Unfortunately, it is quite common for employers to be negligent when it comes to health and safety in the workplace. Did you know that an astonishing 0.6 million workplace accidents occurred from 2016 to 2017? And that injuries or ill health resulting from accidents at work cost a grand total of £14.9 billion from 2016 to 2017? Shocking statistics that make work injuries seem commonplace. But suffering from an injury at work can be extremely traumatic, painful and inconvenient. So, if you have been unlucky enough to be in an accident at work, you may be entitled to a lot of compensation.
Have you been asked to drive a dangerous vehicle? Have you been asked to use faulty machinery in your job? Have you tripped over some tools or equipment that should have been cleared away? Have you fallen from a significant height because your employer did not check that your ladder or scaffolding was safe and secure? If any of this sounds familiar to you and you have suffered from a painful injury at work, it is likely that you will be entitled to a lot of money from your employer.
If you’re not sure about whether you could be owed any compensation or not, it is always worth getting in touch with a lawyer who specialises in cases involving accidents at work. Alternatively, you can also have a look through our handy infographic below, which highlights common accidents at work and shows how your employer may be negligible.
Infographic Source: https://www.theclaimspartnership.co.uk/news/health-safety-work/