Accidents at work are unfortunately very common given that the workplace is a very busy environment. Some workplaces, such as factories and building sites, are considered as much more dangerous than, for example, an office job might be. However, this does not mean that accidents can’t happen in any workplace environment.
Some injuries, such as being injured by equipment or machinery, are usually something we see in more dangerous work roles, but things like falls and trips within the workplace can happen almost anywhere.
Of course, the injuries you might sustain will vary depending on the type of accident you have, but fall injuries in the workplace can result in anything from a split lip to life-changing damage.
Understanding compensation claims
If you have recently been involved in an accident in which you sustained fall injuries in the workplace, you may be able to claim. In order to make a claim the accident you were involved in must not have been your fault i.e. the company you work for is responsible for the accident. The amount of compensation you can claim depends upon your injuries; more complex and severe injuries usually get awarded a higher amount.
All you need to do to claim is contact a specialist in personal injury claims, such as Accident Advice Helpline. We can give you an idea as to how much you could be owed with our 30-second claim calculator available from our website; furthermore we can take care of the entire claim process for you, which means you may not even have to attend a court hearing.
Injuries from falls in the workplace
Minor injuries, such as bruises, grazes, cuts and sprains are quite common fall injuries in the workplace, and because they are not considered as severe as, say, a broken leg, they do not usually receive a very high compensation amount. More severe injuries on the other hand, will usually be awarded a higher compensation claim; these kinds of injuries include:
- Head and brain injuries, potentially including long-term brain damage and ongoing problems such as communication difficulties
- Back and spinal cord problems which may cause some temporary or even permanent paralysis and mobility issues
- Internal injuries, such as broken ribs which could lead to punctured organs, or internal bleeding, all of which can be severe, even life-threatening
- Broken limbs and other bones such as broken arms, legs, fingers etc.
- Psychological problems including anxiety and depression that could prevent you from leading a normal life
After reading this article, if you think you may be eligible to claim compensation for an injury you have sustained in a fall at work, call one of our specialists on 0800 689 0500. They will be able to advise you further and begin the claim process for you.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen