Personal injury accidents are not limited to slips and trips and road traffic accidents, they can also apply to accidents at work where a work claim can potentially follow.
Employers are under a legal obligation to ensure that their work place is safe for employees to operate in.
Work Claim: On site
Probably the most common and most serious form of accident at work are those suffered by labourers. Working with heavy machinery and from heights presents incredibly high risk situations.
Tools that are designed to cut through metal and concrete, if used without proper direction and training, can result in catastrophic personal injury and in some cases even result in fatalities.
One wrong step when working on scaffolding or climbing a ladder that is not secure or correctly maintained can lead to a risk of falling.
All of the above present ways in which employees can claim if they find themselves injured due to the negligence of their employers.
Health and Safety and Working at Height Regulations are extremely strict, providing much needed direction and advice for those who work in dangerous conditions.
Any employer who is found to be in breach of these Regulations can be held accountable for the full extent of injuries suffered.
Work Claim: In The Office
Another prime location for employees sustaining injury is in and around the office.Tripping over exposed wires or poorly stored boxes can lead to a potential work claim.
Those more at risk, however, are the millions of employees across the UK who use computers on a daily basis. With poor training and lack of equipment customary in many UK offices, this can cause repetitive strain injury (RSI) which, over a long period of time can cause severe neck, back and shoulder injuries.
Resultingly, employers are required to provide adequate training with regards to extended computer use. Significantly, eye tests are becoming a prerequisite in the workplace and ought to be provided by employers to ensure that eyesight isn’t damaged through prolonged use.
Work Claim: What we do
At Duncan Gibbins we have a specialist department dedicated to helping people who have suffered accidents at work. Our team can investigate the circumstances of the accident in full and work alongside you to gain the compensation that you deserve.
Our first response team are available to take your call Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. If you or a loved one would like to pursue a work claim, please contact a member of our team or call us to discuss your potential claim in more detail.
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