Figures released this quarter suggest an encouraging decrease in the number of people in the UK seeking work and claiming state unemployment benefits. This often varies by the sector of employment, however, with a greater percentages of accidents likely in manual and labouring jobs than would be the case for ‘white collar’ jobs in offices and corporate services.
The compensation payable for these injuries can often be many thousands of pounds, a typical example recently took place near Hythe, where poorly maintained farm equipment caused a broken pelvis (further details cannot be disclosed for confidentiality reasons as litigation is currently pending).
Workplace accidents & long-term unemployment
There are innumerable causes of accidents in the workplace besides farming accidents, but the following are those most typically encountered by Accident Advice Helpline:
- Reactions to chemicals and substances, such as preservatives, cleaning products or industrial solvents;
- Accidents involving workplace machinery or tools, such as the injury claim Hythe,
- Vehicular accidents, often when loading or unloading goods and materials for transport;
- Back injuries caused by failures in manual handling procedure;
- Slips, trips and falls, all too often related to spillages or floor-level hazards;
- Falling object injuries.
For people unfortunate enough to have suffered such an injury, Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second claims calculator can quickly give an indication of the typical compensation award. Accidents like the injury claim in Hythe can have a colossal impact on a persons life. Employers have a particular duty to ensure the safety of their staff from the types of injuries discussed above. It is for the employer, for instance, to guarantee adequate training to prevent back injuries or chemical burns. It is for the employer to design and manage systems to prevent machinery injuries or like the injury claim Hythe. It is unfortunately still very common for employees who suffer from their employer’s negligence to remain uncompensated and suffer in silence.
Seeking help following an accident
So what can you do if you are one of the many people suffering long-term unemployment due to a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault? Well, the first thing to remember is that the law is designed to compensate injured parties just like you. By talking to the friendly and highly trained advisers at Accident Advice Helpline you could quickly find out whether you could be entitled with compensation to help you cope with your injuries. Just call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for a no obligation chat about your injury claim in Hythe today.