At Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with hundreds of accident victims each year who may have been involved in a number of different accident types, including workplace accidents. To provide you with more information on the most common accidents in the workplace in Solihill, as well as information on how to claim compensation, we’ve put together some useful advice below.
The most common accidents in the workplace in Solihull and how to claim compenensation
Some of the most common accidents at work include:
Manual handling accidents
Some of the most common injuries sustained in offices and other environments are related to manual handling accidents. A surprising number of people who are expected to perform manual handling tasks haven’t had the appropriate training, and it is up to the employer to ensure this training is provided before any of these tasks are carried out.
Slips, trips and falls
Many work environments rely on cables and wires to power technology, but any unmarked or unsecured wires can cause a trip hazard. Spills or hazardous areas which are left unmarked can also pose a problem which could cause an accident. These types of accidents may seem minor, but they can cause serious injury and in most cases, be avoided through proper signage and marking of hazardous areas.
Repetitive strain injuries
Repetitive strain injury can be caused through repeating several actions without a proper break or the correct training. It is an employers duty to ensure the health and well-being of staff, which includes insistence on breaks, display screen equipment training and other elements which can prevent this type of injury.
Hearing loss particularly affects those who work in noisy environments such as in construction, live music events and others. The right sound levels need to be adhered to and employers must provide adequate hearing protection. Any failure to do so could leave you with sever hearing loss for which your employer may be liable for compensation.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been affected by common accidents in the workplace in Solihull and would like to discuss compensation, Accident Advice Helpline would like to hear from you. Your accident must have been within the last three years, or longer if involving a minor or an industrial disease, and been someone else’s fault.
Our friendly, professional advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have about making a claim and help you get started. They will be able to put you at ease when making a claim against your employer, and discuss all of your available options. Call Accident Advice Helpline for today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles for more information.
Date Published: 17th October 2015