How to prevent injuries at the workplace and claiming with our personal injury lawyer in St Agnes
Nowadays, almost every job comes with risks of injuries. Some jobs are more dangerous than others but danger is always there whether you are working at a desk or cleaning the windows of tall buildings.
In case of an injury it is good to know a personal injury lawyer in St Agnes who will be able to take care of any claim for compensation you might want to make. The village of St Agnes is a very popular tourist spot and its main industry up until the 1920s was mining arsenic, tin and copper. But it’s also known for its good personal injury lawyers.
If you have not yet suffered an injury at work it is good to know how you can minimize the risks. Injuries can happen suddenly or over time. Here is how you can protect yourself against the most common types:
All falls can be very dangerous regardless of the height. But if your job is the construction of a tall building for example, you should make sure you have the right safety gear on.
Harnesses and other equipment should be given to you by your employer. But you should also make sure the quality of the safety equipment you receive is very high and that it meets all safety standards.
Deafness and hearing loss are unpleasant but they do happen often. If you are exposed to loud noises on a daily basis, there is a big chance your hearing might become impaired. Construction workers, on-ground airport maintenance and luggage handling crews are all threatened by permanent hearing loss.
The things that can protect you are noise isolating headphones or even ear plugs. Again, you should make sure you ask your employer for proper equipment in order to avoid future injuries and the need to seek compensation.
Computer related injuries
Even though this doesn’t sound like a dangerous job, working with computers has its risks. Chronic back pain, vision problems and carpal tunnel syndrome are just few of the most common computer related injuries.
In order to avoid these, make sure your chair is comfortable and keeps your back and neck straight. Keep your monitor at eye level or slightly below. Make sure you use your whole arm when controlling the mouse rather than just your wrist and move your hands away from the keyboard when you’re not typing to let them rest.
Getting in touch with our personal injury lawyer in St Agnes
Have you suffered any of these injuries? Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile), text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 or call a personal injury lawyer in St Agnes who will be able to give you expert advice and start a claim for you.
Date Published: 25th September 2014
Author: David Brown