different types of haematoma and they range in severity.
A subdural haematoma is a serious head injury, which can be life-threatening; this type of haematoma, which forms in the subdural cavity in the brain when a blood vessel in the subdural space ruptures. This usually results from trauma or an accident, such as a fall from height, a road accident ,or falling down the stairs, which in turn causes direct impact to the skull.
The clot increases pressure in the brain and can cause brain damage. Symptoms include confusion and a feeling of disorientation, vomiting and loss of consciousness. In severe cases, surgery is usually recommended immediately to remove the haematoma and reduce pressure inside the skull.
Work accident compensation
Often, work accidents can result in serious injuries, which prevent you from working for long periods of time and affect your employability in the future. Work accident compensation can help out with medical costs and provide an income to ease the pressure of lost earnings.
If you’ve been injured in the workplace in the last three years and you were not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help to secure a work injury compensation payout. Simply visit our website and take the 30-second eligibility test or telephone our 24-hour helpline, on 0800 689 0500, to discuss your case with a trained adviser.