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If you have been hurt or injured in an accident at work, it is always worth talking to someone about your situation to see if you can make a claim. However, there are many common conditions that are claimed for each year so we look at 4 of the types of claims made.
Repetitive strain injury
Doing the same job day in day out will obviously put a strain on your joints and muscles. The body is built to absorb shock and pressure but the repetition of some movements in a concentrated area will naturally lead to some injuries.
Tissue and ligament damage can be caused through pure repetitive movement over a long period of time. So repetitive strain injury or RSI is a term used to describe any damage to tendons, tissues, nerves and ligaments through constant use. Unfortunately this condition is incredibly common as employers do not always carry out an initial assessment to look at the likelihood of RSI and therefore no steps are put in place to prevent this injury. RSI is an accident at work that could be prevented.
Health and safety issues
Not following health and safety guidelines can be due to ignorance, forgetfulness or a blatant disregard of the regulations. Whatever the reason, many accidents can occur which could have been prevented by following the Health and Safety Act.
Simple slips, trips and falls can contribute to an accident at work that can easily be avoided with some basic safety inspections before each shift. Lifting, pulling, pushing and holding incorrectly are major contributors to an accident at work and simple health and safety training could educate employees correctly on how to avoid such actions.
Vibration white finger
This is a common condition for manual workers using vibrating work equipment such as pneumatic drills. This constant vibration affects the blood vessels, joints, muscles, tissues, tendons and ligaments and therefore can cause vibration, tingling, loss of movement and pain in joints and limbs.
Employees should be trained in the safe usage of vibrating hand held machinery but as many manual workers are self-employed, this training may not be enforced as often as possible and can cause an accident at work.
This condition is still common despite several important steps being taken by many employers. Ear defenders and ear plugs should be readily available in most environments and training should be provided on how to use these and in which circumstances.
Machinery can sometimes have parts substituted to lessen the noise impact it has and in some circumstances, machinery can be moved to reduce the noise. Regular assessments should be carried out to determine the level of noise and how long an employee should be around the equipment to avoid this accident at work occurring.
Your accident at work list
Your accident at work may not be on this accident at work list but will still be eligible for compensation if it wasn’t your fault. If you have had an accident at work and would like to see if you can claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on freephone 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 31st August 2012
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim