Most of us go to work every day with little thought about our personal safety, but what about if you work in a dangerous environment? There’s a difference between a dangerous workplace and working in a dangerous industry – for example, you could work in construction or in a factory, both of which could be classed as dangerous places – but if your employer has strict rules in place when it comes to health and safety, your risk of being injured in a workplace accident will be minimised.
In contrast, you could work in an office where health and safety isn’t taken seriously; this could be classed as a dangerous workplace. If you’ve been injured and somebody else is at fault, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for dangerous workplace compensation advice within three years of your accident.
Accidents at work
Ask yourself how your accident at work happened – could more have been done to prevent it? For example, if you’ve slipped on a wet floor whilst working in a factory, could your employer have done more to prevent this from happening? Perhaps you’ve been injured by faulty machinery; regular maintenance and repair of the machinery may have prevented your accident. If you work in a ‘dangerous’ environment such as on a construction site, in a factory or even in a warehouse, you may be statistically more at risk of being involved in an accident at work, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
You don’t have to suffer in silence if you’ve been injured either, as you can get dangerous workplace compensation advice when you get in touch with us.
Should you make a claim?
There are a couple of main reasons why people don’t make personal injury claims after being injured in an accident at work. The first is that workers are concerned about the cost of making a claim – legal fees can often be expensive. The second reason is that people are often worried their injuries are not serious enough. With Accident Advice Helpline, you can get dangerous workplace compensation advice and make a 100% no win, no fee claim, so there are no legal fees to worry about.
You can make a claim even if you have suffered minor injuries, so pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today. It’s free to call us and our phone line is open 24/7.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton