|ACCIDENT AT WORK
Some professions are more dangerous than others e.g if you are a
construction worker or a ware house operator you are more likely to have
an accident at work and suffer work injuries than some one working as
an office assistant.
How do I claim compensation for my injury?
However, regardless of the type of work you carry out on a regular
basis there are certain type of personal injury that are most commonly
sustained in the workplace some of these are outlined below :
Slips, Trips and Falls
Whether you work in a office, on the shop floor or a retails outlet or
in a busy restaurant, slips, trips and falls causes serious risk of
work injury. Health and safety regulations are in the place to ensure
that areas where people may be walking, passing or standing are free
from holes and obstructions and are not uneven or slippery. Failure to
keep such areas clear may result serious work accidents.
There is also a risk of burn injuries caused by accidents in the
workplace. Electricians, construction workers and other professionals
that work close to live currents are at serious risk of work injuries
and, in a worst case scenario, fatal electrocution. Hectic kitchens also
pose the risk of burn injuries for chefs, kitchen porters and waiting
Back and neck injuries
Office workers, drivers and professionals that sit down for much of
their working day are at risk of sustaining work injuries to their necks
and backs. Poor posture, badly designed workstations and lack of motion
throughout the day can cause stiff and painful back and neck injuries.
Similarly, employees who spend much of the day standing can suffer
musculoskeletal injuries of this kind.
Workers are advised to take regular breaks and exercise their
muscles throughout the day. Employers should make sure that their
employees' seating gives adequate support to the lower back and
footrests are provided for workers who cannot place their feet flat on
Although there are stringent health and safety guidelines in place
stating that materials and objects need to be stored and stacked in such
a way that are not likely to fall and cause personal injury, some
offices are a potential hotbed for head injuries with their shelves of
inadequate strength over-stacked with bulging files and stationary.
It is down to employers to check shelving installations regularly
and encourage employees to report any damage in order to identify
problems and take necessary action to protect their staff from
sustaining work injuries.
Repetitive Strain injury
The TUC have reported that 1 one in every 50 workers suffer from
Repetitive Strain Injury. Workers who repetitively use their hands and
arms for much of the day such as typists, factory workers and drivers
may experience symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) such as pain
and numbness to the wrists, arms, shoulders and neck. Related conditions
include Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and tendonitis. Read more about RSI.
Around 75% of employees who work with computers experience problems
with their vision such as headaches, eye strain and blurring. It is
paramount that lighting is adequate, computer glare is minimised and
regular breaks are taken to prevent employees sustaining such work
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
There are some industries where the risk of Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder is elevated. For example if you drive for a living you are at
more risk of being involved in a car accident. Similarly, if you work in
a bank or post office there is a possibility that it could get held up
by armed robbers. Both of these are potentially traumatic experiences
which could lead to PTSD, characterised by sleep disturbances,
nightmares, sweats and shakes.
No matter what type of accident at work you have had or type of work
injury you have sustained, if you were not responsible then instant
claims may be able to help you make a personal injury compensation claim
against your employer.
Our service is completely free and you will get 100% of your injury settlement.
We can help you to claim for pain, suffering and lost earnings. We may
also be able to arrange for you to receive top medical treatment for
your work injuries from a top medical professional in your local area.
Give us a Call on 0141 530 5708 or complete our online claim form
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09 August 2011 @ 20:55Personal injury claims rise in Staffordshire schools
Almost £58,000 in compensation was paid out to Staffordshire schoolchildren for personal injury claims in the last financial year.
There were 11 cases, ranging from trips and slips, to a girl who hurt her arm while putting away a trampoline.
The largest payout was over £10,000 to a pupil who slipped and fell on some logs.
The information was published by Staffordshire County Council after a Freedom of Information (FoI) request.