There are numerous causes of accidents at work, below are a few which often result in a claim for compensation being made.
Claim Compensation for No Lifting Training at Work
Many accidents at work compensation claims are made by employees who have not been given lifting or manual handling training by the employer and subsequently had an accident and suffered an injury. Employers have a responsibility to ensure employees who need to carry out lifting as part of their job are fully trained in how to avoid injuries through lifting. If you have not been fully trained, and have been injured, please contact us to see if you can make an accident at work compensation claim.
A Failing in Health and Safety in the Workplace Compensation
Full health and safety training should be given to employees. If you have not received health and safety training and you have been involved in an accident and been injured as a result, then you may be able to make an accident at work compensation claim for injuries.
Dangerous Machinery at Work Injury Claim
Any machinery which is faulty, or has a guard which is missing should not be used. The employer should be informed of any defects so repairs can be made. On other occasions machinery becomes faulty whilst in use and as a result the employee is injured, in these circumstances an accident at work compensation claim may still be possible.
Compensation for Slips, Trips and Falls at Work
Every year thousands of workers are injured in the workplace and make an accident at work compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall accident. Employers should ensure the safety of its employees and this means all involved are vigilant and do not leave dangerous hazards lying around. Spillages on the floor should be cleared up immediately and if necessary a wet floor sign should be put in place to warn others of the slipping danger. Trailing leads from power tools and vacuum cleaners tend to be the cause of many work accidents; these should be tidied away or made clear they are being used, and that there is a trailing lead. Another main cause for work employees to be injured is from stock being left in a dangerous position after not having been stored correctly. For a slip, trip or fall in the workplace an accident at work compensation claim may be made if the injury was not due to your own fault.
Accident Claims due to Faulty Ladders at Work
Faulty ladders are extremely dangerous and should not be used at any time. Employers should ensure the ladders are inspected regularly and if they are not up to health and safety standards, they should be removed so they are not available to the workforce. When using a ladder, it should be secured at the base by another worker to help prevent accidents and injuries. Sometimes workers are told to get on with the job, even though there are not enough personnel to do the job safely. If you are using a defective ladder or are told to use it in an unsafe manner and this causes an accident and injury, then an accident at work compensation claim may be possible.
Accident Compensation due to Staff Shortages
Accident at work compensation claims can often be made if employees are told to work at excessive speed due to staff shortages. Employers should ensure there is enough staff on hand to carry out a task in a safe manner.
Repetitive Strain Injury Work Compensation Claims (RSI)
A repetitive strain injury is, on many occasions, in the wrist/hands and is caused by the same movement being carried out over a period of time. Employers should ensure that workers are regularly rotated, this is particularly important in factory jobs where the same hand/wrist movement could be carried out every few seconds for hours at a time, going into weeks, months or even years. If you have RSI and feel your injury is due to employer negligence, then an accident at work compensation claim could be possible.
Any accidents at work should be recorded in the works accident book. It is very important that the correct details of the accident are written in. If at a later time you wish to make an accident at work compensation claim for injuries, the insert in the book is likely to be used by the solicitor working on the claim. Any witnesses to the accident should also have their details logged in the book.
As with any accident claim, as the claim progresses, the solicitor will arrange for a medical assessment to take place, this will be local to where you live. This assessment will be used by the solicitor to help determine the level of compensation that should be awarded. When the solicitor understands the length of suffering the claimant will have as a result of the the accident, they can then work to achieve maximum compensation from the third party for the injuries.
The Accident Advice Bureau make the process of making an accident at work compensation claim easy, and guarantee that by winning the claim 100% of the awarded compensation is paid out. This means for a claimant who is awarded £10,000, will receive £10,000. In the event of the claim being lost, then nothing will be payable. All we ask is for in return is full cooperation throughout the process. In addition to the accident at work compensation claim for injuries, there is also special damages which can be claimed and can include lost wages, costs of medication, damage to clothing or other property to name a few.
Each year thousands of people successfully make an accident at work UK compensation claim and many with our help. Remember with the No Win No Fee agreement we ensure is in place, you have no financial risk in claiming for your injuries.
Whatever the cause of your accident at work, please contact our friendly staff. We will discuss your accident at work compensation claim with you, assess your claim and advise you accordingly.