Located on the eastern side of Greater Manchester, many look to commute into the city centre from Tameside or work in the various sectors on the outskirts. However, a lot of these commuters and employees end up making accidental injury claims in Tameside due to the actions of other road users, colleagues and the equipment they’re provided with.
Greater Manchester is one of the most densely populated parts of the United Kingdom, and Tameside is just one of the many parts of it that houses and employs the Mancunian population.
While it is without doubt a great part of Manchester to live in, Tameside is widely known for its role in the industrial revolution with many of the workers in the area specialising in manufacturing and engineering right up to this day.
As a result, working conditions can go one of two ways. Either staff are provided with everything they need in terms of training, assistance, protection and equipment in order to do their jobs safely and correctly; or it is the complete opposite where staff are left to their own devices.
Safety should be of paramount importance whether you’re in the workplace, on the road, walking down the street or even in the home. Yet many are put in hazardous environments on a daily basis and not given the support they need to keep them safe. Despite employers having an obligation to protect their staff as best they can.
What kind of accidental injury claims in Tameside are people making?
Workplace accidents are among the most common accidental injury claims in Tameside. Different industries have different levels of risk associated with them – you would probably say that a construction site is much more dangerous than an office for example.
Yet it is still possible to sustain injuries in even the “least at risk” occupations if procedures aren’t followed. One common example is when those working with computers are not allowed, or fail to take sufficient breaks from the screen.
Staring at a computer all day, every day can damage your eyesight either in the short-term or possibly the long-term and it’s vital that you take regular breaks to prevent this from happening.
At the same time, people can slip or trip in the reception areas of the building if it has been recently mopped and no hazard warning signs displayed to warn people. They might slip over, put their hands out to break the fall and end up with a broken ankle and maybe a broken wrist too.
Claiming for compensation
When you’re injured in the workplace it can be a very difficult time for you. With deadlines to hit and bills to pay, being off work is never good but you need to take the time to recover, especially when the accident was not your fault.
Each year, Accident Advice Helpline handle all kinds of workplace accident claims from people all over Tameside, Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole, helping to relieve the stress from the situation.
You can find out in around 30-seconds if you might be able to make a no-win no-fee* claim by taking our online test. Or you can speak with one of our friendly personal injury lawyers over the phone.
Just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we’ll do our best to help you however we can.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown