Common Types of Work Injury
It is the responsibility of all employers to maintain a safe working environment. That said, employers do sometimes fail to meet the expected standards and as a result accidents happen. A list of common injuries that people pursue a claim for:
- Slips, trips and falls – such accidents can cause bruising, whiplash, torn muscles, broken bones or even more serious head, brain or spinal injuries
- Being hit by a falling object – typically such accidents result in serious head and torso injuries, internal injuries and in some tragic cases death
- Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) – these include a large group of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tennis elbow and ganglions. Often these conditions are severe enough to inhibit simple activities with debilitating and crippling pain
- Exposure to dangerous substances – depending on the type of hazardous substance and the level of exposure to it, health effects can include chemical burns, skin rashes, migraine, nausea and nervous system disorders
- Muscles strains – strains occur when muscles repeatedly perform the same motion, endure excessive pressure or stretch beyond their normal capability. The strain leads to a tear in the muscle which can be very painful
- Work related vehicle accidents – accidents involving vehicles can cause serious injury to any part of the body. Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, neck injury and whiplash, fractures and broken bones, internal injuries, burns as well as post traumatic stress disorder
- Noise induced hearing loss – hearing loss occurs when the sensitive structures in the inner ear are damaged by loud sound. Hearing loss attributed to loud noises comes from one of two sources, either a single sudden explosion/crash or secondly long term exposure to loud sounds, like tools or motors
- Workplace violence – most people think of workplace violence as physical but it is much broader. It involves any act in which a person is threatened, intimidated, abused or assaulted. Often they start as disagreements involving negative comments and inappropriate behaviour but they can escalate to physical or psychological violent acts
If you have been injured whilst at work you should speak to an experienced solicitor who can give you a clear understanding of your situation, advise you on your legal rights and help you to maximise your financial recovery. Call us today free on 0800 028 2060.
If you are considering a claim for an accident at work that you are suffering with a call to us could alleviate any concerns you may have. Our specialist solicitors will discuss your injury and the circumstances behind this so that we can ascertain whether your claim is likely to be successful and how much compensation you may be likely to receive.
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