Some advice now from one of our accident claims partners regarding workplace safety in order to avoid serious injury such as head or brain trauma. This follows on from our previous accident claims post published earlier today.
Sadly, despite workers having a duty of care to the safety and well-being of members of staff, each year, thousands of people suffer a workplace injury through no fault of their own.
Here’s a list of the most common types of accidents and how you can seek compensation through the Accident Claims Web if you are involved in accident that was not your fault in the workplace.
Due to the use of machinery, forklifts and other vehicles, one of the most common accidents in the UK is being struck by a vehicle. Last year there were over 1000 incidents of workers being hit by cars or forklifts in their place of work.
Injured by Falling Item
Items are often stored improperly resulting in them falling from height. This is a major cause of workplace injuries with close to 6,000 people injured in the last year by falling objects.
Repetitive Strain injuries
Carrying out the same task on a day to day basis without proper rest or break times can cause a repetitive strain injury, also known as a RSI. Such an injury can cause exceptional pain and difficulty in carrying out tasks in the workplace.
Slips, Trips and Falls
One of the most common types of accidents is slips, trips and falls. More than 13,000 employees were injured in the last year as a result of slipping or tripping due to hazards.