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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Five most common workplace injuries


    Injuries and accidents in the workplace are more common than you may think. If you have had accidents at work or suffered an injury through no fault of your own Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a work accident claim.

    There are many different types of workplace, from offices and factories, to industrial units and outdoor sites and each has its own set of hazards. Here are the five most common workplace injuries:

    1. Overexertion and repetitive motion injuries
      This is the most common type of workplace injury in the UK and it covers a host of conditions, from back ache and muscular pain to repetitive strain injury. Employers should encourage good posture and regular breaks. If you have a repetitive motion injury, you could make a repetitive strain injury claim.
    2. Slip and trip
      Slips and trips can happen at any time, in any place and sometimes it is impossible to prevent a fall, however, many trips can be prevented with the correct use of warning signs and maintenance of the working environment. Employers have a duty of care to their employees to provide a safe workplace and if you have tripped at work and it was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to get the work accident compensation you deserve.
    3. Falling from a height
      Heights present risks but in many occupations it is essential to scale buildings or climb ladders and unfortunately falls are relatively common. If you have fallen from height and suffered injuries as a result of accidents in the workplace, which weren’t your fault, you could pursue an injury claim. Falls can cause several types of injury, including back pain, broken bones and bruising.
    4. Manual work incidents
      Manual work often translates as hard work; if you do a lot of heavy lifting, moving heavy or large objects around, carrying and pulling, this may result in injury. Common injuries sustained as a result of manual work include aches and pains, fractures, muscular strain and even heart problems.
    5. Burns and scalds
      Employees who work with chemicals or dangerous substances are at risk of burns and scalds. Often, accidents at work can be prevented using effective labelling systems and hazard signs and appropriate storage solutions. Burns can range from mild to severe and they may result in permanent damage to the skin.

    You have a right to work in an environment that is safe and if you have suffered working related accidents or injuries as a result of unsuitable working conditions, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to pursue a claim. Most claims, including road traffic accidents claims and untraced driver claims, can be processed over the telephone and the vast majority of clients do not need to attend court hearings.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: September 3, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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