Accident Advice Helpline help people in Manchester who do shift work, to launch Manchester, accident at work compensation claims when they’ve been injured in the workplace through no fault of their own.
Shift-working in the UK
Here in the UK more than 3.5 million people do shift work. Sometimes the shift work system is necessary to provide 24 hour services such as emergency medical services and transport services, and sometimes it’s a case of companies trying to maximise production and profit, by working around the clock. Whatever the reason the shift work patterns must be carefully designed or they can cause serious accidents and injuries when fatigue sets in.
Why people choose to work shifts
Shift-work is attractive to people for a variety of reasons. Amongst these reasons are factors such as better rates of pay than “standard” working hour jobs, and being able to see more of your family if you work while others are asleep. For others, it’s an opportunity to perhaps take on more than one job in order to maximise earnings. There are also some people who do shift-work because it is the only job they can get.
The risk of fatigue associated with shift-work
The potential danger with shift-work is that it can result in fatigue: either because people’s body-clocks have difficulty in adjusting to the unsocial hours, or sometimes as a result of people taking on more than one job and simply overstretching themselves. When people get tired, their performance levels drop, and they begin to make mistakes. These mistakes, combined with a slowing down in their reactions can often result in injuries being sustained.
Fatigue is a major contributor to accidents and injuries
Fatigue is a major cause of accidents here in the UK, not only in the workplace, and as a result of shift-work, but it’s also a leading factor in approximately 20% of all road traffic accidents. All in all, accidents and injuries caused by fatigue in the workplace, are thought to cost the UK somewhere between £115 million to £240 million per annum.
Making a Manchester accident at work compensation claim
If you’ve been injured in the workplace through no fault of your own, as a result of fatigue, and you believe your employer to be responsible, you can commission the services of Accident Advice Helpline to assist you with launching a Manchester accident at work compensation claim.
Get your free Manchester accident at work compensation quote
To get an estimate of the value of Manchester accident at work compensation you could be awarded, take our quick and easy 30-second test. If you then wish to proceed with launching your claim using our no-win, no-fee* claim service (as recommended by consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen), simply click on the green “claim now” button.
Take action now
Should you need any help or advice, with a Manchester accident at work compensation claim, you can give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile to receive free, no-obligation advice on your initial consultation.