So many accidents happen in the workplace, as we at Accident Advice Helpline know only too well. We see a range of injuries resulting from workplace accidents, including severe problems such as brain damage, spinal cord issues and even internal bleeding or the severing of a limb. Fortunately, these are not extremely common injuries and it is usually the case that the victim suffers a less serious ailment, such as arm injuries in the workplace.
Having years of experience in the industry, we are very successful in helping our clients to claim the level of compensation that they deserve for the injuries sustained. We provide this service on a no win, no fee* basis and with absolutely no upfront costs, which means that our customers don’t have to pay anything if their claim is not successful.
Prevention of arm injuries
Arm injuries in the workplace are usually entirely preventable by those running the workplace; here are some ways in which this type of injury can be prevented:
- By making sure all workers are fully trained on how to use the various pieces of equipment and machinery in the workplace
- By ensuring all workers are wearing the correct safety clothing so that they are protected in the event of an accident
- Making sure the working environment is suitable for the task; this includes making sure people can communicate with each other and that they can see what they are doing
- Ensuring all machinery and equipment are well-maintained and in full working condition so that they do not cause an accident by malfunctioning
If the workplace does not ensure all of the above and as a result you were in an accident, then you may be able to claim compensation.
Different kinds of arm injuries
In the workplace there are many kinds of injury that victims might suffer, including:
- Broken bones, from a fall or an accident with some equipment
- Dislocations resulting from a fall
- Crushed hands or arms in machinery
- Chemical burns to the skin
- Minor or even major burns from working in a kitchen environment
- Torn ligaments or muscles
- The loss of an arm, either having it severed during the accident or badly damaged
More severe injuries, such as the loss of a limb, will usually receive a higher compensation amount, whereas mild injuries such as a sprain will usually be awarded a lower amount.
To begin your compensation claim for arm injuries in the workplace, all you need to do is contact an established and reputable personal injury claim specialist such as Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.