There are a number of factors which can cause workers to suffer an accident and make an accident at work claim in Irvine. From those working in offices to those who work in manual jobs, failure to follow health and safety procedures can lead to accidents, and the injuries can be life changing. We take a look at the most common workplace accidents below and what to do if you have suffered an accident at work in Irvine.
Most common workplace accidents
- Trips, slips and falls caused by ill-fitted flooring, loose wires, unsecured items and spills.
- Accidents caused by faulty electrics leading to fires, burns, etc.
- Injuries caused by improper lifting and manual handling.
The types of injuries which can arise from these types of accidents are diverse, and could cause serious back and neck injuries, as well as head injuries and repetitive strain, all of which can force you out of work and be incapacitated for a length of time.
What to do if you suffer an accident at work in Irvine
After dealing with the initial health and safety processes, including correct recording as well as treatment for your injuries, you may wish to seek compensation. If your accident took place within the last three years and you suffered an injury that wasn’t you fault, you could be entitled to make a claim and recover costs and damages as a result of your injuries.
Where to seek help and advice about personal injury compensation
In order to get the best help and advice about making a claim for a personal injury, you should seek out an experienced solicitor’s firm who have experience in this area. Accident Advice Helpline are specialists in personal injury cases and will quickly be able to assess whether or not you have a case. Working with qualified and experienced solicitors in Scotland, we can help you with your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have plenty of tools in order to help you quickly assess whether or not you might be eligible for compensation. By using either our 24-hour advice line or our online 30-second test, you can quickly find out if you could be eligible to make a claim.
AAH have been in the business for over 10 years, working with a number of satisfied clients, as well as being supported by consumer champion Esther Rantzen. If you’ve suffered an accident at work in Irvine in the last three years, get in touch and see how AAH can help you.
Date Published: 6th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell