Your employer has a legal duty to make sure that while you are at work, you do not come to any harm and that you or any of the other staff do not suffer an accident at work in Shropshire. There are health and safety rules and regulations that an employer must follow and failure to comply with them can result in heavy fines, as well as having to deal with a personal injury claim if the employee decides they want compensation.
If your accident at work in Shropshire involves a slip, trip or a fall type accident, the results could be more than a bruise or two; it could be as bad as severe brain injuries. If you find yourself in this situation, then call the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline and they will discuss with you how to make an injury claim against your boss.
The most common type of accident at work in Shropshire
Slips, trips and falls are the most common of all accidents in the UK, not just in accidents at work in Shropshire. This is because they happen so easily, and quite often the victim will be able to walk away with no problem, but what if:
- You slipped on an unsigned wet floor that just happened to be at the top of a flight of stairs and tumbled from the top to the bottom of them?
- You were working in a warehouse, trying to get some stock that was on the top shelf and the shelving unit became unstable and you fell from the ladder?
- You were working on a construction site and someone had left some tools on the floor? You didn’t spot them because you were concentrating on where you were going and tripped over them into a rather large hole.
- You slipped on the gravy spilled on the floor of the canteen, and as you fell put your hand out to try and steady yourself? Unfortunately, you were next to the hotplate and this is where your hand landed.
- You are hit by a forklift truck as the operator was not taking the care he should? Only trained qualified operators should be allowed to use them.
These are just a snippet of the kind of accidents at work that happen every day and some serious injuries result from them. Legally, if the victim is not to blame, they are entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering they have been caused.
Seek medical treatment
Always seek medical treatment after any type of accident. What can appear minor can be much worse than you think and you need to be checked out by a medical professional to be sure. Some of the injuries we are often asked to claim for after a slip, trip or fall accident include:
- Brain and head injuries,
- Facial injuries,
- Soft tissue injuries,
- Loss of limbs,
- Internal injuries,
- Burns and scalds,
- Fatal injuries,
- Back and spine injuries.
Some of these injuries can be life changing and the compensation will help the victim cope with the huge effects the injuries have had on their life.
0800 689 0500 is the number of Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone helpline if you want more information about making a claim.
Date Published: 17th May 2014