Injuries in the workplace are very common and the
majority of those are random incidents that could have
been avoided if extra care was taken. Not only is it the
employers responsibility to ensure you’re safe but each
employee needs to be responsible for themselves.
These injuries can happen to anyone so it’s crucial that you
look after yourself and try to look out for people around you.
ACCIDENTAL SLIPS &TRIPS
It’s quite common to find slippery surfaces in the work place
whether it is a liquid spill on the factory floor that hasn’t been
cleared up or toilets that have not been kept clear by
custodial staff.Whilst walking around the workplace just be
more aware of the surfaces you are walking on to avoid any
If you work in an industry that requires you to lift heavy
objects then you’ll find that muscle strains to your back
and neck are very common.The company you work for
should provide basic safety training on lifting techniques
and supply specialist equipment that reduces these types
LOSS OF HEARING
In some industries you might be exposed to a constant
loud noise which can result in reduced hearing. Basic
safety measures such as ear protection and moving the
noise-producing machines behind special barriers can
eliminate this type of injury.
Falls from ladders are the most common types of injury in the
workplace. Other falls would be from things such as scaffolding,
platforms and stairwells. Employers should supply harnesses
where appropriate and keep obstructions to a minimum. If you
fall and land on your head then you might be entitled to
claiming head injury compensation.
If you work somewhere where you work with harsh
chemicals, welding equipment or anything that heats up
then you might have experienced burns. Serious burns
should be seen by a medical professional.
FALLING OBJECT INJURIES
One way you can avoid serious head injures from falling
objects is if you always wear a hard safety hat.Things
that fall could be from something dropping off a shelf or
falling rocks if you’re working outside.You can claim for
head injury compensation if you suffer significant head
There’s a wide range of machinery that could cause you
to cut yourself and the main cause of injuries from this is
a lack of concentration. Before using equipment you
should have ben provided with training to ensure minimal
chance of injuries.
Some employees drive around all day for business
purposes but as road accidents are amongst the most
common, it’s important they do the Safe-Driver training
to reduce the chance of accidents on the road.
In factory or lab environments where employees are
working with harsh chemicals, fumes or gasses, they
could suffer from poisonings or bad reactions.These
types of areas should be well equipped with emergency
showers, safety goggles and breathing masks.
REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES
Repetitive motions such as typing at a computer can
strain muscles and tendons causing back pain. Staring at
a computer screen all day can also cause long term vision
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work and are
considering making a compensation claim then I would
recommend Mulderrigs, they have been dealing with
work accident claims for over 20 years and have helped
to recover millions of pounds for clients.
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