Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with hundreds of cases involving injuries in the workplace each and every year. On this page, we are going to run you through some of the most common accidents in the workplace in Ashford. This is, of course, not a complete list of every case that we deal with, but there is a good chance that if your incident appears here, you may be able to make a claim.
Falls from height
This is the ‘big one’ when it comes to common accidents in the workplace in Ashford. Even a fall from a couple of rungs up on a ladder can cause all sorts of damage to your body. Many people, however, fall from much greater heights. Most falls in the workplace are related to people not having the right safety equipment in place, or, in some cases have incorrect safety training. We are able to help in each and every one of these cases, providing the injury was not caused by something of your own doing.
These injuries, quite often, occur on construction sites. There is always a stray bit of debris which may hit you, whether you are wearing a hard hat or not. Head injuries can, however, occur in just about any working environment e.g. the office, or maybe even a warehouse, particularly those which deal with a lot of products up high on the shelves.
Injuries related to lifting or pushing
If you are lifting or pushing almost constantly, without with the right technique and safety training, there is a good chance that you could end up with an injury. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to help you claim compensation in these cases. We can’t provide representation for all injuries that fall under this category but we will, of course, do our best to help.
If you are working with power tools or large pieces of factory machinery on a long-term basis, you could end up suffering from vibration injuries. These injuries can, quite often, cause permanent damage to the neurological system. We will be able to help you to claim compensation back for this.
Yep, even the most docile of working environments can lead to severe injuries that you can claim compensation for. For example, a person sitting at a keyboard all day typing may end up with RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), an incredibly painful condition that can put your hands and wrists out of action on a long-term basis.
What should you do if you have been injured in one of the common accidents in the workplace in Ashford?
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th August 2015
Author: David Brown