There are many different types of personal injury actions, ranging from road traffic accidents to slips, trips and falls. However, a lot of people who file for personal injury compensation do so because they have been injured in an accident that has taken place in the workplace. If this has happened to you, you may feel a little bit scared about making a claim. But, there is no need to be. By law, all employers are required to have insurance and to provide a healthy and safe working place, so if they fail to do so, they will recognise that it is their responsibility to compensate you, and they will have their insurance policy in place to fund this.
Common accidents in the workplace in Tewkesbury
There are many different types of accidents that can occur in the workplace. Let’s take a look at four of the most common below:
Construction accidents – An accident can happen in any type of workplace, yet there are certain environments that are more dangerous than others, and the construction industry is one of these. While there are stricter regulations in place when it comes to this type of working environment, unfortunately, it does not stop accidents happening altogether.
Repetitive strain injury – Repetitive strain injury occurs because of misuse or overuse. It can happen in many different working environments, but it tends to be more common among those who sit at a desk working on a computer for an extended period of time. If you feel your employer is to blame, let’s say they haven’t educated you about RSI or they have refused you breaks, then you can claim.
Industrial hearing loss – In the case of industrial hearing loss, a lot of people find that they are claiming against an employer they worked for years and years ago because this injury takes a while to develop. If you feel your employer did not provide ample protective equipment, you could be entitled to compensation.
Poor health and safety – Another type of common accidents in the workplace in Tewkesbury can include poor health and safety claims. This is when someone suffers an injury because of poor working conditions. As mentioned in the introduction, all employers have a legal responsibility to provide a safe working place and failure to do so can result in accidents. If you have been involved one, you should certainly make a claim.
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
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Helpline numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
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Date Published: 20th September 2015
Author: David Brown