Southampton Injury at Work Claim
The city of Southampton is found in the Hampshire county that lies on the south coast of the country and it is around 75 miles from Central London. Southampton’s main football club is called Southampton FC but it is also carries the nickname of ‘The Saints’. They are currently competing in the English Premier League and their home ground is St Mary’s Stadium as of 2001. Its nickname comes from the fact that the club was initially a church football team and was originally called the St Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association.
If you work in the Southampton area and happen to be involved in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to make a Southampton injury at work claim. There are various types of accidents which are commonplace in the workplace, including:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Muscle strains
Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents in the workplace and are usually the result of a spillage or obstruction, which has no signage to alert workers to the danger. If you have had a slip, trip or fall in the workplace and it was caused through someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injuries can be very painful and are caused by repeating the same action over and over, which may include typing on the keyboard or in some cases, the repetitive use of machinery. Employer’s are responsible for ensuring workers take adequate breaks and are trained on how to reduce the likelihood of repetitive strain injuries. If you are suffering from repetitive strain injuries as a result of a lack of guidance or support by your employer, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Muscle strains can occur for a number of reasons and are not industry specific. You can receive a muscle strain simply from lifting boxes or the way your desk is set up. If your employer hasn’t provided adequate training or has failed to deal with your concerns and you have received an injury as a result, it may be time to make a compensation claim.
A burn can easily happen in workplaces where chemicals are present or even as a result of using a faulty kettle. If you have received a burn injury and you feel it was caused by inadequate signage or training in the workplace, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
If you have received a Southampton injury at work and you wish to speak to the experts to determine whether you are entitled to make a claim, Accident Advice Helpline can help.
To find out more about how we can help, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 2nd January 2015
Author: David Brown