Common accidents in the workplace in Broxbourne can be prevented if some simple precautions are put in place. If this has not been done then it may be possible to show that your employer is to blame for your accident and this can result in a personal injury claim.
The compensation that you get can be used to get your life back on track and to cover the expenses that you have incurred because you have an injury.
Preventing common accidents in the workplace in Broxbourne
Musculo-skeletal injuries following manual handling incidents are typical of common accidents in the workplace in Broxbourne. Most employees have to move something around their place of work at some time so most workers are exposed to this sort of hazard.
An accident usually occurs because the lift has not been planned and some forethought would have prevented the injury. This is why employers should risk assess all lifting tasks before they are carried out. The care sector is a typical example when frail and elderly patients need help with getting out of bed, into the bath etc. These lifting tasks must be planed carefully to protect both the safety of the employees and the dignity of the patient.
If necessary, lifts and hoists should be used to assist with the lift and the employees involved must receive training in how to use them correctly. Many workplace accidents happen because of a lack of training rather than a lack of equipment.
Claiming after a workplace accident
No-one wants to claim after a workplace accident but injured employees are left with no choice. If you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault, you may be losing considerable amounts of money in lost wages. You may also be paying out on expenses that have been caused by the injury.
Many of our clients have had to pay out on extra childcare expenses or on personal care or household help. There may also be travel costs and equipment costs to cover.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we specialise in workplace accident claims and we would love to help you out with your claim. Make sure that you contact us soon because there is a legal time limit of three years to get a personal injury claim up and running.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Start today by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We are waiting to hear from you!