Cornwall has a fascinating history, being one of the UK’s Celtic nations, and therefore ensuring that it has a unique identity that sets it apart from other areas of the UK. Its beautiful beaches also make it an important tourist destination, and a desirable place for people to live.
There is a risk of suffering an accident at work in Cornwall as much as anywhere else in the UK, and there is plenty of legal help available to you if are one of the thousands each year who will suffer a workplace accident.
Below we explore some of the main causes of accidents at work in Cornwall, as well as provide you with more information about the help that is available should you wish to make a workplace compensation claim in Cornwall.
Most common causes of a workplace compensation claim in Cornwall
Many accidents at work are caused by an employer’s failure in their duty of care to provide a safe working environment for its employees. Some of the most common workplace accidents include:
- Cuts and lacerations. Whether caused by sharp, misplaced objects or other instruments, these types of injuries can be serious and leave workers unable to return to work for a period.
- Slips, trips and falls. Spills, uneven floors, unsafe scaffolding and more are just some of the reasons why these types of accidents occur and can easily be avoided.
- Burns and shocks. Chemicals, dodgy electrics and more can cause fires or electric shocks, which can have some devastating effects for those involved, leading to long periods of absence.
- Industrial diseases. Whilst instances of asbestos poisoning and similar types of disease are getting rarer, they can have serious consequences for those who are affected.
What to do if you suffer a workplace accident
If you want to make a workplace compensation claim in Cornwall, then we can provide you with exactly what you need.
Dealing solely with personal injury claims, the Accident Advice Helpline are one of the UK’s leading law firms in this area, helping clients all over the UK, including Cornwall in order to claim compensation for their injuries.
Call 0800 689 0500 if you’re ringing from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re ringing from a mobile to speak with an advisor and find out more. Alternatively, take our popular 30-second test online.
Date Published: 24th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell