There are many types of accidents that can happen in the work place, and this is why so often an innocent victim makes an Oxford accident at work claim for compensation.
Some of the accidents that result in an Oxford accident at work claim
There is a limitless number of accidents that can happen at work, because of the huge variety of jobs people do. Just a few samples of the types of accidents that claims are made for are:
- Falls from height – this happens in all sorts of industries, construction being just one of them. If a construction worker falls several floors, perhaps because of faulty scaffolding, they would be lucky to survive.
- Trips over obstructions – anywhere people have to walk should be kept clear at all time, and if this is not dome and an employs trips over an obstruction, they could land any a whole host of different things. In a factory in could be moving machinery, in a shop it could be through a glass window, or in an office it could be they hit their head on a piece of furniture as they fall.
- Site plant and machinery – accidents often happen with site plant and machinery. Sometimes because safety guards are not fitted, or are broken, and sometimes because things like forklifts trucks are used by workers who are not trained to use them.
- Electric shocks – this can happen in any trade or profession. All electrical items should be regularly tested, but some employers are negligent in this respect, and workers get injured because of them.
- Burns and scalds – although kitchens are the obvious place for these to happen, there are many other places they occur. Sometimes chemicals rather than heat cause the burns, perhaps because they are not being stored correctly in a warehouse, or not enough precautions are taken in a laboratory.
There are many more ways accidents happen than just these few examples, and your employer is supposed to protect you from them all while you are at work. If they fail to make the workplace a safe environment to be, you could be entitled to make an Oxford accident at work claim.
Making your accident at work claim
Many victims are bothered about making an accident at work claim because of the reaction of their employer. Well, you will be pleased to know that statistics show that the majority of claimants who have made a claim against their boss, go back to work without any problems, some of them reporting that the claim was never mentioned.
Of course there will be the few that react badly, but if they treat you , or any witnesses any differently, they could have to face an employment tribunal as well.
So do not delay, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to start your claim today. Injuries caused by someone else deserve compensation, and that is what we have been specialising in since June 2000. We have already helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were legally entitled to, and now you should ring our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to see if we can help you too.
Date Published: 7th October 2014