Accidents at work can take various forms; however, it’s a fact that accidents at work are much less likely to be the victim’s fault than those that take place in public places. This is because employers are required to constantly assess and ensure the safety of their workplace and the employees within it in order to prevent such accidents from occurring. Accidents that do take place should, in theory, have been prevented before they happened.
This preventability factor means that work injuries, no matter what injury has been sustained, are often strong candidates for compensation claims.
So what injuries can I claim for?
The list of potential work-related injuries is extensive, but here are a few of the most common types we see at Accident Advice Helpline:
- Slips, trips and falls at work, perhaps from an uneven floor surface, a slippery floor or obstacles such as wires on the floor that you could reasonably expect should not have been there
- Falls from heights, perhaps from a ladder or platform involved in your work or from a poorly-protected landing or staircase.
- Manual handling and lifting injuries, often from being required to lift an inappropriate object to an inappropriate height – such as a heavy box from a high shelf. This also includes accidents that are due to a lack of training on how to lift safely.
- Repetitive strain injuries, including soft tissue overuse injuries caused by activities such as typing, working on a conveyor belt or a shop till.
- Industry-specific injuries such as hand-arm vibration syndrome or white finger, where vibrating power tools are used incorrectly or for an inappropriate length of time.
- Exposure to dangerous substances, such as undiluted cleaning products or hazardous building materials where your employer has not followed the necessary COSHH procedures.
- Industrial deafness, loss of hearing due to noisy work environments
There are many other types of works injury claims, all of which Whatever your injury, an injury lawyer from Accident Advice Helpline can assist, after all, you have nothing to lose by getting in touch.
Your injury lawyer will be on hand to offer help and advice at every step of your claim. From the first call to the final payout, we’re here for you.
In most cases, your case will be handled over the telephone so you can rest easy knowing you won’t be needed in court. Why not talk to us today and see what we can do for you?
Call AAH’s 24-7 helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown