If you’ve sustained a serious musculoskeletal injury at work, you may be able to launch a Woking accident at work claim for compensation. One of the best ways to establish this is by going to Accident Advice Helpline’s website, and browsing through the information you’ll find there. It contains everything you need to know regarding the circumstances under which you can launch a successful compensation claim.
Musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace
Musculoskeletal injuries can happen by lifting anything heavy or bulky, regardless of your occupation. Take as an example the case of an engineer who was instructed to replace the piping on an oil tank installation.
Working together with a colleague, the two set about removing the old pipe-work prior to installing the new. However, as they began fitting a new pipe-work, they realised that they had not been supplied with the correct metal ring connectors. They therefore set about re-connecting the old pipe as a temporary measure, but as they did so, one of the old connecting rings broke, and the pipe fell.
In an involuntary action, the injury victim tried to prevent the fall of the pipe, and in doing so, severely twisted his wrist, exacerbating an existing problem with ligaments and tendons in his wrist joint.
The pipe was too heavy for just 2 workers to handle
When HSE inspectors came to review the case, it was decided that a breach of health and safety had been brought about by asking the injury victim and his colleague to work on piping that was deemed to be far too heavy or just 2 workers to handle.
Employers should never simply assume anything that has health and safety implications
The problem with the incident related above is that a proper risk assessment had not been carried out prior to the commencement of the operation. Had a risk assessment been done in advance, it should have been recorded that the pipe in question was to heavy to be handled by only two workers.
This highlights the importance of carrying out effective risk assessments. All too often employers make assumptions that turn out to be incorrect, and when they do so, and workers get injured as a result, they will be liable to be sued for injury compensation
Commission Accident Advice Helpline for your Woking accident at work claim
It’s important to select the right personal injury claim solicitor to work with when launching a Woking accident at work claim. You won’t find any better than us here at Accident Advice Helpline. When you commission our services, you can take advantage of several of the benefits we offer, including:
- Our industry-leading ‘no win, no fee’ service, which comes thoroughly endorsed and highly recommended by the well-known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
- You can use our website based 30 second interactive HOW MUCH compensation calculator.
- You will have access to our highly renowned customer support service.
- You can use our free 24/7 helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 6th October 2014