It’s easy to take our hands for granted and very difficult to imagine what it would be like to go through life with just one of them. That’s why many people will find it hard to imagine going through an accident in which they lost a hand. Thankfully few of us will ever find ourselves in a situation where this might occur, but some have not been so lucky and have lost a hand as the result of an accident.
In some cases losing a hand at work has been the experience of a very few people. Health and safety rules and regulations have meant that all manner of accidents at work have been reduced by huge amounts over the past few decades. This has been the case ever since the Health and Safety Executive came into being. However, accidents can and do still occur, and when this is the case they may still have a poor outcome for the people concerned. For example, if a person were to lose a hand at work they would find it affects every part of their lives from that moment on.
How could this happen?
Often it is the result of getting the hand caught in a piece of machinery. In one example a young trainee lost his hand in a mincing machine while working at a butcher’s. Other people have also gone through similar accidents involving machinery of some kind. This is why good health and safety measures are always put into place by responsible employers, who realise they have a duty of care to take good care of their employees in every way. Many accidents are preventable and this is something that is worth remembering.
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If you have already been through an accident such as this, you’ll know how much it can affect your life. Make sure you call that number now to get through to Accident Advice Helpline for more information. If you do you can make sure you have the chance to seek no-obligation advice on whether a no win, no fee* claim for compensation might be worth pursuing in your case. Professional injury compensation lawyers can help you every step of the way on your journey, so make the time to make that call now.
Date Published: February 9, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim