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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."

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    Whose responsibility is hand injury prevention?


    You don’t realise the impact a hand injury has on your life until you have suffered from one – for example, a sprained wrist can make even the most mundane daily tasks, such as putting on a shirt, a challenge. If you have been unlucky enough to suffer a hand injury at work, you may find yourself wondering how your accident happened and who is to blame. In some cases, accidents can’t be prevented and are nobody’s fault. In other cases, it’s clear that negligence has occurred and that more could have been done to prevent an accident from happening. But whose responsibility is hand injury prevention?

    Does your employer take hand injury prevention seriously?

    Ultimately it is up to your employer to keep you safe at work, whether you work full-time, part-time or are a contractor or member of temporary staff. They have a duty of care to ensure that your workplace is a safe place to be, and that any machinery or equipment you use is safe too. If you have been injured and you feel that your employer does not take hand injury prevention seriously, you may be wondering what you can do to put things right. You could consider getting in touch with HSE to report your employer, if you are concerned about safety at your workplace. You could also get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, to find out whether or not you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation.

    Injury prevention at work is all about identifying risks and hazards and taking steps to prevent them from leading to an accident. For example if you have suffered serious crush injuries to your hand after it became trapped in factory machinery, it could be argued that your employer should have installed guard rails on machinery to prevent this from happening.

    How serious are your hand injuries?

    It may be that you’ve sprained your wrist after tripping on damaged flooring at work. Or perhaps you have lost fingers in an industrial accident involving heavy machinery. Generally speaking, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you’re likely to receive. But this doesn’t mean you can’t claim compensation for more minor hand injuries. As long as you needed medical attention for your injuries and your accident happened in the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline should be able to help you make a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim. Just call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and we will do our best to get you the compensation you are entitled to.

    Date Published: April 10, 2017

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    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Hand injury claim

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