There are not many places where you can feel completely safe, but you have the right to expect to in the workplace.
When workplace accidents happen, the results can be catastrophic for your physical and psychological health.
Examples of workplace accidents
Trip, slip, or fall – This is the most common cause of accidents in the workplace. Often these accidents are caused when a spillage is not correctly cleaned up and no warning sign is put in place. A trip or fall can also occur if the floors of your workplace have not had necessary maintenance carried out on them, causing loose flooring to create a trip hazard. A trip or fall can result in a serious head, neck or back injury.
Electrical injuries – Injuries caused by electrical equipment or sockets can be incredibly serious. If maintenance is not carried out, safety equipment is not provided and sockets are not regularly checked, an electrical accident can end in a serious accident that could even be fatal.
Transport injuries – Whether it is a forklift being driven badly due to insufficient training, or insufficient separation of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, a transport accident at work can have severe repercussions.
Falling objects – Loose ceiling fixings, such as lights, can cause a head injury if they fall on you. If you work in a factory environment in which objects are stored in high places, insufficient security measures can mean they fall and can cause a life threatening injury to your spine.
You deserve financial compensation
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people who are claiming after an accident at work in Selby for over fifteen years, and we can do the same for you.
We know how difficult and traumatic a workplace accident can be, and we are here to offer you help, support and guidance.
Claiming after an accident at work in Selby
We know it can be awkward to take out a claim against your employers. But they have let you down, and they have broken the law.
It is a legal requirement for those who employ you to carry out sufficient health and safety checks and follow protocols that are put in place to ensure the safety of you and your co-workers.
If they fail to do this, they are at fault and you are eligible to claim compensation if you are injured as a result.
Contact us today
If you need help, support or advice when claiming after an accident at work in Selby, Accident Advice Helpline are here for you.
Call us today from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a no win no fee claim.