Unfortunately for many employees, whether in office jobs or more physical work, accidents at work may occur. This is due to a number of factors, which we will look at in more detail below. If you have been in an accident at work, which wasn’t your fault and led to a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Health and safety breaches
There are a number of rules and regulations which must be adhered to under the Health and Safety Act and a failure to observe these could cause accidents in the workplace, whether through general negligence, improper risk assessments, failure to carry out safety checks and more.
Unfortunately the majority of these accidents could be prevented by proper health and safety checks. If you suffer an accident as a result of your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation and a lawyer in Penryn could be able to help you make a claim.
Working with machinery
For those who work with machinery, whether it is heavy or loud, there are a number of accidents that could occur as a result. Staff should complete manual handling courses in order to deal with the moving of large and heavy equipment and complete necessary safety courses relevant to individual machinery.
A common problem caused by machinery is industrial deafness, which can be prevented by careful steps taken by your employer. If you suffer this type of injury, you may be able to contact a lawyer in Penryn to discuss making a claim.
Looking for a lawyer in Penryn?
Specialist personal injury law firms have experience in dealing with accidents at work and are, therefore, a reliable and trusted choice for those wishing to seek compensation.
If you’re looking for a lawyer in Penryn because you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, why not contact us and find out how we can assist you? With over 15 years experience in the personal injury industry, we’re well-placed to provide the help you need.
We also work on a no-win, no-fee basis so you won’t have to worry about paying anything upfront if you decide to proceed with your claim.
To learn more about claiming personal injury compensation today, contact our personal injury team for free no-obligation advice. Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we’ll do our very best to assist you with your claim.
Alternatively, take our 30-second test now and find out how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell