Every year, throughout the United Kingdom, there are reports of incidents that happen in the workplace and lead to injuries. Here is some information on workplace accidents.
Workload and stress
Two factors that can lead to workplace accidents are workload and stress. They may be related, too.
When employees are overworked, they may experience fatigue, which leads to impaired judgement. Employees should make sure they are well rested in order to prevent fatigue.
When an employee is experiencing stress, they may be distracted by issues outside of work, and more likely to make mistakes that could result in someone being injured. Stress also increases the risk of hypertension, stroke and heart attacks.
What kinds of accident happen in the workplace?
Slips, trips and falls are quite common. Obstacles left unattended on stairways, doorways and walkways, especially when they are dimly lit, could cause a staff member to trip and suffer injury.
Uncleaned spills are also known to pose a risk of causing slips and falls. Cabling and carpeting should be safely secured at all times to prevent slip, trip and fall accidents. Accident Advice Helpline advises employees to wear appropriate footwear while in the workplace.
Falling objects can also cause injuries. Objects precariously placed on high shelves pose a risk of falling and potentially causing serious injury if they fall on an employee’s head. Tall cabinets, bookshelves should also be properly anchored to prevent them from toppling and falling on someone.
Exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances may cause problems, including industrial diseases. Employers are required to provide employees with suitable protective clothing such as safety goggles, hard hats and gloves, where applicable. Failure to provide such equipment could result in injury or illness, such as respiratory diseases.
You could make office accident claims in Tamworth
Whatever the circumstances of a workplace accident may be, the fact that you suffered an injury whilst at work means that you could be entitled to make office accident claims in Tamworth.
Accident Advice Helpline has a team of solicitors who can work on such claims on behalf of accident victims. Whether you’ve had a slip and fall and broken your ankle, or something has fallen on you and you’ve suffered cuts and bruises, you can call us. Indeed, get in touch with us, no matter what kind of injury you suffered at work. You could receive compensation.
Choose us to handle your office accient claims in Tamworth
All our claims are handled on a strictly no win no fee basis. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are dedicated to winning accident at work claims in Tamworth. At Accident Advice Helpline, we strive to get you the compensation that you are entitled to.
It’s easy to get in touch with us. Call 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to start your claim today.
Date Published: 19th May 2015
Author: David Brown