Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can help those who are looking to file a compensation claim for some of the most common accidents in the workplace in Canterbury (and some of the more uncommon ones too). On this page, we are going to take a little peek at some of the claims that we deal with on a regular basis.
Slips, trips and falls
These are very common incidents in the working environment. This is because they can occur in all manner of different situations. All it takes is somebody rushing around, not looking where they are going, and tripping over something which has been left in an inappropriate location.
It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that the working environment is kept as clean as possible in order to ensure that the risk of slipping and tripping is minimised. If they do not keep this responsibility, there is a good chance that you will be able to make a claim for the most common accidents in the workplace in Canterbury.
Burns and scalds
Now, the vast majority of people who suffer from burns and scalds do so in the restaurant environment. However, this is something which can also occur to those who are working with certain chemicals. If the working environment is not kept safe, for example, if you are not provided with proper equipment for working with dangerous chemicals or around hot machinery and tools, there is a good chance that you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
Now, just because you are wearing a hard hat whilst at work in Canterbury, it does not necessarily mean that you are immune to head injuries. Yes, a hard hat will provide you with some sort of protection, but it will not give you complete protection. Once again, it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that the risk of falling materials is kept to the absolute minimum.
This condition is very common amongst office workers who are typing day in and day out. RSI can be incredibly painful and can have a long term impact on the overall health of a person. You may be able to make a claim if your employer did not provide you with the equipment needed to completely reduce the risk of suffering from RSI.
In a similar vein; vibration injuries, caused by constant exposure to vibrating tools and machinery without protection, can lead to some pretty serious neurological effects which you will, most likely, be dealing with for the rest of your life.
Suffered one of the common accidents in the workplace in Canterbury?
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Date Published: 31st October 2015
Author: David Brown