An Accident at Work Could Happen in Your Workplace
Recent statistics show that most accidents at work occur in the manufacturing industry, where workers who are in a manual occupation run the risk of injuring themselves in all kinds of daily tasks.
Back injuries can be common place due to the heavy lifting of goods; it is important that people are aware of how to correctly lift an item to ensure this limits the strain on joints and muscles.
Employers owe a duty of care to their employees and by law, must provide regular safety training to ensure employees are up to date with relevant health and safety regulations.
But it’s not only people with manual jobs that can have an accident at work, office workers can quite easily succumb to slips and trips within the office environment such as falling over an obstacle that should not have been there or tripping on an exposed cable.
Workplaces are fraught with possible accidents waiting to happen; even your office desk can be a problematic place for injuries such as incorrectly set workstations or unsuitable chairs. It is the responsibility of employers to minimise the risk of these accidents occurring.
Katy Wilson, Personal Injury Lawyer at TLW, said:
‘In every workplace your employer is legally required to have the necessary Health and Safety processes in place to reduce accidents; if this has not happened and you have been injured in an accident at work you are legally entitled to claim against your employer with no bearing on your employment.’
‘If you have suffered from an accident at your workplace, you may be feeling worried about the financial implications of taking time off work to recover from your injury. Compensation can provide necessary assistance to aid you through this period. Your employer has a duty to provide a safe workplace and it is against the law to dismiss someone for making a claim.’
At TLW Solicitors, our Personal Injury department can help if you have suffered from an accident at work from slips and trips to complex and more serious injuries. Please call us on 0800 169 5925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for free initial advice.