You’d be surprised just how common accidents in the workplace are. From slips, trips and fall to more serious accident, there are a number of different injuries you could sustain at work. Accident Advice Helpline could help you get the personal injury compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured and somebody else (for example, your employer) is to blame. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim with us – even part-time workers.
Common workplace injuries
Of course, there are some jobs (and industries) which are more dangerous than others. For example if you work in construction, you could fall from scaffolding or be injured by equipment such as a cement mixer or drill. Those working in agriculture could suffer crush injuries from a tractor rollover or a nasty infection after being bitten by an animal. But you could just as easily be injured whilst working in an office. Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common workplace injuries – for example, slipping on a wet floor after a colleague has spilt their coffee, tripping over trailing computer cables or box files left lying around or falling down a flight of stairs after catching your heel on damaged flooring. Injuries you could sustain at work could include:
- Head injuries, including concussion or even brain injury
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Strains and sprains, for example a torn ligament
- Facial injuries
- Scalds from hot liquid being spilt
- Electrocution from faulty electrical equipment
If you’ve been injured at work, it could be that your employer is to blame. For example, perhaps your employer hasn’t ensure your office is kept tidy or that trailing computer cables are tucked away or taped down, leading to a tripping accident. Maybe staff are not receiving adequate rest breaks, so they’re rushing with hot cups of coffee which could lead to you being scalded. You can call Accident Advice Helpline for advice, if you’re not sure if you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Our team of expert advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so you have nothing to lose.
Making a claim after your workplace accident
Provided it has been three years or less since your accident at work, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out today if you’re eligible to claim. It’s free to call and speak to our advisors, so whether you’ve been injured in a slip, trip or fall at work or have suffered a life-changing injury, get in touch with us.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton