Back injuries are one of the most common afflictions to effect workers in the UK. As most industries require physical exertion to some extent, the risks to backs across the country is high. Workers could attempt to lift goods too heavy for them, or they may slip and fall and hurt their back upon impacting the ground. Office workers need to maintain a good posture at their desks to avoid stress or pain, and more physical and athletic individuals put their back at further risk by using it more vigorously. It is no surprise that the amount of back injury claim cases is so high, but what can you do to prevent it, and how should you deal with […]
Working at height is notoriously risky and if you’ve experienced an accident while engaging in activities like this, you’re not alone.
The good news is, you may be able to receive work accident compensation for your suffering. If the incident was caused by the negligence of a third party, it is within your rights to take forward a claim. Of course, the money you receive won’t undo your pain and suffering, but it can help you achieve a sense of justice and the payout may help to make your life easier.
Prosecution over serious fall
Recently, an Essex firm was prosecuted in relation to an accident that saw a 51-year-old worker sustain severe injuries after falling from a ladder. During a hearing […]
In the past, workers had few rights when it came to their wellbeing and many people were placed at huge personal risk while performing their roles. However, over the years, regulations have strengthened and these days, individuals can expect to benefit from effective health and safety measures.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault then you will more than likely be able to make a whiplash claim. Indeed, a successful claim will enable you to be suitably compensated for any damage or suffering which you may have had to endure as a result of the accident.
In your workplace, your employers have a duty of care to keep you safe. They should provide you with safety equipment, hang warning signs and send you on health and safety training courses. Although some professions are more dangerous than others, accidents and injuries can occur at any place of work. Here are some of the most common injuries experienced at work:
Suffering a burn injury can be incredibly distressing. Burns can cause serious physical pain and leave victims with permanent scarring. Many burns can be easily treated, but some can be incredibly dangerous, endangering the victim’s life and causing serious nerve damage. Burn victims can also suffer from psychological problems for many years following the incident.