As you head down towards the south-west of England, one of the counties you will come across is Dorset. This is split into several government districts, one of which is West Dorset. As you would expect, it takes up a large portion of the western side of the county, starting almost from the middle of Dorset itself. The population comes in at around 100,000 people, and only a small minority of those will ever consider the idea of making an accident at work claim in West Dorset.
The reason for this is simple – there is generally no need to make such a claim as working conditions across the UK today are excellent in the overwhelming majority of instances. It is only every now and then that something might potentially go wrong, leaving someone nursing an injury of some sort.
What could happen?
It does depend on the working environment a person is in at the time. Some jobs are potentially more dangerous than others, such as those in the farming and construction industries, for example. On the other hand, incidents in these industries are still kept to a bare minimum when the Health and Safety at Work Act is applied, as it should be in every case.
In reality, there are all kinds of things that could happen. Slips, trips and falls are probably the most common accident causes throughout every industry you can think of. Some of those incidents are minor and only incur small injuries. Others are more serious – think of a fall from height, for instance, and how that might affect someone.
Learning more about a claim
It’s very difficult to think about how your life might be affected when you have initially been injured, whether it happens at work or not. However, there have been instances where an entire life has been changed because of the situation someone has found themselves in. You may find your injury makes the rest of your life more difficult to cope with.
An accident at work claim in West Dorset could be fought with our help if you have a good case. Calling Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 means you have a chance to see whether you could claim an amount to help you get back on track again. We’ll see whether negligence can be proven in your particular case.