So, you’ve been injured at work. What do we mean when we talk about avoidable workplace injuries? Well, your employer is responsible for your safety at work – this means they need to ensure that the working environment is safe, that any equipment used is well-maintained and fit for purpose and that all staff are properly trained to carry out their duties and aware of health and safety risks. So if you’re injured in the workplace, chances are that this could have been avoided.
Here are a few examples of what could constitute an avoidable workplace injury:
- Trapping your hand in faulty machinery or machinery with no guard rail
- Injuring yourself due to faulty lighting
- Slipping on a wet floor or spillage
- Tripping over hazards such as boxes or files
- A fall from height when not wearing the appropriate safety equipment
- Faulty equipment giving you an electric shock
The list could go on and on. If your accident and subsequent injury has been caused by something you believe should have been avoidable, you may be able to claim compensation, as your employer has more than likely been negligent. Get in touch with a reputable personal injury lawyer today, to see if you are eligible to make a claim.
Injuries sustained at work
What sort of injuries are sustained in the workplace? An avoidable workplace injury could include any of the following:
- Cuts, bruises or broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Torn ligament or muscles
- Head injury/concussion
- Industrial illness such as HAVS
If you have suffered an injury at work that you believe could have been avoided, had your employer taken proper care, than you may be able to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. It’s important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer within three years of your accident, as this is the time limit in place to make a claim.
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When it comes to making a claim for personal injury compensation, you want to choose a lawyer you can trust, and that’s where Accident Advice Helpline comes to the rescue. We have been in the industry for 14 years and we specialise in personal injury law, plus we offer confidential, no-obligation advice to all our customers.
No matter how you have been injured, call our freephone helpline today to speak to a member of the team – we’re open 24/7 and our 100% no win, no fee service means there are no upfront fees to worry about.
Date Published: December 6, 2014
Author: David Brown