Due to the nature of the work that is being carried out in some organisations they are likely to have a higher risk of injuries and accidents in the workplace. These injuries will range from minor injuries to more serious ones and even death. In some cases the incidents are simply accidents but in other cases it can be a careless human error or faulty equipment.
Injuries sustained at work most commonly are trips, slips and falls from wet floors or debris, but you can also have chemical inhalation or burns. People can damage their back when lifting heavy items. Any manual work can lead to strains, fractures and sprains. Electrical accidents are also very common from minor shocks and burns to in the worst cases fatalities. All these accidents can lead to someone wanting to make an accident at work claim in Wigan.
Preventing accidents from happening is a major part of the health and safety measures. It is important to do regular safety inspections of the workplace and you should look for what possible accidents could happen in an area. All machinery and equipment should be tested and checked regularly. The electrics and all the electrical equipment should be checked for faults.
It is important to train all staff in health and safety and also manual handling if any lifting is involved in the job. You can undergo training to avoid injuries and how to identify hazards and all the different types of warning signs. However all of this training and checks should be provided by the employer which is not always the case and accidents are happening putting people well within their rights to make an accident at work claim in Wigan or anywhere else in the country.
How to make an accident at work claim in Wigan
Use the efficient and reliable team at Accident Advice Helpline to make your personal injury claim. Their advisors are on hand to help you with any questions you may have. It’s simply to get a claim started and because the service is a no win no fee one it will not cost you anything to get going, and it will not cost you anything if your claim is lost.
Simply call the free phone number 0800 180 4123 and talk to one of our helpful advisors. They will listen to the details of your accident and then tell you if you are able to make a claim. In most of our cases everything can be dealt with over the phone taking up very little of your time. We may ask you to see an independent medical advisor and you should keep all receipts and records of any extra expenses you have incurred due to your injuries
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown