Employees are generally more productive when they are happy at their place of work, and employers have a duty of care to ensure that their workers are not suffering from any illness because of the job they perform. Employees who have not been given appropriate health and safety training are more likely to suffer a workplace injury such as a back strain or injuries caused by machinery they are not trained to use. Employees may also suffer from work-related stress or anxiety due to their recent performance or due to workplace behaviour. This could be because of bullying or mistreatment by colleagues or management.
There may be employees suffering from long-term illnesses such as musculoskeletal disorders or breathing disorders due to working with chemicals or dust. There may also be instances of workplace accidents which could cause an employee to take time off work for injuries sustained. It has been found that more than one million employees are suffering from a work-related illness making it more important than ever for employers to exercise their duty of care over their workers. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for work-related illness, you may wish to contact representation to help you through the process.
How work-related illnesses occur
Work illnesses can occur when an employee is performing an activity over a period of time without appropriate training or equipment. For example, manual handlers who have not been trained may suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder or those who work with chemicals may suffer breathing disorders if they have not been provided with appropriate personal protective equipment. If you have been thinking about claiming compensation for work-related illness, you can contact the Accident Advice Helpline for help.
How to begin your claim
Accident Advice Helpline is available to call 24/7 so you can begin making your claim at any time. If you wish to obtain some no-obligation advice from our team of solicitors, just give us a call free. As we have been in business for 14 years, we have helped thousands of victims of workplace accidents or illnesses to claim the compensation they deserve. If you have fallen ill due to someone else’s negligence, get in touch with our team today.
Date Published: November 13, 2014
Author: David Brown