What accidents can be claimed for?
Everyday across the United Kingdom there are accidents at work that can be avoided. Below we look at the most common accidents that can be compensated for.
Slips, trips and falls are the most common work related injury and they usually occur due to another person’s negligence. This negligence can range from not cleaning up spillages leaving a slippery floor, leaving obstacles such as bags in walk ways causing a tripping hazard and leaving electrical wires stretched across desks or floors again causing a possible tripping hazard. Common sense can mean these accidents are preventable, however they still occur and if it has happened to you, you maybe entitled to compensation for your accident at work.
Another common accident that occurs in the work place are items falling on to employees. This can be as a result of poor storage as well as a lack of consideration for others. If the falling items are heavy they can potentially cause serious injury to a person, particulary if it hits them on the head, neck or feet. If an accident like this has happened to you then you are entitled to compensation if it was through no fault of your own.
If you have had an accident at work that has caused injury then see how much you are entitled to by using our compensation calculator.
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