Accidents at work – Environmental causes
In the workplace there are what is known as ‘environmental causes’ of accidents that can be attributed to you having an accident that was not your fault. Such accidents are still potentially caused by other people’s negligences or inabilities to concentrate or perhaps because of poor training and may leave you eligible to make a claim for warehouse accident compensation in Thurrock.
A call to Accident Advice Helpline today will help to determine whether or not you have an entitlement to make a claim for warehouse accident compensation in Thurrock. Environmental causes are things such as floors that haven’t been mopped dry, contamination of surfaces that may lead to slips, falls and trips, poor cleaning by a member of the workforce or being provided with the wrong footwear. You may think that your employer has provided you with footwear which is conducive to your job and the environment in which you work but this may not necessarily be the case.
Incorrect footwear or protective garments can lead to warehouse accident compensation in Thurrock
In the workplace it is important that you are supplied with the correct footwear and garments to ensure you are protected from spillages and splashes from materials that could burn or leave you with injuries that were otherwise preventable. To this end, if your employer has provided you with footwear and garments that do not provide adequate protection then you may be eligible to make a claim for warehouse accident compensation in Thurrock if you have sustained injuries that your footwear and work clothing were designed to prevent.
Provision of correct attire in the workplace
If you work in an office then you probably don’t need anything particularly safety conscious to wear but if you are spending time on a factory floor where heavy items are being moved from A to B then you should be supplied with protective footwear, perhaps a hard hat and/or a high visibility jacket so that others can see you as they move through the same environment. This is especially important if you work in a factory environment where fork lifts and other movable machinery are being used on a daily basis. Failure to supply such garments and footwear is a failure in an employer’s duty of care which is recognised as an unlawful act by your employer and may mean you are eligible to make a claim for warehouse accident compensation in Thurrock. Every year, there are millions of work days lost because of accidents that could have been prevented if only the correct footwear and protective attire had been provided in the first place.
To find out if you are eligible to make a claim for warehouse accident compensation in Thurrock call our team of expert and friendly advisers here at Accident Advice Helpline today on our 24/7 numbers which are as follows: landline 0800 689 0500 or mobile 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open 24/7 and a member of the team will be able to guide you through the initial assessment process with a view to determining your eligibility for warehouse accident compensation in Thurrock.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown