Haringey is an important location for businesses in North London, particularly small businesses and is also an excellent place to live for those working in other parts of London. As in any other part of London or indeed the rest of the UK, there is a continuing risk of accidents at work in Haringey. Many accidents can be prevented by employers, but should they fail in their duty of care at any point, there could be serious consequences. We discuss some of the most common workplace accidents below.
Most common workplace accidents
Accidents at work in Haringey can range from minor to more serious accidents, with a number of accidents leaving workers unable to work for over a week. Three of the most common types of workplace accident include:
- Falls, slips and trips
These types of accidents are common in many different types of industries and can occur as a result of unsafe or hazardous work environments, spills and even something as simple as an unsecured cable in an office space. Leading to back, leg, neck injuries and worse, when the right safety procedures are followed the number of these accidents could be greatly reduced.
Electrical equipment can cause a number of serious injuries including burns and shocks, which can leave people unable to work for long periods of time. Regular PAT testing and maintenance of equipment could prevent these injuries and ensure safer working environments.
- Manual handling accidents
Manual handling is a key part of many people’s everyday roles, from lifting printer paper to moving heavy equipment, and without the right training can lead to injury. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that you receive the right training before carrying out any manual handling activities.
Help if you suffer an accident at work in Haringey
If you suffer an accident at work in Haringey, then there is help available to help you get compensation from your employers. The Accident Advice Helpline is a leading UK law firm who deal exclusively with personal injury claims and help people like you each year to claim following workplace accidents.
If your accident at work in Haringey took place within the last three years, get in touch by contacting either our 24-hour advice line or online where you will receive confidential help and advice. recommended by satisfied clients as well as consumer champion Esther Rantzen we offer a no obligation, friendly service to help people like you. Get in touch today for more information about our services.
Date Published: 12th January 2015
Author: Jan Newell