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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common injuries caused by accidents at work


    According to the Health and Safety Executive, 640,000 people had an accident at work in 2012/2013. If you’ve been injured at work or suffered illness as a result of your employment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

    Types of work accident

    Some workplaces, such as garages, farms, and factories, are dangerous by nature. But, even the most innocent looking office can harbour potential hazards for employees. Examples of the types of accidents that may cause common injuries at work include:

    • falls
    • slips and trips on slippery floors and poorly maintained flooring
    • back pain associated with poor posture or inappropriate equipment, such as office chairs without lumbar support
    • chemical burns
    • lifting and handling accidents
    • falling from height
    • incidents involving being hit by a moving object

    The most common injuries caused by accidents at work

    Accidents at work can result in a variety of injuries, some very minor and some severe and even life-threatening. The most common types of injury caused by accidents at work and work-related illnesses include:

    • back and neck pain, which may be associated with heavy lifting or sitting down or standing for long periods of time
    • repetitive strain injury, which is common in office workers
    • fractures
    • head injuries caused by falling from height
    • hearing loss
    • stress, anxiety and depression
    • musculo-skeletal disorders
    • vibration inquiries, which are common among farm and construction workers

    Can I claim work accident compensation for common injuries?

    If you have been involved in an accident at work, visit Accident Advice Helpline to complete their 30-second test. If these statements apply to you, you should consider applying for work injury compensation:

    • you were involved in an accident at work or you suffered illness as a result of your working environment or the nature of your day to day work routine
    • the accident was not your fault
    • you were injured or became ill within the last 3 years
    • you have evidence to support your case, such as witness statements and medical reports from health professionals who treated you at the time

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 12 years of experience in handling compensation claims. The company was established with a clear goal in mind; to offer clients a simple and stress-free means of claiming the compensation they are entitled to. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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