Compensation work claims are claims that workers make when they have been injured in an accident at work that was not their fault. Accidents at work are extremely varied, as are the claims for compensation that are associated with them. Claims providers like Accident Advice Helpline can help with all sorts of personal injury claims, including from workers.
We have a national network of over 200 solicitors, so we will easily find a personal injury lawyer who has expertise in all types of compensation work claims. We also have a 24-hour hotline, so clients can reach us whenever they need to at any hour of the day or night.
Some examples of compensation work claims are given here.
Falls from a height
Unfortunately, falls from a height are one of the most common causes of serious workplace injuries in the UK. Falls from a height happen in the construction (building) industry because a lot of work takes place on buildings above ground level. Some workers are injured in accidents that were not their fault because:
- A ladder was used where scaffolding would have been more appropriate;
- Damaged scaffolding or ladders were used;
- The worker was not trained how to use the ladder properly;
- The wrong type of ladder was used; and
- The ladder was not maintained properly and was damaged.
Machinery can cause serious injuries in workers. This may be because parts of a body or clothing get caught in them, because things fly out of them or because they crush a worker against another object. Some workers are injured in accidents involving machinery that were not their fault because:
- The wrong machine was provided for the job;
- The machine was faulty;
- The machine was not maintained and checked properly;
- The machine was not guarded correctly;
- The worker was not trained in how to use the machine correctly; or
- The worker was not provided with the correct protective equipment.
Many workers are exposed to dangerous substances or products that contain dangerous substances (e.g. cleaning chemicals). Dangerous substances can cause damage to the human body if they are breathed in, contact the skin or eyes, or are injected into the skin. Some workers are injured by dangerous substances through no fault of their own because:
- A safer alternative should have been used;
- The substance should have been used in a different form;
- Personal protective equipment was not provided;
- The wrong personal protective equipment was provided;
- The personal protective equipment did not fit properly; and
- The worker was not trained in how to use the personal protective equipment correctly.
If you need to make a claim, contact us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 3rd May 2013
Author: Sharon Parry