The severity and effects of an accident at work vary greatly. Last year there were also 148 fatalities due to accidents in the workplace. Regardless of the wide range of severity and causes, if the accident was not the victim’s fault, then they may be able to make a Bolsover accident at work claim.
Some of the more common reasons for a Bolsover accident at work claim are:
The Health and Safety Executive sets limits for the amount that can be lifted by a single person, and by two people. Many people exceed this without realising there are even any guidelines in place, thinking it is just part of their job.
Equipment that heats up or chemicals in the workplace can cause burns. Kitchens in restaurants are an obvious place for these to occur, but many happen in factories and in laboratories as well.
Slips and trips
If an unsigned wet floor or an obstruction in a walkway causes your slip or trip, then you could be entitled to make an accident at work claim. While this might initially sound like a minor accident, in factories and industrial settings, a slip or trip can become a major accident or even fatal.
If you’re lucky then the only thing injured in a small fall will be your pride. However, many are unfortunate enough to sustain more serious injuries often leading to medical attention and great distress. Falls from higher platforms or ladders can have a serious impact on your life, and even prove fatal.
Road traffic accidents and impact injuries
Whether it is a company vehicle on a public road or a forklift in the warehouse, these types of accidents often produce more serious injuries. There are many types of vehicles used in the workplace, especially if you are involved in construction or farming.
These represent just some of the accidents that may lead to a Bolsover accident at work claim. There are many other causes, and no two cases are ever the same.
What should you do if you need to make a Bolsover accident at work claim?
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one of the above types of accident, or any other sort, that wasn’t your fault, then you could be eligible to make a Bolsover accident at work claim.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is definitely the best place to start. Our experienced specialists have been helping people to get justice for many years, and they will be able to help you as well.
You can either try our 30-second test on our website or call one of our friendly advisors on our freephone number. Both of these will help you to know better whether you are eligible to make a claim, and give you an idea of how much you might be entitled to.
Call free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
Date Published: 22nd September 2014