Who hasn’t heard of Sheffield? One of the major cities in England, it sits in South Yorkshire and has been in situ since the 7th century in one form or another. Needless to say, today it is a major city and one that is home to over half a million people. The urban area of Sheffield has a population reaching some 640,000 people. Accident claims in Sheffield do happen of course, but they are rare when you consider the population density in this area.
It’s known as the Steel City for its steel production industry that flourished in the 19th century. Today, it is home to many businesses and industries, and many people work in all kinds of jobs in the city.
How common are accidents at work?
Work-based accidents can happen on any day of the week, but they’re rare for the most part. There are incidents where people have suffered serious accidents in some parts of the UK while doing their jobs, and in some instances they have been down to poor health and safety measures.
The reason we hear about such things in the news when they happen is purely because of their rarity. Accidents like this are generally preventable when proper health and safety measures are in place. Since an overwhelming number of employers do all they can in terms of ensuring their working environments are safe in every respect, the likelihood of any worker suffering injuries is slim indeed.
Exploring the future
If you’re reading this because you have been badly hurt while doing your normal job, you do have a chance to find out more now if you call Accident Advice Helpline. Your injuries may be bad enough to change the way you live from now on. You may not be able to work in the same job you did before.
Calling 0800 689 0500 makes a lot of sense if you’re in this position. You could end up winning a significant amount of compensation resulting from accident claims in Sheffield or any other area in the country, dependent on where your accident happened. Call that number now, or try the online test we have created for you. This is the best way to seek some initial advice that will be provided with no obligation to continue with a claim if you don’t wish to. Remember, we’re here to help when you need us most.