Smethwick is in the West Midlands, and is a town with a population of just over 14,000 people. Its proximity to Birmingham – it lies just four miles away from the city centre – means some locals choose to go to work there rather than taking local jobs. A lot will depend on the work someone does. But in any event, it would be exceptionally uncommon for someone to have a reason to make a Smethwick accident at work claim.
Accidents in the workplace are rarities nowadays, mostly thanks to two elements. The first is the presence of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The second is the diligence shown by most employers in striving to provide a safe and pleasant environment for people to work in. It is rare indeed for anything to go awry given these elements.
Examples of situations that might lead to a Smethwick accident at work claim
Most of us realise slips and trips can happen anywhere, and workplaces are not immune from this. Most workplaces can reduce the odds of such things happening though, simply by conducting risk assessments. These will help identify potential hazards so they can be removed or made safe. Falls can also be eradicated by assessing any risks of falling in the workplace, and acting to make sure such things do not happen. Working at height should be avoided where possible, but if this is not possible, the situation should be made safe in other ways. For example, proper training, harnesses, and safe areas to work in might all be appropriate.
Other accidents could be caused if separate areas are not made clear for vehicles and pedestrians. Crush injuries might occur if someone is hit by a vehicle – such as a fork-lift truck, for instance – and cannot escape from being crushed against a wall or other immovable object. Thankfully, these situations do not often happen to anyone.
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No worker would want to have good cause to make a Smethwick accident at work claim. If you do have good cause to do so, it would mean you’ve been injured, and those injuries could keep you off work for a while, and perhaps lead to other day-to-day issues, too. Even minor injuries can be troublesome in the early days after the accident, while more serious ones might mean a long stay in hospital, prolonged treatment, and necessary adjustments to the way you live your life.
So, it is common sense to give the team at Accident Advice Helpline a ring if you’ve been hurt while at work recently. If your accident happened within the last three years, you have time to find out whether a no-win, no-fee claim could be started by one of our personal injury lawyers. Call our team today on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or complete the 30-second online test now for some immediate answers to your most important questions.
Date Published: 3rd August 2017
Author: Rob Steen