Accidents at work should not happen. But the truth is they can happen at any time, in any workplace. Even if you do not work in an environment in which you would expect an accident to occur, you could still be at risk.
You should be able to feel safe and secure in your workplace. If your employers fail to treat the health and safety of you and your co-workers with the respect it deserves, you deserve to be compensated if you are injured as a result.
Claiming after an accident at work in Pontarddulais can be uncomfortable, but it can also bring you the vital closure and financial stability needed for your recovery.
Possible accidents at work
A slip or trip – A third of workplace accidents come as the result of a slip or trip. If a surface is slippery or badly maintained, a fall could leave you with serious head or back injuries. Your employers must ensure that flooring is well maintained and replaced as often as is necessary. Wet floor signs must be put in place if there is a spillage or there is rain or ice outside. Cables must be kept out of the way and sufficient hand rails need to be provided.
Workplace traffic accidents – Forklifts in warehouses are the most common cause of traffic accidents at work. But any workplace in which there is traffic brings with it a risk of accident. One-way systems must be implemented where necessary, and wherever possible, pedestrians and vehicles should be segregated.
Electric shocks and accidents – Electric shocks in the workplace can be fatal. This is why it is of paramount importance that all electrical equipment is well maintained and replaced or updated regularly. Hazard warnings must always be in place wherever there is a risk of electrical accidents. Electrical equipment can be fitted with safety cut out devices, to ensure serious accidents do not happen, employers must invest in these.
You deserve compensation after being injured at work
It is clear that there are many ways in which those who employ you can ensure your safety in the workplace. If they fail to do so, you should be compensated.
When claiming after an accident at work in Pontarddulais, there may be feelings of guilt, but there should not be. It isn’t comfortable to bring a claim against your bosses, especially if they are also friends, but they have let you down by not ensuring your safety at work.
Help claiming after an accident at work in Pontarddulais
For help advice and support, call Accident Advice Helpline today from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500.
Alternatively take our quick and easy 30 second test to find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 13th August 2015
Author: David Brown