Have you ever stopped to think about health and safety at your workplace? It’s not something many of us spend much time thinking about, but we should. If you’ve been injured at work, you may be more aware of workplace health and safety. Accident Advice Helpline’s most recent survey has revealed some interesting results.
We asked people if they saw an improvement in health and safety at their place of work, and reassuringly most people did. In fact, over 27% of people said they definitely saw improvements, with 35% saying that things had improved ‘somewhat’ during their time at work. Only 8% of people said that health and safety at their work had become worse.
Workplace accidents can still happen
Improvements in workplace health and safety are great news and should reduce the risk of accidents which could leave you injured. But accidents can still happen, and if you have been injured at work, you could find yourself eligible to make a personal injury claim. It doesn’t matter if you’ve suffered minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises after tripping over a box of stock whilst working in a shop, or life-changing injuries, such as crush injuries from being hit by a forklift truck. You could still be eligible to claim if somebody else, such as your employer, is at fault.
Workplace health and safety is a serious matter, and you could report any violations, and your accident, to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who may decide to investigate. If you do decide to make a personal injury claim, or want to explore your options, make sure you get in touch with a personal injury lawyer within three years of your accident, or you could miss out.
Is your workplace dangerous?
If you feel that your workplace is dangerous or your employer has been negligent and caused your accident at work, don’t suffer in silence. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you could make a 100% no win, no fee* claim today. Our team of expert advisors are on hand offering confidential advice, and we’ll never push you into making a claim – there is absolutely no obligation to proceed, should you change your mind. Remember that you deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings if somebody else is to blame for your accident – make this the year you make that happen.
Date Published: July 3, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton