Common injuries in the workplace
Sometimes, no matter how careful and conscientious you are at observing health and safety rules, others may not be so considerate and there is always the risk of being involved in an accident at work. Your employer and colleagues are all responsible in creating a safe working environment.
Injury lawyers in Narrow Key have put together a list of some of the most commonly occurring accidents in the workplace.
Repetitive motion injury
When an activity in the workplace is carried out repetitively, you are at risk of developing a repetitive motion injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Some jobs involve contact with hazardous materials. If appropriate protective clothing and instructions are not provided, then the risk of an accident occurring greatly increases. This could result in burns, respiratory problems and skin infections.
Lifting and carrying
One of the most common injuries in the workplace is back injuries. This is often caused by lifting a heavy object. It may be that appropriate instructions were not provided or that help should have been offered in lifting the object.
Slips and trips
Slips and trips are common accidents in the workplace. It may be that a wet surface does not have a caution sign or that an item left in a pathway causes an obstruction. Poorly lit stairwells and hallways are another common area for accidents
Fall from a height
Construction site workers in particular are at risk at falling from a height. It may be that sufficient instructions weren’t given or that scaffolding was not securely installed. Often the consequences of a fall from a height can be serious.
Claiming compensation for your personal injury
If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident at work or are suffering from ill-health due to your job then work injury lawyers in Narrow Key can help you claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in all types of personal injury claims. We have been established for over 15 years and have vast experience in handling workplace accidents claims. Together with our work injury lawyers in Narrow Key, we can help you win the compensation you deserve.
All you need to do is give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and speak to one of our helpful and friendly advisers for more information. Most of your claim can also simply be handled over the phone. Call us today for a no obligation chat. Injury lawyers in Narrow Key want to help you.