According to workplace injury lawyers in Rickmansworth, some trades have higher accidents rates than average
Some trades and professions have higher than the national average for accident rates. Over the last two decades, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has worked tirelessly to reduce the amount of accidents that happen in these industries and they have improved greatly, but they still beat other trades. If you happen to work in construction, warehousing or farming and are injured at work through no fault of your own, you may want to contact workplace injury lawyers in Rickmansworth to make a personal injury claim.
Workplace injury lawyers in Rickmansworth talk about the construction industry
The construction industry has the highest rate of accidents of all. There are over 2 million workers employed in construction making it the largest industry in the country.
Building sites can be dangerous places to work, particularly if the employer does not follow the HSE guidelines regarding health and safety. The introduction of the compulsory wearing of hard hats has been one of the biggest steps in improving safety, and now most construction employers treat not wearing one on site as gross misconduct and instantly dismiss anyone found without one. The types of accidents that happen on construction sites are:
- Falls from height
- Falls through floors that are unfinished
- Workers being run into by site vehicles
- Tools or materials falling on workers from height
Workplace injury lawyers in Rickmansworth talk about the farming industry
Farming has almost as many accidents as construction. Historically they have a poor health and safety record. HSE figures show an average of 49 workers a year lose their lives in the farm industry, that’s almost 1 a week. The sorts of accidents that happen on farms are:
- Dangerous livestock
- Accidents involving farm vehicles
- Accidents involving farm machinery
- Falls from height on farms
- Accidents with silos, slurry stores and pits
- Exposure to dangerous substances and chemicals
Workplace injury lawyers in Rickmansworth talk about the warehousing industry
In some ways, the accidents in warehouses can be similar to those on a construction site, and wearing a hard hat is one of the safety measures that can help reduce the risks of a serious head injury.
Accidents like falls from height, objects being dropped and hitting someone or accidents involving vehicles all happen in warehouses and they can be as dangerous a place to work as a construction site or farm.
Claiming compensation for a work related accident
If you have any accident at work, no matter which industry you work in, if it is because your employer was negligent, you may be entitled to make a work related personal injury claim and you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in making personal injury claims.
We have over 13 years’ experience in helping victims get the compensation they deserve and will keep the whole process easy and stress free for you.
Call our 24 hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our friendly advisors or complete the 30-second test on our website to get an estimate of how much your compensation might be. Whichever way you choose, we are confident you will not regret contacting Accident Advice Helpline for your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: David Brown