What are the most common accidents at work?
Accidents at work are pretty commonplace with many resulting in long-term absences and unfortunately in some cases, fatalities.The process of dealing with an accident at work and compensation may vary depending upon the accident and when dealing with a fatal accident at work you may want to discuss the matter with an experienced personal injury solicitor.
It is also important to consider how to work out loss of earnings when making a personal injury claim and at HS Lawyers we are experienced and qualified to deal with any type of personal injury claim.
Here, in no particular order, are the most common accidents that happen in UK workplaces:
Falls – falling off ladders, scaffolding, platforms and stairwells are the most common types of falling incidents that take place
Trips and slips – this is very common, particularly with toilets, factory floors and slippy reception areas being the main offenders.
Cuts and bruises – any type of sawing equipment and machinery that has moving parts are the biggest problems here.
Back and Neck injuries – usually caused as a result of heavy lifting and lack of training. Common in warehouses and factories.
Burns – chemical burns that happen in factories and laboratory settings are the main culprits here. Burns that result from working with welding torches, equipment overheating and in workplace kitchen and café environments are also fairly common.
RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) –this is often caused by the repetitive use of computer keyboards but can involve any activity that involves repetitive motion of the joints. Fairly common in factory production lines.
Toppling accidents –inappropriate stacking of materials and unsecure shelving is the biggest problem here. This can be very dangerous depending on the materials involved and it’s usually lack of training or poor health & safety work practices that cause the issue.
Hearing loss –caused by constant exposure to loud noise usually in industrial settings.
Toxic fumes – the breathing in of dangerous chemicals and fumes usually in industrial settings is the main issue here. Skin and eye reactions to chemicals and fumes are problems too.
Crash/impact injuries – accidents using company vehicles, tractors, cherry-pickers are commonplace. Not following average speed guidance in workplace settings is also an issue,
These are the most common problems that we have experienced and helped clients with. If you have had an accident at work and you need legal advice about making a compensation claim, then please get in touch. We have qualified solicitors who are experienced in dealing with most type of accident at work claim. Our Solicitors have dealt with complex accident at work claims and have managed to secure compensation for the same. If you have been involved in an accident at work and need legal advice you can contact us and our expert injury solicitors in Birmingham (west Bromwich) , wolverhampton and Peterborough will be happy to assist. You can call us on 0121 525 2555 / 3100