An accident at work can be a difficult and traumatic experience for anyone to have to deal with.
You should be able to feel safe in the workplace, no matter how high risk your job may be, and it is not fair that this is taken away from you due to the actions of another person. If you need help claiming after an accident at work in South Hams, Accident Advice Helpline are here for you.
Examples of workplace accidents
Trip, slip or fall – One of the most common causes of workplace accidents, a trip or fall can have severe repercussions. Whether due to bad maintenance of flooring or a slippery surface, if you fall and your head or neck takes the brunt of the impact, you could suffer for many months as a result.
Electrical injury – One of the most dangerous types of workplace accident, electrical accidents have been known to be fatal. It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that correct safety mechanisms are in place and regular checks are carried out on all electrical equipment to ensure they are safe to use.
Traffic accidents – If you work in a factory situation, then there is the risk of a forklift accident if health and safety protocols are not followed. A traffic accident is also a risk if road traffic and foot traffic is not correctly outside of the premises.
Co-worker incompetence – Not only is an injury caused by the ineptitude of a co-worker there fault, it is also the fault of their employers who failed to give them suitable training and make sure they were capable of doing their job before putting them in a situation where mistakes could have such ramifications.
Claiming after an accident at work in South Hams
If you have been injured in these or any other situation in the workplace, you are entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustain and the stress and trauma you are put through.
It is a legal requirement that those who run a business ensure that the correct health and safety measure are put in place and followed to guarantee the safety of their employees.
If your employers fail to do this, and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to compensation and your employers must be held to account to make sure they do not make the same mistake again.
Call us now
If you are thinking of claiming after an accident at work in South Hams, call Accident Advice Helpline 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 with us.
Date Published: 22nd September 2015
Author: David Brown