Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide representation for all manner of different accidents. On this page, we are going to highlight some of the most common accidents in the workplace in Broadland that we deal with here.
Burns and scalds
Many of the injuries that we deal with here are related to burns and scalds suffered in environments which involve cooking. However, you can also suffer burns and scalds in other situations. They are surprisingly common when people are working with dangerous chemicals. They can also occur when working with certain power tools or in factory environments.
Trips, slips, and falls
Without a doubt, the most common accidents in the workplace in Broadland are related to slips, trip and falls. This is because they can occur in any working environment. People trip up in offices just as much as they trip up on construction sites and in warehouses.
All it takes is a small piece of equipment or stock to be left in a dangerous place and you can become seriously injured. We can also provide representation to those who may have slipped on a wet floor if it was not sign posted correctly.
Falls from height
Even a fall from a pretty low height, maybe step ladder height, can still be pretty painful and have a huge impact on your life. The damage you suffer from falling from scaffolding could be catastrophic. We can help with any type of fall from height.
Most falls from height are caused by a lack of proper health and safety in the workplace. For example, some falls from height are caused by ladders being erected in poor locations, other falls from height are related to poor safety training or lack of proper safety equipment.
These are incredibly common on construction sites or in factory environments where employers have not taken steps to ensure that their staff are protected from excessive vibration. This is not a minor injury either. Vibration injuries can have severe neurological effects which you could potentially be suffering from for the rest of your life.
Just because you are wearing a hard hat does not necessarily mean you are protected from objects falling from a height. This type of injury is incredibly common on building sites, but it can also occur with great regularity in retail locations or even in warehouses. The head injuries can be quite severe, even if the falling item was fairly light.
Suffered from one of the most common accidents in the workplace in Broadland? Contact us today.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 5th October 2015
Author: David Brown