A freak injury at work is one that may seem very unusual or unlikely in the grand scheme of things. Even when a variety of safety measures are in place there could be an incident that seems very odd but which occurs within a small window of opportunity.
However the main thing to be aware of is the potential effect a freak injury at work could have on the injured person. Even if the injury is relatively minor the individual may not be able to work for a while until they recover. If the injury is more serious it could have potential knock-on effects for the person concerned.
Injuries of this nature could occur to any part of the body and in any industry. A freak accident is very unusual and can therefore be a real shock to the person involved. Indeed even those in the immediate vicinity might be affected. The injured person may eventually seek legal advice regarding the question of whether a compensation claim could be made.
Recovering from a freak injury
You might end up running through what happened in your head to see if there was any way you could have avoided what happened. Unfortunately the very nature of this type of incident means someone could easily be hurt with little warning.
You just never know how or why something might happen. Recovery could therefore take anything from a few days to much longer, depending on what happened and the nature of the injuries involved.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in a position to speak with many people who have been in such a situation in the past. Very often there is a chance that a compensation claim could be made, but only if there is ample evidence that negligence was involved in what happened.
Safety comes first
Most people are aware that health and safety rules are very complex and must be followed by every employer, regardless of the industry or business they are in.
Thankfully the vast majority of business owners take their duties in this area very seriously indeed. This means there are few occasions where accidents have the potential to happen.
Of course you could already have suffered an injury caused at work. If you think you have a good case to make for compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline now. The free 24/7 enquiry line is open now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen