If you have had an accident at work which was no fault of your own in the last three years. You may be able to claim compensation for any loss of earnings. It’s the job of your employer to follow health and safety rules and if their lack of care and attention was the reason for your injury then they are liable for not having the correct safety processes in place to prevent accidents at work.
We all rely on our income to pay our bills and provide for a family or meet other financial commitments. If you have to take time off from work following an accident or injury and have a reduced income it could be causing you stress and worry as well as being detrimental to your finances. Through no fault of your own, you could now find yourself in an extremely difficult situation that could be financially hard to recover from. If you are a victim of a workplace accident or injury you might be wondering if it’s worth pursuing a claim? We’ve put together this guide to the most common workplace accidents to help you better understand if your injury was the fault of your workplace. Our expert team are always on hand should you have any questions regarding making a claim:
The most common workplace accidents are:
Trips and falls on the same level
This is one of the most common types of workplace injury often resulting in trips, sprains, bruising, bone fractures or breaks in severe circumstances. They can happen due to broken or uneven flooring, objects left in walkways or because of liquid spillages.
Lifting and Handling
If you have been asked to lift heavy items without proper risk assessment or equipment to assist this could result in damage to your back due to spinal strain and in extreme circumstances breaks.
Being hit by a falling item
Most common in workplaces that incorporate a warehouse or factory. If items have not been correctly stored away or if shelves have been overfilled they pose a significant risk.
Falling from height
If your job involves using a ladder or scaffolding and roof work, without the correct safety procedures being followed these pose a significant risk.
Workplace aggression and violence
You should feel safe at work. If you are a victim of assault, scratches, bruises or threats in the workplace this is something your employer should not tolerate or let happen.
If you come into contact with moving machinery and are a victim of a cut or laceration then your employer could be at fault.
If you walk into a stationary object which shouldn’t be there it could result in an injury.
If you fall or slip as a result of a spillage which shouldn’t be there and wasn’t cleaned up prompt your employer may be liable.
Workplace accidents happen most often as a result of an employer’s poor or non-existent safety procedures or poorly maintained equipment. You shouldn’t have to risk injury going to work or have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. Contact us to discuss your individual circumstances today, we are experienced in all areas of workplace injury claims.
Our serious work injury claims solicitors, we are here to help anyone who has been in an accident and sustained an injury that wasn’t their fault. Our personal injury solicitors offer a free consultation service where we will discuss and assess the unique details of your case. If after assessing the circumstances surrounding your accident we feel you have a strong case to claim compensation we will offer to represent you on a no win, no fee basis.