Have you suffered an injury at your place of employment and are you looking to claim workplace compensation in Berkhamsted? Are you uncertain as to whether or not your could make a claim for compensation?
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline and discover if you can make a claim.
Which solicitors should I choose for my claim for workplace compensation in Berkhamsted?
Thousands of people each year are victims of work-based injuries in the UK. If you live or work in the Berkhamsted area and want to make a claim for workplace compensation in Berkhamsted, then you will need a solicitor who can obtain the relevant compensation for your claim. You may want to look for local injury solicitors in Berkhamsted, or you could choose a solicitor from a nationally respected legal team like Accident Advice Helpline.
We help people all over the UK, and as most claims can be processed over the phone, using our service is an extremely convenient way to make a claim.
Your place of work should offer a safe environment in which you can carry out your daily duties without having to worry about potential hazards. Of course, some workplaces are more dangerous than others, but all employers have a duty to ensure it is as safe as possible for their staff. However, despite the legal obligation applied to employers, and the fact that government health and safety guidelines are readily available to all business owners, accidents still happen.
Top five workplace injuries
The top five most common work-related injuries are as follows:
- Repetitive strain injuries
Who would have thought that typing could cause such serious injuries? If you use a computer on a daily basis you could suffer from muscle strain, back pain and vision deterioration. Wrist supports, ergonomic chairs and regular breaks, away from the computer screen, can all help to prevent the occurrence of repetitive strain injuries.
- Mechanical injuries
Factory, warehouse and farm workers all work with potentially dangerous machinery. If equipment is faulty or old, or if safety precautions are not in place, then extremely serious accidents can occur including mutilations, amputations, broken bones and several other types of injuries.
- Slips and trips
Spilled liquids, misplaced objects and uneven surfaces can cause employees to fall or trip and to become injured. These kinds of falls can cause muscle strains, broken bones and lacerations.
- Vehicle collisions
Warehouse operatives and farm workers may have to use an assortment of vehicles during their working day. If an employee has not received the correct training, or a vehicle is faulty, employees may collide with other workers, with static objects or with misplaced objects. These kinds of accidents can result in very serious injuries.
- Falling objects
If boxes or products are not stored correctly they can topple and strike employees, causing head injuries. Falling object injuries can also occur if an employee is carrying too many things and they fall, hitting a colleague on their head or another area of their body.
Commission Accident Advice Helpline to assist with your claim
Instead of spending time searching high and low for injury solicitors, why not simply call Accident Advice Helpline? We will help you to find out if you are owed compensation for injuries sustained at work, and if you are, we can help you to secure it
Call our national helpline free from any landline on 0800 689 0500, or if you are calling from a mobile (call charges may apply) call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 23rd December 2013
Author: David Brown