Whatever industry you work in, you are always at risk of being involved in a workplace accident. If you are unlucky enough to be caught up in one of these you are entitled to make an accident injury claim and if you need help with a workplace accident in Weymouth and Portland, you’re in the right place.
Employers are under a legal obligation to protect their employees as best they can, providing them with safe working conditions and the equipment they need to do their job without the associated risks to their physical wellbeing.
The most common kind of accident in the workplace, for example, is a slip or trip over something on the floor. While cleaning the floor to keep the building clean is important, it’s vital that adequate warnings are displayed when the floor is potentially slippery.
Similarly, it’s important that any materials left on the floor are either put away or in the correct bin to make sure that people can’t trip over them. Doing so could result in a serious accident such as damage to ligaments and joints or even broken bones which would entitle the victim to make an accident injury claim in Weymouth and Portland.
Other common workplace injuries
With slips and trips at the top of the list of potential injuries, the others near the top include repetitive strain injury (or RSI), the handling and moving of heavy items and moving hazardous substances.
RSI can occur when people sit in the same position for too long or spend too long working with certain equipment without taking a break. They are most likely to happen over a period of months or years, especially when working with machinery, but people have been known to suffer problems with their eyesight, hearing and limbs because of the constant use of certain equipment.
It is a legal requirement for staff to be encouraged to wear safety equipment and to take regular breaks to prevent this kind of injury from occurring yet Accident Advice Helpline are still handling plenty of cases where this has not happened.
Why you should get help with a workplace accident in Weymouth and Portland from Accident Advice Helpline
Since 2000 we have been handling personal injury claims that have included slips and trips as well as RSI, ensuring that people receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Our team of experienced lawyers are on-hand to provide advice and information on how to go about making your no-win no-fee* claim, and you can find out about your eligibility to claim and how much compensation you might be entitled to by taking a short test on our website.
To find out more about getting help with a workplace accident in Weymouth and Portland, speak to one of our personal injury specialists, call 0800 689 0500 or if you’re using a mobile phone it’s 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 18th May 2015
Author: David Brown