Accidents can happen in all of our work environments wherever we are, be that a building site, kitchen, call centre, factory or shop. We may be lifting goods, handling machinery, driving a car, van, lorry or forklift truck. Even activities we consider simple and everyday can lead to injury though some aspects of our jobs are more inherently hazardous than others. Either way, if proper attention is not paid and we or our managers don’t take proper note of safety regulations, accidents can occur. Sometimes these can result in little more than a graze or bruise. But unfortunately serious incidents can happen too. These are often as a result of direct events leading up to the accident but can sometimes come about as a result of much earlier, apparently unrelated actions which created an unsafe situation.
What kind of accident could I have at work?
Over 700 employees were injured at work in Shropshire in 2013/14 and three workers sadly died in work-related accidents. The industries where people are most likely to be injured at work in Shropshire are construction, manufacturing and waste and recycling. Injuries can be minor or life-threatening and involve damage to the face or head and brain, burns and scalds, loss of limbs, broken legs, arms and spinal fractures. If you have suffered a work injury in Shropshire you may be incapacitated, hospitalised or recuperating at home for many weeks. You may be back at work but in a different job because you are no longer physically or mentally able to carry out your original role.
Have you been injured at work in Shropshire?
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work and you think your employer is at fault, you may want to make a claim for compensation. If so, you should speak to specialist personal injury firm Accident Advice Helpline which has been helping people like you for over 14 years. You never quite know where you stand until you speak to the professionals. Our 24/7 helpline is totally free and you can find out if you are eligible to pursue a case on a no-win, no-fee basis. You can also use our 30-second claim calculator to determine approximately how much money you might receive should your case be successful. So go on, you have nothing to lose, contact us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: February 13, 2015
Author: David Brown