An accident at work in North Yorkshire can be just as serious as an accident at work anywhere else in the UK, some industries being more dangerous than others to work in.
The largest industry in the country is construction, which employs over 2 million workers, it is also the most dangerous, closely followed by farming and warehousing.
An accident at work in North Yorkshire in the construction industry
Over the last twenty years, health and safety has been tightened up greatly on building sites, but they still return a higher percentage of serious injuries and deaths than any other industry. This is the nature of the working environment of a site, with many workers all doing different jobs, and vehicles on and off site all day long, either making deliveries or taking waste away from the site.
Then there are the diggers and other building machinery, scaffolding that can be a hazard if it is not correctly erected and the possibility of tools and materials being dropped from height.
The wearing of hard-hats has probably been one of the major changes that have had the most impact on worker safety, having saved many from being the victims of things hitting them from above. As such, it is now compulsory to wear a hard hat on a construction site.
An accident at work in North Yorkshire on a farm
It will surprise many people just how dangerous working on a farm can be, but there are huge numbers of accidents on UK farms every year. The farm machinery can be a typical cause, so can silos, barns, and of course farm animals.
Animals, which are considered to normally be docile, such as cows, will attack furiously if they have not long given birth and feel you are a threat to their young. The reaction of most mothers would be the same, but the sheer size and weight of a cow can mean very a nasty accident at work for the farm worker on the receiving end of the attack.
An accident at work in North Yorkshire in a warehouse
Warehouses are full of dangers, and it is the duty of the employer to make sure that the staff is protected from them. Working at height should be restricted as much as possible, fork lift trucks should only be used by qualified operators, and goods should be stacked safely to prevent them falling onto a worker.
Claiming compensation for an accident at work in North Yorkshire
If you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault, you should be considering claiming compensation, and the most simple way to do this is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Our experience and expertise makes us the best option to make a personal injury claim, as Esther Rantzen will leave you in no doubt of if you listen to what she has to say about us.
So for expert legal advice about your possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 (from a landline) or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th May 2014