Most Common Accidents in the Workplace
Accidents are commonplace in work; after all we spend most of our time there. If you have an accident at work which has been caused by the negligence of someone else and it results in an injury which requires medical attention, you are entitled to make a compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline can provide help and support with your claim, through the use of specialised in-house solicitors who are experts in their own field. Accidents in work can be minor but can also result in serious injuries and there are common accidents which happen to people on a daily basis.
Slips, Trips and Falls
These types of accidents can happen for a number of reasons, include slippery surfaces which have not been cleaned and dried, obstacles which have been left unattended and/or a lack of signage to show possible dangers. Your employer has a duty to ensure your health and safety in the workplace and if this is not the case and you have had a trip, slip or fall, it may be worth making a compensation claim.
Repetitive Strain Injury
This type of injury is most common for those who use a keyboard all day, but it can happen to anyone who is using the same motion over and over. There are ways this type of injury can be prevented including adequate training and regular breaks, which your employer has a responsibility to put into place. If you sustain this injury it can be very painful and may require you to seek medical attention. If this is the case, you can make a compensation claim to seek justice for your injury.
Loss of Hearing
If you work in an environment with constant noise, such as on a construction site, it can eventually lead to the loss of hearing. It can have a huge effect on all aspects of life if you lose your hearing, including inability to carry out your usual daily tasks or social routines and can make you more vulnerable in dangerous situations. Your employer should take measures to ensure this does not happen, including providing you with the appropriate personal protection equipment and ensuring noise is kept at a minimum. If they have failed to do this and you have ended up losing your hearing, you may wish to start your claim for compensation.
If your job involves heavy lifting or your chair has not been adequately tested to suit your needs, it can result in muscle strains on the neck and shoulder, which can cause a lot of short or long term pain. If you experience pain like this you should speak to your manager but if they do not rectify the situation, you can make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline can put you in touch with a specialist solicitor to deal with your claim and will provide on-going support and advice. The ‘no win no fee’ obligation means that no matter what the outcome is of your claim, you won’t be left out of pocket.
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call today to discuss your compensation claim on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 5th August 2013
Author: David Brown