When people hear of a victim getting in touch with an accident lawyer in Cannock Chase to make an accident at work claim, they do not normally associate it with trades or professions that they consider safe jobs to be in. Jobs like cleaning, office work or shop work for instance, are generally considered safe jobs to do, but this is not always the case. Accidents do happen in all types of jobs and innocent victims contact our accident lawyer in Cannock Chase to make an accident at work claim because of them.
Speaking to our accident lawyer in Cannock Chase about an accident at work claim
Offices, shops and cleaning jobs may not have a health and safety record as bad as some other industries, but accidents still happen in these industries all the time.
Office workers can be injured because of loose flooring, trailing wires or stairs that are not properly lit. There is also the danger of using photocopiers for prolonged periods, which can damage a victim’s sight. Constant use of a keyboard can cause things like carpal tunnel syndrome and electric shocks from faulty equipment are not an unusual accident in an office.
Shop workers could very easily slip on a floor that has just been mopped but has no warning signs, they could trip over an obstacle left in a walkway, or fall down stairs that have no handrail. Slip, trip and fall accidents are the most common of them all, but as well as that, there is the possibility of stock falling onto them, or they could cut themselves on blades and unguarded slicing machines if they work in a food department.
Cleaners have risks from the cleaning agents that they use; some of these can be very dangerous if they come into contact with the eyes or skin. They can fall over faulty flooring, get electric shocks and a whole host of other things can happen to them. Part of the problem in this job is that often cleaners work alone after everyone else has left for the day and if they are injured in an accident that was not their fault, it could be several hours before they get any assistance.
Avoiding an accident at work
Employers should safeguard the health and safety of employees while they are at work and none of these accidents should be allowed to happen. But if you are injured in one, because of the negligence of you employer, you should be making a compensation claim against them.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to make a personal injury claim for any type of accident, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, one of the UK’s leading specialist law firms, who only deal in personal injury claims. You can complete one of our online 30-second tests, or call our freephone helpline if you would like to know more about the processes involved. The number is 0800 689 500 if you are calling from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th November 2014
Author: David Brown