Work Related Accidents
Work related accidents still frequently occur in the UK, although every employer has a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their workforce.
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive reveal that in the year from 2010 to 2011, 1.2 million British people suffered from a work-related illness.
There were over 200,000 injuries that resulted in absences lasting longer than three days, with 115,000 people reporting events under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 regulations, or Riddor.
Overall, 26.4 million working days were the direct result of the above events and during this period, 171 people were killed while working.
Furthermore, between 2009 to 2010, all workplace injuries or ill health cost society around £14 billion, excluding cases of cancer.
Common workplace ailments include stress-related diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, cancers and tumours, asbestos-related problems or respiratory illnesses, skin diseases, as well as many other causes of suffering.
The physical and emotional trauma caused by these occurrences can be very significant and in many cases, companies, employers or managers have acted in a negligent way towards members of staff, which have put people’s personal wellbeing at serious risk.
Trips, slips and falls, hazardous materials, inadequate training, unsafe working environments, heavy machinery and many other factors can cause personal injuries in the workplace. Some companies in particular industries must ensure they provide all workers with personal protective equipment, such as gloves and hard hats, as well as take other appropriate measures to protect everyone on-site.
Businesses are legally obliged to care for the safety of their employees in a reasonable manner, minimising the risks of foreseeable injuries through risk assessment strategies and other considerations.
Some events must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive and firms are also required to record a large proportion of injuries sustained in their workplace.
Some issues result in certain industries being more dangerous than others and the team at Whitestone Solicitors contains specialists in many fields. We can advise you in construction claims or in other claims relating to poor health and safety in the workplace, such as in retail or office environments, and will make sure you receive the compensation payout you deserve.
Many people will have been injured in an accident on the job or will be familiar with the victim of a personal health complaint due to injuries sustained while performing work-related tasks. In some cases, a work related accident compensation claim can make all the difference, covering for lost wages and emotional distress and easing what is known to be a traumatic time for many individuals.
Loss of earnings and other expenses caused by an accident at work can make it even more essential for people to pursue a compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis and the team at Whitestone Solicitors can help you with this and make sure you get the representation you deserve.
Call us today on 0800 8 101010 and speak to one of our legal advisors to begin making your claim for a work related accident compensation.
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Client suffered a serious knee injury after a vehicle collided into his bicycle.
After an RTA our client suffered an unusual hand injury.
Awarded £15,000 at Court
|Mr R. U
Our client was knocked down by a lorry door and Suffered injury to face and shoulder.
Hit in shoulder by wing mirror of a Royal Mail van while out walking.
Injured as a passenger in a vehicle when a tyre blew out causing driver to lose control.
Involved in an RTA with a Metropolitan Police vehicle, and they denied liability.
|Mr V. G
Our client was knocked over by a motorbike, and suffered injuries to her head and hand.
Client worked in a high street store when they slipped on wet floor and dislocated right shoulder.
|Mrs J. E
Suffered injury to her shoulder after and RTA that required ongoing treatment.
Our client was involved in a RTA suffering very serious injuries.
Awarded £137,000 following 3 day trial
|Mr M. R
Our client sustained injuries in an accident with a foreign lorry.
|Mr D. D
During and RTA, our client suffered injuries to their neck, back, shoulder and foot.
Sustained a whiplash injury when a taxi he was a passenger in was involved in a RTA.
Client injured after being hit on the side of head by bus wing mirror while waiting to cross the road.
After a fall off a ladder at work, our client suffered injuries to the head and abdomen.
Wheels of work trolley got stuck as floor was not level and injured wrist whilst lifting the trolley.
|Mr S. A
During an RTA our client suffered a knee injury
After an RTA our client client suffered a back injury which caused great difficulty.
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