What are common accidents in the workplace in Stoke-on-Trent?
Although some workplace accidents may be specific to your industry or job role, there are also a number of common accidents that can occur in almost any workplace. These may include:
Slips, trips and falls
If your workplace isn’t kept clean and tidy, people could be at risk of falling over or tripping. If a wet floor is left unattended, for example, an employee could easily slip and sustain an injury. Similarly, if electrical or computer cables are left hanging from desks or are strewn over the floor, people could trip and get hurt.
If you work in a retail or warehouse environment, you may be surrounded by stock or products. Often, these are housed on pallets or on high shelving. If this isn’t done properly, they could be at risk of falling and they could cause someone to sustain a very serious injury.
Similarly, if you work in an office environment, you may find that shelving is used to house office supplies, files and equipment. If anything were to fall and land on someone, they could be seriously hurt.
Repetitive strain injuries
If your job involves repeating the same movements over and over again, such as typing, you could be at risk of repetitive strain injuries. Although these types of injuries can often be avoided in the right working environment, your employer could be held responsible if you sustain this type of injury.
If you’ve been hurt at work and the incident wasn’t your fault, you should seriously consider taking legal action against your employer. By doing so, you could obtain compensation for your injury but you could also ensure that health and safety is taken more seriously and this could prevent someone else from getting hurt.
Are you ready to make your compensation claim?
If you want to find out more about how the claims process works before you commit to taking legal action, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we always offer free no obligation advice so you’ll be able to find out everything you need to know before you decide whether or not to make a claim. This will enable you to make an informed decision about taking legal action.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
Don’t risk missing out on your chance to obtain compensation for common accidents in the workplace in Stoke-on-Trent. To find out more about the help and support we can offer, contact us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
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Date Published: 5th October 2015
Author: David Brown