The 4 most common accidents at work – a guide from our solicitors in Parton
Not all jobs are the same. Some are safer than others and if yours requires you to work at a computer the chance that something bad will happen to you is significantly smaller than if you work at a construction site for example. However, this doesn’t mean you’re 100% safe and it doesn’t hurt to get to know some of the most common accidents at work.
As you have probably guessed the first commonly occurring accident in this list is a slip. It is because regardless of what you do, you run the risk of slipping on a wet floor. Wet floors are usually the result of somebody not cleaning up after they have spilled liquid.
The chance of slipping on a wet floor increases significantly if your job is to work with liquids on a daily basis. If you’ve been involved in such an accident and you have been injured, you can contact one of our specialist solicitors in Parton for professional advice on making a claim for compensation.
Thousands of people fall from ladders each year and even though this is the most common thing to fall from, platforms and scaffolds also cause a fair share of injuries.
If you are required to work at height, make sure your employer supplies you with all the necessary harnesses and equipment before you start. After all, it is their job as much as it is yours to take care of your safety.
People cut themselves while working more often than you’d think. Every machine with moving parts such as a table saw for example, poses a threat to your safety. Even if you have years of experience, you should never allow yourself to get distracted while operating such machinery.
Employers should provide the necessary training for safely operating these machines to every person working in close proximity even if their job is generally doing something else.
Employees should keep in mind that a serious cut can be really dangerous and render them unable to work for lengthy period of time. It can also leave you vulnerable to infection. If this happened to you, ask one of our team of solicitors in Parton for a free expert advice on how to start a claim for compensation.
A burn can happen almost anywhere. Lab workers working with various chemicals on a daily basis are very exposed to this danger but so are people operating overheating machinery or equipment.
A burn can also happen in the office’s kitchen. Hot beverages can be the cause for severe burns that might prevent you from working for a long time.
If you get injured in any one of these accidents at work you should seek help from our solicitors in Parton. To get an expert advice from Accident Advice Helpline, call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. You can also text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 in order to get someone to call you back.